Served with sourdough bread and butter
The Old Contemptibles
176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2HB 0121 200 3310
Ever since our founder, William Nicholson, opened our first pub in 1873, we’ve strived to make sure that each dish we serve remains modern and seasonal while preserving that distinctive pub feel that William tried so hard to cultivate.
Just like our warm and inviting pub, our main menu at The Old Contemptibles offers dishes suitable for all occasions, from an intimate meal with your loved one to a family get together.
Take a look at our main menu below to discover your new favourite dish.
From starters to desserts, our menu offers dishes that are sure to give you the memorable experience you deserve.
Our Cured Meat & Cheese Platter is a perfect sharing starter to graze on before the main event.
When it comes to mains, our Nicholson’s burger is up there with the best of them. Two chargrilled beef burgers or chicken breasts served in between a brioche bun with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and skin on fries.
Finish off your meal with our Apple & Rhubarb Crumble, served with your choice of vanilla pod ice cream or rich creamy custard — choose to share or enjoy your own slice of heaven.
Our main menu is available throughout the day but if you’re popping in for lunch, we have a delicious selection of sandwiches and toasties on our Lunch Menu, perfectly paired with a pint of Nicholson’s Pale Ale, Camden Hells Lager or your choice of soft drink.
Our easy-to-use allergen guide is available for you to use on the food section of our website or on our Glass Onion app. We keep it online so that it’s always as up to date as possible and you can filter out dishes containing any of the 14 major allergens. If you can’t access the internet, we will be happy to provide you with the information. Our food and drinks are prepared in food areas where cross contamination may occur and our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients.
If you have any questions, allergies or intolerance's, please let us know before ordering. Our fish dishes may contain small bones. *Contains nuts. ^Contains alcohol. (v) = made with vegetarian ingredients, however some of our preparation and cooking methods could affect this. (ve) = made with vegan ingredients; however, some of our preparation and cooking methods could affect this. If you require more information, please ask your server. Where table service is offered, a discretionary service charge of 10% may be added. †Payments are made to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Ltd, which pays all its taxable profits to the RNLI. Registered charity in England (209603), Scotland (SC037736) and in the Republic of Ireland (20003326).