England > West Midlands > Halesowen
Boudicca (717) London, England | July 21, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
An ordinary looking local pub with an extraordinary beer list. The Waggon and Horses looks unpromising from the outside but a glance at the beer board in the back room (with a supplementary one at the end of the bar), changes this perception immediately as itís a well chosen list with at least 14 draught ales and three ciders on tap. We visited on the Ratebeer Black Country Bash and couldnít have been made more welcome by the friendly landlord, who had laid on a stupendous buffet for us. We did our best to make a dent in it but Iíd imagine he didnít need to think about what to have for lunch or dinner for at least a week afterwards.
(Visited 6 July 2013).
Leighton (637) London, England | July 18, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by during the RateBeer Black Country Bash. Solid spot overall. Only drank a few beers here as we had booked in the buffet and there absolute mounds of food to be eaten; so, I did my part, as you do. Great ambiance here. The clientele seemed pretty darn local. Well worth a visit if youíre passing by.
madmitch76 (143) , England | July 14, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Well this place hasnít changed for decades clearly. That is a good thing. Marvellously characterful old pub. Good beers, good service. The spread they laid on for us was fab. The landlord is character as well. Fast friendly service. Great place!
Theydon_Bois (674) The íSham, England | July 9, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on the RB Black Country Bash - 6th July 2013. My last visit here was in early 2002 and I can honestly say the place hasnít changed a bit - just a few thousand beer barells in the meantime!
Medium sized Victorian boozer with a sizeable bar with 16 sticks of cask ales.
Cotleigh, Oakahm, Burton Bridge and Plain amongst others on our visit.
We had a buffet booked for our trip and at £6 a head was cracking vfm, we must only have got through around half of it!
A real locals pub and Bob the landlord, of some 25 years, popped by to chat to us.
Definately a place to hit on a black country crawl.
jackl (438) Charlottesville, Virginia | July 7, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited during the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. The Waggon & Horses is a real traditional, charming spot. It feels like it hasnít changed in 70 years. Sort of a cramped, narrow pub filled with local beer enthusiasts. There was a large number of cask beers available. By this point in the crawl the wind had been taken out of my sails a bit, so I didnít try too many beers. But what I did try was of good quality. The landlord, Bob, was a real card. Overall, a world class venue for what it is. Great.
RichTheVillan (56) , England | July 7, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Legendary place always had a great selection at the pumps buffet is great value, I salute you Bob.
imdownthepub (522) Banbury, England | July 7, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A truly legendary Black Country pub, with its tilted floor and enormous throughput of beer, friendly customers and staff and welcoming manner to all. Top notch.
TickerTerryDJ (17) Redditch, England | December 20, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This pub is an institution just like the Landlord himself.Bob is well known in the real ale world and has here a pub where you are only a stranger once.Staff and regulars alike go together to create not only a real ale mecca but also a welcoming,friendly good humoured establishment.Beer choice is as already mentioned with an even better selection of ticks appearing over the last couple of years adding to a fine array of regular favourites. .Sunday dinnertimes with the cheese and bread and Bobs sometimes "killer" dip is not to be missed especially mixed in with some great banter.Bills food is cracking and great value and of exceptional quality and he is often experimenting and conjuring up new dishes small and large to try.With the great mix of beers,food,staff and customers this place has it is no wonder so many of us travel some distance to make this our "favourite local".
faerytale1 (2) Birmingham, England | November 19, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I live a good couple of miles from the Waggon but consider it to be my local. The beer selection is superb and recent samplings have included breweries like Pictish, Kinver, Oakham, Salopian, Angel Ales to name a few. Thereís a fair few regular beers like Bathams and Oakham Inferno but at least 10 or 12 guests. The food is also fantastic and great value. Burgers, Faggots, Ribs, Steaks & Chilli are quite often the special of the day and hot sandwiches are usually available. Watch out for the food menu though as they generally only serve past 6pm on a Monday and Wednesday and no hot food sundays...well worth it though!
tommann (13) Dudley, England | June 17, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely cracking pub. 13 casks, 8 Belgian lines on keg. Looks like its falling down. Well worth the visit.
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