Category Archives: Black Country

The Tilted Barrel

Princes End, Tipton:

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Normally, this would be an unexceptional local’s pub, were it not for the quite alarming angle the building continues to stand at.

It’s grade 2 listed, and we’ve been past many times, but not gone in before.

The place was friendly, inside isn’t plush by any means, but it was OK. No ale, sadly, but my Guinness was perfectly drinkable. Worth a visit to sightsee, especially if you’re a structural engineer who’s already seen The Crooked House.

The Beacon Hotel


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This place is legendary: it has the Sarah Hughes brewery attached, and appears on most CAMRA lists as one of those pubs you must visit. It’s traditional timewarp inside- really a step back in time- and the beer garden is a step back IMO too, but only 35 years or so, where the pub seems to add a hundred to that. Shortly, it’s fantastic. Great beer, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, cobs.