Many visitors to Birmingham tend to focus on the city centre, but there are charming villages surrounding it that are waiting to be explored.
Established by George and Richard Cadbury, sons of John Cadbury, the village of Bournville is a reminder of their vision and the family’s legacy, that lives on centuries later.
John Cadbury’s journey began with a modest shop on Bull Street, where he initially sold tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.
While Bournville has its own undeniable charm, it also has unique characteristics, including the fact it lacks pubs due to its Quaker roots.
Residents and visitors seeking a quick drink must venture to neighbouring areas of Birmingham, such as Selly Oak and Stirchley, to find watering holes.
And while traditional pubs and bars are absent in Bournville, alternative options for purchasing alcohol do exist, such as corner shops.
Today, Bournville remains a thriving community with a strong sense of identity and pride in its heritage. It also attracts visitors interested in exploring its unique history, architecture, and the legacy of the Cadbury family.