Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Clarendon Hotel

Chapel Ash

ListingThere 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.