Pub News

On January 14, 2015

Find out what is happening in our branch and please feel free to add a comment.

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June 2016Pub News Gate Hangs Well

The Gate Hangs Well at Woodgate is up for sale. Originally tied to Enterprise Inns, the pub is on the market on a free of tie basis.

May 2015

Wychavon District Council have refused planning permission to convert the Bird in Hand in Stockwood into housing.

The Park Gate Inn outside Bromsgrove has been converted from an Indian restaurant back into a pub. Members have reported four hand pumps including two beers from Ambridge brewery.

April 2015

Planning permission has been approved to convert the White Lion in Astwood Bank into housing.

The Brook Inn at Elcock’s Brook outside Redditch has now re-opened and remains under Marstons (not under Greene King as previously reported). Three beers are available and the pub runs a lunchtime and evening food menu.

The Sportsmans Arms in Redditch has now re-opened.

The Greyhound in Bromsgrove has closed again.

The Navigation in Stoke Prior is closed.

The Talbot in Chaddesley Corbett is closed.

March 2015

Planning permission has been granted for the Country Girl in Sharpway Gate outside Bromsgrove to be converted into housing; however the pub is still open for business as normal.

Redditch Borough Council has received an application to convert the White Lion in Astwood Bank into housing. The pub is currently open.

Wychavon District Council has received an application to convert the Bird in Hand in Stockwood into housing. The pub is currently shut and boarded up.

February 2015

The Oddfellows Arms in Astwood Bank is to be sold to Greene King.

The Brook Inn has also been sold to Greene King and is to re-open shortly.

January 2015

The Greyhound in Bromsgrove will be shut on Monday 26 Jan but we have been told that a new tenant will be re-opening the pub from 5 Feb, with a launch night on Wednesday 4 Feb .

The Manchester Inn in Romsley should be re-opening at the end of the month under new tenants, according to a spokesman from Punch Taverns.

The Dodford Inn is now closed. There are plans for new licensees to re-open the pub in April.

December 2015

The Manchester Inn in Romsley is now closed; its future is unknown.

November 2014

The Bird in Hand in Stockwood near Inkberrow is now shut and boarded up.

October 2014

The Jolly Farmer in Redditch is now shut and boarded up.

The Trades & Labour Club in Redditch is serving real ale from the Marston’s range.

The Tardebigge is now serving real ale.

September 2014

The Railway in Redditch has re-installed a hand pump. Watch this space…

The Swan at Chaddesley Corbett has a new licensee.

The Robin Hood in Drayton now has six real ales available.

The Jolly Farmer in Redditch is to be demolished to make room for housing.

The Queen’s Head in Redditch (opposite the Magistrates Court) is open weekday evenings and is serving Wye Valley HPA.

Cannon Royall Brewery have started a loyalty card scheme across their outlets, including The Droitwich Legion and The Wychbold Legion.

The new tenants at The Swan in Alvechurch are looking to stock two to three real ales.

The Grapevine in Bromsgrove is currently undergoing refurbishment and may move into the empty unit next door.

The Oast House in Redditch is now serving real ale.

The Forge Mill in Redditch has now re-opened.

August 2014

Real ale at the Seven Stars in Redditch is now outselling Carling.

The former Ivy Cottage in Catshill is in the process of being demolished for housing and is now an empty shell.

July 2014

The former Hundred House in Bromsgrove (also known as the Lime Bar and The Merlin) is to become a Sainsbury’s outlet.

June 2014

The New Inn at Bournheath has a new licensee.

Wychavon Council has rejected a proposal to part demolish the Fir Tree in Dunhampstead.

May 2014

The Eagle & Sun in Hanbury has re-opened.

The Dodford Inn near Bromsgrove  has re-opened.

The Bell in Studley is currently up for sale; though the pub is still trading.

The Abbey in Redditch is serving three real ales.

The Raven in Droitwich is being downsized to make room for housing but will still have a bar and restaurant on site.

April 2014

The Lark in Studley has re-opened under the Number Works pub chain.

The Sportsman in Redditch is under new management.

The former Yates’ in Redditch is now a charity shop.

The Eagle & Sun in Hanbury is closed.

The New Inn at Cutnall Green has re-opened as Stirrups bar and restaurant.

March 2014

The Dodford Inn near Bromsgrove is currently shut.

February 2014

The demolition of the Ivy Cottage in Catshill is currently on hold owing to issues with the proposers. The pub is still trading.

The Beefeater in Redditch is currently serving real ale.

January 2014

The Black Horse in Redditch is currently shut and boarded up. There are rumours that it may re-open as a restaurant.

The Coach & Horses in Astwood Bank is planning to re-open as a crèche.

The Raven Hotel in Droitwich is under development. Planning permission is being sought to build ten new homes and a number of retail outlets including a restaurant on the site.

December 2013

The Belbroughton Social Club is currently being managed by the owners of the Windsor Castle in Lye. Two real ales from Sadler’s are available on handpump alongside Banks’s cask bitter on an electric pump. Thatcher’s heritage cider is also available.

The Lime Bar in Bromsgrove (also previously known as the Hundred House and the Merlin) is currently closed and boarded up.

The Lark in Studley has new licensees as Mark Roskell retires after 17 years of service as a landlord.

November 2013

The Queen’s Head in Redditch Town Centre has re-opened as a nightclub venue.

The Winyates in Redditch has now re-opened.

The Ivy Cottage, Catshill, is scheduled for demolition to be replaced by housing.

The Wishing Well, Bromsgrove, has been converted into a health clinic.

October 2013

The Bramwell Pub Company, which owns the Abbey in Redditch and the Grapevine in Bromsgrove, has gone into administration.

The Little Ale House, Bromsgrove, is a new micropub on Worcester Road which opens this month on the site of a former mobile phone shop.

BrewBadger is a new home brew shop in Bromsgrove which has opened on Worcester Road, almost virtually opposite the Little Ale House.



4 Responses to “Pub News”

  • It is with sadness, I found out today The Seven Stars in Redditch closed its doors. To say we are gutted is an understatement

  • Good news, although the pub is still to let, it has now re-opened with an appointed manager.

  • Rumour going about that the sale of the Ivy Cottage has fallen through. Any time to get the place listed as of local value?

  • The navigation at hanbury is now open again

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