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Peaky Blinders pub The Garrison goes under the hammer

The derelict Garrison Pub in Small Heath, a stone’s throw from Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s Stadium, will be auctioned at Villa Park on May 22

The Garrison pub is up for auction

The Birmingham pub made famous in the hit TV show Peaky Blinders goes under the hammer next week.

The derelict Garrison Pub in Small Heath, a stone’s throw from Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s Stadium, will be auctioned at Villa Park on Thursday, May 22, starting at 11am.

And it could be yours for around £200,000, according to auctioneers Cottons.

In the BBC2 period drama The Garrison was the meeting place for the notorious Peaky Blinders gang – the villains huddled in a private room to strike deals with rivals and plot their latest scam.

There is no documentary evidence of links to the real Peaky Blinders–- so called for the razor blades stitched into their cloth caps. But stories of their dark deeds in the bar have been handed down through the generations.

The Victorian pub has been closed for about two years, but with some investment and a refurb many believe it could enjoy a new lease of life - with the ability to capitalise on its TV show association.

It was put up for sale last summer, but without a buyer coming forward is now on the auction list with a guide price of £160,000 to £175,000 plus VAT.

According to the auction details the three-storey building comes with full living accommodation, including six bedrooms, above.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail last year, Neil Hayes, security guard at the run-down boozer, said there were real concerns the building and its place in Birmingham’s dark history will be lost forever, either bulldozed or turned into a warehouse.

“Birmingham folk are such passionate people, but here they have a piece of their own history rotting into the earth,’’ he said.

“In its day, this was always the ‘go to’ pub. If the people of Birmingham just gave £1 each it could be returned to its former glory.”

The Garrison is among scores of properties up for auction next week.

 

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