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Birmingham brewery saves historic pub

Written by
Shaun Curnow

A pub with a troubled past is just weeks away from reopening as the first permanent outlet for local brewery Two Towers.

It was 2010 when the Hockley-based booze producers first went into business and today their recognisable stouts, ales and porters are a familiar sight to many Birmingham beer afficionados. 

Even so, while your local might stock a couple of your favourite Two Towers tipples, before now, you'd have to visit the brewer's modest on-site bar to sample the full range. But that's about to change - from early December, the pub previously known as the Gunmaker's Arms will launch as the Two Tower Tap House.

The grade-II listed pub on Bath Street lost its licence earlier in the year and was earmarked to be turned into a residential building, before Two Towers stepped in to buy the lease.

Two Towers previously had a link with the Brown Lion pub in the Jewellery Quarter, but that was shut down in 2012 after one of the brewer's founders left the company.

This new business means that the Gunmaker's Arms will become the city's only pub to sell beers directly from the brewery, with real ale fans able to enjoy the likes of Jewellery Porter, Chamberlain Pale Ale, Baskerville Bitter, Hockley Gold, Complete Muppetry and Bhacker Ackhams.

Two Towers Brewery

Gunmaker's Arms, 93 Bath Street, City Centre, Birmingham, B4 6HG

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