Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Wines and Spirits, Birmingham

The former White Horse Cellars, on Constitution Hill, is the only public house designed by J. A. Chatwin c. 1885-1890. The pub closed down in 1999 and remained empty for a few years, until an off-licence opened within its walls. The building may be listed but that didn't prevent the new occupants from defacing it with their utterly unsightly signs.

At least they didn't manage to hide the ghost sign, which runs along the main block, starting on Constitution Hill and finishing round the corner on Northwood Street.

Importer and Bonder

Of Wines & Spirits

Location: Constitution Hill / Pictures taken in May 2012

1 comment:

Wine Lord said...

These signs are only tempory we would like to restore the painted sign advert ales & stout on the back wall of this pub and would like to ask for help if there are any pictures of what it looked like.

We also did not know the wrriting on the front of the pub reads importer and bonder we can still make out the of wines &spirits part, we would also like to restore this could you may be point us in the right direction to do this?

Any help would be appreciated