Opening hours
TUESDAY: 12pm-11pm
WEDNESDAY: 12pm-11pm
THURSDAY: 12pm-11pm
FRIDAY: 9am-12am
SATURDAY: 12pm-12am
SUNDAY: 12pm-10pm
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Welcome to the Gunmakers Arms

The Gunmakers Arms, Two Towers Brewery's real ale pub on the edge of Birmingham's city centre, opened it's doors a few months ago after a dramatic transformation. Just a few minutes' walk from Snow Hill Station or a ten minute stroll from Birmingham city centre the 'new' Two Towers Brewery tap now has TEN real ale handpulls serving ales from the brewery, which, as you'll see from the huge 'shop window' revealing all, is just next door, across the beer garden (more of a courtyard, really).
New phone number for the Gunmakers Arms: 0121 238 5197.

Always something going on

There's free live music at the weekends, for one thing, and art exhibitions, spoken word events, scientific and historical talks. Check out our Facebook page for more.

We are open as normal today, Monday 11 December

The weather has, however, forced the cancellation of tonight's talk.
Apologies to all, especially the David Moore Band and all those who, like us, were looking forward to seeing them, for yesterday's weather-enforced closure.

Coming up …

Join us for a festive fundraiser at Perrot’s Folly
Sunday 17 December. Five sessions: 12-1pm, 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm.
Here’s a rare chance to climb to the top of Perrot’s Folly, one of the towers in Two Towers Brewery and generally acknowledged to have been the inspiration for either Orthanc or Minas Morgul, the two towers that feature in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Tickets are £5.50 - this is a fundraiser to keep the building open - and are available here where you can also find out a lot more. Places on each of the five sessions (see times above) are limited so booking is essential.
We’ll be providing a bar, naturally, and there will be live music.
Please note: It is likely to be cold since there was no central heating back in the 18th Century when the tower was built. The sun sets just before 4pm. So wrap up warm! For safety’s sake (lots of worn stone steps!): no heels.

A message from Santa

Sleighed, please. Enough with the mince pies. This year Two Towers Brewery have brewed their popular Christmas porter with a touch more spicy warmth. Which is just what I need when I’m flying around the world’s skies delivering presents. A bottle here and there would go down a treat. On the other hand, if I stop off at the Gunmakers Arms on one of my recces (there’s a lot of planning involved!) get me a pint of the cockle-warming stuff. It’s available now.
As for the reindeer; carrot sticks? Really? Are you saying I don’t feed them properly?

Ho ho ho! What brings you here?
Looking for a gift idea?
Well, it is that time of year
When people look for Christmas cheer.
We’re pleased to say we have some here;
A liquid gift, we call it beer.

Presentation packs

Three bottles of any Two Towers Brewery ales in a presentation pack for £9. They’re available from the pub. Even on Christmas Eve.

Gift vouchers

We can personalise brewery tour gift vouchers with who they’re from, who to and a little message; ‘lots of love’, ‘kind regards’ or even ‘Merry Christmas’. Brewery tours are great fun. They involve drinking beer, looking around the brewery, drinking beer, listening to the head brewer, Mark, explaining the brewing process, enlivened by amusing anecdotes, and drinking beer. It’s very educational. A tour is £15. With a meal it’s £21. Just call 0121 439 3738 or email

Brew Day Experience

You can buy a gift voucher for this, too, or you can just book one for yourself. Starts at 9am and takes you through the whole brew from mashing to the final transfer to the fermenter, after which you relax with a beer (around 4.30pm) before departing with a complimentary 3-bottle pack of Two Towers Brewery ales. Includes a full-English breakfast and lunch (with beer!). Led by our head brewer, Mark. The Brew Day Experience is hands-on and close-up so we welcome any number from just one to six, but no more. Any Friday (groups on other days by arrangement). £99 per person. Full details on the website soon. Call us on 0121 439 3738 or email