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Shrubbery Cottage (The Shrub), Oldswinford, Stourbridge

28 Heath Lane
Phone: 01384377598

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Will Larter left this review about Shrubbery Cottage (The Shrub)

This is a very good locals pub, the type of pub that in a lot of towns would be keg only, but in Stourbridge they've stuck with the real ales. This one is a Holdens pub, with Mild, Bitter and Golden Glow available. The blackboard behind the bar seems to suggest that Special and Old are also available from time to time. All beers are priced sensibly, and my bitter was in excellent condition.

On 17th February 2020 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Shrubbery Cottage

I was looking forward to visiting this Holden's pub but unfortunately found it to be something of a disappointment... Nothing really wrong with the refurbished 'U'-shaped with fairly light furniture and decor, but it somehow seemed to have an unwelcoming atmosphere. Rather poor choice of just Black Country Bitter, Golden Glow (£3.10) and Black Country Special from three of eight handpumps, although to be fair the quality was excellent.

On 7th October 2017 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Shrubbery Cottage

This is a small single room pub split into various different areas surrounding the bar. I imagine it would have once had a public and saloon bar. It also has a reasonable sized car park and a garden.
It's at the end of a fairly small terrace but most of the housing around (especially just to the West) consists of large detached piles which
probably explains why the Black Country bitter at £2.80 was more expensive than some of their other houses. Also being served were the Special and Golden Glow together with Thatcher's Heritage Cider.
It's not one of Holden's best but is a good solid local boozer and three out of the four possible Holden's beers on offer isn't bad.

On 3rd August 2014 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Shrubbery Cottage

A small, yellow rendered Holden's pub, with patio area. The interior has a U-shaped room, around a central serving bar. The decor has brown and coffee walls, with some wood panel, and carpet. There is a small bar area where there is a dart board, which has trophies on display and some sporty photos on the wall; otherwise, the walls had modern arty pictures and bits of patterned wallpaper to create some sort of feature. There was no music, as the TVs had Sky Sports and horse racing on. The service was fine and it was quite busy with a mixed crowd. Beer; Holden's Bitter, Golden Glow and Special. The Glow and particularly the bitter were on excellent form, sadly, no MILD! A nice, if modern feeling pub, again, one to visit and one i will return to.

On 28th April 2013 - no rating submitted
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