In the 19th century, the area was under the control of the Gough-Calthorpe family and the Gillott family who refused to allow factories or warehouses to be built in Edgbaston, thus making it attractive for the wealthier residents of the city. Thus it was known as “where the trees begin”. Edgbaston is home to Edgbaston Cricket Ground, a Test match venue, the University of Birmingham, established as Birmingham Medical School in 1825, eight out of the nine independent schools within the city, Edgbaston Golf Club, one of the most exclusive private members clubs in the Midlands, as well as the Priory Club, which boasts world class sporting facilities.
The area is also home to a Michelin star restaurant, Simpsons, as well as a host or renowned pubs such as The Highfield, The Physician and the Edgbaston.
The parliamentary constituency of Edgbaston includes the smaller Edgbaston ward and the wards of Bartley Green, Harborne and Quinton. Edgbaston is also a local government district, managed by its own district committee.
Eat & Drink
Within Edgbaston Village there is a tempting array of places to eat, drink and stay from Michelin-starred Simpsons restaurant, through to award-winning The High Field gastro pub and The High Field Town House, The Edgbaston cocktail lounge and boutique hotel, El Borracho de Oro Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, Blue Piano South-East Asian restaurant and rooms, along with the recently opened The Physician pub restaurant, Boston Tea Party café, Laghi’s Deli Italian restaurant and bar, which have just been joined by Loki wine merchants and deli.
Simpsons is an informal, contemporary and elegant restaurant that reflects the spirit of fine dining today.
The aim is quite simple – to select the very best seasonal ingredients and provide the best quality in food and service.
Simpsons has held a Michelin star since 2000
Led by chef director, Luke Tipping, Simpsons has earned a reputation for offering one of the best dining experiences in Birmingham.
In recent years, the restaurant has undergone a transformation in terms of design resulting in a bright, modern dining space inspired by the colours and shapes of nature.
The Edgbaston Cocktail lounge, restaurant and boutique hotel
The Edgbaston is a 6 bedroom boutique hotel and cocktail lounge located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. It is a unique refuge of timeless elegance, unwavering taste, and unrivalled care and courtesy.
An effortless arrival experience to The Edgbaston sets the tone of a spectacular visit – much like the welcome offered by a gracious friend at a fine private residence. Meticulous and discreet personal service is flawlessly delivered by carefully noting and recalling your preferences from preceding visits.
The Edgbaston’s 6 contemporary en-suite bedrooms are of the highest standards and, in our award-winning cocktail lounge, we’re proud to present nationally recognised bartenders serving classic cocktails with wit and style, a throwback to the classic era of Martinis before dinner and service table side.
The High Field Gastro pub
As well as serving quality fresh food in our restaurant and a range of drinks in the bar, The High Field has a spacious garden and sunny terrace. There is also public parking on-street and adjacent to our garden.
We serve food all day, along with quality draught beers, ale on hand pumps, plus a carefully chosen wine list with quality-variety value. Stay with us, just next door at The High Field Town House, or book The Studio for your next party, celebration or meeting.
El Borracho de Oro Spanish tapas restaurant and bar
El Borracho de Oro is an independently owned Authentic Spanish Restaurant nestled in Edgbaston, a leafy city centre suburb of Birmingham.
“El B” as we fondly refer to it as, is owned by Emma Yufera-Ruiz, originally from Shropshire but with Spanish Family ties, Emma is passionate about Authentic, Fresh and delicious Spanish Food and can often be found at El B chatting to the customers and serving the tables.
Emma is supported by a fantastic team, dedicated to quality cooking and customer service. Head Chef is Pedro Bustillos from Madrid, he started with us in 2015 and has brought much of his style of cuisine to our menu, we adore his slow cooked meats, his delicate fish dishes and his clever use of Garlic and herbs.
What’s so good about it?
Edgbaston Village offers an array of places to treat yourself or a loved one, you can enjoy a relaxing beauty or skincare treatment, new haircut, followed by a lavish afternoon tea or delicious meal out.
Things to do
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham
For more information go to www.barber.org.uk
Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
Cannon Hill Park
Inside Cannon Hill Park grounds
Last year most property sales in Edgbaston involved flats which sold for on average £186,050. Terraced properties sold for an average price of £247,537, while detached properties fetched £647,727.
Edgbaston, with an overall average price of £309,335 was more expensive than nearby Harborne (£280,871), Birmingham City Centre (£190,799) and Bearwood (£187,673).
During the last year, sold prices in Edgbaston were 7% up on the previous year and 21% up on 2015 when the average house price was £256,356.