Bathams have become a family born to brew. No fewer than five generations have been involved in creating a legendary beer of the Black Country.
Batham’s Bitter, now regarded by some as one of the finest in the country, would never have been if it was not for the pernickety taste buds of pub regulars in a quiet Worcestershire village, and the brewing skills of Mr D.B.A (Arthur) Batham.
The Bitter (OG 1043) alongside the mild (OG 1036) has gained respect among drinkers far and wide who have visited any of the Bathams nine pubs over the past thirty years.
The company has continued to expand from that day in 1882 when Daniel Batham senior became the landlord of the White Horse in Cradley Heath. We think he would be proud to know that 135 years later in 2012 that Batham’s would be operating 11 pubs throughout the Black Country and beyond!
Each of the Bathams pubs is steeped in character and history but none are more so than the famous “Bull and Bladder” – the brewery tap and formerly known as The Vine Inn, Delph Road, Brierley Hill which provides a colourful frontage to the brewery behind.
Its well-known frontage emblazoned with the Shakespeare quote “Blessing of your heart: You brew good ale” has provided a warm welcome over the years for the many who have travelled to sample the Delph Brewery ale produced by one of the last surviving family brewers in the Black Country.
Number of Pubs: 11