The Barn Pub & Grill in Digbeth - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

The Barn Pub & Grill is a cocktail bar that opened on Barn Street, Digbeth in 2020. Formerly a pub called The Royal Oak, until the 1950s. Later became a cafe called Barn St. Diner.

Where is The Barn?

The Barn Pub & Grill - 1 Barn Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5QD. Corner of Little Ann Street.


In brief

Cocktail bar opened in 2020. Was previously a cafe. Was the Barn Street Diner in 2011, then by 2014 it was called Rico Libre. Until the 1950s it was a pub called The Royal Oak.

The BarnThe Barn Pub & Grill, Digbeth (August 2023). Photography by Elliott Brown


The Barn - history

Was formerly a public house called The Royal Oak, but this closed by the 1950s.

After that the building was used as a cafe.

It was the Barn Street Diner until at least 2014.

The Barn DigbethBarn Street Diner, Digbeth (July 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown


In 2014, it was converted into a tapas bar called Rico Libre.

From 2020 it was turned into The Barn Pub & Grill.

The Barn DigbethRico Libre, Digbeth (August 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

15 Aug 2023 - On-going


History & heritage, Food & drink, Classic Architecture


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