Grade-II listed pub to be transformed into Indian restaurant

A Birmingham city centre pub used to premiere a Peaky Blinders TV series is set to reopen as an Indian restaurant.

The Bulls Head Grade II-listed terracotta pub was built at 38 Bishopsgate Street around the corner from Broad Street on Westside back in 1901. It was designed by renowned city architects James & Lister Lea.

In October 2017, the exterior was dressed up as ‘The Garrison Tavern’ for the opening photocall of the fourth season’s premiere of Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders drama series at nearby Cineworld, attracting huge crowds.

However, following the Covid lockdowns, Davenports sold the pub in February 2022 to an unnamed ‘investment fund’, and it has been closed ever since.

Posters in the window at the pub today explain that it will reopen as an Indian desi restaurant in 2024, trading under the name of the Peg And Grill.

A holding website at promises: “A vibrant Indian restaurant is soon gracing Birmingham with its presence. Anticipate a sensory journey through India’s diverse culinary landscape, promising an unforgettable dining experience for Birmingham’s food enthusiasts.”

Mike Olley, general manager of Westside BID, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming The Bulls Head back to Westside’s trading businesses, albeit under its new name of the Peg and Grill. What a wonderful addition to the area this will be in 2024.”