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Report - The Red Lion, Handsworth Birmingham 2014

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by dweeb, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. dweeb

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    One of the great James Lister-Lea "tiled palaces" of Birmingham.

    This took some social engineering... so not strictly an explore but not a permission visit either. The pub has been closed for a number of years and fears were growing that the pubs incredible interior may have been lost. I was reasonably surprised to find that the bar and coffee room were in fact largely intact. I'll let Michael Slaughter of CAMRA do the description but let me say the interior is out of this world.

    If this pub was in London, Town or the Jewellery Quarter it would be a treasure and a viable business, in the wilds of the Soho Road who can say what will become of it...

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  2. professor frink

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    When I saw the title Red Lion I thought it would be a crappy piked up old derpy pub.

    But saw it was by the Dweebster and thought it must be worth a look, the place sure is pretty :thumb
     
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    Very nice. As you say, that interior is completely wasted in Handsworth
     
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    I love this, so much to see here, hopefully the restaurant is sympathetic when renovating it. cheers for sharing it!
     
  5. Speed

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    Aye you can never say pub explores are shit. There must be more. (other then the Waterloo!)
     
  6. dweeb

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    I don't know of any more in Brum that we haven't been in either to explore or to drink in, other than the Britannia in Aston, but I'm pretty sure that will be full of some kind of plant ;)
     
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    This place looks gorgeous, nicely done :thumb
     
  8. WildBoyz

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    Some cracking shots there. A great find too.
     
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