In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Norton Sadler's Arms

Norton Sadler's Arms

also traded as Saddlers' Arms

Closed between 1887 and 1904?.

Stanton St

grid reference TL 956 661

The Saddlers' Arms can be seen here on the 1884 OS map.

shown on old OS map

The Saddlers' Arms was a small shack-like wooden structure which stood next door to a smithy and wheelwright's then owned by William Peck. (since demolished). The pub was at one time run by Sam Bennett who also later ran the Fox and Hounds. His daughter, Ada Goodwin, reputedly referred to it as The Mouse Trap because it was so small.

An older house called "The Old Smithy", is now located on the site and a modern (1990s) house immediately to the left of this building is named "The Old Saddlers House".

It's marked as a beerhouse on OS maps as late as 1887, but not on the 1904 and subsequent sheets, so presumably closed between those dates.



(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)