The Bartons Arms

0121 333 5988

144 High Street

B6 4UP

Birmingham GB

One of the finest examples of Victorian pub architecture and one of the most beautiful pub interiors in the country. Built in 1901 at a cost of some £12,000 on the site of a former pub purchased for £10,000 and demolished. Designed by a Mr Brassington of James and Lister Lea, the area's primary pub building firm at the time to be the flagship of the Mitchell's and brewery estate. While the exterior, sporting a foursquare clock tower is in an imposing brick and stone neo-Jacobean style, said to be inspired by the nearby Aston Hall, the interior is the epitome of Victorian decorative grandeur. You will find a riot of original feautures, rich mahogany woodworkings, stained and engraved windows and mirrors, snob-screens, sweeping wrought-iron staircase and what the pub is best known for, its wall to wall Minton-Hollins tiles, from shiny-glazed decorative patterns to huge painted scenes.

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