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History society steps back in time to Redditch's old Unicorn Hotel

Ross Crawford 25th Mar, 2022

REMEMBER the Unicorn Pub on Unicorn Hill?

As members of Redditch History Society have discovered in their latest newsletter, it took its name from the Unicorn Hotel which was once known as the ‘chief and best hotel’ in Redditch.

A brochure from the time says it ‘contains a large number of single and double bedded rooms, handsomely furnished, and arranged to afford visitors, travelling on business or pleasure, every home comfort.

‘There is a spacious Coffee Room for Ladies and Gentlemen, also Private Sitting Rooms, Diningand Writing Rooms, together with a splendid Billiard Room.

‘The Unicorn Hotel has achieved a reputation for its good management and home comfort; the supervision of the culinary arrangements is in thoroughly experienced hands, and every endeavour is made to sustain the reputation already gained.’

Not only that but the hotel featured its own bowling green and ‘home from home comforts’.

The building was demolished in the 1950s and its replacement, the Unicorn Pub in 1998.

Members of Redditch History Society meet at the Oasis Christian Centre on Plymouth Road at 2pm on the second Monday of the month, which will be April 11 when they will hold their AGM following which there will be a local history film.

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