Eagle & Tun

West Midlands - Birmingham

A historic pub interior which was of national or regional importance which is now permanently closed

This pub is permanently closed (since 04/01/2020)

Listed Status: Not listed

52-54 Banbury Street
Birmingham, Digbeth
B5 5RH

Tel: (0121) 643 0010

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Birmingham Moor Street

Station Distance: 450m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Birmingham Moor Street)

View on: Whatpub

UPDATE 2020.


Closed to be demolished for the new HS2 station. This pub is therefore re-categorised as Permanently Closed.

The former description is shown below. 




 One of several tile and terracotta pubs by the architects James & Lister Lea, this one dating from 1900. There has been a good deal of opening up but the original plan can easily be made out. The entrance on Banbury Street opens into what was a tiled corridor and enlarged drinking area (which would have had a hatch to the servery). This has now been opened to the L-shaped public bar which retains its counter. In common with other pubs of this vintage and in this area, there is a refitted smoke room at the rear. Copper ceiling tiles (now painted) in the public bar. This pub has very close similarities in its planning and furnishing to the White Swan on Bradford Street. Ansells' (the former owners) insignia in the window glass.

After being closed for many years, the pub reopened in December 2015. Sadly during the long period of closure the original bar back and bar counter top were removed from the pub. The original wood panelled dumb waiter survives though.

The upstairs function room is being brought back into use but there are no original features of note.

Update June 2015 - Threatened with a Compulsory Purchase Order for 2017 to be closed and converted into a site office for the construction of the planned HS2 terminus.

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