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I note that the Victoria has not been in the Good Beer Guide since the 2005 edition. But I really can't see why not. It's a great little traditional boozer with a good selection of real ales and a real cider too. There are 2 rooms at ground level - a small and cosy front bar and a larger rear bar. There is a further room upstairs with a pool table. Toilets are upstairs too. The ale range was Wye Valley HPA, Backyard Bitter, Cottage North Western Pale Ale, Morland Old Speckled Hen & Greene King Abbot. The cider was Thistly Cross Whisky Cask. Recommended.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Jul 2016 20:41
Out of the way up the hill, it`s a nice enough beerhouse with a choice of real ales, friendly staff and regulars...worth a punt if your in the vicinity.
Blastbeat - 12 Aug 2015 11:29
I agree with ' ianatwalsall ' it is not very inviting externally, but once in the beers are excellant, keenly priced, friendly staff and good food at lunchtime. Always seems to have a Backyard bitter on at a very low price.
quaffed - 3 Aug 2013 14:58
Good old fashioned pub with a choice of ales - a few from Backyard brewery. I am ashamed to say I have walked passed this pub for years without actually going in - I think the outside has never been that inviting. But now I have been next time in Walsall I shall be popping in again.
ianatwalsall - 24 Sep 2012 15:32
Nice pub with a cosy feel to it. decent selection on ales on tap. Two rooms
yamyampublover - 1 Nov 2011 16:08
They always used to have a regula Mild: Timothy Taylor's Mild was replaced by XL Mild but sadly now they no longer sell Mild so I no longer drink there.
Tweet285 - 19 Oct 2009 11:06
sorry, known as Katz locally - nothing to do with cats - stupid me
Archivist - 13 Sep 2009 19:53
Update: This is a terraced 19th century brick building, with a blue and white frontage seemingly stuck on.

The inside has two rooms; bar and lounge. Decor is white walls, with wood panel and a few pictures and mirrors dotted about.

Know locally as cats - due to a former landlord having loads of them, the place is very traditional. The TV in the bar only gives footy scores on Ceefax.

Beers; tap tosh, with Everard's Tiger and Abbot Ale as regulars. 2 Guests rotating, the last being Rev James and Goffs White Knight that i had. No regular MILD, but ale is always well kept.

A must do place
Archivist - 9 Sep 2009 13:41
A second visit to this pub yesterday with my friend the Archivist and the boy JB. They have a superb dark ale on - Tuck's Tipple! Brings to mind Copper Dragon's Black Gold. Lovely pint!
generalstaal - 20 Jul 2008 12:33
Again, another great pub which i cant score as high as i would wish, as it does not serve Mild. Saying that, every time i have a half of a guest beer, i generally like it. Bumblebee the other week, Tuck's Tipple last night. Oooooh! if only a Mild could find its way to a regular pump, a happy archivist i would be!
Archivist - 19 Jul 2008 10:24
Another port of call for the Archivist and me on 4 July's night out. The final pub we visited. I didn't like the look of it from the outside. But I was persuaded to go in. And its very nice! No 'dark' ales, but the ales I tried were delicious. The barmaid was very friendly. It was a quiet pub, but very relaxed. Recommended!
generalstaal - 6 Jul 2008 10:48
One of the best pubs in Walsall: a proper, traditional pub with good beer.
stymaster - 26 May 2008 18:55
Visited this place on 1st Feb 2008. Excellent Ales (Enville Gold)and a relaxing atmosphere in an old historic building. It also has a starnge side street entrance which isn't really apparent when on Lichfield Street and can be easily missed if you do not know where you are going.

An excellent pub all round, the best in Walsall.
wbafc_beer - 3 Feb 2008 11:07
On the edge of the Walsall town centre serving an excellent choice of beers. Not one of your rowdier Walsall pubs.
trevblanco - 25 Oct 2005 12:09
Excellent beer, both range and quality. Cheap lunchtime food. Easily the best pub in Walsall town centre.
Jimbo Smith - 7 May 2004 19:22
Best pub in the Midlands. Nice friendly company, friendly staff. (Bob and Glen keep a good pint - or two). One of your good, old fashioned, unspoilt, homely pubs.
Danny Prew - 8 Dec 2003 10:29
A really comfortable, two roomed ale house dating back to 1800 but rebuilt in 1901when the Tower Brewery was added (now a private residence). Up to 10 cask ales on tap. Known locally as The Katz, it is used by regulars but is a really friendly place and serves a cracking pint!!!
Andrew - 3 Nov 2003 23:41

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