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Red Lion, Walsall

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Although the previous reviews are from some time back nothing drastic seems to have changed in this trad little boozer. Bit quiet for a sunny Sunday afternoon though especially as it`s got such a prime location. Not much beer choice but yes the Banks`s is pretty decent.
Blastbeat - 8 Aug 2016 09:39
Closest pub to the Railway Station right in the shopping centre.. Nice interior and friendly barmaid. Banks' beer adequate. Excellent choice of curry and chile flavoured pork scratchings available. Strange choice of evening entertainment advertised on the walls made us think that the pub had a different type of drinker in the evenings.
villagefamily - 17 Apr 2012 11:42
Clsoest pub to the night entrance of the station. Not a bad town pub and was pleasantly surprised by the pint of Banks's.
anonymous - 14 Feb 2012 10:33
Recently visited this pub whilst taking my pal on a trip of pubs in walsall. I must say i was pleasantly suprised. Nice pint of banks smooth, food reasonably priced, friendly staff and nice interior. Good start to the pub venture
yamyampublover - 1 Nov 2011 16:02
Somethin's happened here since the previous postings! Maybe a change of management. Visiting relatives in Walsall, popped in for one. Only one bitter available. Indifferent barman. Wetherspoons roughest type of clientel were present ie baseball caps and a mad bag lady on cider sat beside me, talking to herself. Best avoided until they get a proper manager in!
Zumo - 1 Mar 2011 14:23
Update: A great, late Victorian split facade; brick and stone upper and a deep red decorated bottom.

The interior has two floors, both small, the upper being used for the food side and is accessed by a spiral metal staircase. The main room has a wood floor, white walls, with wood panel and a nice fireplace. There are books and vases arranged on the bookcase, and some arty bits of painting in the corner, so there is sadly a touch of the moderns. There is also a lovely painted mural above the wood bar. The ubiquitous sofa adds to the modern, but is vastly outwieghed by chair and stools. Service is fine, but it was quiet when i went - can get very busy though.

Beer; usual tap stuff, with Banks's MILD, but i had the Banks's Bitter on the handpull, which is about as good as it can be.

Often pop in, especially handy for the train, it is the best of the pubs in its part of Walsall. Worth a visit.
Archivist - 14 Sep 2009 14:19
A nice pub that represents an oasis of calm from the hell that is Walsall's main shopping street. Beer is usually pretty good, the food good and reasonably priced.

It's quite a small pub, so can get crowded.
stymaster - 20 Dec 2008 19:01
Been in here twice. Excellent mild! The chilli was excellent. Nice old pub with a friendly atmosphere. Pop in for a snack and a pint!
generalstaal - 25 Jul 2008 08:22
Nice old pub, refurbished in the late Victorian period and survived the chop in the big Town Wharf rebuild in the 1980s-90s. Two floors, decent bar meals and a great pint of Banks's Mild - close to the station.
Archivist - 24 Jul 2008 21:50

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