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Waggon & Horses, Halesowen

21 Stourbridge Road
B63 3TU
Phone: 01215504989

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Ian Mapp left this review about Waggon & Horses

2019 Good Beer Guide Entry and Stourbridge and Halesowen Pub of the Year 2018.

Part of the Black Country Ales Chain. Like the Wellington in Brum, there's TV screens showing the 11 or so real ales on.

This has a real pubby feel. Multiple houses knocked together, providing some side rooms complete with real fire. Bar is long, thin and has a wickedly sloping floor.

BCA seem to source very unusual brews and I had a fine Black Storm Porter - all the way from Whitby to the West Midlands.

Perfect Pub.

On 22nd December 2018 - rating: 10
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Aqualung . left this review about Waggon & Horses

This is one of the Black Country Ales "beer festival" pubs. Although it has a long frontage onto the main road the only entrance I could find was on the left side of the building. Inside it has the bar along the long frontage with more comfortable areas either side of it. The area along the bar is not very deep and overall the pub is not as large inside as you might think from the exterior.
However, the long bar does allow a huge row of hand pumps with a smaller set to the right devoted mainly to cider. The thirteen beers available included the three usual BCA ones and the rest ranged from smaller micros up to the long established Black Sheep. I went for Harbour IPA (£3.25) which was excellent.
This is another superb BCA outlet.

On 19th February 2018 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Waggon & Horses

Fantastic Black Country Ales house, with a two-room bar along the frontage and a separate seating area to the other side of the entrance. Tidily decorated throughout in an appropriately traditional style. Very impressive range of 15 real ales and four ciders on handpump at prices ranging from £2.95 to £3.60, from which I went for the Beowolf Chase Pale (but would have been happy to try almost anything from the chalk and TV boards here).

On 7th October 2017 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Waggon & Horses

In the process of redecoration on our visit and to our admiration the barmaid told us that herself and a pal were painting the pub themselves out of hours. Have to call again when it's complete. We also called in on a Friday afternoon and the pub was quite busy. There were 14 ales on handpump on this visit - straight away, I went for a pint of Bathams. Next moved onto the Plain Ales Sheep Dip and Tunnfield Stiperstones. This is an excellent pub, with other chatty drinkers.

On 21st July 2013 - rating: 9
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Andy Ven left this review about Waggon & Horses

A long standing GBG regular. If I was being diplomatic I would say it’s all about the ale here. A fairly long narrow pub offering 14 real ales. My first impression was that a touch of finishing plaster, a rub down with some sandpaper and a lick of paint would not have gone amiss. The telling thing though was how busy it was on a Friday lunchtime – standing room only - so it’s difficult to criticise somewhere that keeps so many customers happy.

On 19th June 2012 - no rating submitted
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Gill Smith left this review about Waggon & Horses

Unspoilt 2011 Good Beer Guide pub with a great range of real ales on offer. Looks a little shabby but always a warm welcome, and it is a drinkers pub. Enjoyed Ossett South Pacific IPA and Cuerden Pale this visit. Also has draught Belgian beers.

On 6th March 2011 - rating: 8
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John Horton left this review about Waggon & Horses

On the busy main road to Stourbridge & within walking distance of Halesowen bus station. Although the bar is Victorian shabby, the food basic (ham or cheese & onion cobs) and the loos primative this pub is a place of pilgrimage for many real ale drinkers and justly so. Up to 15 real ales, plus some Belgian beers (Guinness & lagar too) regularly served. A permanent entry in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide gives testiment to the quality of the ale. Yes, I've had far too many far too often in this place. A real drinkers pub & long may it thrive. If you are a real ale drinker & can only visit one pub in the Black Country area this is the one. No car park & on street parking is very limited (hence 3 star) so use the bus, 9 or 139 from Birmingham.

On 10th July 2008 - rating: 8
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