The Village pub, Moseley, to be closed and converted into living accommodation
A planning application has been submitted to convert the Village pub, Alcester Road, Moseley, into residential accommodation. A three storey building, containing 6 flats would also be built in part of the present car park.
The planning application number is 2011/00992/PA. The drawings for the planning application can be seen on-line by going to: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/planningonline , click on ‘Access Planning Online’, click on ‘Application Number Search’ and search for application number 2011/00992/PA
My limited understanding on the history of this building is that it was originally a Gentlemen’s’ private club. It was more akin to the Gentlemen clubs in London, like the Carlton or Garrick club, which served the professional classes, as opposed to the modern gentlemen’s clubs which are thinly disguised strip clubs.
The Gentlemen’s Club closed in 1980 and was then converted in The Village pub.
From my perspective, I’m amazed that it has lasted so long as a pub. Being 100 metres outside the core of Moseley shopping centre, it has always struggled to attract the same high level of patronage as the other pubs in Moseley shopping centre.