A new venue is to open in Edgbaston – The Physician, and they are looking for team members

Edgbaston has become  a right little foodie hotspot over the past few years. With stalwart Simpsons and The Edgbaston, those settled into the area The High Field, and El Borracho de Oro, Comida @ 21 opening within a few weeks and soon to join them, The Physician.

Brunning and Price are taking over what was once the Birmingham Medical Institute building on the Calthorpe Estate within Edgbaston Village on the corner of Harborne and Highfield Road.

The building was taken over in 1957 by the BMI. It once housed the extensive library before it moved into more modern facilities.

Lisa Rogers has recently been appointed as its General Manager and is keen to open the doors in order to get to know everyone and become a full and active member of the local community.

Lisa is joined at the Physician by Rachael Perry and Andy Harris, both will become Deputy Managers and compliment the team with Rachael’s love of wine and Andy’s love of real ale and a shared wealth of local knowledge being born and bred in the area. Head chef Ashley Kilroy joins from Stourbridge and will head the kitchen team whose job it is to create daily menus which will have a core of modern British cooking and where possible use great local suppliers.


They are busily looking for enthusiastic, personable people to make up the rest of the 40 strong team.

‘’We are looking for lots of local ‘crew members’ to work in the bar, or waiting, kitchen and maintenance roles. You don’t need to have experience, just genuinely love working with people and being generally ‘hospitable’, we will happily teach the rest if needed.

To apply, for any role, please send your CV with a covering letter telling them about you and what makes you tick to Jan@brunningandprice.co.uk,

The pub will have 2 private dining rooms seating around 16 people in each. The bar is at the heart of the building with a mixture of rooms that incorporate lots of nooks and crannies to hide in or views out to the newly formed courtyard garden through the new Orangery.

Dogs will be welcomed in the bar area and they are busy mapping suitable circular walks from and to the pub so that customers can take in the many sites in this extremely historical part of town before they settle back with us to dine or quench their thirsts.

Their plan is to open in early November.