You may recall that a few months ago we wrote about The Anchor looking for a new owner, well, Julian Rose-Gibbs is he! [Pictured right]
Julian recently purchased the lease for The Anchor from legendary Digbeth landlord Gerry Keane, and is all set for putting his stamp on the nationally-recognised and Grade-II listed CAMRA award-winning pub.
Having years of experience in running various venues and drinking establishments, Julian has earned his stripes, but taking on a traditional boozer is a new challenge for him. He said: “we’ll be keeping it as traditional as possible, getting the real ales back up to scratch, adding a bit of craft beer and gin along with whiskey. We’ll also slowly, but surely, introduce a food concept to bring the pub up to modern drinking culture.”
What’s fantastic is that The Anchor will remain independently-owned, which is a big deal for Digbeth where we have pretty much zero chains. It’s also great to see that the pub will be keeping its sense of humour from the sign spotted outside the other week… 🙂
We’re delighted to welcome Julian and his team to Digbeth, and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for The Anchor as it begins another chapter in its history. To learn more and keep up to date, follow @AnchorDigbeth on Twitter or like their Facebook page here.