England > West Midlands > Wolverhampton
Clembo1957 (63) Smethwick, England | November 6, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Traditional boozer selling Holden’s and Bathams beers and good Black Country food. At the back of the Railway Station but worth the trek!
Leighton (541) London, England | November 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited during the 2013 RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Lovely boozer. Lots of seating. Loaded with simple session beers all of great value. Novel decor. While this might not be a destination pub for beer geeks, it would make for a perfect spot to sink many pints of bitters and goldens. Worth checking out.
Boudicca (576) London, England | July 14, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A great old pub almost under the railway arch near the old Victorian station building (now disused - the new station is a short walk away). They have three Holden’s beers on draught and an ever changing list of three guest ales. The pub is “themed” (but in a good way!) – it’s like an old station bar ought to be, with lots of railway paraphernalia, such as platform signs and pictures of steam trains, right down to the curtains and pelmets bearing the Great Western Railway logo. There’s a “waiting room” sign in the main bar, which was appropriate because it was here that we met and waited for the coach to take us on the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. There’s also a modern conservatory bar (the Armstrong Room) and a pleasant modern patio.
(Visited 6 July 2013).
madmitch76 (124) , England | July 14, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Big ol’ characterful pub just by Wolverhampton station. Nice front bar, big airy side bar. Lots of wood and memorabilia, Beers were in good nick and the service quick and friendly. Just a proper old boozer that deserves your attention if you are in the area.
jackl (318) Charlottesville, Virginia | July 7, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited during the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. Sort of a tough place to find if you’re unfamiliar with the area (you need to take the subway under the station to get to the pub). Pretty traditional interior with a bunch of Great Western Rail memorabilia decorating the walls. There’s about 8 beers on cask. Mostly Holdens stuff with a few other options from the west midlands. The beer was in good condition, the service pleasant. Overall, definitely a place to check out if you’re in Wolverhampton.
Theydon_Bois (534) The ’Sham, England | February 23, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
A Wolvo legend. Last visited in 2009, was a regular here on my way to Thursday night shift in the late 90’s. Pre work dinner of 2 pints bitter and faggots/grey peas!
Opposite the former GW station, full of railway memorabilia, 3 rooms in essence plus the conservatory.
Very well kept Holdens offerings, plus guest, something from Bathams usually on also.
Must visit - proper boozer, inhabited by PO workers, beer enthusiasts, rail enthusiasts, regulars and football fans (home and away usually - although they dont officially welcome away fans!) on a match day.
imdownthepub (380) Banbury, England | November 2, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cracking back street pub behind the main Railway Station. There is a great atmosphere here, good value beers and always good conditioned beers. It is Dave Andrew’s favourite pub and that has to be good enough for anybody. The food is good too.
SarkyNorthener (67) Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), England | October 15, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very good Holdens pub with several guest beers. Nice atmosphere I will probably be a regular visitor here on the way home from work.
sic1314 (297) Leiden, Netherlands | September 1, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good value Holden’s outlet, a bit food orientated for my liking but nice and old fashioned.
BlackHaddock (285) , England | March 29, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Still a classic Railway Pub.
Nearly always busy, with locals and Post Office workers from the huge sorting office close by, it is a very friendly place. The dodgy alleyway from the main station is now brightly lite and safer than in the past.
The Real Ale beers are always in fine form and served with a smile.
Holdens own the pub, so their beers are to the fore, with another Black Country brewer, Batham’s also on draught.
The food is good value, large torpedo sized rolls and chips being the prefered choice of the locals.
Railway and Wolverhampton in its heyday pictures cover the walls. The Black Country, is now no longer the hub of British industry, but back a few years, the sky was blocked out by the smoke from all the factories and works, the Black Country name comes from those turn of the century days.
Well worth finding.
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