This is the Old Fox in Birmingham City Centre. It is a very famous old pub which stands opposite
the Hippodrome Theatre. Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin were among some of the famous people who supped an ale or two inbetween performances. The Green Room is the bar next door and highlights the difference to me between a bar and a good old fashioned pub. It looks nice in there but I've never been in because it looks too posh. I'm much more at home in the Fox.
Both these fine establishments are located on Hurst Street, which is simultaneously Birminghams Chinese Quarter and Gay Village! I am neither Chinese nor gay but I like the eclectic feel of the place. And if only you could smell the food, your mouth would be watering...
Also on Hurst Street, the National Trust have restored Birmingham's only surviving back-to-back houses and made them a museum attraction with period shopfronts such as these. And they sell wonderful old fashioned sweets.