Take a look at the changes at this landmark pub

Photo by: Nick Smith Fine Eye Photography

One of Sutton Coldfield’s best known pubs has undergone a major refurbishment.

The Royal Hotel is now known as The Townhouse and reopens on Thursday November 28.

Suburban Inns has owned and operated the venue for over 18 years.

The Townhouse will offer guests a range of areas to enjoy, including a Lounge, Bar, Club Room and The Yard.

The Lounge and Bar areas are flush with spacious places to enjoy cocktails, gin goblets and craft beers alongside a thoughtfully curated food menu.


Topping the pizzas and filling bao buns will be slow-roasted pulled Korean beef, cola mole pork shoulder and a vegan-friendly sweet hickory jackfruit.

The Clubroom is a 100-capacity function space perfect for private parties and events, with its own bar and DJ facilities.  At the weekend.

The graffiti-covered The Yard will come alive from Friday evening with DJs, cocktails and fresh street food being served outside from an in-house menu in a converted shipping container, rotating on a weekly basis and served late into the evening.


The menu will have global influences, think Thai yellow curry loaded fries, halloumi kebabs and chicken breast burgers marinated in Korean hot sauce.

Operations manager Steve Bould said: “We know there has been a lot of talk about what was going to happen to The Royal.

“We hope that given the consideration to the design of not just the venue but to the food, drinks and entertainment that has been put into The Townhouse, the people of Sutton and beyond will enjoy what’s been created.


“We know the trend for fresh and interesting street food paired with a handcrafted gin goblet isn’t going away and why should you only get these things in the city when we can have them in The Townhouse’s The Yard?

“We really can’t wait to see people enjoying themselves here.”

The Townhouse

High Street, Sutton Coldfield B72 1UD. 0121 355 8222.

Photographs by Nick Smith, Fine Eye Photography.