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A pub with a nationally important historic interior
This pub is taken from the national inventory of historic pub interiors, CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect the most important historic pub interiors in the country.
WEST MIDLANDS - Stirchley, Birmingham, British Oak
An historic pub interior of national importance
1364 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2XS
Tel: (0121) 458 1758
Opening Hours: 11-11; 11-1am Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider
Public Transport: Near Bus Stop
Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals
Listed Status: Grade II
List Entry Number: 1257988
Listing Date: 1997
An excellent, largely intact inter-war pub of 1923-4, designed by prolific local pub architects, James & Lister Lea. The brick-built, asymmetrical frontage is in 17th-century domestic style with, behind, no less than five substantially intact public rooms. Central double doors lead into a lobby, with tiled dado, behind which the large public bar has a terrazzo floor, original fixed seating and oak bar counter; the original bar-back is also still there but has been painted yellow. Front left, the formerly gents-only narrow lounge contains its original fireplace and panelling, fixed seating with bell-pushes and a couple of baffles. To the rear is the assembly room with parquet floor, marble fireplace and small hatch to the servery. In the smoke room, also at the back, you'll find wall-panelling to two-thirds height and a three-sided servery may be original. Returning to the front of the building, the right-hand room also retains its old fireplace and seating. Fine tiling in the loos. The bowling green is still used.