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The Old Swan Inn, Halesowen Road, Netherton.

The Old Swan Inn, Netherton.

The Old Swan Inn, Netherton.

Otherwise known as Ma Pardoe’s.

This Grade II listed pub is probably one of the most famous in the Black Country. Dating back to the 1860s, although there was a previous pub on the same site since 1835. It became known as Ma Pardoe’s after landlady Doris Clare Pardoe, who owned it until her death in 1984 aged 85. It also has its own brewery, now one of only a few in the Midlands to continue to brew on the premises. This, along with its legendary Black Country Fare, makes The Old Swan Inn a very popular establishment.

Inside, it is known for its ceiling of enamelled vitreous iron plates, believed to be one of only two left in the world. It is mint green and white and depicts a portrait of a swan in the central panel.

  • Taken: 12 Mar 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 44mm
  • F/8
  • 30 Sec
  • ISO 100

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