Kings Heath residents were celebrating yesterday after a pub with a reputation for 'Wild West-style' brawls had its bid for extra drinking time rejected.
The Goose & Granite (right), in the High Street, wanted to stay open until midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and until 1am for the rest of the week.
This was despite its record for disorder, which police said totalled 32 incidents in the past year including assaults, drug-taking and possession of an offensive weapon.
Families living in terraced homes in nearby Bank Street objected to the pub's application to extend drinking time, claiming they already suffered as a result of anti-social behaviour fuelled by cheap drink promotions.
Carolle Ford Garcia, who lives on Bank Street with her two young children, said: "Anti-social behaviour is already a big problem at the pub and we would have to suffer more of it even later into the evening and in the early hours f the morning if hours were extended.
"There have been fights in the street right beneath my bedroom window. Beer bottles, glasses and the remains of takeaway food are left strewn outside our houses and even on our doorsteps and window ledges. Some even use nearby alleyways as toilets."
Lee Evans, 84, who has lived on Bank Street for 20 years, said: "If the closing time is one o'clock, an hour can be added to that for the customers to leave and the staff to clear the glasses. The bottles are then brought out into the yard and thrown into a skip at the side of my house. I have a hearing aid and I can't hear the television over the noise from the pub."
The Kings Heath Neighbourhood Forum also pleaded with city councillors not to give the pub extra drinking time claiming it would create greater public nuisance.
Rejecting the pub's application, Councillor David Osborne (Lib Dem, Acocks Green), who chaired the Licensing Sub-Committee yesterday, said: "We were particularly concerned by the police incident logs and the local representatives' concerns regarding anti-social behaviour, noise, litter, urinating and litter."
The Station pub, also in Kings Heath High Street, had its extension approved after police withdrew their objection, despite being called to 52 incidents in 18 months.
But RB's and Reflex in Sutton Coldfield had their application rejected.