The Rainbow - A historic pub in Digbeth!

The Rainbow was built in 1876 at 60 High Street Bordesley for Mitchells & Butlers in the Gothic Style. Recent years as Finders Keepers but now The Rainbow again with new owners.


Where is The Rainbow?

The Rainbow is at 160 High Street Bordesley, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 0LD. On the corner of Adderley Street.

 

In brief

A historic late Victorian public house built for Mitchells & Butlers, in the Gothic style around 1876. As of October 2021, it now has new owners and has been reopened. It was briefly Finders Keepers in 2018.

The Rainbow DigbethThe Rainbow from Adderley Street, Digbeth (October 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Rainbow - history

It is believed that a pub has existed on this site since the 1760s, although the current building was built in the Gothic style in 1876.

The Peaky Blinders, a local criminal gang is thought to have regularly frequented The Rainbow from the 1890s. They later gave their name to the popular BBC TV series created by Stephen Knight in 2013.

The pub had been closed since 2017, but briefly reopened in 2018 as Finders Keepers, before the pub was closed again for two or three years.

From Autumn 2021, the lease of the pub was taken over by Nick Rendall and Trevean Anderson, the team behind The Cuban Embassy in Moseley.

It was leased by Stars Pubs & Bars, and the pub was refurbished at a cost of £750,000, with the aim of creating an independent live music and entertainment venue.

The Rainbow DigbethThe Rainbow on Adderley Street, Digbeth (October 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Rainbow DigbethThe Rainbow from Adderley Street, Digbeth (October 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Contact details

The Rainbow Pub

160 High St, Bordesley

Digbeth

Birmingham

B12 0LD

 

Instagram: The Rainbow Pub Digbeth

Project dates

17 Oct 2021 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Food & drink, Classic Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com