At Brownhills West:
One of the pubs around Brownhills that hasn’t shut yet, unlike the Rising Sun opposite.
It’s not a terrible pub- there’s a decent selection of beer, and the outside seating is OK even with the A5 just feet away, but at times (including this) it’s a bit canteen-like. It enjoys a good reputation for it’s 2-for-one meals, and so, even on a Thursday, it was packed- passing traffic means it gets a good trade, though there were lots of local accents evident.
Still, it’s a good stopping point near Chasewater, and the beer and wine isn’t bad, if not the cheapest.