Any other time of the year and the idea of a warm beverage boggles the mind. But somehow at Christmas, it just feels right. Mulled wine is a must for all during the festive season. In recent years, mulled cider has become increasingly popular too.
There are a few more mulled surprises out there as well. But whatever twist is added, the sweet, cinnamon smell warms our hearts and frozen fingers every year. We just can’t get enough. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for the very best places to buy mulled wine in Birmingham this Christmas.
1. The Watershed
Easily Birmingham’s cosiest spot this Christmas. This newly opened outdoor pergola, The Watershed, features roaring fires, faux fur throws and spicy street food (like grilled birria tacos) to keep you warm through winter. An outdoor extension to the award-winning bar The Canal House, The Watershed is of course serving mulled wine this Christmas. Adding just another layer of snugness to an already perfect hangout spot.
12 Bridge St, Birmingham B1 2JR
2. Rose Villa Tavern
The Rose Villa Tavern has to be one of Birmingham’s most beautiful pubs. From it’s bright red exterior to traditional pub interior, with stunning stained glass windows, it’s simply gorgeous inside and out. Head into their Snug room for an extra level of cosiness this Christmas. Here you can nestle in on when one of their large leather seats, obviously with a good book, and enjoy a warm glass of mulled cider. Sounds heavenly to us.
172 Warstone Ln, Birmingham B18 6JW
3. Frankfurt Christmas Market
If you’re on the hunt for anything Christmassy in Birmingham, the Frankfurt Christmas Market should probably be your first port of call. From handmade gifts and hot chocolate to bratwurst and stollen. Nothing will get you in the festive spirit faster.
But if it’s mulled wine you’re after, there are a couple of stalls selling the stuff. At Bab’s Tap, you can grab spiced mulled wine, as well as spiced toffee cider and cherry mulled wine, for £6. While over at the Helter-Skelter Bar, not only can ger mulled wine and mulled cider. But you can also order a mulled gin or mulled whiskey instead.
Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3AA
4. The High Field
The High Field in Edgbaston serves only high-quality, fresh food – as well as top-of-the-range drinks – so you know they’ll serve a crack mulled wine in Birmingham. If you’ve only come for a drink, we suggest reconsidering. The pub has fully embraced this Christmas period with a new menu brimming with comfort foods to keep you warm this winter. From traditional English classics like steak & ale pie to the Japanese-inspired miso-glazed sea bream and udon noodles.
22 Highfield Rd, Birmingham B15 3DP
If you want good wine, you have to go to the best. And mulled wine should be no different. The award-winning wine merchant, Loki, is selling some of the finest takeaway mulled wine in Birmingham this Christmas. Perfect for sipping on when browsing their amazing selections of wines. Loki is your best bet when for a quick present when stuck for a Secret Santa or before popping over your Nan’s house.
10 Greenfield Crescent. Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3AU
36 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham B2 5HU
20-22 Station Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0HT
6. The Pineapple Club
One of the best bar’s in Britain, The Pineapple Club has set up at Christmas in Cathedral Square’s festive market this year. There’s no mulled wine, unfortunately, but they are selling a mulled gin made with sloe gin, blackcurrant, cranberry and apple. They’re also selling other festive drinks, such as egg nog, snowballs and alcoholic hot chocolate.
Cathedral Square, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB
The Pineapple Club, 16 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham B2 5HU
7. The Alchemist
We’ve left the oddest to last here. The Alchemist, the cocktail bar on Colmore Row, is well-known in Birmingham for its strange yet delicious concoctions. But this latest Christmas addition has melted our mind completely. Forget wine, cider and gin! The Alchemist has made a mulled Bellini with prosecco and a glittering mulled wine reduction. To be seen to be believed!
The Grand, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BS
10F-12F The Water’s Edge, Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2HL