Rose Villa Tavern - Vyse Street - Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

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    View of the Rose Villa Tavern on Vyse Street.

    It is a Grade II listed building. Full name is the Rose Villa Tavern Public House. Built 1919 - 20, with late 20th century alterations. By Wood & Kendrick for Mitchell & Butlers Ltd at a cost of £15,000.

    Red brick with buff terracotta dressings. Main bar is on Warstone Lane. One side on Vyse Street.

    Rose Villa Tavern - Heritage Gateway

    The Rose Villa Tavern was opened in 1920. The interior, with its fine tiling and stained glass, looks older and has thus far escaped the craze for themeing. All the more pity, then, that your abstemious nature precludes you from taking a look inside. The pub was erected by a Mr Rose, who hailed from a long established Jewellery Quarter family. Back in the nineteenth century one of his relatives had emigrated to Australia, where he made a fortune in opal mining. Some of this fortune was spent on building a very fine house, which he dedicated to his favourite Sydney football team, called Aston Villa. When the relative died he left the house to Mr Rose, who built the Rose Villa Tavern with the proceeds.

    Jewellery Quarter - walk 13

    1. Painted Peach 65 months ago | reply

      Wonderful building, reminds me of my old house in Chicago, built in 1902, the year my Grandparents left Shetland for the USA.

    2. ell brown 65 months ago | reply

      It is a nice looking pub. Birmingham seemed obsessed with using terracotta in the late 19th and early 20th centurys. This dates from 1919 - 20.

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