The former James Brindley pub is being brought back to life this summer.
The company behind The Botanist is to open a brand new concept bar and restaurant The Canal House in the vacant building on Bridge Street overlooking the canal.
This will be a new brand for New World Trading Company and totally exclusive to Birmingham, “ inspired by the late famous engineer, James Brindley.”
The James Brindley pub named after the famous canal engineer, was built in the 1980s, replacing a former canal side warehouse. It was a very popular venue in the 1990s but has been vacant for eight years.
It will reopen as The Canal House on August 14.
A spokeswoman said: “ The 21st Century establishment will honour the life, work and spirit of the 18th Century icon. Step into Brindley’s legendary residence, begin a discovery of old meets new and relive the stories of days gone by; relax in Brindley’s brew room, study, lounge and drawing room to name a few.
“The cocktail menu will take customers on a revolutionary journey; imagine visions blurred by fogs of oak smoke and intoxicating flames of overproof rum, alongside more elegant delights in the way James Brindley himself once would.”
The pub will have more than 60 unique world ales, as well as the Budvar’s unique unpasteurised full-flavour tank beer Tankové Pivo, that’s matured for 90 days.
The beer remains fresh because it’s delivered in temperature controlled tanks that are airtight, giving the beer an incredibly smooth mouthfeel; so expect brewery-fresh beer direct from The Canal House.
The pub food will be similar to the Botanist menu centered around a rotisserie and grilled meats, as well a deli section.
Across the canal from Canal House is French restaurant Bistot Pierre just opposite - once the former headquarters of the Birmingham Canal Company and has been refurbished to retain these original features.