Jolly Crispin (Fownes) | Gornal, West Midlands
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Jolly Crispin (Fownes)
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

25 Clarence Street
Gornal, West Midlands England DY3 1UL [ print map ]
01902 672220 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon-Thu 4-11, Fri & Sat 12-11, Sun 12-10.30

Mayor: Leighton (1) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 0

Jolly Crispin (Fownes)

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Beer Available At Jolly Crispin (Fownes) (arranged by most recent)
Fownes Crispinís Ommer 46, Fownes Frost Hammer 45, Gadds Uberhop 45, Nelson Colossus , Fownes King Korvakís Saga
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12 reviews for Jolly Crispin (Fownes)
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  82%
 Selection  74%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis  (237) Stoke on Trent, England | April 14, 2015
Descended on this place as part of a Potteries CAMRA coach tour. Pub coped well with 50 thirsty Stokies. Good boozer and there was even a Titanic beer Iíd not seen before.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD  (17) Godís Country, England | January 2, 2015
Frequented this venue numerous times before and since Fownes appeared on the scene. Very handy off the No 1 bus sroute (Tettenhall - Wolverhampton - Dudley) which runs ever 7-8 mins in the day and every 20mins evenings and sundays. Beer is always in excellent condition and the Fownes can be a nice detraction from the normal "twig" as some may say. Often have Titanic on as previous house beer was brewed by them.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
LewisKingBeer  (12) Birmingham, England | June 27, 2014
Low ceilings, beams... centuries old Upper Gornal boozer.Lots of low gravity golden ales on offer and a couple of Fownes brews which are made on site. Old fashioned charm and efficient staff. Main bus between Dudley and Wolverhampton stops right outside.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton  (710) London, England | November 6, 2013
Visited during the 2013 RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. A nice little boozer. Focuses mostly on lower-ABV session beers (which is pretty common for the area). Itís a classic, low-ceilinged affair with cozy seating and absolutely no pretense. Efficient staff. A nice place to experience British session drinking.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (949) London, England | July 20, 2013
An old roadside brewpub Ė home to the Fownes brewery. The Jolly Crispin has nine hand pumps with a good selection of beer from Fownes and guest breweries. The pub looks as if it is sinking into the ground, which it may well be as itís quite old. A black and white photo on the wall shows it looking quite bucolic in 1901 as a low stone building with a horse and cart outside. The passageway between the front and back areas is built of large old stone blocks and thereís a big stone sit-in fireplace but otherwise it has probably been altered on numerous occasions over the years. We visited on the Ratebeer Black Country Bash and the sole barman, who hadnít been expecting a sudden influx of beer geeks, did a marvellous job of serving us and making us feel welcome. (Visited 6 July 2013).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76  (154) , England | July 14, 2013
Love these sort of pubs. Low ceilings, beams. Clearly been a pub for centuries! Nice vibe here. Decent ales. Service was surprisingly quick given the lack of staff. All in all just lovely characterful old pub with decent ales.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (427) , England | July 12, 2013
I too visited during the íBlack Countryí trip on 6th July 2013: this however was my fourth time, having been before on íbus-tripsí. First time since they started brewing though, enjoyed the two beers I had of theirs (and the Allgates one. Always had a good selection of Real Ales in excellent order and always full because of the bus loads Iíve been with! Not a great ílookerí but a good honest pub and Iím always pleased when the bus pulls up outside no matter who has organised the trip.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), England | July 9, 2013
Visited on 06/07/13 on the RB Black country bus shindiggidy. Located on a busy road the Crispin is a pretty unasuming boozer. Inside however reveals a central bar betwixt 2 rooms dispensing 9 beers via cask. 4 from Fownes who brew out the back and 5 guests including Oakham, Allgates and Dark Star. Only 1 barman at around 1pm and he did well to serve the 15 or so who came off the bus in addition to a few locals. Check out the punch pads in the gents - Iíve never seen the like in all the pub bogs Iíve visited! Didnít rate for food but I had a well filled cheese and onion bap for abour £1.50. Well worth taking in on a Black Country crawl.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (528) Charlottesville, Virginia | July 7, 2013
Visited during the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. Pretty unspectacular interior with a two sided bar. The beer selectionís relatively large. 9 beers on cask. Fownes featured prominently alongside a few guests. The barman was slammed, but handled the situation pretty gracefully. The prices were very fair. Overall, an excellent spot to come and get your tick on, though I donít think itíd be my first port of call in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan  (61) , England | July 7, 2013
Visited as part of Rate Beer Black Country Bus Bash; great place friendly staff and clientele the Fownes beers are decent and well kept.

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