This very old historic pub dates to 1820’s it’s worth noting that Aaron Payton built the Hare and Hounds in the 1820s. The pub was described as having its own stable, brew house, outbuildings, yard and garden. Not bad for a bricklayer to invest in land and start off the public house for farm workers.
He continued to run it until 1849 well into his sixties, unfortunately he was forced to sell it under a mounting of debts to Samuel Pike sadly he soon passed away handing the business to his wife in 1851. Must have been rare in those days for a wife to inherited property, soon this established became landladies to manage the business. It of cause has seen changes over the years but having the beautiful and unique Art Nouveau tiles that line the entry hall and staircase, is a major contributing factor to its current Grade II listed status. If you wish to find out more about this historic pub, please look up http://www.kingsheathhistory.co.uk/harehounds.pdf
This is the second oldest pub in Kings Heath and what a treasure it is, a well-known landmark in the heart of Kings Heath, for its was the 1st place UB40 played there and still it remains a central point for live music venue.
Our sweethearts are out tonight to enjoy all what can be offered by the Hare & Hounds a place to take your sweetheart out to who loves to dance and boggy her body down to live music and what better way of taking her out to here.
Once inside and her wind-swept coat is off and they both can dry off to a warm glass and a hot meal before the evening gets started.