Britt's is an English-style pub. The name was inspired by Saint John artist Miller Brittain, whose art studio sat just two floors above the pub in the 1930s.
Born in Saint John in 1912, Miller Brttain was a draughtsman, a soldier, a champion of William Blake's poetry, a painter, a water colourist, and a muralist. In his studio located on the third floor of the Brodie Building, Brittain was part of a thriving and vibrant artistic community in the Uptown area. Many of those artists returned to the Port City to weather out The Depression. During this era, Brittain entered his social-realist period; his depictions of the longshoremen heading to work on the wharf are now iconic pieces of Saint John artwork. It is the art of this period of work from which artist Chris Lloyd drew inspiration from for the murals which now grace the pub's walls (Miller Brittain, 1912 - 1968).
Britt's three owners -- Gary and Pamela Spicer, and Roy Scribner opened Britt's with a shared vision of a British pub; a place where friends can meet and enjoy quality food in a casual atmosphere.