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MIDLAND pubs are drinking in the last chance saloon...

CAMRA says pubs in the West Midlands are closing at a rate of 12 per week, with many blaming crippling beer taxes.

The Bromford pub in Birmingham is one of those that has finally bitten the dust - literally being reduced to rubble.

The watering hole, in Bromford Lane, Hodge Hill, was built in the 1930s, but its fate was sealed when plans to redevelop the site for housing were approved in 2014.

The building was said to have some architectural merit but was in such a poor state of repair that knocking it down was the only option.

Houses have already sprung up on the site of another of Brum's vanished boozers, the Ring 'O Bells in Church Road, Yardley.

The pub, which was built in 1939 and takes its name from nearby medieval St Edburgha's Church, shut for good in 2008 and stood boarded-up and derelict behind padlocked iron gates for a long time.

Here we look at some of the other well-known Midland boozers that have drunk their last...


The Bromford Pub in Hodge Hill, Birmingham

The Waggon and Horses, Church Street, Oldbury

The Brook Hill Pub in Alum Rock, Birmingham

The Plough and Harrow, Small Heath, Birmingham

The Monica pub in Small Heath, Birmingham

The Ring 'O Bells in Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham

Ye Olde Bulls Head, Birmingham Street, Oldbury

The Glebe pub, Glebe Farm Road, Stetchford, Birmingham

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Apr 26, 2015
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