Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Hogshead

Stafford Street

Listing: Corner part of a large building constructed in 1885 for the South Staffordshire Regiment.  Architect unknown.  Additions and alterations to 1st and 2nd floors in 1924.  Traded as the Vine Hotel until 1983 when it was converted to office and use but reverted to a public house in 1998.  Landmark building on a prominent town centre corner site with terracotta detailing externally and surviving decorated leaded glass features inside. Locally Listed, approved November 2001.

Comment:  We would be interested to see the evidence that this building was built for the South Staffs Regiment, whose drill hall is next door. 

The restoration of 1998, during which the whole of the exterior was relieved of years of grime, returned to the town a sparkling and wonderfully detailed contribution to the townscape. The interior is a re-creation of a traditional bare boards style though they stop short of sawdust on the floor. This is not the place to mention that they serve a wide range of good beers