It has two entrances, a discrete doorway on New Street and a more prominent, but still discrete, entrance on Pinfold Street. Upon entering the pub via one of its two entrances you are greeted by a small, but well stocked bar, and a row of fridges that are overflowing with quality foreign beers from Europe and beyond. The single room vault has a selection of tables throughout along with some little alcoves. It easily fills up so you can expect to have to share your table with someone.
The interior has been kept simple with brewery signs and some old Birmingham photographs hung on the walls throughout. This basic interior works well as people are clearly here purely to drink quality beer and cider.
8 well-kept ales are always available with Salopian Oracle and Hobsons Mild always available. The 6 guests change frequently and when I visited in April 2012 the other beers were provided by Tydd Steam, Isca, Brass Monkey, Black Iris and Milestone.
Also available is an impressive foreign bottled beer list which currently exceeds 260. The collection of bottles has turned into something of an obsession for the landlord so much so that the list is continually out of date.
I tried a Belgian stout called Tournay Noire from the Brasserie de Cazeau and impressively it was served with the correct glass. It’s great to see a pub making a real effort when it comes to foreign beers and having a beer served in its correct glass is always a nice touch.
For the more adventurous (and those with deeper pockets), the Vaults serve magnums of beers such as Chimay and rare beers from Italy.
Cider lovers will no be disappointed with an impressive 12+ ciders and perries always available. This may well be the biggest selection in Birmingham.
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Post Office Vaults
84 New Street
Tel: 0121 643 7354
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