The White Swan public house on Bradford Street, Digbeth.
This historic pub has been in the Creaton family, from Roscommon, for over 46 years and has seen generations of Irish families have maintained the life and sole of this icon Irish family pub. How many landlords in Birmingham can be proud of this statement.
Today the building stands proud whereas the surrounding buildings have been demolished to make way new life into Digbeth.
The White Swan was the meeting place for the original committee members who reintroduced the Birmingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade to the City in 1996 after an absence of 22 years. This is a bit of history to remember who would have guessed back in 1996 those humble beings would have created the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the country if not the world. Something that Birmingham should be proud of. All, done meeting in The White Swan, a place to come to put down your pint and say thanks.
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We find our sweethearts on route to The White Swan and she is beginning to wonder why he is taking to her on a trip to derelict area of Digbeth.
But then Our Lady spots the pub standing proud and looks upon the architecture of this wonderful historic building then, WOW what a surprise in store for her as she steps inside she soon discovers why it’s like stepping back in history the long ornately wooden bar with the original Victoria internal a proper old Irish pub. They both agree it’s beautiful treasure, they soon find themselves a cosy spot to sit after chatting to the landlady she whispers in his ear “it’s feels like home from home I love it honey” and soon relaxing before their mates arrive from the band.
He tells her he was recommended to come here by his mate, the band are regulars, in the back room to meet up for band practice and to enjoy the odd pint of real ale.
Hmm I wonder how many pints slip down before the guitars are picked up.