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Historic drinking hole to be restored to its Victorian splendour

A popular Victorian-era pub in Stourbridge will be restored to its former glory in time for a Christmas re-opening after being purchased by Black Country Ales in a sale handled by licensed property specialist, James A Baker.
Black Country Ales plans to invest significantly in a refurbishment of The Seven Stars, which will eventually feature at least 15 hand pumps, serving a range of its own beers, including BFG, Pig on the Wall, and Fireside, which are crafted just five miles away at its brewery.
There will also be a variety of guest ales available, along with a range of pub snacks, cobs and pork pies.
Graham Manwaring, Head of Pubs at Black Country Ales, which already has over 30 pubs throughout the West Midlands and Shropshire, said he was absolutely delighted with the acquisition.
“The classic Victorian inn has been a very popular part of Stourbridge’s drinking scene for many years both with thirsty locals and also railway passengers winding down on the way home.
“Work has already begun on a sensitive refurbishment of the pub, and will include a significant spend to return the Seven Stars to its former pomp.
“We expect the work to take several months, during which we are searching for cheerful and hard-working publicans to ensure the venue will be up and trading in time for Christmas.
“There is a real intention to make this a hub of the community where real ales and conversation are the stars of the show.”
Amy Potter, surveyor at James A Baker’s Birmingham office, said: “This is great news for Stourbridge, and seeing the venue restored to its former Victorian glory should bring in new clients, and increase trade.”
Prospective licensees who have a passion for real ale and traditional pubs should contact

Viney Ltd trading as James A Baker, Registered Office, The Bank, 18 Newbridge Road, Bath, BA1 3JX
Viney Ltd Reg No. 04515765. Registered in England and Wales. VAT Reg No. 752840133 Regulated by the RICS.
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