Anchor Inn, Birmingham

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The Anchor Inn
Anchor Inn Birmingham.JPG
View of the front of the Anchor Inn.
General information
Type Public house
Location Digbeth, Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°28′28.24″N 1°53′18.92″W / 52.4745111°N 1.8885889°W / 52.4745111; -1.8885889Coordinates: 52°28′28.24″N 1°53′18.92″W / 52.4745111°N 1.8885889°W / 52.4745111; -1.8885889
Completed 1901 (1901)
Design and construction
Architect James and Lister Lea
Awards and prizes Grade II listed
Website
https://www.theanchordigbeth.com/

The Anchor Inn (now just 'The Anchor') is one of the oldest public houses in Digbeth, Birmingham, England, dating back to 1797. The current building was constructed in 1901 to a design by James and Lister Lea for the Holt Brewery Company. The terracotta on the façade is believed to have come from the Hathern Station Brick and Terracotta Company of Loughborough. On 10 December 1991 the building was designated Grade II listed building status, along with other nearby pubs such as the White Swan. The pub won the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) award of 'Regional Pub of the Year' in 1996/7, 1998/9, 2003/4 and again 2007/8. The pub was taken over by Julian Rose-Gibbs in 2016, after being in the hands of the Keane family who ran it for 43 years.[1]

Licensees[edit]

Name Tenure
John Bancroft 1797 - 1807
Samuel Oakley 1807 - 1807
Richard Hadden 1807 - 1815
Samuel Tidmas 1815 - 1822
Elizabeth Tidmas 1822 - 1823
Thomas Tidmas 1823 - 1828
Josiah Cox 1828 - 1835
Benjamin Hunt 1835 - 1838
Henry Peake 1838 - 1848
Benjamin Palmer 1848 - 1867
Thomas Burton 1868 - 1888
Thomas Joseph Davies 1888 - 1892
Jane Ainge 1892 - 1895
Edward Charles Spall 1895 - 1899
Albert Jeffs 1899 - 1901
George Edwin Benwell 1901 - 1903
Richard Sutton 1903 - 1904
Frank Steans 1904 - 1905
Joseph Huddleston 1905 - 1911
Albert Simmonds 1911 - 1913
Joseph Finnemore 1913 - 1916
Kate Finnemore 1916 - 1919
Joseph Finnemore 1919 - 1932
Frederick James Shaw 1932 - 1942
Thomas Chell 1942 - 1953
John Henry Wade 1953 - 1954
William Henry Lee 1954 - 1958
Reginald S. Brown 1958 - 1960
Anthony P. Kaine 1960 - 1963
Horace Masters 1963 - 1965
George V. Godwin 1965 - 1970
Finiane Gargan 1970 - 1971
Norman J. Egan 1971 - 1972
William B. McKenna 1972 - 1973
Thomas Gerard Keane 1973 - 1983
Gerard Keane 1983 - 2016
Julian Rose-Gibbs 2016 -


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