Wolverhampton's Listed Buildings

The Boat Public House and its Brewhouse

Church Street, Wednesfield

Listing: Public house, probably c1800 with alterations of 1830s. A good example of a canal side public house retaining adjacent brewhouse.  Brewhouse: early C19.  A rare survival of a brewhouse next to a public house.

Comment: The pub stands on the Wyrley and Essington Canal, which was opened in 1794. The present buildings may have been built because of the canal. But there may have been a pub or some other building on the site before then, as this building stands on an old road in the centre of Wednesfield. The brewhouse is the building on the left side of the photo above. The canal bridge is just behind the brewhouse and St. Thomas's is just to the right of the photo.  This is one of the little pockets in Wednesfield that retains some historic character.