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Lamp Shines Brightly to Win Top Prize - Friday 8th March 2019

A traditional corner pub is again celebrating winning a major award. The Lamp Tavern, in Barford Street, Highgate, has been selected as Pub of the Year by the Birmingham branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

Known by many as just The Lamp, the pub has had at its helm for the last 25 years the popular licensee Eddie Fitzpatrick, who always ensures that everyone has a warm welcome. A Birmingham CAMRA spokesperson said that he is part of the overall experience of visiting the pub. “Eddie is known for his sense of humour, but he is also known for making you feel at home, whether it’s your first time in The Lamp or a regular: and his regulars themselves are also very friendly and will make you feel welcome. The Lamp also hosts regular folk music nights and other events. And on top of all this, Eddie knows how to keep a good pint! He usually has at least five different real ales on offer, all served in tip-top condition.”

Birmingham CAMRA chose The Lamp Tavern for the top prize from a short list of ten pubs which had been selected via an online vote. In second place was The Wellington in Bennett’s Hill off New Street, famous for its huge number of hand pumps covering a wide range of beer styles, with third place being the Jeweller’s Arms in Hockley, which likewise has a goodly number of hand pumps offering an extensive range of styles.

The other pubs in the top ten are, alphabetically:
 The Barton’s Arms, Aston
 Burning Soul, Hockley
 Old Moseley Arms, Balsall Heath
 The Post Office Vaults, City Centre
 Rock & Roll Brewhouse, Hockley
 The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
 The Woodman, Digbeth

Press Releases Issued

Title File Type Date
New pub in Birmingham is just the ticket!  [pdf] 10/06/2018
Triple Crown For The Best Pub ‘Inn’ Brum  [pdf] 04/02/2018
Top Festival Flies In  [pdf] 17/10/2017
Local Group To Go The Extra Mile  [pdf] 11/02/2014
POTY 2014  [pdf] 06/01/2014
Roger Protz at BBCF13  [pdf] 21/08/2013
Rock and Roll Brewery  [pdf] 15/05/2013
Local Pub Guide Released  [pdf] 10/04/2013
April Fools  [pdf] 01/04/2013
Budget 2013  [pdf] 20/03/2013
BBCF 2012  [pdf] 10/10/2012
BBCF 2012  [pdf] 19/08/2012
Response to Ansells Mild Article  [pdf] 12/06/2012

Press Contacts

For more information on the press activities of Birmingham CAMRA, please contact Martin Collinge, Birmingham CAMRA's Press Officer via email at