What a difference !!
I stopped going to the Bear and Staff a while ago as the 'Chavs' were taking over.Seems the new couple have the place back the way it was.Friendly quick service standard but economical pub food hot,tasty and served with a smile.
THE NEW LANDLORD HAS MADE A HUGE EFFORT WITH REAL ALE ! When I went Jennings Best Bitter was one and it was perfect - can we have some Ringwood Beers ?
Will def be back with the family soon
Quite a typical local pub but is nice change from the student pubs in Selly Oak. Would recommend for a quiet pint
You know what, this place is OK. The first time I went in here I was a little apprehensive as I'm aware that 'local' pubs can often have that rather threatening atmosphere of "You're not from round these parts are you?...." I'd never been here before and it isn't my local.
However, no need to worry. This is a pretty relaxed, easy-going kind of place with a mixture of people - including some families, so I was guessing that it didn't really matter that I wasn't a familiar face. People seemed pretty relaxed and the staff were all friendly.
In terms of food & drink - it's pretty standard, which is fine. Kind of what you expect from a general British pub. To be honest, there's not a lot to write home about, but that means there's not a lot to complain about either. So if you're in the Selly Oak/ Weoley Castle neck of the woods, why not pop in if you fancy a simple pint and some pub grub. They definitely don't bite :)
As a whole, I thought the pub was pretty average. There wasn't particulary anything wrong with it, nor was there anything particularly right.
If you're looking for beer, food and somewhere to sit then this pub will do nicely. You don't need shiny decorations and glass tables to enjoy a quality drink with good old British grub.
There were a lot of families here as the menu is pretty extensive and easy on the old purse strings.
Although my chips were cold and the food took about 45 minutes to come, the waitress was apologetic and seemed harmless enough.
The Bear and Staff is a homely pub with friendly punters and customers as well as staff members, if you choose to dine or drink within this pub I recommend asking for Tony as he is the friendliest staff member there as well as one of my dear friends. He is extremely easy to get along with and will most likely recommend the best meals or snacks. The majority of the customers that will find in there are elderly punters or small families seeking a quiet and local place for some pub grub. So I would highly recommend going here if you are local, however I wouldn't go out of my way to travel to The Bear and Staff as the food is standard and the wait for these meals can take up to half an hour. Fortunately, when I dined within The Bear and Staff, I was recovering from a hangover and was in no rush for my food to come.
i have passed the bear and staff often, but only recently decided to try it out.
i took my 2 children for a meal here, and the staff were fantastic.
they were entertaing,fun,friendly.
food was delicious, and was served really quickly.
the price was brilliant too, with special offers on the menu. on the whole its a pretty quiet pub.
deffo reccomend anyone who hasnt tried it here to give it a try, you wont regret it.
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