The High Field Town House

Pub with rooms in Edgbaston, Birmingham

From £150 per night

Curator's notes:

  • Victorian villas in leafy Edgbaston
  • Period features in boutique rooms
  • Cool, vibrant foodie pub; dining terraces
  • 15-minute walk from city centre
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Overview

Peach Pubs flagship hotel, contemporary dining pub and cafe/function space - The High Field Town House; The High Field; The Studio - occupy three elegant Victorian villas in leafy Edgbaston, close to the Botanical Gardens and Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Once a grand residences on the tree-lined Calthorpe Estate, Peach have successfully transformed them into a vibrant hub for the local community and for visitors looking for stylish accommodation and good food away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Stay in one of the 12 boutique rooms and walk next door to The High Field for the lively vibe, excellent drinks list and well cooked modern British pub food, best enjoyed alfreso on the summer terrace. If you have a laptop and work to do, grab a coffee and make the most of the free wi-fi in the cool cafe at The Studio - the upstairs private dining room has recently become a very popular hot desk space for local workers.

Rooms from

12 doubles: £150

Good to know

Major credit cards accepted

Disabled access (ground floor room)

Alfresco & private dining

Wedding venue

The Studio: Cafe & work space

Parking available (free for overnight guests)

Dog stay: £10

Town & City

A brisk 15-minute walk will find you in the heart of Birmingham - Bull Ring shopping; National Sea Life Centre; The Hippodrome for ballet; Museum & Art Gallery; Custard Factory creative hub, and more.

Cricket at Edgbaston

Spending the day watching an England test match at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, then why not stay over at the High Field Town House - it's just a short stroll from the hotel and vibrant pub.

Alfresco

Stlyish heated stretch tents cover both patios to ensure cosy outdoor eating and drinking, or book one of the heated wooden High Field Huts (seat 6) in the garden.

Rooms

Next door to the High Field pub, the Town House is an elegant Victorian villa and the original 1860s' features have been retained throughout the twelve stylish and individually furnished bedrooms.

To ease the check-in process, guests are sent digital entry codes for the bedrooms and front door - perfect for late arrivals. However, there is a cosy reception-cum-sitting room with honesty bar, free Nespresso coffee, and the daily papers to peruse. Rooms range from the compact Cosy rooms, a couple with quirky en suite arrangements due to the constraints of the listed building, to the spacious and very comfortable Premium rooms with roll-top baths in big bay windows, and super king-sized beds.

All ooze charm and character - soothing heritage colours are contrasted by feature walls with bold, hand-painted English wallpaper, bright cushions and blue/yellow upholstered chairs. Furnishings are traditional - expect well-chosen walnut and mahogany antiques, including grand wardrobes and French wooden beds or brass beds sourced from local auctions. Dogs are allowed overnight in a few rooms.

Restaurant & bar

Menus evolve with the seasons, working with whatever is best and in abundance from farmers, fishermen and producers locally and further afield who share Peach Pubs sustainable, quality ethics.

Expect to find English asparagus in spring, mushrooms, game and hearty slow braised dishes in autumn, Cornish lamb when it is good, lobsters when they are native, and the best British beef, grass-fed, naturally slow-grown on carbon-capturing pasture, from top butchers Aubrey Allen. Interesting specials change daily, the choice dependent on the quality ingredients delivered that day. Typically this translates to mizo-glased cod, black rice, choy sum, lime, chilli and coriander, 14-hour braised beef and ale pie with mash, greens and gravy, and Jimmy Butler's roast pork roll with stuffing and apple sauce.

The choice of drinks is mind-boggling, from delicious cocktails and mocktails, to a raft of gins and wines (13 by the glass), craft beers and ales from Purity and local Church Farm breweries.

Private dining

Upstairs at the High Field are two smart panelled private dining rooms (seating 12 & 22) that can be used separately or joining together for business meetings or weddings. The Studio next door, formally an architect's studio, has been recently revamped with brushed gold and teal, giving a stunning interior for a party or event. The area has its own private bar.

Things to do

Crime-ridden streets, gangland warfare, poverty, desperation and murder. Are we talking about New York or Chicago in the 1920s? No, we're talking about the dark past of Birmingham in the 1880s and early 1900s when gangs roamed the streets and ruled not with an iron fist, but supposedly with razor blades sewn into their caps. Fans of the stylish and dark BBC series the 'Peaky Blinders', which is set in the backstreets of Birmingham, should book one of the fasinating Peaky Tours.

Just a short walk from The High Field Town House, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone, be it one of our four stunning glasshouses showcasing plants from tropical rainforest to arid desert, to the popular tearoom and garden gift shop, all surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the Britain. The character is that of a Victorian public park with a bandstand set in 15 acres (6.1 ha) of landscaped greenery.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Birmingham New Street

Taxi from station: 7min

Drive: NEC 24min; Worcester 42min; Coventry 36min

Address

22 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DP

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