I missed this originally, but after a bin-dive into the recycling bin, I can now bring you news that the The Swan, on Pelsall Road, Brownhills, has been saved from ruin and will reopen at some point in July. This article was featured in the Express & Star of June 2nd, and I missed it at the time. Most regular readers had gathered something was going on from previous comments by Jane on my early post ‘The Pubs We’ve Lost‘ and a recent one on ‘The road no less travelled‘ about the history of the Pelsall Road.
As far as I can tell, this is the second time The Swan has been rescued, and I wish Jane & Geoff all the best. It’s a lovely little pub with a proud history and deserves a caring, community-spirited landlord to breathe new life into this formerly humming social hub. If Jane & Geoff are reading this, please drop me a line when you plan to open and I’ll publicise the rebirth on the blog for you.