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Davenports Brewery to restore historic pub



A Birmingham brewery has announced plans to restore a 115-year-old pub in the city centre.

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Davenports Brewery acquired the Grade-II listed City Tavern with an intent to refurbish the property under its original name The Bulls Head.

The pub – which has been known as the City Tavern since 1984 – sits behind the newly developed Five Ways Island and will add to a number of high-profile changes in the area.

Simon Key, brand director at Davenports, said: “We are excited to give this great old venue a new lease of life.

“We have a foot firmly in the past with our historic revival cask beers, but also want to offer a modern eclectic mix of local, national and international food and drink.

“You don’t have to be a beer expert to enjoy the venue. We're all about having fun and experiencing the best food and drink the city has to offer.”

Davenports stated that this refurbishment marked the firm’s re-emergence into the market.

Simon added: “We are soon to be opening brand new venues in the Jewellery Quarter and Moseley, which have been delayed, but we could not wait any longer to bring back an iconic name to the city centre."



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