Aston Villa fans eagerly awaiting the club's first home game of the season tomorrow will be able to enjoy the pleasant surroundings of a newly opened pub which has undergone a wholesale refurbishment.
The Grade II Aston Tavern was built in 1904 sits in the shadow of the A38 and Villa Park but has been vacant and derelict for two decades.
The owners, husband and wife team Michelle and Paul Monaghan, are hoping to create a Michelin-star quality restaurant.
Below is a look at five other pubs in Birmingham which have undergone revamps or even major restoration to bring them back to life.
Bartons Arms - Newtown
Boasting Ozzy Osbourne and Charlie Chaplin among its former patrons, The Bartons Arms oozes charm and from every corner of its Grade II-listed surroundings.
More than 110 years old, it has survived two world wars, the redevelopment of Aston and Newtown and an attack during the 2011 riots and houses a traditional Thai restaurant.
The Bureau - City centre
The bar, right in the heart of Birmingham's business community in Colmore Row, opened a new roof terrace during the summer.
Called The Langley's Gin Roof Terrace, it represents the second phase of The Bureau's recent opening and is running weekly set menu barbecues.
The Old Contemptibles - City centre
Based in Edmund Street, a short hop from Colmore Row, the refurbishment of The Old Contemptibles was restored as a tribute to the group British forces' veterans who drank there after the end of the First World War.
It even won an industry award for the refurbishment, named as the best-designed pub in the country.
The Village - Moseley
Suburban Inns, a newly launched pub company run by entrepreneurs Adrian and Sharon Harvey, invested £800,000 to transform one of the suburb's oldest pubs.
The restoration, which opened late last year, was the couple's first venture using the new brand and transformed pub in Alcester Road previously known as The Village Inn.
The Woodman - Eastside