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Welcome to The Old Contemptibles in Edmund Street Birmingham

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You will find The Old Contemptibles in Edmund Street Birmingham within a short stroll of Corporation Street, Colemore Row and New Street - 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.

Find us

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The Old Contemptibles, 176 Edmund Street,
Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2HB

Tel: 0121 200 3310

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

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Our name honours the First World War heroes, the British Expeditionary Force led by General Sir John French, who suffered heavy casualties in holding up the German advance at Mons. Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered his men to exterminate French's 'contemptible little army', leading to the nickname that we now proudly remember and which also stuck to the 1914 Star medal ? The Old Contemptibles' medal.

Find us

The Old Contemptibles, 176 Edmund Street,
, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2HB

Tel: 0121 200 3310

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30am-11pm
  • Tuesday 11:30am-11pm
  • Wednesday 11:30am-11pm
  • Thursday 11:30am-11pm
  • Friday 11:30am-11pm
  • Saturday 11:30am-11pm
  • Sunday Midday-6pm

SERVING UP SEASONAL SPECIALITIES AND MOUTH-WATERING FAVOURITES

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Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes and succulent burgers, there’s a selection of food that’s perfectly suited every appetite.