One of Birmingham’s best-loved Jewellery Quarter pubs is set to reopen in May following an unexpected closure.
The Church JQ closed on March 21 after a “plumbing failure” hit the building that is more than a century old.
Work to repair the pub was originally set to take two weeks – but it was decided to turn misfortune into an opportunity.
General manager Tim McRae said: “We have been open for a few years so have decided to have a refurbishment at the same time so that we are not doing that further down the line.
“We are hoping to back open again in early May, but will know more next week."
What is The Church JQ?
The Church JQ specialises in a mixture of ‘home Louisiana cookin’ meets French Bistro elegance’.
When the pub opened it said: “The Church is influenced by the New Orleans French quarter that first inspired us here at Soul Food but firmly rooted in a British pub; we can’t ignore this place’s heritage.
“We are all about quality that’s why we are delighted to be working with Everards.
“Like us it’s their first pub venture in Birmingham and we are proud to be partnered with them.
“Everards share our vision of a pub with the concentration firmly on good quality products while bringing something new and exciting to Birmingham.”
The pub is part of The Soul Food Project which was launched by Carl Finn in 2010 and now includes the revered bakery Peel & Stone.
Where is it?
The Church JQ, 22 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AQ.
For more details telephone 0121 448 3866 or visit the website here