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The Old Contemptibles

  • Bars and pubs
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
The Old Contemptibles, pub
Sal Maxuda

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A proper boozer offering an impressive array of ales and a solid menu of pub grub staples

Our pick of the CBD's traditional pubs, The Old Contemptibles is just the right side of moody for a proper boozer.

There's an eclectic range of real ales on offer – over one hundred varieties make their way through the pumps over the course of a year. And in case you're feeling thirsty already, take advantage of the online library of ales and Hop Circle app.

A notably better food offering than some of its neighbours makes the pub classics worth hanging around for, and with a seating area reserved for diners, you don’t usually have to fight your way through the marauding masses to get a table. Our pick is the sausages and mash: three Gloucester Old Spots served on a generous dollop of creamy mash with plenty of gravy.


176 Edmund Street
B3 2HB
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri 11am-midnight; Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-6pm
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