The Woodland Cottage, Redditch - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30500) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Quiz night, Live music
- Real ale
- Outside seating
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|Cosy and friendly establishment uphill from the town centre of Redditch. The walls feature old pictures and maps of the area, including many black and white pub photos. Hobsons Mild, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Sharps Doom Bar and Thornbridge Jaipur were the real ales on offer. Cider was either Scrumpy Jack or the rarely seen Kingstone Rosey. The locals and staff were fairly friendly.|
blue_scrumpy - 21 May 2011 21:59
|Not immediately prepossessing from the exterior appearance, although pleasant enough. A rather crass extension at the side houses the main entrance area, which seems to be a dead space smelling rather too strongly of cleaning fluid, and reminiscent of a social club rather than a pub. Indeed, this place generally maintains that feeling of a club environment even once safely installed in the rather more homely and inviting main part of the building - which was incidentally free from the astringent aromas. |
However, I do not mean this is a negative way; quite the contrary, as we found it to be a friendly local which clearly benefits from sound trade from its immediate community, yet we did not feel sidelines for not being recognisable. Moreover, not only good cheer but good beer was also available. 4 cask ales featured, mostly well-known options such as Landlord (which 2 out of 8 went for and said was good), but the less-ubiquitous offering came in the form of Cannon Royall Fruiterers Mild (sampled successfuly by the remaining 6 - very full-flavoured for a mild with a rich chewy raisiny quality, and well-conditioned despite taking so long to get pulled owing to the use of a largely superfluous sparkler).
Plenty of seating is available, and to the rear one looks out of the French doors onto what appeared to be a commodious and pleasant beer garden. Sadly it was just a tad too chilly for us to make use of it on our last visit, which was Fri 24 Sep and Autumn was even than starting to show its hand.
Not exceptional, or somewhere worth taking a significant detour to find, but if in the general area and in need of warmth and watering, you could do far worse than pitch up here.
TWG - 6 Oct 2010 17:48
|Real ales available, Timothy Taylor's Landlord and Abbot plus a guest ale each week, fast turnover so good quality. Not cheap but consequently friendly and lots of discerning,settled regulars. Live music every Saturday, quiz/darts event alternate Sundays, craft and charity events also occasionally run. Looks small from the outside but is like the tardis and has large beer garden! |
Julie - 5 Dec 2006 21:26