Loved Birmingham landmark pub goes up for sale – guide price

A Jewellery Quarter pub that was set to reopen last year has been put on the market

An iconic pub which has been a cornerstone of a historic local Birmingham community for many years is up for sale.

The Clifden Pub, a beloved establishment nestled in the heart of Birmingham’s vibrant Jewellery Quarter, renowned for serving generations of pub lovers with its warm hospitality, rich history, and lively atmosphere.

The pub stands proudly at 34 Great Hampton Street and was run by Graham Smith from 2003 until 2019. It grew its reputation for promoting art and serving good beer. Its distinctive façade, with eccentric signage and ambient lighting, has been a familiar sight for both residents and visitors alike. It was nown as the Lord Clifden for years before that and is renowend for its huge beer garden.   

What’s a distinct feature at The Clifden Pub?

Inside, the three-storey mid-terrace property is a pub that exudes character. The interior is a blend of old-world charm and contemporary comfort. The original wooden beams, exposed brickwork, and stained glass windows, invite visitors to the cosy seating areas available. 

The Clifden was celebrated by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for its 'great' and 'sun-trap' back garden. The beer garden at The Clifden Pub is more than just a place to enjoy a drink. It’s a tranquil escape from the bustling streets outside. 

The Jewellery Quarter has undergone significant regeneration in recent years, attracting a vibrant mix of residents, professionals, and creatives. The Clifden Pub stands at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, bridging the gap between the area’s rich heritage and its exciting future.

Those selling the pub have recommended it for those with a vision, saying The Clifden Pub presents a unique opportunity for both experienced publicans looking to continue its legacy or an investor seeking a piece of Birmingham’s history. The freehold property is on the market for £700,000. 

Andy Tudor, Divisional Director of Fleurets Midlands said, “The Clifden is a much loved pub which has been a key part of the Birmingham leisure scene for many years. Mixing character features; quirky décor and its legendary garden, it has the rare ability to appeal to the widest possible cross-sections of customers. I would anticipate whoever oversees its re-opening will inherit a significant amount of goodwill from a wide radius”

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