Popular neighbourhood pub in Birmingham set to close - here’s when

The pub is located in Erdington, Birmingham and its team have vowed to save it

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A popular boozer in Erdington, Birmingham is set to take its final orders within the next two weeks. The pub was known as the “best pub in Erdington” and was an important landmark for the Irish Community.

Several pubs around the country and in Birmingham are earmarked for closure due to high costs of running a business. Even mega chain Wetherspoon’s have announced closures of pubs across the country.

The New Inn on Summer Road, which is at the heart of the community in Erdington, said on Facebook yesterday (September 19) that it was going on sale by the landowners RedCat Pub Company.

The pub’s team said: “We as the “Black Family” officially leave the Pub within the next two weeks after 6.5 years. We have had the opportunity to buy the site ourselves. However, our offer was rejected. This leads us to the information as the New Inns is not technically listed building developers could be purchasing the site for demolition and residential housing.”

The New Inn, Erdington (Photo - Google Maps)The New Inn, Erdington (Photo - Google Maps)
The New Inn, Erdington (Photo - Google Maps)

They said they will be “fighting” this to save the pub “wether it comes back into” their hands or those of a new family. They added: “As long as the pub remains that’s all we wish!”

The closing date is Saturday, September 30. The pub added that the brewery are hoping to find someone to temporarily open the site until the property is sold - but this is yet to be confirmed.

The team said: “We wish that the pub will remain heart of the Irish Community as a pub and will fight to save this before the sale reaches open market (avoiding potential demolition & HMO applications). But unfortunately for the time being we want to say a huge thank you and appreciation of love to all our staff over the years and customers that have become friends if not family.”

RedCat Pub Company and the New Inn have been contacted for their comment.