Tales from the Tiles – A Taste & Tour of The Bartons Arms

The Bartons Arms is one of the most beautiful pubs in the country. Now you have the chance to a take a tour of this famous old pub and marvel at its Victorian tiles, its magnificent wrought iron staircase and splendid snob screens. Take a journey down to its unique cellar and discover the ingenuity of the Victorians.

Included in the tour is a light-hearted talk and slide show by John Ullah, local author and Grand Shiek of the Birmingham branch of the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society “The Sons of the Desert”. John will guide you through the history of the venue and its links to the Aston Hippodrome and Laurel & Hardy. Find out if the famous comic duo Laurel & Hardy really did stay there. And were the Barton’s tiles really the inspiration behind Aston Villa’s famous claret and blue colours? John really is a fountain of knowledge and being born just a mile from the Bartons Arms is a true local.

The evening concludes with a delicious 2-course Thai meal, served in what is probably the most beautiful restaurant in the UK.

All this for only £19.95 per person. Why not come along and discover the Bartons for yourself?

The Taste and Tour evenings are on Monday and begin at 7:00pm.

Scheduled Tour Dates for 2020.

13th January
3rd February
2nd March
6th April
11th May
1st June
6th July
20th July
3rd August
7th September
5th October
19th October
2nd November
16th November
7th December

If you would like to make a special group booking for the tour (for birthday or any special occasions) away from one of the scheduled dates above, just give us a call or email and we will try to accommodate your requirements. Group bookings are for between 10 – 20 people, and only available Monday to Thursday evenings.

To reserve a place on the tour, please call The Bartons Arms on 0121 333 5988 or email Tour@thebartonsarms.com.