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Waggon & Horses, Oldbury Central, Oldbury

17a Church Street
Oldbury
B69 3AD

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Real Ale Ray left this review about Waggon & Horses

An impressive looking pub, built in 1900 by Holt's Brewery. The main features in here was the elaborate use of internal tiling, with the side corridor displaying a show case of wall and floor tiling. Further cream coloured wall tiling can also be found in the front bar, along with the original mahogany counter and ornate back bar. The pub was busy with locals on our Friday eve visit, so we took our drinks to the back room, or smoke room back in the day. This room had mustard coloured painted walls, bare floorboards, high back upholstered banquette seating with the original push bells, positioned along highly polished mahogany panelling. The marble fireplace was the main feature in here and some stained glass in the upper parts of the large window can also be noticed. The main bar had five pumps with beers from Backyard, Enville and AJ's. So we went for the AJ's In the Doghouse. All their cask beers were priced at £2.80 a pint.

On 5th June 2019 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Waggon & Horses

First actual visit to this renowned heritage pub (as my previous attempt a couple of years ago was stymied by it being shut for a period). It certainly looks quite interesting from the road, although you get the impression that the next-door shop might once have been part of the premises? The bar at the front is dominated by the impressive bar-back, but the less-obvious Holt Brewery 'squirrel' window caught my attention later. There is some fine tiling in the central corridor, and also in the bar and rear room when you start to look a bit harder. Four of five handpumps in use, with Pedigree, Butty Bach and AJ's Best (£2.70) plus Old Rosie cider available.

On 7th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Waggon & Horses

Pub with a grand bar and high ceilings though its a traditional local with lots of tiling and wood floors and its not large, though the grandness suggests it should be. Very good ale house in central Oldbury, opposite the Council buildings and up the road from Sandwell & Dudley station.

Excellent beer house

On 3rd August 2011 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Waggon & Horses

A superb Victorian example of a corner pub in undressed brick, with Holts etched windows and an old painted sign on the side of the building slowly weathering away. The pub is now a Brains pub and is a regular in the GBG.

The interior has two rooms, a bar and lounge. The lounge is fantasic in its ceramic tiles of turquiose and white, with white ceiling and wood floor. There was a TV here, with the rugby on. The lounge is in red and cream, with wood florr, a brick chimney breast with a tiled fireplace and bell pushes. Old photographs and cartoons, as well as beer memorabilia. The place does food, but i didn't eat here so can't comment on that. There was no music and the service friendly. The place was quite busy and most were of maturer age.

Beer; Enville White, Rev James, Salopian Oracle, Shropshire Gold; with Brains Dark Smooth (MILD) and Smooth (bitter).

A brilliant little place and a definate if in the area. I could have sat and drank through the lot, sadly, i managed just three!Sheer class and i look forward to returning

On 20th March 2011 - no rating submitted
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Steve Thorpe left this review about The Wagon & Horses

Actuall spelt Waggon and Horses. A pub owned by Brains Brewery of Cardiff. Guest ales are available and Oakham JHB is a regular. Very friendly place, well worth a visit

On 23rd July 2007 - no rating submitted
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