Some history of the King's Arms
The King's Arms was located on the eastern side of Suffolk Street on the northern corner of New Inkleys, later Station Street.
Licensees of this pub
1845 - George Careless
1879 - Henry G. Street
1888 - Mrs. Rose Lester
1890 - John Downes
1894 - John William Barton
1895 - Barton and Binns
1897 - Barton and Binns
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Thomas Howman , drover, 9 Court, 6 house, Sherlock Street, was charged with being drunk on licensed premises and assaulting
policemen. Police Constable Charles Price said that he and Police Constable Harris went to the King's Arms, Suffolk Street, on Saturday night, and found the prisoner
there. He was drunk, and had a pot containing beer before him. He refused to give his name, and consequently was taken into custody. When in the street he fought like a
madman. He threw himself on to the ground, refused to walk, and kicked witness and Police Constable Harris on the legs and head. Mr. Timmins: Do you want to ask him
a question? Prisoner: Well, he's told a very nice tale. Prisoner admitted, however, that he struck the officer and refused to go to the lock-up. He did
so because he would not let him finish his beer. Several convictions were recorded against the prisoner, and he was sent to gaol for six weeks, with hard labour."
"Not Allowed To Finish His Beer"
Birmingham Daily Post : October 1st 1889 Page 7