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The Clements

chocks2

master brummie
Hi All
On a rare foray into Brum yesterday I saw a pub in Newtown Row that I've never noticed before called the Clements can any of you tell me of it's history? Is it new or old? what was there before? whats it like etc etc Cheers all!
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
The Clements Arms was at 97 Newtown row back to before 1890, though in the 1880s the numbering changed from 47 Newtown row
mike
 

chocks2

master brummie
Thanks Mike. I must have been driving round with my eyes shut for the last 50 years or so , I've never spotted the pub before.
 

Ray Barrett

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN R.I.P.
The Clements Arms was my grans local,c1910-1939.It once housed the Lonsdale Belt,won by Bert Kirby,hung on the back of a chair.
 
M

Marshell50

Guest
My nan and grandad used to be the licencees. That must have been in the 1940s/50s.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Have answered your question from the other thread here so its all together.
1940 (taking over from william boddington) Stanley Geoffrey Cox
1943 - 44 Frederick Cornes
1949 - 50 Samuel Gauser
1949-On .Landlord not listed in directories
mike
 

Clive Booth

New Member
Wasn't it called something else too? In the beer garden it's got old signs everywhere saying "king of the road"... it had another nickname also but I can't remember
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi clive...i think the reason for the king of the road signs in the beer garden of the clements is because the landlord used to run the king of the road pub (hospital st) so he must have bought the signs with him..king of the road pub now demolished...

lyn
 

Clive Booth

New Member
hi clive...i think the reason for the king of the road signs in the beer garden of the clements is because the landlord used to run the king of the road pub (hospital st) so he must have bought the signs with him..king of the road pub now demolished...

lyn
Thanks Lyn, I checked, you're absolutely right
 

Big Gee

master brummie
A few of used The Clements in the early 1970's, usually on weekends. I thought it was a good pub, well-run, with a few real 'characters' amongst the clientele. There was a bloke who sometimes dropped in and played the concertina. I didn't know it no longer exists.

G
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
yes G still very much up and running...i popped in there last year and my brothers dominoes team uses the clements for their home games after the globe pub in blews st closed its doors

lyn
 

Big Gee

master brummie
Lyn, I misunderstood one of the earlier posts and assumed The Clements had gone. Thanks for the correction!

G
 

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
The Clements Arms has now being renamed 'The Row Tavern'. Although it's only a name change can't help feeling another bit of the old Brum has been disposed of.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
its even worse than a name change BB....its been closed for some months now...i just cant see it opening as a pub again...very sad as there is some age to it

lyn
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
its even worse than a name change BB....its been closed for some months now...i just cant see it opening as a pub again...very sad as there is some age to it

lyn
Lyn one thing I could never understand about this pub when I lived down the road by the Bartons from 1976-96 was the opening hours some days you'd go by closed next time same time open
 

Dirty Habit

proper brummie kid
its even worse than a name change BB....its been closed for some months now...i just cant see it opening as a pub again...very sad as there is some age to it

lyn
Oh no... The Clements, left a life long impression on me, or should I say a certain barmaid did, she stole my heart. That was way back around 1969. I don’t get to drive by that way much, but when I did I always looked at pub thinking..I wonder what happened to (*#’lj)... I told myself that I would make a point and just go in for a drink and soak up anything that reminded of those days. She worked in a small bar at the back.. a bit like a snug. I first fell in love with her Irish accent, we became friends and soon I was there any night she was working. We did become a couple for a few months until we fell out about something that I can’t remember now. But I learned a very important thing, that I still apply to life. Don’t be afraid to say sorry. I have always wonder how different my life could have been. Sorry for rambling on.
 
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