The Victoria

The Victoria, Birmingham: Hours, Address, The Victoria Reviews: 4/5

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
We are lucky enough to be able to call The Victoria our home. It is a theatre pub dating back to the end of the 19th century, has loads of character and legend has it also it’s own ghost. We have given the venue a bit of a spruce up recently to enhance it’s appearance and bring out the character of the venue even more. We have also added considerably to the drinks selection on offer to include quality handpicked wines, cask ales and cocktails. During the evenings throughout the week at the Victoria we offer a range of interesting options for your entertainment.
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steve w
Walsall, UK132 contributions
Great traditional pub
Sep 2021
First venture into this establishment and was really impressed with the range of drinks on offer, also the art work is stunning. This is also a live music venue and is close to New Street station.
Written 7 September 2021
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tayflor
Northampton, UK18 contributions
Cocktail Masterclass was really good
Jun 2021 • Friends
Cocktail Masterclass was really good fun. Tim was excellent, although I'm sure his patience was tested with one or two of the girls in the hen party that were a little too drunk.
Would highly recommended as was fun and he managed to keep us all entertained
Written 27 June 2021
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Hi, Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to review! I'll pass on your thanks to Tim! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Kez
Written 2 July 2021
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Lois W
Walsall, UK6 contributions
They are open
Sep 2020 • Couples
Visit on a Sunday afternoon all covid measures in place but still a great atmosphere. Cheerful friendly staff
Written 13 September 2020
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Hi Lois, Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Meg
Written 23 September 2020
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Sarah & Eddy
Birmingham, UK5 contributions
Great pub
Dec 2019 • Friends
Love the decor in here & the pub is spacious. Always loads of bands on and the cocktail menu is extensive. Definitely recommend
Written 16 August 2020
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Thanks for an awesome review, we're back from Tues 8th Sept :) Cheers, Kez
Written 3 September 2020
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r0nnie1109
1 contribution
Lovely relaxed atmosphere
Mar 2020
I’m not a regular here and only visit 3/4 times per year. I first discovered the Victoria on a theatre visit back in the 80’s and always head here when in town as I don’t live in Birmingham. There are a quite a few beers to choose from and a fine selection of spirits and cocktails all served by friendly and polite staff accompanied by fine background music. As someone who loves music, I can sit here for a few hours and feel very relaxed indeed.
Written 15 March 2020
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Thanks for an awesome review :) Cheers, Kez
Written 3 September 2020
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Rhiannon L
1 contribution
Party room hire
Feb 2020
We hired the function room for my
40th birthday. The staff were very friendly and helpful during the booking and on the night itself. Venue was great.
Written 3 March 2020
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Hi, Thanks for a great review and for taking the time to write it! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kez
Written 12 March 2020
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Tim 🦈
Birmingham, UK20 contributions
Rude staff
Feb 2020 • Friends
Visited the pub at 6pm sat in the back area near the toilets. Most of the tables were booked so we sat on one thay had no reservation sign. At 7.45pm when we went for a cigarette outside, a sign was put on our table saying it was booked from 8pm. I moved the sign away from the table to the fireplace as felt it was not good customer service to wait for us to smoke before putting the sign out. 8.15pm came round and the front of house staff came and told us there was a sign that used to be on our table. I told her I has moved it as we had been there on an unmarked table for almost two hours. Regardless of when the sign was placed we were quite aggressive asked to leave our seat. She even asked me if I expected the "booked" table to sit on the floor! I challenged her on why it had been the only table not to be reserved and she got very defensive. She said it had been booked much earlier, and regardless of when the sign was put out, we should move. Bad practices and appalling customer service. Never did she offer to find us another table or find the booking a separate table... Or apologise for the house error.
She wasn't quiet and we both felt quite embarrassed. Seen as we were bullied out we decided to leave and spend our money at Bourne and Co round the corner.

In conclusion treat your customers better and understand that there are more than quiz-goers on a Wednesday night.
Written 5 February 2020
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Hi, Due to the popularity of our quiz nights, we allow customers to call ahead and reserve tables. It seems that all but one table in the third bar was reserved and this is where the confusion arose. After speaking with the duty manager at the time, this seems to be an accumulation of both yourselves and the team moving reserved signs that were in place to accommodate those who had booked ahead. I understand that the team did apologise for their poor service however it sounds like this could definitely have been handled better. I've spoken with the team about your experience and we will do our utmost to make sure it doesn’t happen again. I'd like to discuss how we could make up for the poor service you experienced, please contact Craig the Operations Manager at – craig.knights@bittersntwisted.co.uk Cheers Kez
Written 25 February 2020
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Andy T
Dudley, UK113 contributions
Birthday drinks
Dec 2019
It was my friends birthday and she and a group of us met here for some drinks, I had not been here before but was pleasantly surprised. A very large venue that has a well stocked bar, excellent bar staff and is a very popular venue. The decor is made up from pictures of old stage and movie stars and gives a wonderful setting to the Victorian pub. A great atmosphere in lovely surroundings, this venue offers live music, private hire and cocktail masterclasses. So if you want a pub that is different then get yourself down to the Victoria and enjoy.
Written 2 February 2020
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Thank you for the great rating and review - we hope to see you again soon!
Written 3 February 2020
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Paul H
Solihull, UK4 contributions
Quick Drink
Jan 2020 • Solo
A quaint and friendly busy pub. Bar staff really courteous with a good array of alcoholic beverages. Close to the the theater and train station.
Written 15 January 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! We hope to see you again soon :)
Written 20 January 2020
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Freya
2 contributions
Lovely Christmas drinks
Dec 2019 • Friends
Popped in for a few drinks with friends in the the run up to Christmas, Wonderful service from Harry, very friendly and knowledgeable
Written 6 January 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! We hope to see you again soon :) Cheers, Grace
Written 10 January 2020
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