This Art Deco-style building has been a feature of Tamworth - and the surrounding area - since the mid 1930s when it was built for the Tamworth and District Electric Supply Company following the arrival of electricity to the town.
The impressive looking building, with its original imposing 45 foot clock tower, was designed to serve as showrooms and offices for the electricity company.
However, in the mid-1970s the clock tower was dramatically reduced in height by two thirds over fears that it was structurally unsafe.
And, as the electrical company vacated parts of the building, Tamworth Council took over some of the offices, while a local museum stored some of its historic artefacts in the vacant electricity showrooms.
The pub that we now see on the site first took shape in 2002 when the ground floor showroom was converted into a Chicago Rock Café after the electricity company completely moved out.
And then, in 2009, pub chain JD Wetherspoon took over and re-developed the former cafe into the current pub.
Today, the building still retains its striking, if reduced, clock tower, while the spacious interior provides plenty of seating in and around the main bar area where regular beers such as Sharp's Doom Bar, Ruddles Bitter and Abbot Ale can be found alongside guest ales.
The Silk Kite also boasts a splendid food menu at any time of day or day of the week, starting with their popular breakfasts served up to 12 noon.
The menu, which is available right up until 11pm, also ranges from 'pub classics' such as Fish and Chips and Beef and Doom Bar Ale Pie through to Paninis and Wraps, Steaks and Gourmet Burgers and Sandwiches.