Double knifing pub the Railway Inn, West Bromwich, is up for sale

A pub which was the scene of a double stabbing has been put up for sale.

The licence of the Railway Inn in West Bromwich was temporarily suspended following a fracas on January 21 that saw two people injured. One reveller needed life-saving surgery. It was later reopened in May under new management.

However, the site on Bromford Road will go under the hammer at an auction next month, with a guide price of £195,000.

The pub was taken over in May by new managers who vowed to turn around the inn’s reputation by returning it to a traditional family venue with a carvery. Nicky Howen took over the venue with partner Trevor Ford.

Miss Howen previously ran The Bulls Head in Whiteheath and The Struggling Man in Dudley, while Mr Ford previously ran The Old Cross in Langley for 13 years. The Bigwood auction takes place at Villa Park on December 12.

Before it was reopened the venue had been closed since the drama on January 21, which first came to light when staff at Sandwell Hospital rang officers to say two people admitted themselves with stab wounds after a 19th birthday party there.

Licensing chiefs cut the pub’s serving time to between 10am and midnight.