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Welcome to The Shakespeare Inn

You will find The Shakespeare Inn in Summer Row Birmingham within a short stroll of Snow Hill Station, Jewellery Quarter and Bull Ring Shopping Centre - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

This glorious red-brick Victorian pub with its grand arched windows is where the goldsmiths and silversmiths from the nearby Jewellery Quarter once quenched their thirsts. In the mid-19th century, Birmingham's jewellery trade was the biggest in the land. In 1861, 7,500 people were engaged in the business. They were the best-paid workers in the city. By 1880, Birmingham contained 700 workshops. It was the heyday of the city's jewellery trade. At The Shakespeare they found laughter, fine beer and a moment or two of privacy in the pub's separate rooms. The rooms in many similar pubs from the era have since been opened up. But not at The Shakespeare where a moment of quiet peace over a pint and a good meal is as delightful as it was in the bustling days of Birmingham's well-paid metalworkers.

Famous for Goldsmiths, silversmiths and privacy

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Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - Midnight
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00