WATCH: The Roe Deer pub opens in former £3.5m Wordsley family home

By Jamie Brassington | Stourbridge | Dining out | Published: | Last Updated:

A new pub has opened up on the site of a former 200-year-old family home in a leafy part of the Black Country.

Chef Luke Wilcox and Manager Jon Astle-Rowe outside the new Roe Deer pub in Wordsley

The Roe Deer has been developed out of the former Lawnswood House, Wordsley, which went on the market for £3.5million in 2015.

Its grand opening was held on Wednesday evening where around 300 people attended from the local area.

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The Roe Deer pub opens at former Lawnswood House in Wordsley

James Killick, from parent company Brunning & Price, said: "The grand opening was great. We advertised it to people in the local area and about 300 people came on the night."

The building is old and dates back to the early Victorian era but the pub's owners have been keen to keep its historic features intact.

The house was commissioned by the Foley family and built between 1813 and 1816 during the reign of King George III.

Staff member Matt Berrington


It was built in the Regency style with corniced high ceilings and rooms flooded with light from the tall casement windows.

Edward Foley made a vast fortune as an iron manufacturer in the mid-17th Century and lived there with his family until 1851 when a Colonel Fletcher took up residence.

Brunning and Price specialises in restoring old buildings as pubs and restaurants and has a portfolio of nearly 70 including the Inn at Shipley, near Wolverhampton; The Oakley Arms, Brewood; Combermere Arms in Wolverhampton and a number of pubs across Shropshire.

The pub serves seven ales on tap. It employs around 70 staff.

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