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Prince+of+Wales%2c+Moseley+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Prince of Wales, Moseley - A Birmingham Gem!

The Prince of Wales public house on Alcester Road in Moseley Village. Built in 1860 it's part of the Marsden family. Closing down in September 2022.

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The+Vine+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Vine - A Birmingham Gem!

The Vine is a public house on corner of Ruston Street and Rawlins Street in Ladywood, Birmingham and dates to 1906. An Ansells Heritage Inn.

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The Windsor - A Birmingham Gem!

The Windsor is a public house located on Cannon Street in Birmingham. At one point an M & B Freehouse under the Samuel Cooper brand.

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The Craven Arms - A Birmingham Gem!

The Craven Arms is a public house on the corner of Upper Gough Street and Blucher Street, close to The Mailbox and Birmingham Singers Hill Synagogue.

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The Colmore - A Birmingham Gem!

The Colmore opened at 114 - 116 Colmore Row around 2019. Victoria House built in the early 20th Century in Edwardian Baroque Style. Was formerly a branch of Lloyds TSB.

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The Trocadero - A Birmingham Gem!

The Trocadero at 17 Temple Street was originally built as the Norwich Union's Fire Engine House in 1846. It was converted into a pub in 1902. Formerly owned by M & B.

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Flight Club - A Birmingham Gem!

Flight Club is a relatively new pub at 13 Temple Street in Birmingham. It's darts themed and it opened in 2019. Was previously a TSB bank, and Cheltenham & Gloucester before that.

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The+Queen%27s+Head+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Queen's Head - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queen's Head is on Steelhouse Lane in Birmingham. The Victorian pub was replaced in the 1960's by a plain building. Was The Jekyll & Hyde from 2009 to 2021.

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The Woodman, Eastside - A Birmingham Gem!

The Woodman is a Victorian public house on the corner of New Canal Street and what was formerly part of Albert Street (now Eastside City Park). Built 1896-97 by James & Lister Lea.

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St Chad's Circus, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Outside of St Chad's Cathedral is now a lawn with trees at St Chad's Circus. This was developed following the demolition of the old island and subways around 2006-7. 

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UPRAWR Studios and The Asylum Live Music Venue

UPRAWR Studios and The Asylum Live Music Venue. An alternative night club with a 5* rehersal studios. Hampton Street, Newtown, Birmingham. Rock themed.

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St+George%27s+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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St George's Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

St George's Park is on Great Hampton Row. It was developed in the years following the demolition of St George's Church, Newtown in 1960-61. War memorial and a tomb survive here.

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The+Shakespeare+(Lower+Temple+Street)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Shakespeare is a public house on Lower Temple Street. It opened in 1911, but had origins at the Theatre Royal, existing from 1774 until the rebuilding of the theatre in 1904.

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The+Shakespeare+(Summer+Row)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Shakespeare (Summer Row) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Shakepeare is a public house on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street, at the gateway to the Jewellery Quarter. It was established in 1873.

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The+Old+Royal+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Old Royal - A Birmingham Gem!

The Old Royal is a Grade II listed public house at the corner of Church Street and Cornwall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1898 as The Red Lion by A H Hamblin.

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Queens Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queens Tavern was built from 1894-95 by James & Lister Lea at the corner of Essex Street and Inge Street in Southside. Now a pub in the Gay Village, with several name changes.

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The+Wellington+(Bennetts+Hill)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Wellington (Bennetts Hill) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Wellington is at 37 Bennetts Hill. A Grade II listed public house building dating to 1868-70. A blue plaque is now here for William Haywood, who had offices in the building.

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The+Prince+of+Wales+in+Cambridge+Street+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Prince of Wales in Cambridge Street - A Birmingham Gem!

The Prince of Wales, a hugely popular traditional pub on Cambridge Street in the Westside dates back to 1854 and is a wonderful example of Birmingham's history and cultural heritage.

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Acocks Green Village Green - A wonderful open space!

The Green traffic islands at Acocks Green Village, where the Warwick Road passes through between Solihull & Birmingham. Joining to Shirley Road and Westley Road. Wonderful flower displays.

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Cathedral Place - A Birmingham Gem!

Offices at 44 Waterloo Street built around 1900-02 in the Perpendicular Gothic style. Was the Birmingham Midshires bank until 2006, then Caffe Nero from 2009 until May 2022.

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The+Bull+-+A+Heritage+Inn+in+the+Gun+Quarter!
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The Bull - A Heritage Inn in the Gun Quarter!

The Bull is a heritage inn located in the Gun Quarter at Price Street and Loveday Street. It is said to date to circa 1800. A blue plaque by John Ashby details it's history.

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The Gunmakers Arms - A Birmingham Gem!

The Gunmakers Arms is a Grade II listed building dating to 1820. Now an art venue with exhibitions of artists and photographs. At Bath Street and Little Shadwell Street.

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Actress & Bishop, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

The Actress & Bishop is a live music venue on Ludgate Hill in the Jewellery Quarter. A former jewellery workshop dating from the 19th century. It became a public house in 1998.

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Boddington Garden, Sutton Coldfield - A wonderful open space!

Boddington Garden is situated on the Birmingham Road in Maney, Sutton Coldfield. The area was originally a driffold, which was used to impound stray animals. 

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Driffold Gallery, Sutton Coldfield - Centres of art with community

Driffold Gallery was established in 1983, and is now one of the best known art dealers and consultants in the country. Located on Birmingham Road in Maney, Sutton Coldfield.

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