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The Black Country Arms, Walsall - pub details

Black Country Arms

Address: High Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1QW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 36908) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Walsall (0.3 miles), Bescot Stadium (1.6 miles), Tame Bridge Parkway (2.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.3/10 (rated by 30 users)
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Lyndon House Hotel, Walsall (0.1 miles), Bar Sports Walsall, Walsall (0.1 miles), Watering Trough, Walsall (0.1 miles), Yates's, Walsall (0.1 miles), Hogshead, Walsall (0.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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There is only one thing wrong with this pub – but we’ll come to that later ! First of all we need to note that the name is actually Black Country Tavern, not as listed on this site.

The pub is located on a hill, so one side is higher than the other. The entrance is on the lower lever, and you turn immediately right to get to the bar. And what a bar ! There are I think 12 handpumps dispensing a widevariety of beers, including 3 or 4 of their own Black Country Ales. I was tempted by the M & B Brew XI (a blast from the past), but eventually settled on halves of Fixed Wheel Coco Mocha Stout and Dow Bridge Praetorian Porter – both were gorgeous.

As a Black Country Ales inn, it is note out in their recognisable house style. Plenty of polished wood furnishings, and brass around the bar. There is also an upper floor (where the toilets are situated) which is almost as large as downstairs, and is in much the same style. It also includes a dartboard.

Food is served (lunchtimes and all day Saturday, I think). It is basically “pub grub”, but there is a wide variety, and the prices looked very reasonable. I did eat this time, but will certainly do so on my next visit.

And now to the fly in the ointment. Although the bar is pretty big, in front of it are a number of chair/stools which are unvariably occupied by people drinking at the bar – making it almost impossible to get there and order your drinks ! For that reason I have marked it down to 7/10

Martinsh - 13 Dec 2015 22:34
It`s a good `un, if your in Walsall it`s a must visit - nuff said!
Blastbeat - 12 Aug 2015 11:33
Hey, ILookLikeMe - your review is absolutely spot on ! The only difference to my experience is that I have up and went to Wetherspoons instead !
Martinsh - 8 Feb 2015 19:18
Desperately slow service and unfriendly regulars seated in a line at the bar and not moving a muscle to allow others customers to get served was not an auspicious start to a Sunday afternoon session. The high standard in ale quality and comfortable seating went someway to redress the balance, but a rather mixed experience of a highly regarded pub which, for this visit at least, did not compare favourably to the nearby Lyndon House. A lukewarm 6/10.
ILooklikeme - 8 Feb 2015 16:58
Huge choice of beers, welcoming and truly pubby environment, worth a visit. Crowded on a Saturday afternoon as it should be.
rainlight - 31 Aug 2014 09:51

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