Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Royal Oak

New Street / Vaughan Road, Portobello

Listing: The Royal Oak public house on the corner of New Street and Vaughan Road, Portobello.

Comment:  A Tudor revival pub on an acute corner. It must be by the Butler brothers (architects) as it is a smaller and re-worked version of the New Inn, Bilston Road.

Windows, doors, chimneys and general proportions all strongly resemble Butler work. Here the corner end is slightly broader than the New Inn’s, and the angled part centres on a projecting chimney with small windows in its canted sides.

Full height canted bays on the sides rise through the eaves. A good landmark building in an area of modest housing.