Time Out says
Old-school boozer with a resident cat, where the staff will happily teach you about the complex world of real ale
One of Birmingham’s stalwart pubs, The Wellington is simple, unpretentious and stocks an impressive range of craft beers and real ales.
The Welly, as locals affectionately call it, is at the top of Bennett’s Hill, a street branching off from the city centre core and leading up to the Colmore Row area. With a number of bars and restaurants in the area, it’s a good place to duck into on an evening bar crawl.
The vibe is that of a no-nonsense, old-fashioned pub, with comfy seats, good conversation and a black and white cat that sometimes likes to play with the punters.
The pub has received several accolades from CAMRA for its great spread of regional brews, with the price of a pint averaging around the £3.50 mark.
Birmingham’s industrial hinterland supplies a number of the beers, including Pig On The Wall, from the Black Country brewery. Others, like the dark Riverside Stout by Froth Blowers Brewing Company, are brewed within Birmingham itself. The pub offers colour grading and taste advice for novices, making it a good place to get to grips with the world of real ale.