Really nice find, near the hotel I was using in Wolverhampton. The place has a traditional feel, small room at the front, and just gets bigger the further it goes back. Nice selection of 3 Holdens beers plus a few guest beers that were also worth trying. Food in the day, but did "Grey Peas and Bacon" in the evening. Really not sure what this Black country dish is...
Corn Hill remains closed. However, it is quicker to use Wolverhampton station’s subway anyway. It is to your immediate right as you exit the front of the station.
Very friendly welcome from the young bloke working there. The pub has old-fashioned railway décor, the open fire is a big plus. 8 casks (5 of which look like pretty static local choices, 3 rotating), a macro-lager on keg for the Italian tourists. Some mass-produced Belgian stuff in the fridge.
Overall, I see this pub as a very good option for a single visit from a Ratebeerian, and an excellent local for a non-ticker. Seems like the type of place where the staff get to know you and start pulling your pint before you’ve asked for it. I can imagine being quite happy here with a pint of best and a dog next to the fire in my dotage.
It took me longer than usual to reach this place on foot, only because a building between my hotel and the pub was being demolished, so the road and footpath were closed. But I just walked around the station, and it was fine. You may be able to walk through the train station as well. And, of course, you can drive, and it has a car park. It’s an amazing place. Chock full of railroad stuff, right down to the rails used as footrests. Real fire in the small front bar, then lots of tables in what used to be the waiting room. Small conservatory, and picnic tables out back. Staff is extremely friendly, and expect them to fawn over your dog should you bring one. Food is delicious, and portions are large. I skipped the faggots & chips, though, in favor of the veggie lasagne. And the cask ales here seemed to be in better condition that at the Holden’s brewery tap, the Park Inn, that we visited the previous night. This place has everything you’d want in a pub.
A former CAMRA national pub of the year and next to the old Low Level station in Wolverhampton, bit of a scary walk down there but worth it. Walls are festooned with railway memorabilia, lots of seating, real fires and a good range of ales. Holdens, Bathams plus guests. Not had a bad beer here.
A really good traditional pub. Worth a look. Spent many a happy hour in here over the years
Brilliant Holden’s railway pub. I struggled getting here - the obvious shortcut from the station up Corn Hill was closed - but having got here, I was well rewarded. Four Holden’s beers (Bitter, Mild, Special and Golden Glow) are available, along with a handful of guest beers from the likes of Bathams and Ludlow. A few Belgians in the fridge, and two cask ciders. What more could you want? Well, the pork pies are out of this world, and the whole place is cheap even for the area.
Although in a rough part of Wolverhampton, just a short walk from the station away from the town centre. A very welcoming pub serving great beers from the Black Country such as Bathams and Holdens plus the odd guest beer nowadays. Traditional food aswell as just a bowl of chips or "cobs" (large rolls). Gets very busy on matchdays. One of my favourite pubs of all time as it has so much character.
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.
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).