A Lichfield bar is set to be rebranded as an Australian-themed venue, according to reports.

Apres on Bird Street will be transformed into Walkabout in time for the Rugby World Cup.

The Birmingham Post reports that the leaseholds to Apres bars in Lichfield and Solihull have been sold to Intertain by Town & Country Inns.

Intertain chief executive John Leslie said: “Solihull and Lichfield are great towns and we’re looking forward to introducing customers to our new-style Walkabout.”

The new owners say the themed bar will allow visitors to “release their inner Aussie”.

The Walkabout website says the bars are: “By day, a haven to relax in and enjoy a bite to eat with mates whilst catching up on the latest sports news, and by night, the high street’s leading party venue.”


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2 replies on “Aussie-themed Walkabout bar coming to Lichfield”

  1. Would this be see as an upgrade or downgrade on the quality of the venue? I’m just thinking of the Walkabout on Broad Street in Birmingham which can be a loud, rowdy place but could just be down to the fact it’s on the main clubbing strip in Birmingham.

    Après in Solihull is quite a smart place and is a shame it’s leaving Lichfield as it has a more quiet feel than I suspect Walkabout will have. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.

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