History of the Royal George in Digbeth in Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire.


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Some history of the Royal George

More information on the Royal George on Digbeth to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Royal George 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 Royal George. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

Birmingham : The Royal George on the corner of Digbeth and Park Street at Digbeth [c.1939]

More information on the Royal George on Digbeth to follow.

Birmingham : The Royal George and Brennan's Bar on the corner of Digbeth and Park Street at Digbeth [2001]

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Licensees of this pub

1767 - William Dunn
1774 - William Dunn
1845 - Richard Bates
1931 - 1955 Robert William Burrows
1955 - 1956 Elizabeth Gladys Burrows
1956 - 1956 John Michael Birch
1956 - 1961 Thomas Quinton Lewis
1961 - 1962 Bernard Eric Foulkes
1962 - 1964 Edward Johnson
1964 - 1978 Joseph Rennison Ellis
1978 - 1979 William Edward Patterson
1979 - 1982 Colin Walter Woodley
1982 - 1984 Roger Thomas Bowater
1984 - 1986 Mohammed Yusaf
1986 - 1988 Neill Philip Reardon
1988 - 1992 Susan Leslie Cockbill
1992 - 1994 Eugene Dominic Naughton
1994 - 1998 Shamus Joseph Dunleavy
1998 - 1999 Mary Donnelly
1999 - 1999 Susan Ann Bradley
1999 - 2000 Yvonne Smith
2000 - 2003 Brendan William Breslin
2003 - Elaine Talbot
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

Mitchells's and Butler's


Plan showing the location of the George Inn on the corner of Digbeth and Park Street at Digbeth in Birmingham [1889]

This extract from an 1889 plan shows the location of the [Royal] George Inn on the corner of Digbeth and Park Street. The plan shows the large music hall attached to the pub and fronting Park Street. At the time of this plan the music hall was known as the Museum Palace of Varieties. Adjoining the music hall were the Corporation Stables. The shops next door on Park Street were occupied by the provision dealer Stephen Willson and the pastry cook Joseph Hart. The next property was another shop with a warehouse extending some distance to the rear. This was the business of the leather dealer John Yorke Madeley.

Inn Sign

Inn Sign of the Royal George at Digbeth in Birmingham [2001]

Genealogy Connections

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Related Newspaper Articles

"When Robert Turner, aged 31, hawker, 37a, Highgate Street, appeared before the Birmingham magistrates yesterday it was stated that on being refused a drink at the Royal George, Digbeth, he knocked a glass off the counter, and threw another. When asked to leave he flung the door back so violently that a large glass panel was broken and the woodwork damaged. He was fined £1 for being drunk on licensed premises. £1 for damaging the door; and ordered to pay £4 in respect of the damage."
"Public House Scene"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : September 25th 1931 Page 9

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