Some history of the Beehive Tavern on Brearley Street in Aston New Town in Birmingham in Warwickshire


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The Beehive Tavern was opened as a beer house and located on the south side of Brearley Street, quite close to the King's Head. Under the old numbering of Lower Brearley Street, the house was at No.120, the King's Head being at No.125. The Beehive Tavern had quite a short lifespan and seems to have closed during 1869, possibly due to the expansion of the Summer Works where metal bedsteads were manufactured.

Robert Davenport, licensee during the 1840s, was recorded as brewer, maltster and beer retailer.

Birmingham : Advertisement for the sale of the Beehive in Brearley Street at Aston New Town in Birmingham [April 1865]

This advertisement for the possession of the Beehive was published in April 1865.

The last reference I have seen for the Beehive dates from August 1869.

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More information on the Beehive Tavern on Brearley Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Beehive Tavern from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on the Beehive Tavern. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

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Licensees of the Beehive Tavern

1839 - Robert Davenport
1859 - Charles Povey
1863 - George Mason
1867 - Reuben Cauldwell
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"The ratting sweepstakes at Mr Povey's, Beehive, Brearley Street, Birmingham, will take place tomorrow [Monday] evening, October 3rd, for dogs of all weights and age, to destroy according to their merits, and handicapped by a competent judge. Prizes to be divided as the majority of subscribers may agree. Entries, 5s. cash, will remain open till this evening [Saturday], ten o'clock. The first dog will be pitted on Monday evening, at half-past seven o'clock."
"Canine Fancy"
Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle
October 2nd 1859 Page 6

"Mr. Wheeler, of the Beehive, Brearley Street, Birmingham, has a pony 12 hands 2½ inches high, that he will match to trot in harness any other pony the same height from five to 15 miles, for £25 or £50 a side. Bell's Life to be stakeholder."
Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle
September 14th 1867 Page 2

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