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A pub with a historic pub interior of some regional importance

A pub with a historic pub interior of some regional importance, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

WEST MIDLANDS - Birmingham, Digbeth, Big Bulls Head

An historic pub interior of some regional importance

75 High Street, Birmingham, B5 6DY

Tel: (0121) 643 7890

Website: http://bigbullshead.com/

Opening Hours: 11-11

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Birmingham Moor Street) and Bus Stop

Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals (1-9)

Listed Status: Not listed

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Three-storey corner pub probably dating from the mid 19th century as the public bar retains a highly decorative cornice as well as three very ornate ceiling roses. It still retains a two room (was three) and passageway interior and a number of old fittings. The leaded exterior windows are of a style found in many Victorian Birmingham pubs.

The public bar at the front has modern bar counter and bar back but the fixed seating looks old. The panelling (some full height and some dado) is very old / original which has been painted cream, the two fireplaces with wood surrounds and (anthraces) leaves decoration in relief are old but with modern interiors and the room retains an old Atkinsons mirror. The baffles by the front door are modern. There is a figure '2' over the public bar door in the passageway.

From the side door in Milk Street a T-shaped passageway with old dado panelling still retains a hatch to the servery, being an old door with a shelf added. Note the figure '3' over the inner door.

The rear smoke room has an old wood floor, old fixed seating around the room in three sections with bell pushes above. A bar counter has been created by cutting a widish gap in the wall to the back of the servery - originally the room had table service (or a small hatch?). The fireplace is a replacement cast iron one but there is an old Atkinsons mirror above; the baffle is modern and the cornice looks fake.

Big Bulls Head, Birmingham, Digbeth
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