Some history of the Adderley Park Inn on Adderley Road at Saltley in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire
The Adderley Park Inn is located on the corner of Adderley Road and Ash Road.
More information on the Adderley Park Inn on Adderley Road to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Adderley Park Inn from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on the Adderley Park Inn. In the meantime I have included a few photographs of the public-house along with a newspaper article. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
As this sign states, the Adderley Park Inn is "better known as The Three A's,", most probably a reference to Atkinson's Aston Ales. The Adderley family owned an extensive tract of land around this part of Birmingham. Charles Adderley, who would later become the first Lord Norton, owned much of Duddeston and Vauxhall. It was here that he donated the land for Birmingham's first public park in August 1856 - hence the name of this pub. The ancestral home of the Adderley family was Hams Hall near Coleshill. The first Charles Adderley, an equerry to King Charles I, bought the original hall. Following a major fire in 1890, the hall was demolished and rebuilt in the village of Coates in Gloucestershire at the whim of the shipping magnate, Oswald Harrison. Charles Adderley opened the ten-acre park to thousands of visitors on a warm Saturday in August 1856. Entrance to the park was via a handsome lodge where a library was later added. The opening ceremony included a procession from the Market Hall at Prospect Row, along Ashted Row and through Bloomsbury to the Saltley Road.
"William Phipps, potman, 13, Mill Lane, Saltley, was charged with stealing 1s. 7d., and several cigars, the property of his employer.
Prisoner was employed at the Adderley Park Inn, Saltley, and in consequence of having missed property at frequent intervals since the 11th ult., the landlord, on the
advice of Police Constable Hodson marked some money on Saturday last, and placed it in the till. The next morning 6d. in silver and 1s. 1d. in coppers was missing,
which was found in the prisoner's possession, while five cigars belonging to the prosecutor discovered by Police Sergeant Hodson hidden in the brewhouse. When
charged with the offence prisoner admitted his guilt. In consequence of his previous good character prisoner was let off on payment 20s., or, in default of payment,
"A Dishonest Potman"
Birmingham Mail : June 3rd 1890 Page 3