Welcome to the website for the Roe Deer
Lying off the main Kidderminster to Wolverhampton A449 road a little north of Stourton and west of Stourbridge, the Roe Deer occupies a beautiful position within an island of unspoilt countryside.
As a family home, the pub was called Lawnswood House and was built for the Foley family between 1813 and 1816 during the reign of King George III, in the Regency style. This means that it has wonderful high ceilings and huge casement windows that flood the rooms with natural light from the ancient gardens that surround it.
We are delighted to have found it and feel that the building lends itself beautifully as a pub, with a new stone terrace to the front, which will enjoy sunsets framed by the grand old trees, the addition of a garden room marrying perfectly the old with the new and a private dining room on the first floor which will comfortably seat 14.
Our plan is to work through the winter breathing life back into the old building, uncovering we hope, hidden features as we go. If all goes well we will be open in the late spring.
We decided upon the name ‘the Roe Deer’ as when we first came to visit we happened upon a family of Roe deer that seemed to be living within the walled garden, taking shelter in the glass house there. We were both a little startled to find each other at first, but we hope that we will continue to see them as they were such beautiful creatures.