Some history of the Old Talbot Inn on High Street at Smethwick in the county of Staffordshire.


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More information on the Old Talbot Inn at Smethwick to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Old Talbot Inn 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 Old Talbot Inn. There is information on Smethwick and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

Smethwick : Old Talbot Inn on the corner of High Street and Trinity Street [c.1912]

Smethwick : Advertisement for J. Whitehouse & Co. [1891]

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Smethwick : The Old Talbot on the corner of High Street and Trinity Street [c.1964]

Smethwick : Old Talbot [2003]

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Smethwick : Advertisement for Cheshire's Ales [1910]

Licensees of the Old Talbot Inn

1928 - John Wright
1928 - 1932 Bert Adrian Slim
1932 - 1935 Thomas Harry Turner
1935 - 1937 Horace Coley
1937 - 1948 John Joseph Biggs
1948 - 1949 Lewis William Minton
1949 - 1955 Alfred Hyde
1955 - 1956 Harold Cyril Bates
1956 - 1960 William Albert Peach
1960 - 1965 William John Narbert
1965 - 1966 Raymond Truby
1966 - William Denis Sharp
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Mitchells's and Butler's

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Mitchells's and Butler's Ales

Related Newspaper Articles

"Mr. Harold Bates, licensee of the Old Talbot Inn, Smethwick, told Smethwick magistrates yesterday that a Pakistani had grasped him by the throat when he asked him to go to another room in the house which was less crowded. Last night Mr. Bates said: "We have no colour bar, and all coloured people are welcome so long as they behave themselves," Earlier, Pritam Singh [33], of 81 King William Street, Coventry, was fined a total of £12 with £7. 16s. 0d. costs for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting Det. C. Poole."
"Man Seized Me By The Throat"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : May 29th 1956 Page 2

Mitchells's and Butler's Ales

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Mitchells's and Butler's Cape Hill Brewery

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