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The Old Farm Hotel is in the heart of the history - and the chocolate - that are associated with the word Bournville. We hope you enjoy this online visit to Bournville and Birmingham and that it tempts you to visit this great cosmopolitan city.

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The farm was part of the Bournbrook Hall estate before the Cadbury family bought the land in the 1890s and moved their factory from central Birmingham to the fields of Bournbrook in 1905 – hence the Coronation Street adverts celebrating 100 years of Cadbury’s chocolate! As Quakers, the family was concerned to give their workers a better quality of life; appreciating that this would in turn generate a more effective work force. They built a model factory with an estate of houses, provided schooling for workers’ children and built the pavilion for football, cricket and bowls that remains today. George Cadbury even moved Selly Manor, which dates from at least 1327, brick-by-brick from its original site opposite land now occupied by Birmingham University to its current home in the middle of Bournville village so that his workers could learn about, enjoy and value their heritage.

Immediately prior to the arrival of the Cadbury family the hotel had been a cider house, The Old Farm Inn.The Cadbury’s Quaker faith did not tolerate alcohol but they were concerned for the welfare of the landlady so allowed her to serve teas to the factory workforce in what now is our dining room.

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OLD FARM HOTEL

108 Linden Road
Bournville
Birmingham
B30 1LA

0121 458 3146



  108 Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1LA T: 0121 458 3146 E: oldfarmhotel@blueyonder.co.uk
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