The Hawthorns pub now Greggs in West Bromwich

Opposite The Hawthorns home of West Bromwich Albion was a public house of the same name. It is now a Greggs. A house built circa 1840, Grade II listed building.

Where is Greggs at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich?

Greggs is at 2 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4JZ


In brief

A house built in circa 1840. It was a public house called The Hawthorns (used by the WBA Supporters Throstle Club). But has been been part of the Greggs bakery chain since 2015. The building is Grade II listed.

Hawthorns GreggsThe Hawthorns pub now Greggs (January 2023). Photography by Elliott Brown


The Hawthorns pub - history

The Hawthorns public house was originally built as a house on the corner of Birmingham Road and Halfords Lane in West Bromwich around circa 1840.

A Stucco house with hipped slate roof.

The house was rebuilt by Henry Halford an iron merchant who lived there between circa 1833 and 1846.

It probably became a public house for West Bromwich Albion football fans by the early 20th century.

The Hawthorns pubThe Hawthorns pub now Greggs (December 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown


In it's later years it was the Hawthorn's Banqueting Suite, by 2008.

But the building was unused from 2011 until 2015, when it was converted into a Greggs.

Greggs was open to the public by the end of 2015.

As well as a bakery shop, it's also a cafe now, with West Bromwich Albion interiors and black and white photographs on the walls.

The Hawthorns pubThe Hawthorns pub now Greggs (December 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown


Contact details


2 Birmingham Road

West Bromwich

B71 4JZ

0121 525 3609

Project dates

03 Feb 2023 - On-going


History & heritage, Food & drink, Classic Architecture

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