Beacon Hotel (Sarah Hughes)

129 Bilston Street
Sedgley, West Midlands England DY3 1JE
brewpub (Sarah Hughes)  4.35/5.0 18 reviews
Mon-Fri 1200-1430 & 1730-2300; Sat 1200-1500 & 1800-23; Sun 1200-1500 & 1900-2230

Mayor: 47574xeCD (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 5
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger  (210) Addlestone, England | June 5, 2017
Visited 31/05/17. I guess this place is iconic and am not sure what I can add. Super old schoo serving hatches - the barmaid could have spoken up as I failed to notice her asking what I wanted. Ruby mild is a great beers, the others more average. Interested to see the Sam Smiths lager on tap. Only downside was the brickies smoking spliffs and discussing knocking people out. Donít think they liked my pink shirt.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (1532) , England | June 13, 2016
Visited here numerous times but last occasion on a bus beer crawl. A lot of rooms and a tiny bar with a serving hatch, thereís also a sort of garden room in the place, itís quite bizarre. Beer range on cask comes from the attached brewery plus a couple of guests. Qualty is good as are the prices. A gem of a pub and one I must go back to.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2814) Charlotte , North Carolina | October 12, 2015
Part of the Black Country pub crawl organized by SarkyNorthener, RichTheVillan and jmgreenuk. Large car park. Really interesting tiny central bar with a window so you canít look your barman in the eye. Lots of other rooms, nooks and crannies, plus a botanical garden. Nice place.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jjsint  (586) Cambridge, England | August 10, 2015| Updated October 25, 2015
One of those pubs thatís terribly hard to rate. On one hand they only(!) offer about seven real ales... On the other hand, itís beer heaven. Several labyrinthine rooms lead to the central bar which offers three Sarah Hughes beers (Amber, Ruby Mild and Surprise), with guest beers from Kinver, Fernandes and Arbor. Itís perfect really, but as this is RateBeer, itís marked down for selection. Just a bit.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
niquillis  (333) Stoke on Trent, England | April 14, 2015
A Black Country gem and one for getting those Sarah Hughes beers, though you see them quite often these days. A proper traditional multi roomed boozer including a bar with a modesty screen. 2 guest ales (Downton and Arbor) on this visit. Worth going to see how pubs should be.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
pabloscafe  (20) , | August 1, 2014
What a marvelous place this is! Its a time warp in many ways. Beer is very good, especially the Sarah Hughes Pale ale , with some good guest ales for good measure, although a limited selection. A good mixed crowd of local familes in the garden, old folks, people winding down after work, its a proper black country pub. Really recommended, a real pub, real people, real beer....get over there!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
LewisKingBeer  (12) Birmingham, England | June 27, 2014
Magnificent Victoriana, is probably two words that sum this pub up best. Architecturally superb, insane tummy level serving hatch so you canít look staff in the face, and all the Sarah Hughes beers on tap, which are brewed on site. Lovely big garden, conservatory, little snugs dotted about, and lets not forget the manager, Alexandra Marchant, is both charming and beautiful. A real tucked away Black Country gem. Wonderful.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Leighton  (1029) London, England | November 6, 2013
Visited during the RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Solid place. Great garden out back. Good beers. Unique bar (you have to see it). Friendly staff. Definitely worth visiting if you are nearby.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (1231) London, England | July 14, 2013
A quirky brewery and pub Ė well worth a visit. Thereís been a brewery here since 1921 (or so the sign says) and in fact it looks like an old fashioned brewery in miniature with a pub tacked onto the front. Thereís a tiny central bar with two or three small hatches at waist height and the pump clips face inwards so you have to find the blackboard with the list of beers and then bend down to poke your head through the hatch to get served. Iíd have thought it contravenes some health and safety regulation or other because the bar staff must be permanently stooped. Having said that, itís charming. Thereís a drinking corridor, a couple of snugs and a smoke room leading into a conservatory, plus an area to sit outside in the brewery yard at the back. When we visited on the Ratebeer Black Country Bash they had three guest ales on draught alongside their own three flagship beers. (Visited 6 July 2013).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76  (213) , England | July 14, 2013
Quirky! One of the oddest serving arrangement Iíve ever seen, a belly button level serving hatch. Canít look the staff in the face. Nice side bar and nice garden. Watch out for the tiled floor - slippery fucker when wet! Solid beers here if a narrow selection. All in all well worth a visit.

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