Bathams, the Midlands-based family brewer, has taken on its 11th pub.

The group has taken on a former residential property in Worcester Road, in Hagley, Worcestershire. It will open on 29 September as the King Arthur.

The opening will mark the brewery’s 140th anniversary.

Director Matt Batham told the Bromsgrove Standard: “Suitable sites are very hard to find, so we found it was better to create a new pub rather than use existing licensed premises.

“The King Arthur will be a traditional pub.

“As with our other sites, the emphasis will be on serving an excellent range of high quality beers and wines, cobs and snacks in a warm and friendly environment. “We feel that a pub is the heart of the community and it is very important to be closely involved with the local people.”