The Grade II listed building was designed by Julius Alfred Chatwin, a builder of many Victorian churches. Built in 1864, it was originally the Old Stock bank and then become Lloyds Bank in 1889, the same year that Birmingham became a city.
The building opened as a Fullers pub in 1997 and in 2006 the Old Joint Stock theatre opened. The theatre can seat 80 people and is used for both professional and amateur performances as well as an art gallery.
As you enter the pub you are presented with a large, very high ceilinged room with dozens of busts decorating the many arches by the ceiling. Like the Counting House and Bank of England, there is an impressive glass dome in the centre of the ceiling.
There is plenty of seating throughout the pub and the balcony is a great place to get a view of the whole pub. There are two function rooms, the Club Room which is open to the public when not in use and the grand Function Room on the first floor.
The large island bar (again, something similar to what you would find in The Counting House or The Old Bank of England) features an almost entire range of Fullers beers including London Pride, Chiswick, ESB, London Porter, Discovery and Honey Dew. There were also two beer from Titanic.
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The Old Joint Stock
4 Temple Row West
Tel: 0121 200 1892
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