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Lost Birmingham Pubs

rowan

Born a Brummie
This is a list of pubs around the Bull Ring and the licencees.

GRAND TURQ, 34 Bell Street corner of Lease Lane.
Manager;T.F. Fletcher 1924 T.P. Collier. 1944

BLACK SWAN HOTEL, 5, Bromsgrove Street.
Manager; Mrs E.B. Evans.1924 N.F. McCoy. 1944

AUSTRALIAN BAR. 48 Bromsgrove Street.
Not there in 1924 Jn. Rickerby 1944

NEW INN HOTEL.191-192 .Bromsgrove Street.
Manager; H.L. Jeacock 1924 A. Clemm. 1944

CASTLE & FALCON. 109 Digbeth.
Manager; A. Russell 1924 W.J.T. Wiley 1944

WAGON & HORSES. 14 Edgbaston Street.
Manager; R. Barlow 1924 Closed Down 1944

THE COMET 5 High Street.
Manager; W.E. Nelson 1924 Closed Down 1944

LION & LAMB. 17 High Street.
Manager;W. Brown 1924 Closed Down 1944

BROOK'S VAULT. 51 Jamaica Row (it was originally known as THE CITERION)
Manager; F. Holliday 1924 F. Brown 1944

PLOUGH & HARROW. 81 Jamaica Row..
Manager; S.R. Fisher 1924 F.W. Doran 1944

WOOLPACK HOTEL. 8-9 Moor Street.
Manager; F.W. Butler 1924 J. Blower 1944

SWAN HOTEL. 148 New Street.
Manager; Mrs A. Butler 1924 Closed Down 1944

PHOENIX HOTEL. 3 Park Street. (it was originally known as OLD PHOENIX INN)
Manager; P.Vincent-Bennett 1924 E. Freeman 1944.

THE BOARD INN. 7 Phillips Street.
Manager; Mrs L. Lord. 1924 A. Garnett 1944

SPREAD EAGLE. 14 Spiceal Street.
Manager; Samuel Rich 1924 Closed Down 1944

STEVENS BAR 149 New Street and 89 High Street,top of the Bull Ring aera. Closed, for trading after permitted hours on the 25th March 1958, upon expiration of lease.
Manager; R.E. East 1924 W.E. Allport. 1944 (an M&B House).

SMITHFIELD ARMS 47 Jamaica Row.
Manager; George Ameghino 1924 Mrs D.E. Caldicott 1944
(an Ansells House)

CROSS KEYS 91 Jamaica Row, corner of Sherlock Street.
Manager:G.J. Bunn 1924 J.W. Jesson 1944 (an Ansells House)

ST.MARTIN'S HOTEL corner of St.Martin's Lane & Jamaica Street.
Manager;C.H. Mitchell 1924 E.C. Cox 1944
( M & B Hotel,very popular. It closed in 1944)

BOARD VAULTS;56 Worcester Street, corner of Bell Street
Manager;F.R. Andrews 1924 A.Summerfield 1944
(an Ansells House)

BIRMINGHAM ARMS: 1 Moet Row.
Manager; L.A. Chantrill 1924 Mrs Emily Stokes 1944.
(an M&B House)

the TALBOT: 24 Moat Lane
Manager: Ted Lippey 1924 T.W. Gibson 1944

:)
The above was extracted f.rom a book by Victor J. Price
"The Bull Ring Remembered"
 

Big Gee

master brummie
Rowan,

What a great post to an old boozer such as I!

The 'Lion And Lamb' was managed by my uncle Harold Cowell during the war. He left to run 'The Antelope' on the corner of Stratford Road and Baker Street, until about 1960 when ill-health forced his retirement.

The 'Birmingham Arms' was a well-known jazz pub, somewhat special to me as my first date with my dear wife of 37 years come this July was in 1969 when I took her to see The Artesian Hall Stompers at the Brum Arms. It was a tough pub, and the gaffer kept a cricket bat behind the bar to deal with any rowdiness. It cost two bob to get into the jazz on a Friday night.

I can also remember 'The Drover's Arms' (not on your list) - another live- jazz pub in the 50's and 60's. For the life of me, I can't remember the street where this was.

Big Gee
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Hello Big Gee

The Drovers Arms was opposite the meat market at 346 Bradford St at its junction with Smithfield St.

Phil

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Lord Richard

Guest
Do you have a date for this picture?

Lord Richard
 
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Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
No I'm sorry I don't, but it looks to be early 1900's

pmc1947
 
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mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Regarding the original list of Bullring Pubs, the attached may be of interest. They were taken shortly before the area was bulldozed and show (1) Brooks Vault and (2) what was the Smithfield Arms (2 doors down from Brooks vaults), but was by then a shop called Deathridge (appropriate for what was happening in the area around).


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nursesue

Guest
my fave watering holes were the Golden Eagle - a rough bikers pub at top of new street - bulldozed down and became extension to post office. Also Bogarts on New Street and Costermongers near Brum market at back of tescos near oasis - well thats where they were if I remember correctly back to 1980s. I also remember when Tesco was the Beehive. Oh gosh I'm getting old:cry:
 
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Lord Richard

Guest
Just a note to thank you for this information.

Take it easy

Lord Richard
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Dill

Brummie babby
What about the 'Hungry Man' pub in Broad Street, it was virtually opposite Gas Street. Gone now of course, but I do remember underage drinking there, on a Saturday night, in the early 60's with school friends, Fred Hill, Bunny Shepherd, a lad named Leo and myself ( I was called Dill aka. Dave Illingworth). We would have a couple of 1/2 pints of Lager & lime, Bunny had Blackcurrant instead of lime, then we would head up to Five Ways to the Sicilia Coffee Bar.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Wasn't that the Tavern in the Town which was bombed along with the Mulberry Bush? I know that was downstairs on New Street.
 

Edifi

master brummie
Hi Janice,no Jimmys was over the old traffic lights past the bank there was a passage with Watches of Switzerland on the corner and about 20 yards up New St was this great little bar down some stairs.My Brother,Myself and a couple of others called in there after we had been to the big band shows at the Town Hall in the Mid 50s to see Ted Heath Jonny Dankworth and others.It had a great atmosphere.
 

Edifi

master brummie
It wasnt that big really .Thats why it was nice to have a quiet drink there .Probably got about 40-50 people in there at the very most of the better type as my brother used to say:yum:yum
 

longlostbrummie

New Member
My G grandad was a publican in Birmingham, 26 Canal st I was led to believe this was The Malt shovel, does any know if this is right and are there any pics
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
No 26 was a pub called the Malt shovel, as it is named as such on the 1871 census. It disappears from Kellys directory in the 1884 edition (which refers to 1884), and there is a notice of the sale of the brewing equipment in December 1883

Birm post.  14.12 1883 malt shovel new canal st.jpg
 

rosie

brummie
I'm still hoping for a picture of the Lord Nelson in Thorp Street, opposite the Barracks. My Nan was born there in 1900 and other ancestors were living there prior to that.
rosie.
 

lindym

lindym
my fave watering holes were the Golden Eagle - a rough bikers pub at top of new street - bulldozed down and became extension to post office. Also Bogarts on New Street and Costermongers near Brum market at back of tescos near oasis - well thats where they were if I remember correctly back to 1980s. I also remember when Tesco was the Beehive. Oh gosh I'm getting old:cry:
I to remember the Beehive. I remember going to see Father Chritmas There.
 

mark isle of man

proper brummie kid
Would anyone have information about a pub called the "Malt Shovel Inn" 14 Sun Street. In 1901 the Landlord was Tom C Matthews. Many thanks
 
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