Prince of Wales

West Midlands - Birmingham

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

118 Alcester Road
Birmingham, Moseley
B13 8EE

Tel: (0121) 449 4198

Email: diane@theprincemoseley.co.uk

Website https://www.theprincemoseley.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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An excellent community boozer with several rooms. The plain bar across the front has an especially good bar-back with etched and gilded mirrors plus old panelled counter (somewhat shortened) and benches. The two doors from the lobby indicate that there were once separate rooms here. Behind the servery, with service through a hatch-counter, is a long corridor with brick-tiled floor and original window panels at the end. Two small lounges lie off this passage, both plushly and traditionally decorated and with good ceilings and, in one case, panelling and bell-pushes above the seats plus an ornate fireplace.

Three-storey Victorian community boozer with three rooms retaining a lot of old fittings. The front bar retains its original panelled counter but up to c.1995 it did curve around on the right. There is a splendid bar back fitting with fine mirrored panels "Fine Old Scotch 'Bonnie Scotland' Whisky Holt Brewery Co. Ltd" gilded mirror; "Finest Irish 'Emerald Isle' Whisky Holt Brewery Co. Ltd." and other gilded mirror panels. The bar back fitting on the right hand side was added c.2010. Lots of original fixed seating remains. The two doors from the lobby indicates the bar was two rooms originally and there are good stained and leaded front windows including some Fleur-de-lys ones.

To the rear of the servery, with service through a small hatch-counter (modern?), is a passage and long corridor with brick-tiled floor and modern wall tiles throughout. The rear right small room called the snug retains original fixed seating with bell pushes in the wood panelling above all around the room. There is a good wood surround fireplace with columns and capitals, tiles with floral decoration and cast-iron interior (date?). There are good typical Birmingham colourful leaded exterior windows and a fine ceiling rose. The rear left room called the cocktail lounge has another good ceiling rose but all the fittings date from c.2010 - bar counter, bar back, wood and cast-iron fireplace and dado panelling (the servery is only in use on Fri and Sat.) At the end of the passageway are good original window panels and a door to the back garden with a large covered area.

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