This historic pub 1820 as you expect been under many mangers with M&B so glad to say it is now under independent ownership just pop, through the door and you will find a very friendly pub full of fun. Just look around the area you will notice why we should be proud of Birmingham past. Evidence of the Gun Quarter historic past remains, just taken a stroll around spot the signs.
Gun Quarter central point was St Mary’s Church on Whittall Street off Bath Street mostly largely gone with the development of the inner ring road in the 1970’s many historic buildings were lost. The Gun Quarter was the center of gun makers, including swords, small arms. Birmingham manufacture of these weapons grew out of the wars between France & England during the 1690’s and went up to supply for the Napoleonic wars 1803-1815 production reached unprecedented levels with over three million guns being made, and Birmingham's gun makers supplying two thirds of the guns used by the British army.
If you wish to find out more about the Gun Quarter this is just one website you can refer to https://billdargue.jimdo.com/placenames-gazetteer-a-to-y/places-g/the-gun-quarter/
The Gun Makers Arms has since now been rebranded & taken over by lifelong friends Mark Arnott-Job and Trevor Harris run & make the beer for Two Towers Brewery with help from Darren & Sanja including refurbishment with the Two Towers Brewery, being served. Lovely to see another local brewery has taken over a pub and started making their own booze.
My painting is based on a photo taken in 1963, taken by John Ball it seemed appropriate to give the title of my painting after a number One hit single in same year “Confessin' (That I Love You)" by a singer Frank Ifield (30-11-1937) who came from Coundon, Coventry a local man.