Saturday, July 13, 2024

Venue guide: The Wagon & Horses, Birmingham

The Wagon & Horses is a dual venue pub in the back streets of Digbeth, hosting regular live music and a fully stocked bar.

One of Birmingham’s oldest and best kept secrets, the Wagon has played host to a plethora of local and international bands over the years, as well as dozens of weekend-long festivals. The main courtyard sits under a purpose-built shelter, just a flight of stairs away from the secondary indoor venue above the pub’s main bar. A good mix of live rock and dance/dub soundsystems appear at the venue ensuring a varied crowd at all times.

Venue information

Not far from Birmingham’s huge Rainbow complex, the pub sits at the very start of the Digbeth High Street, a stone’s throw from Birmingham City Football Club and the Custard Factory. Hot and cold food is served over the bar between midday and 2:30 every weekday. Most of Birmingham’s main music promoters host nightly live shows over the venue’s two stages.

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Getting to the Wagon & Horses

By car

The Wagon & Horses is situated just off the main Digbeth Deritend, on the same road as the Rainbow Warehouse.


Parking is available on the local back streets, as well as a small walk away from the venue in 2 or 3 large pay and display car parks.

By public transport

Buses down the Digbeth high street operate throughout the day, and New Street and Moor Street stations are both a 10 minute walk away. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit

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