The Anchor, Digbeth - Historic public house

The Anchor is situated at the corner of Bradford Street and Rea Street in Digbeth. Grade II listed, built in 1901, designed by James and Lister Lea for the Holt Brewery Company.


Where is The Anchor in Digbeth?

The Anchor is at 308 Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6ET. At the corner of Rea Street near Birmingham Coach Station.

 

In brief

A historic public house in Digbeth built in 1901 to the designs of James and Lister Lea originally for the Holt Brewery Company.

The Anchor DigbethThe Anchor Digbeth from Rea Street (August 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Anchor Digbeth - history

The Holt Brewery Company got Birmingham pub designer legends, James and Lister Lea to design their pub which would be at the corner of Bradford Street and Rea Street. It opened in 1901 and would be called The Anchor. Built of red brick and terracotta (the terracotta probably from Hathern Station Brick and Terracotta Company in Loughborough). There is entrances on Rea Street and at the corner of Bradford Street. Today the pub is to the left of Birmingham Coach Station (and the short stay car park). Historic England granted the pub Grade II listed building status in 1991.

The Anchor Digbeth

The Anchor DigbethThe Anchor Digbeth from Rea Street (October 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The pub situated in the Irish Quarter is usually used around the time of the St Patrick's Day Festival every March.

The Anchor Digbeth

The Anchor Digbeth

The Anchor Digbeth

The Anchor Digbeth during the St Patrick's Day Festival (March 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Contact details

The Anchor Digbeth

308 Bradford Street

Digbeth

Birmingham

B5 6ET

0121 622 4516

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Project dates

20 May 2021 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Civic pride, Food & drink
Classic Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com