Farcroft Hotel

West Midlands - Birmingham

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Rookery Road
Birmingham, Handsworth
B21 9QY

Tel: (0121) 554 0957

Email: jaswinderjosen@googlemail.com

Website http://thefarcroft.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

View on: Whatpub

This mighty essay in 'Brewers Tudor' is one of Birmingham's largest inter-war pubs, but it's an early example, built around 1921 by Holt's Brewery. The vast public bar, with high decorated ceilings, is split in two by an original timber partition. It has two doorways, both with plain timber lobbies, though the rear one is out of use. The counter of the large L-shaped servery is original, as is the carved bar-back with mirrors and a corner clock (but a few new shelves added). At the back is a now modernised small square lounge along with function rooms.

This mighty essay in 'Brewers' Tudor' was one of the largest interwar pubs built in and around Birmingham, but it's an early example, about 1921. It was built by Holt Brewery, confirmed by a leaded brewery 'squirrel' window on the frontage. The large public bar on the corner is split into two by an original timber partition; two doorways, both with plain timber lobbies, but the rear door is not now used. This is a commodious room with high decorated ceilings; the large L-shaped servery in the corner has an original counter with heating rails; an original carved bar-back with mirrors and a clock on the corner, but a few new shelves added; and good old benches all round. At the rear is a small square lounge with a small counter.

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