The Plough, Harborne: Litecraft City Guide

We've moved on to the brilliant city of Birmingham this week and we're drooling  over The Plough pub and restaurant, named as one of the UK's top 20 public houses, you'll find this establishment situated in the quaint village of Harborne just outside of Birmingham.

On first appearance the establishment is set in an old Edwardian building. In addition this is painted in subtle off whites with black framing. on entering it's a whole other story, you're greeted with an eclectic mix of shabby chic, an industrial quirk together with an earthy outdoor garden vibe. Consequently walking into the front room you'd be forgiven for thinking you've been transported to a log cabin deep in the mountains. A wooden clad interior boasting antler chandeliers and deer head wall features greet you. The room is warm and inviting with heavy curtains. Further more homely picture frames hung from chains on the wall and soft funky seating. Make your way through to the bar area where hints of a more industrial vibe. This mixed with rough luxe elements can be seen with the introduction of eclectic gold and black framed mirrors. These against exposed brown brick.

Lets take a look

The homely welcoming feel is taken straight through to the newer parts of the establishment. As a result this is a large extension has been constructed boasting wide open patio doors that bring the outdoors in. A more industrial atmosphere is felt with the introduction of stainless steel. This mixed with distressed wood for the tables together with retro metal seating and rustic watering-can style plant pots.

More exposed red brick allows for a warmer atmosphere. Whilst beautifully patterned tiles in blue hues keep the area feeling nostalgic and kitsch. Sweet blue enamelled pendant lights that mix retro with industrialism line the dining area. Thus complimenting the blue tiled back drop. Whilst pretty glass ball tea light holders dangle above, creating an almost whimsical effect.

Lastly, head outside into the beer garden for a quaint yet rustic picnic style experience, and eclectic mix of flowers and shrubs adorn the walls together with retro outdoor lanterns and more distressed wood and steel picnic benches.