The Bartons Arms
|The Bartons Arms|
The Bartons Arms in January 2010, with The Drum behind it and to the right
|Location||Aston, Birmingham, England|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||James and Lister Lea|
|Awards and prizes||Grade II* listed|
The pub was built in 1901. It had special walls built that let middle class people drinking in the bar see the working class drinkers on the other side, but the working class drinkers could not see the middle-class people watching them. Laurel and Hardy visited the pub. There are photographs of them serving beer to bar visitors.
The Bartons Arms is in the movie Felicia's Journey and a book, The Last Viking: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Heist, by Ron Dawson. In 2006 the pub had a fire due to electrical problems. In the 2011 England riots the pub was attacked.
References[change | change source]
- "Fire damages Victorian building". 28 July 2006 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
- Live, Birmingham (13 August 2011). "Birmingham Riots: Night of terror for Barton Arms managers". birminghammail.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Astonbrook through Astonmanor - Photographs and plans
- Images of England — details from listed building database (217286)