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Black Hart

Picture source: David Gray

The Black Hart was situated on March Road. This pub was previously known as The Fishermans Haunt and closed in the late 1980s after which it was converted to a Chinese restaurant. When this pub was closed, it was the only Black Hart in the country so Elgood’s transferred the name to what was then the Black Horse at Thorney Toll on the A47.
I visited this pub on Sunday 10 June 1984 on a lunchtime with fellow Birmingham Camra Branch members on our way home from Southward in Suffolk.
I recall we went into the bar to the right of the front door. There was no bar counter as such just a hatch. The land lady went into the back room to pour our beers direct from the barrel. I drank two and a half pints of Elgood’s Bitter (recorded this in my diary for that year). There was a pre decimal jukebox. I remember that there was a printed sign on the lounge (to left of doorway) that said it had been or was going to be used as the local polling station. I took this photograph from the car park on the other side of the road.
David Gray (September 2018)

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