Listing: There appears to have
been a hotel on this site since the 1880s and possibly earlier. The Clarendon
Hotel is run by Banks's, owners of the nearby Park Brewery, and has been an
outlet for the local brew for over 100 years. The present building, which dates
from the early 20th century, holds a prominent corner position at the junction
of Lovatt Street and Chapel Ash and is uncharacteristically aligned with its
gable end facing Chapel Ash. The building is notable for its Edwardian detailing
and stone dressings and leaded light stained glass. It has four symmetrically
placed brick chimney stacks. Later extensions to rear.
Comment: This is a brewery pub, the brewery having been called
the Wolverhampton and Dudley Brewery, trading locally under the name of
Banks's. Since 2007 the company has formally changed its name to
Marston's, reflecting the fact that this is no longer a local brewery
but a regional one, and a big regional one at that. This pub, like
Banks's beer, is favourably commented on by CAMRA.