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.


Where is The Old Royal?

The Old Royal is at 53 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2DP. It is on the corner with Cornwall Street

 

In brief

The pub was built around 1898, originally called The Red Lion, for Alfred Homer, by A H Hamblin. But is now known as The Old Royal. It is a Grade II listed building in the Colmore Business District.

The Old RoyalThe Old Royal on Church Street (February 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Old Royal - History

A previous pub existed on this site called The Red Lion Hotel.

The licensee at the time was H. Nicholas, selling Alfred Homer's beer from the Vulcan brewery.

A historic public house built in 1898 in a vaguely Loire style.

The Old RoyalEarly evening sunset at The Old Royal on Church Street (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

It was a rebuilding of a old public house that was called the Red Lion for Alfred Homer, by A H Hamblin.

The pub was renamed from the Red Lion to the Old Royal during the 1960's.

The Old RoyalEarly evening sunset at The Old Royal on Church Street (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

It is located at 53 and 55 Church Street on the corner with Cornwall Street.

It became a Grade II listed building in July 1982.

Described as being built out of purple brick and terracotta.

The Old RoyalThe Old Royal on Church Street (February 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The corner entrance bay has a toarelle capped by an apparently altered conical roof with lively weathervane.

The Old RoyalThe Old Royal on Church Street (February 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Whenever the Euros or the World Cup is on in the summer, the pub is decorated in European or World flags and bunting.

The Old RoyalEuro 2016 at The Old Royal on Church Street (June 2016). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Prince Albert Lounge is inside of the pub. Also nice hanging flower pots outside the pub in the summer during the Euro's and World Cup.

The Old RoyalWorld Cup 2018 at The Old Royal on Church Street (July 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Contact details

The Old Royal

53 Church Street

Birmingham

B3 2DP

Project dates

11 May 2022 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Food & drink, Classic Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com