Davenports Beer

Famous Since 1829

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Welcome to the house of Davenports. Cheers!

Welcome to the historic house of Davenports with over 300 years of combined heritage, our cask ales and craft beer are sure to impress! The site has all the information on our Beers, Brands, History,  Venues, News, Freetrade Supply and our Brewery.


Our History


The original Dares Southend Brewery was located on Belgrave Road, Balsall Heath Birmingham, and date...

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The Highgate brewery was built between 1895 and 1898 by James A. Fletcher, the location in Sandymoun...

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The first record of the Davenport family in the brewing trade is that of Robert Davenport in 1827, ...

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Our Beers

Highgate Dark Mild

Highgate Dark Mild

Highgate Dark Mild 3.4%
Tank Six

Tank Six

Premium Craft Lager 6%


Real Indian Pale 5.2%
Nitro 535

Nitro 535

Dark Rich & Smooth 5.35%
Bloody IPA

Bloody IPA

Orange & Passion Fruit IPA 4.1%
Davenports Original

Davenports Original

The Famous Davenports Bitter 4.2%
Davenports Gold Ale

Davenports Gold Ale

Refreshing Gold Ale 3.9%
Davenports IPA

Davenports IPA

Golden IPA 4.4%
Davenports Old Ale

Davenports Old Ale

Traditional Old Ale 5.3%
Davenports Mild

Davenports Mild

Traditional Mild 3.5%
Davenports Hokey Pokey

Davenports Hokey Pokey

Honeycomb IPA 4.6%
Are you a bit of a ‪#‎DareDevil‬?Do you like a ‪#‎challenge‬?Are you and your friends up for trying something new?Are you prepared to take a risk?Can you keep a secret?Our ‪#‎CraftBeer... read more
Dares from Davenports
17 September 2015
We delighted that so many people are as excited as we are about the new plans for Davenports and Dares. And if any one missed it he we are on the news!  ... read more
In the NEWS!
29 January 2016
Our new Honeycomb IPA 'Hokey Pokey' will be available soon!This delicious IPA is brewed using German speciality Gambrinus honey malt which has an intense sweetness. Late hopped with  powerful Ekuanot... read more
New Honeycomb IPA Coming Soon!
30 August 2019
The Bull's Head, Birmingham has been nominated for this years Midlands Food & Drinks Awards! Our flagship Birmingham pub has been put up for the category of 'Best Traditional Pub' and we would lov... read more
The Bulls Head Nominated for Midlands Food & Awards
1 May 2018
A fond farewell to the City Tavern and a welcome back to the Bulls Head A city centre pub is to get a new lease of life including a new name, its original one, care of a Birmingham beer institution. ... read more
A fond farewell to the City Tavern and a welcome back to the Bulls Head!
2 December 2016
The first of Our new Dares from Davenports craft beer and cocktail cafe’s will open in March 2016 at the Old Police Station, The Big Peg in Hockley, BirminghamWith over 186 years heritage in Birming... read more
Major investment triggers First new davenports bar in over 30 years!
7 January 2016
The Sir Robert Peel in Bell Lane, Bloxwich has transformed three internal rooms into one large open plan area, boasting eight television screens. The Enterprise pub which is under the management of re... read more
New joint venture for Davenports
19 July 2016
Davenports is to be featured at this years BBC Gardeners World Live. The feature garden showcases all things 'Made In Birmingham' so we are featured to raise a glass to brewing. For the first time... read more
Davenports to feature at BBC Gardeners World Live
11 June 2018
We are very excited to collaborate with “Dusty O” for our inaugural Art Series,” says Davenports Brand Director Simon Key. “We’re proud to be collaborating with an artist whose roots perfec... read more
Davenports Launch new Dares Craft Beers
3 June 2019
Dares by Davenports walked away from this years SIBA Independent Keg Beer Awards with not one but two medals!After a brilliant year last year with Tank Six winning Gold in the Keg Premium Lagers &am... read more
Dares wins Gold and Silver!
28 March 2018
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, officially reopened the pub which has recently seen a major refurbishment The pub recently underwent a change of management, as well as a major £150,000... read more
Village pub gets huge refurb!
5 January 2018
An evening of Peaky Blinders with Carl Chinn MBE.Enjoy and evening of discovery as Carl unveils the dark truth behind the real Peaky Blinders. Held in The Bull’s Head Club Lounge, as used for the BB... read more
The Real Peaky Blinders comes to The Bull's Head
5 March 2018