Landmark Birmingham pub is going on sale - but with an important condition

Popular pub and important landmark for Birmingham’s Irish Community and Villa fans in Erdington will be facing a big change soon

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Landowners of a popular pub in Erdington, Birmingham, have revealed their plans for the future of the pub.

In September, the pub, which is an important landmark for Birmingham’s Irish Community and Villa fans in Erdington, was set to be sold. Subsequently, a petition was launched to save it from being demolished.

The New Inn is not a listed building and the community were concerned that developers could potentially purchase the site for a different purpose. The family-run pub lies at the heart of the community and it was earmarked for closure on September 30. The Black family, which had run the New Inn for the past 6.5 years, had offered to buy it from the landowners RedCat Pub Company. 

Since then, an interim tenant has taken over the pub after the RedCat Pub Company rejected the Black Family's offer. The RedCat company exclusively told BirminghamWorld that that the pub is going on sale but won't be used for any other purpose than for being a pub.

New Inns pub in ErdingtonNew Inns pub in Erdington
New Inns pub in Erdington

A spokesperson for RedCat told BirminghamWorld today (November 20): "RedCat is looking at a potential sale of the New Inns pub. We want to be crystal clear that the pub will be sold as a pub. We understand the role it plays in the local area and it’s absolutely our intention for it to remain a pub that continues to contribute to the fabric of the local community.”

RedCat assured that everything will continue to operate normally during the process - there will be no disruption to service and no impact on customers at all.