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The Gunmakers Arms, Bath Street

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
great photo BB...gunmakers arms is now open again....recently been taken over by the two towers brewery who have their own brewery at the back of pub....great to see it open again...some age to this pub

lyn
 

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
Excellent news, I'll make the effort to go and buy a pint. This pub brings back a lot of memories for me. I remember enjoying a drink with my gran, mom, and sister outside the pub on one of those warm summer evenings in the city around 1967.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
they have interesting events there as well,, including historical talks and music
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
mike i really must make an effort to pay the guns a visit...not been in since it re opened

lyn
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Their web page used to hav e a list of events.Now it refers you to their fascebookm page (Ugh), presumably hoping you will "Like " it (no chance for me with any Facebook page)
 

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
The building itself appears to be Georgian but what puzzles me is that it appears to be constructed of 'blocks' and not bricks. Anyone got an explanation about this?
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
i would say georgian BB and i have seen the block effect on georgian buildings a few times..

lyn
 

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
Thanks for that, Lyn, Never really noticed the blocks before (paint obscured it), just assumed it would be brickwork.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
nick although i no longer drink i have heard good reports about the ale...i was in the guns a couple of months back attending one of their historical talks and was very impressed with the refurbishment:)

lyn
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmy
The Gunmakers in Bath Street is a Grade II Listed Building, see Forum Thread..

“Circa 1820, corner block formerly of 3 houses, now one house and pub. Three storeys rendered and coursed. Corbelled eaves. Half hipped slate roof. Three windows to upper floors and one surviving ground floor window: revealed glazing bar sashes on first floor with stucco heads flanked by small consoles and their cornices. No 93 retains architrave doorway with rounded corner blocks. Pub door formerly to house with architrave moulding and console brackets. Good small mid C19 corner pub front pilastered with entablature bowed around corner. One bay return and 2 storey wing.”

(There is a reference to a Gun Tavern in Bath Street in 1845)
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
The Gunmakers Arms is listed in the 1845 PO directory , apparently in the same position as now, so maybe the Gun Tavern was another establishment. there is a Richard Hollis, beer retailer listed in the street at no 82. so this was possible the Gun Tavern

map c1889 showing the position of 82 bath st, beerretailer in 1845.jpg
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmy
The Gun maker's Arms in Bath St. is reported as well established in 1838. Around 1840 there was also a Gunmakers Arms in New Canal St and Moor St. Also a newly erected one in Hatchett St.
Pedro - Have corrected your mistype, though rather like the idea of a Gin makers Arms !
 
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