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The Arbor Lights looked the most promising of all the pubs I visited. But once inside, it soon proved to be the worst. Real ales are no longer available. In fact unless you wanted a bottle, the only draught options were Carling or Leffe. The Spanish barman was friendly enough though and the interior is large and modern. Everything felt very clean. It just needs some decent beers.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Jul 2016 20:38
Visually ok, but dont waste your time here, five minutes walk away you can be in one of four, class act pubs.
quaffed - 3 Aug 2013 15:03
More a restaurant than pub, but OK for a pint ot two and seems all the better since the change of ownership. Not eaten in there for years, but beer was pretty good.
stymaster - 4 Jun 2011 16:44
Not a pub. Clean, bright, overly loud music (which failed to drown out the annoying old man who whistled 'along' to every track), two thirds of the pub is given over to diners but two ales were available. The one I had was good. For lunch, especially a work/office lunch, yes. For a sesh... nope.
Killian42 - 17 Sep 2010 23:03
Had a work Christmas dinner here once and they could'nt cope - too many people, too hot, poor service, as they were rushed about and cold food.

I popped again, finally, to wet my whistle after getting a dry throat - too much talking and this place was right next to the venue i had just been at.

It was clearly more a restaurant than a pub. Clean and decently, if plainly, decorated, with a sofas and tables mix. Service was very friendly

Usual taps, with three ales, Pedigree and Abbots being two, the other a beer done by Morrissey and Fox.

Whilst i dont really want to eat here again, i will bring JB in to sample the place, even though, i dont expect it to become a regular stop off
Archivist - 2 Jun 2009 16:23
More like a restaurant from the outside than a pub. Our large group who were not eating however did not have a problem getting a seat. Disappointimg to see in a GBG listed pub only one hand pump out of a possible three in action on a Saturday lunch time. Only universally available London Pride on tap when we arrived. The pub was rather large with many tables for eating at. Within about 10 minutes of our arrival Black Sheep was put on another hand pump. This was our first pub of the day on our pre football tour so we moved on to The Fountain close by in next road.
Love_good_ale - 23 Feb 2009 15:27
The real ale here is superb! The food is delicious, but not cheap. If you want to eat, book. Don't just turn up as this place is very popular. But pop in for a pint.
generalstaal - 6 May 2008 23:08
we were disappointed, the was nice what there was of it the portions are MINUTE i'm not a big eater but after being told the chicken was 'corn fed' i'm sure they forgot to feed my little one,two forkfuls and it had gone. The vegetables (a meagre sliced potato dauphinoise) was ok with a slither of peppers which I HATE on the side nearly 13 for this was shocking we were in a walsall back street for heavens sake not broad street b/ham visit again no fear
felix1 - 1 Mar 2008 10:22
Once more have ventured into Arbor lights and once more everything was perfect. A good range of ales on to which was most pleasing. Had not eaten there before and the food was excellent. staff were as amusing as ever real characters which is very unusual these days. Highly reccomend it to everyone.
issi1 - 3 May 2007 15:03
Only stopped by for a Bombardier - good but not great. Looked like an ideal stop for Sunday lunch. Nice feel, albeit open-plan.
mtaylor40 - 1 Oct 2006 21:08
This is more of a bistro than a pub but it is a cracking place for food, especially if you want a break from the deep fried offerings of your branded pubs. Walsall people are lucky to have a place like this. Always a good atmosphere but especially buzzing at the weekends.
AndyVen - 21 Oct 2005 15:54
The wonderful Arbor Lights- just what Walsall needed! It serves a myriad of real ales-constantly changing and only serves superb fresh food which is light relief in this world of 'ding' meals!
Staff are very friendly and helpful, lunch, dinner menus, Sunday roasts, or just a cheeky pint of Old Speckled Hen it's definitely worth a visit.
clarabella - 22 Mar 2005 17:36
Always had an excellent meal - good value.
Great staff.
No sittings table times are nicely staggered. A haven within Walsall.
Roger Boak - 3 Oct 2004 13:22

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