It’s a Wetherspoons, so you know what you’re getting: cheap beer (and lots of choice), cheap food. As it is, it’s one of the better spoons, less grotty than The Imperial, for a start. It also has the advantage of 2 really good pubs nearby. The beer garden backs onto the canal and could be nice on a hot day.
The second truly excellent time-warp pub in Wednesfield, built in the late 30s and listed. Inside, it’s like stepping back in time, and both food and beer are excellent and reasonably priced. Between this and the Pyle cock, Wednesfield can be unexpectedly pleasurable.
How wonderful a pub is this?
It meets several itmes on my ‘desireable‘ list, in that it’s Victorian, it has cobs, it’s not far from a canal and a bus, has 3 public rooms, seems to have a beer garden, no children visible, no TV, and a real fire.
It’s got atmosphere in spades, and excellent beer too. I just wish I lived nearer. Things are very traditional- a bar, a smoke room, and a lounge, and it’s really like a Black Country pub of years ago.
sadly it seems to be about to undergo a change of managment, as it’s to let.