The Queens Arms - Historic public house in the Jewellery Quarter

The Queens Arms is situated on Newhall Street at the corner with Charlotte Street. This Grade II listed pub was built in 1870 and remodelled in 1901. Now part of Newhall Square.

Where is The Queens Arms?

The Queens Arms is at 150 Newhall Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1RY. At the corner with Charlotte Street (now part of Newhall Square).


In brief

A classic pub situated in the Jewellery Quarter on Newhall Street dating back to 1870. Remodelled in 1901 to the designs of architect Joseph D. Ward. Now at the corner of Newhall Square on Charlotte Street.

The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms on Newhall Street (May 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown


The Queens Arms - history

Built in 1870 for Mitchells & Butlers, The Queens Arms was remodelled in 1901, and further altered later into the 20th century. The remodelling work was to the designs of Joseph D. Ward. Built of red brick and painted stone dressings. It also has coloured tile decoration. The pub is on the corner of Newhall Street and Charlotte Street in what is now part of the Jewellery Quarter (originally Hockley).

There is an old sign on top for "Mitchells and Butlers Gold Medal Ales".

The Queens Arms


The Queens Arms


The Queens ArmsThe Queens Arms on Newhall Street (November 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown


The Queens ArmsThe Queens Arms on Newhall Street (August 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown


From Elkington Electroplating to the Museum of Science & Industry to Newhall Square

This was formerly the Elkington Electropating Works (built in 1838, although most of it demolished in the 1960s). It was built for George Elkington. Meanwhile Alexander Parkes invented the first plastic here during 1840 to 1850, while working at Elkington. The Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry was formerly next to the pub on Newhall Street from 1951 until 1997 at 144 Newhall Street to the left. This was developed into Newhall Square which was completed after about 20 years in 2020. One of the first buildings to go up in the 2000s was the Travelodge hotel along Charlotte Street.

For more on Newhall Square CONNECT HERE


Contact details

The Queens Arms

150 Newhall Street

Jewellery Quarter


B3 1RY

0121 236 3710


Project dates

17 May 2021 - On-going


History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture

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