Malt House

75 King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2NX
Call: 01216 334 171

Charming Canalside Pub with Presidential Ties

The Malt House is a lively waterside pub overlooking the historic Birmingham Canal. Completed in 1771, Birmingham Canal is the city’s oldest waterway and the work of the celebrated English engineer, James Brindley. It was completed just nine days before Brindley’s death and the site where our pub now stands was named Brindley Place in honour of the master canal builder’s final achievement. Today, our official address may be King Edward’s Road but, even after two centuries, the original name is still used locally.

Our pub is a former grain store and dates back to the 1800s, when brewing was just one of the thriving industries in ‘the city of a thousand trades’. You can still see the building’s original vents on our roof, and the hoist on The Malt House’s distinctive tower is another gentle reminder of the distant past. But our pub is surrounded by history. A short walk to the nearby Barclaycard Arena, or the Sea Life Centre takes you over one of many elegant canal bridges built by Horseley Ironworks in the 18th century. The graceful sweep of the grain store’s loading dock can still be admired from The Malt House terrace, and the traditional finger-post at Old Turn Junction, outside our pub, continues to direct canal traffic today, as it has for over 200 years.

In the late 20th century, Birmingham became known for major International conferences and events rather than heavy industry. If you take a look at our pub wall, you’ll see a photograph of Bill Clinton enjoying the view from our pub in 1998. The former US President was attending a G8 summit at the ICC Birmingham and was our guest for a pint of Guinness during a brief break in business.

Our warm and characterful pub retains many fine period features. There are cosy fires adding to the atmosphere on a chilly winter day and, in better weather, guests have the pleasant option of our broad canal side terrace. The Malt House has several big screen TVs showing live sport but is equally inviting for local concert goers and guests simply looking for a quiet drink (or perhaps some Sunday afternoon jazz).

A Spacious Function Room with Grand Views

The Malt House’s large function room with private bar beautifully reflects our pub’s traditional heritage. Dramatic beams, polished wood floors and an imposing fireplace add subtle grandeur to parties, corporate events, birthdays, weddings and family celebrations. Meanwhile, an elegant outdoor balcony, overlooking the canal, can hold another 40 people so is ideal for drink receptions and is a wonderful location for photographs.

Large enough to comfortably welcome up to 80 guests, our function room can also be intimately arranged for smaller events, private meetings and special occasions. In fact, whatever the occasion we look forward to welcoming your function to the Malt House.

A Lively Pub on Historic Birmingham Canal

Just minutes from the Barclaycard Arena and close to Birmingham’s dynamic centre, The Malt House links an exciting modern city to a delightful sense of the past. The legendary Bullring shopping centre, historic Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s famous Victorian heart, are all a short distance from our pub. The International Conference Centre (ICC) is nearby, Sealife Centre is just across the canal and busy New Street Station less than 20 minutes’ walk away. So, whether you join us for iconic views, Sunday jazz or after a concert at the Barclaycard Arena, you’ll be warmly welcomed to one of Birmingham’s most idyllic spots.

Function Room Information - Clinton Room
Capacity 80 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs available on request Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, PA System, Private Bar, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Live Sports, Parties, Tour Groups,

The nearest Train Station to Malt House is Birmingham New Street