16 reviews of Square Peg in English
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Called in here while trudging back to New Street after watching the Villa get a 2-0 drubbing at the hands of bloody Swansea. Never could resist the mighty Wetherspoon’s excellent £4.99 beer & burger deal. No doubt all sorts of real ales were on offer here but seeing as they all come out of the same horse as far as I’m concerned I went for a nice pint of Guinness with my burger. Refusing the offer of expensive extras – I’m an old hand at this – I went for the no frills (but tasty and filling) beef burger, which as always came with chunky fries and a little pot of nice tomato relish. The staff who took my order and served my drink seemed deliciously miserable in the way that only real Brummies can do, although when my meal (promptly) arrived it was brought by a charmingly friendly lady. Almost the instant I finished eating, my table was wiped and my plate whisked away by a smiling African lad who asked if I had enjoyed my meal and had the courtesy to laugh when I replied that it had stayed down so far. The pub itself has a very long bar along the back wall – seeming to extend virtually a whole city block – and the decor is stoutly dark wood and thick shag pile carpets. Overall then, a fine example of the first class Wetherspoon chain, with my only minor grumble being that I walked the length of the bar to the exit only to discover it was an emergency exit only (why?), so had to walk all the way back again!
This was the first pub i knew about when i was legal to drink, since i've walked past it my whole life. I used to love the atmosphere but now as ive grown up abit its just full of the same drunken people, sleezy men out to pick up a chick and chavvy girl's with their airmax trainers on.
Besides the negatives the staff are very friendly and the same staff always recognise me and strike up a genuine conversation. The food menu is great for the price too.
It's big, it's loud... it's basically a Wetherspoons. Even though it's one of the larger Wetherspoons in town, it's typically filled to the rafters with people regardless of what time of day you go.
Being a WS pub, it's got a lot of what you'd come to expect, namely a wide (if unremarkable) selection of both food and drink at low prices. Unfortunately, unlike several other 'spoons, it can be a bit rowdy at times and is therefore NOT the kind of place you can go for a quiet lunch or drink, especially when there are major football matches or derbies on.
One word. TERRIBLE! The only star it gets is for price. It is a typical spoons pub. Same benefit people that drink in there all day long because they are either barred from eveywhere else or they can’t afford to drink anywhere else. The staff also have half a brain between two of them!
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I like this place on the ground of the oldest lewis’s department store, i have been told it has the longest bar in birmingham. The coctails served here are just ace. A jug costs you only £4.99. They have got amazing drinks deals a bottle of san miguel only 99p and pints of ipa greene king ale is amazing value at 99p .Also you have got decent tasting wine starting at only £4.99 a bottle. The food is cheap and the service is fast but the food is a bit bland and samey. But a good place to meet up with friends and close to many shops and house of fraser and near to snow hill train station and most bus stops.
The Square Peg has a good location for a drink before heading to a gig at the Carling Academy, and that’s about the best thing I can say about it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of the chain Wetherspoons, mainly because of their value food, but whenever I order here the food is always either overcooked or just plain bland. The last time we visited we were charged extra for our ice cream, even though the menu stated that it came with the dessert! Takes forever to get served at the bar whether it’s busy or not, and I find a lot of the staff to be quite ignorant at times. I won’t be a frequent visitor.
I have mixed feelings about this pub. There’s no denying that the Square Peg is unlike any pub in the city with its incredibly long bar, but depending on the time of day, or just the day, that you go in there, the reaction you receive can be completely different!
On a Saturday night this place is buzzing with revellers going out in the city, and you can often struggle to find a seat, but pop in here in the week and you’ll have no problem.
The Square Peg is a Wetherspoons pub so you know what to expect in terms of food and drinks menu. Both aren’t overpriced which is a definite bonus if you want to pop in here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s been situated on Corporation Street for many years and unfortunately is in desperate need of some TLC. Because of its close proximity to Aston University, it is a favourite haunt for students which is often a problem.
He he he…. this tend to be full of old men I warn thee!! Have walked in and out of this pub numerous times. Used to go there when I was younger and didn’t know any better places. Other then that standard Wetherspoons… AND obviously if you’re an old man who likes beer then A+
A nice city centre pub which is often the meeting point when my friends are meeting outside of our own towns. A very long bar it rarely seems to get more so full you cant reach it, and generally there seem to be enough staff on hand that even at its busiest there is never a long wait for drinks. The food is the standard 'spoons fare of pub grub and meets the typical basic standards, never had a bad meal here though equally never had an outstanding one either. I particularly like being able to sit at the tables by the window and watch the bus’ passing by and luckily due to the length of the bar there are plenty of window seats avaliable. Never seen any trouble in here though I have heard reports of typical bar thefts (cameras, phones left unattended etc). It isnt unknown for us to spend the entire night out in this one place due to the good value of the drinks, nice atmosphere and ease with which you get served.
In general this is good pub. It is cheap, in a convenient location and the food is very average. You probably won’t be able to find a pint much cheaper than here. It is famous for having the longest bar in the UK. It has one of the most varied crowd of all the pubs in Birmingham. I have heard a lot of funny stories about the people in there. Great place but probably would not be my first choice of pub in Birmingham. Probably more of lads place to drink.
Overall a good pub - decent pint (cheap for a city centre) and a good range of normal everyday food. Downpoint is that it can be a bit variable at times, have been there and have had to send food back thats arrived cold, but this is rare and was replaced quickly and without fuss.
On the whole a decent pub/ diner, and one I’ll be heading back too
I’ve been to the Square Peg a number of times and is definately one of the better pubs of its chain. No matter how busy food is of a consistent standard and doesn’t take too long to arrive. Food is of average quality with reasonable options for all, including a dedicated Children’s and Sunday menu. The curry nights on Thursday are pretty good too ;)
Square peg is fine for a lunch time pit stop when shopping in Birmingham city centre. It is always very busy with very capable barstaff, the last time I visited it I was astounded at the speed of the barman amongst the hustle and bustle of bodies up the bar. The food is hardly nouvel cuisine but is excellent value for money and is really quite tasty. My companion tried the chicken salad whilst I ordered traditional fish and chips, although mine was lovely I was envious of my friend’s salad it looked delicious. It is comfy and relaxed, a great place to rest your weary feet after a hard afternoon pushing through the crowds of the bullring. Much better value than some of the cafes and trendy sandwich bars or the pretentious chain restaurants that seem to be popping up all over the city centre. It is also much more appealing than the fast food joints filled with obnoxious teenagers and screaming kids.
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