Can you help to save the Prince of Wales pub in Moseley Birmingham?

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The pub has been a beloved spot since 1860 and won the Licensee of the Year Award in 2015.

After it was announced that the iconic pub Prince of Wales in Moseley is shutting down, it has been revealed that they are on the lookout for a new partner.

The pub company, Greene King, which runs over 2,700 hospitality venues in the UK, including the Prince of Wales, is not looking to shut the Moseley venue permanently.

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A Greene King spokesperson told BirminghamWorld: “We intend to reopen the Prince of Wales as we truly believe it can be a successful pub at the heart of the community in Moseley. We want to partner with someone so we can help them to make this happen. Our search for a new partner has only just begun so anyone interested should get in touch to find out more.”

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The Prince of Wales

The Greene King owns around 2,600 pubs nationwide, of which around 1,600 are run by them. They lease or tenant the rest 1,000 pubs as ‘a partnership pub’.

They are now recruiting a new partner who can run the pub. The Greene King provides training and support to the pub operator.

Pub partner of The Prince of Wales, Keith Marsden, had previously said: “With residential developments on both sides, this strategy no longer works. This is compounded by Moseley’s decline as a night time destination, higher costs and changes in drinking habits post Covid.”

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He added: “Every suburban pub faces a very tough time over the next two years. The future for hospitality is bleak. I am sure the Prince will be reborn. Just not sure when and what it will offer. One thing is sure, it will never be the same.”

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The Prince of Wales, Moseley

The pub has been a beloved spot since 1860 and won the Licensee of the Year Award in 2015. It was also highly rated on Tripadvisor. The 118 Alcester Road pub is closing its doors after 15 years on 4 September.

However, they are going to host a celebratory night on Sunday 28 August. They will host a “classic Prince Sunday afternoon” that will include live music, DJs and great drinks.

Tickets for the evening cost £10 and include two cocktails and a special Prince Dirty Burger. The event starts at 2pm and ends late. Tickets are limited.

The pub closes on 4 September.

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