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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, Eagle & Tun

An historic pub interior of some regional importance

52-54 Banbury Street, Birmingham, B5 5RH

Tel: (0121) 643 0010


Opening Hours: 12-11 Mon-Sat; Closed Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Birmingham Moor Street)

Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals

Listed Status: Not listed

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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.

Eagle & Tun, Birmingham, Digbeth
Eagle & Tun, Birmingham, Digbeth
Exterior Window
Eagle & Tun, Birmingham, Digbeth
Eagle & Tun, Birmingham, Digbeth
Tiled Wall
Eagle & Tun, Birmingham, Digbeth
Dumb Waiter