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Jen’s Tailored Events : Wedding Fayre – Sunday 1st March 2020

If you are getting hitched real soon then why not pop down to the Bonded Warehouse on Sunday 1st March from 11.00am until 3.00pm to get some tips from local Wedding suppliers who can help to make your special day really special.

Free Prosecco and Goody bags to the first 25 Brides to be.

 If you are interested in demonstrating your specific wedding service at this event please contact Jen’s Tailored Events on 07578 817097 and not the Bonded Warehouse.

Free entry. Free parking.


Flood Averted (just!)

The Bonded Warehouse (housing a partly assembled Santa’s Grotto) had a narrow escape last Thursday night due to the River Stour bursting it’s banks – the flood water reached half way across Canal Street judging by the tide mark of mud and was coming up the road drains. There was no more than 2 inches of clearance under the bridge across to the old Evans & White factory and beyond the bridge the area cleared by the land preparation work was a wide flooded plain. Thank goodness for all the land preparation work for the new development which has probably saved us from a big and chaotic flood.

We are in debt to Ann Pollard, one of our Trustees (and a moored boater) who asked a volunteer (John Ganner) and her husband Gareth to attend site at lunchtime to put the defence barrier in the basement – they were both soaked due to the heavy rain and we are very grateful to them indeed in taking this action.

The stable block on the opposite side of Canal Street from the warehouse  was subject of water ingress but there was no major damage caused though it is a bit whiffy as it gradually dries out. The photograph shows just how far the water reached – ironically impacting the freshly repaired and painted end door of the stable block which serves as access to the bar on Open Weekends – another touch up job to add to the list. The basement of the Bonded Warehouse was checked on the Friday morning and everything is fine other than just a very small amount of mud was showing on the inside of the door – Santa continues !! Phew !!


Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema Showcases “The Thing” – Wednesday 22nd April CANCELLED

Join Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema  for a screening of John Carpenters, The Thing, at Stourbridge’s new home of Horror cinema!

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema returns to The Bonded Warehouse, the new home of Stourbridge Horror cinema! Join us in a paranoid huddle in the haunted walls for a special screening of John Carpenters horror masterpiece, The Thing.

Ticket includes glass of scotch to sip suspiciously, and all ticket holders will be entered into a raffle to win a bottle of J&B Original Scotch Whisky. Further spooks and surprises tba…


£12.50 Standard Ticket

£15.00 Includes glass of scotch

Entrance from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Please note: Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the screening area due to heritage listing of the building, apologies! This screening is ages 18+ due to BBFC film rating.

Free Parking in areas designated for use by Bonded Warehouse Patrons only. 



Macmillan Coffee Morning – 26th September 2019

A Macmillan coffee morning will be held at no 2 Canal Street, the Stourbridge Navigation Trust  Board room, on Thursday 26th September 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. The Boardroom is upstairs in the office block directly opposite the Bonded Warehouse itself.

Everyone is welcome to attend this local contribution to what is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK  host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan who do good work in understanding the support people with cancer need to live their lives as fully as they can. From the moment of diagnosis and whenever we’re most needed,  they there to help people find their best way through. Their  help is totally focused on each individual person, so everyone receives the support that’s best for them.

There will be lots of home-made cakes on offer to enjoy over a cup of coffee.

A  craft group that hire the Boardroom on a weekly basis are hosting it and Heide the Trust Manager will also be helping them provide an enjoyable session in aid of a very worthwhile cause so please pop in if you are passing by and indeed if you want to bake a cake to donate to the event that would be very much appreciated. Free Carparking !

2019 Open Weekend – October 19th & 20th

This year the Trust will be staging the 36th annual Open Weekend. The event which runs from 10 am until 5 pm on both days will attract many canal boats which will be moored along the historic Stourbridge Canal.

There is free admission to the site and there are a number of attractions which include classic vehicles, traction engines, amusements, canal boat trips, fairground organs and a craft fair in the Bonded Warehouse. We are also planning more food outlets to cater for a range of tastes as well of course as the beer tent and live music.

Mark your diaries now so that you can attend this wonderful local event with something for all the family.

Public parking needs to be found ‘on street’ in nearby locations within easy walking distance of the Bonded Warehouse site.

Bank Holiday Day Trip to Kinver – August 26th 2019

A 7.5 hour return trip to the lovely historic village of Kinver along the Stourbridge and Staffs & Worcs. canal.

The Blackcountry Man boat departs the Bonded Warehouse at 10.00am and returns at approximately 6.00pm with a two hour stop off at Kinver at lunchtime beside the popular Vine Inn. A  Full Bar service is also available on board.

Adults £13 / Senior citizens & children £12 / Family Ticket £42. Free parking at the Bonded Warehouse.

Tel: 01384 375912 / 07889 908090  or Register your Interest Using the new “online ” Booking Enquiry Form by Clicking on the Icon on the right of the page.

Street Food Affair – Friday 26th July

Street Food Affair is back at the Bonded Warehouse once again, hosted on the cobbled street , bringing together the community for a late summer evening with delicious street food, bars, live entertainment from amazing local musicians. The Twilight Makers  and Vintage Market is also back inside the Bonded Warehouse itself.

If you haven’t attended a Street Food Affair previously, a number of video clips were professionally taken and the short video record of the event can be seen using the following link – Street Food at the Bonded Warehouse – we hope that you enjoy the video and hope that it will inspire you to come to future events (keep a look out on our Forthcoming Events webpage for dates currently scheduled for the remainder of 2019).

Following on from the great success of previous Street Food Affair events we are inviting people to join us again on Friday 26th July from 4.00pm until 9.00pm at the beautiful and historic Bonded Warehouse, just a short walk from Stourbridge town centre and with free parking available nearby .

The event will take place come rain or shine.

A small entrance fee of £1 for adults with the kids going in free.

Wherever possible Street Food Affair also aims to support local businesses and musicians. We would encourage any local food traders, musicians, artists and makers to get in touch via our website at explore how we can work together at this and future events.

Street Food Affair – Friday 16th August

This  event  takes place at the beautiful and historic Bonded Warehouse, a short walk from Stourbridge town centre. Following on from much success  we are inviting people to join us again on Friday 16th August 4.00pm – 9.00pm.

The event will take place come rain or shine outside on the cobbled street.

Street Food Affair is held on the cobbled street of the Bonded Warehouse and brings together the community for a summer evening with delicious Street Food, bars , live entertainment from amazing local musicians and the Twilight Art, Craft and Vintage Market.

A small entrance fee of £1 for adults with the kids going in free.

Wherever possible Street Food Affair also aims to support local businesses and musicians. We would encourage any local food traders, musicians, artists and makers to get in touch via our website at explore how we can work together at this and future events.




Stourbridge Model Railway Exhibition – 18th and 19th May 2019

Stourbridge Railway Society are once again holding their annual two day Model Railway Exhibition at the Bonded Warehouse. There will be model railway layouts of various sizes and gauges to view plus modelling demonstrations, showing the many facets of the model railway hobby and methods of creating a lifelike railway in miniature form.

There will be model railway equipment for sale both new and second-hand by various traders.

The Bonded Warehouse building being Grade II listed means there are no disabled facilities or lift for the upper floors. However, disabled access and a disabled toilet is provided in the Basement exhibition area only.

The Exhibition is open on Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4.30pm.

Adults: £3.50, Child/OAP: £2, Family (2+2): £10. Free parking is available in Canal Street.

The event is organised by the Stourbridge Railway Society.

Light refreshments are available in the Coffee Bar.