Castle Bromwich Village Trail

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It's a long walk to the last place on the Castle Bromwich Village Trail

unless you're just doing it online!

But here you are at last at 'The Bradford'.

 

15. The Bradford Arms

The Bradford Arms covered in ivy. It's all been cleared now.
The Bradford Arms covered in ivy. It's all been cleared now.

THE END

 

The end of this trail is the Bradford Arms. It was built as the White Lion in 1723 and may have originally been a farmhouse. After that rooms were rented out as apartments before becoming a public house.

 

This was a pub when your great great great great great great great great great great grandparents were alive!

 

The inn took the name, the Bradford Arms, when the inn near Castle Bromwich Hall closed down in 1819.

 

The Bradford Arms was a coaching inn on the London-Chester turnpike road. On either side of its forecourt are the stables and a coach house. The bowling green dates from 1790 and it is still very much in use today. The Bradford Arms was extended at the back to make more hotel rooms in the mid-1980s.


This is the longest-running pub in Castle Bromwich.

 

 

 

        Now, how are you going to get back home?

'A History of Castle Bromwich for Young People' written by William Dargue 2016 for the Castle Bromwich Bellringers.

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