Heddin’s Ford

Hednesford, Staffs:

Hednesford’s first micropub, in what was previously a sports bar called The Bank, so I’d guess it probably was a bank at some point. It’s got links to Backyard, my favourite local brewery, and unsurprisingly, there’s their beer, along with a few guests on keg and cask.

Inside is pretty typically micropub and also shows the sports bar origins: laminate floor- for example, but everything is clean and fresh, and not clinical. The barman was friendly, helpful, and knew what he was selling. Good range of snacks (sadly no cobs at this time, so we had to go visit the nearby ‘spoons). Music pretty OK, at a volume you could hear over, and the beer and wine were excellent. Given that it’s very close to the station (with a short train ride from Walsall), I’ll be back.