Sunday 22 April 2012

Blue Gates

The Blue Gates Public House is a landmark building in Smethwick that sits on the old turnpike road that ran through the locality. 

The building is thought to take its name from the toll gate that would have existed here and it probably refers to a blue barrier that would have been used at the toll gate to block the road until toll monies had been paid. The toll house can be seen still standing opposite and in front of the building.

The Blue Gates Hotel or Public House was opened in 1932 and records show that it takes its name from two earlier inns that were present on the same site. 

The Blue Gates, 100 High Sreet, Smethwick, B66 1AA

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please do not spam us with advertising of any kind. You are just wasting your time and ours as all comments are moderated. Thank you.

For everyone else it is great to hear from you!