History of the Brunswick at Wednesbury in the county of Staffordshire. Research is augmented with photographs, details of licensees, stories of local folklore, census data, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.



Some History of this Pub
The Brunswick, a former Ansell's pub, was erected on the corner of Crankhall Lane and Woden Road East when the Mesty Croft housing estate was developed between the wars. A typical reform pub, it was designed in the mock-Tudor style with artificial black-and-white timbering and an arched brick entrance doorway.

The Brunswick at Wednesbury [2003]

Here the pub can be seen in the livery of Ansell's though, by this date, it had passed into the hands of a retail pub company rather than being operated by a brewery.

The pub closed for a period during the early part of 2013.

The Brunswick at Wednesbury [2013]

Following a major refurbishment costing £325,000, The Brunswick re-opened on May 2nd 2013. With more than 18 years experience in the catering industry, Victoria John took over the licence and contributed to the investment by Punch Taverns in order to create a modern pub and grill.

The Bar of The Brunswick at Wednesbury [2013]

The refurbishment included the installation of booth seating in the front bar, an updated games area, dining room furnishings and a renovation of the conservatory.

The Lounge of The Brunswick at Wednesbury [2013]

This is a pub I hadn’t been in previously so I am not sure of how the the interior looked, though I can imagine a traditional Ansell's layout. A nice touch of the refurbishment was the good number of frames around both the lounge and bar with images of old Wednesbury, including former pubs, sports teams and factory advertisements.
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Licensees of this Pub
1984 - Brian Stayzaker
2013 - Victoria John

Drawing of The Brunswick at Wednesbury [1962]

The Brunswick at Wednesbury

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Genealogy Connections
If you have a genealogy story or query regarding The Brunswick you can contact me and I will post it here in addition to including your message within the website pages for Staffordshire Genealogy.

Ansell's - The Better Beer


Inn Sign
The Inn Sign of The Brunswick at Wednesbury [2003]
This signboard dates from 2003 and is a legacy from the pub's days as an Ansell's house. Click here for more information on the inn sign of The Brunswick.

Links to other Websites
Black Country Bugle
Black Country Gob
Black Country History in Old Photos
Black Country Society
Wednesbury History Society

Samuel Johnson
“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.”
Samuel Johnson

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Newspaper Articles

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Ansell's Mirror [c.1900]

Ansell's Helps You to Face Life's Little Snags

Comic Postcard - Best Pale Ale

Comic Postcard - Church Sermon

Comic Postcard - We Don't Mind If We Do

Comic Postcard - Drink While We Can

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Bar Parlour Stained Glass

Tap Room Etched Glass


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Public Bar Stained Glass

Woman Serving Beer

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