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News article created on 10 November 2014

New lease of life for Birmingham's Fiddle & Bone

Work has started to transform and reopen one of Birmingham’s most historic canalside pubs right in the heart of the city.

Once a favourite hot spot for jazz and classical music lovers, the Fiddle & Bone Pub is situated behind the Grade II* listed Roundhouse, along the Birmingham Main Line Canal near Brindley Place.

It's currently being renovated inside and out. Once complete it will include four bars and a new eating area, as well as a private function and dining room. During the warmer months diners will be able to enjoy eating alfresco while watching the boats navigate the canals of Birmingham.

New boating facilities

Sherborne Wharf Ltd is also relocating its boating facilities to the Fiddle & Bone site and will provide new boating facilities including a chandlery, pump out, diesel and laundry facilities. The current mooring in the Sherborne Wharf Loop will continue to be managed by Sherborne Wharf Ltd with offices in The Fiddle & Bone.

Peter Mathews CMG, who chairs the Canal & River Trust’s west midlands partnership, said: “The Fiddle & Bone pub has been empty now for 14 years so it’s fantastic that this waterway gem is now being renovated and turned into what will be a fabulous restaurant and pub right in the heart of the city’s famous canal network.”

The new restaurant and bar is due to be reopened in early February 2015