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The Ivy House, Walsall

Stafford Road
Great Wyrley
Postal town: Walsall
Phone: 01922476607

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Leased (Marstons)

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Ian Evans left this review about The Ivy House

Brief one hour visit for a pint and some lunch, pub as adequately described in the review by Soup Dragon et al, No music playing during my visit and no more than six folks in at the time. Good selection of Beers with guests being Varsity and Marstons Royal Ryder with Marstons Pedigree and Banks Mild also on Pulls. Decided to try the Varsity (£2.85 pint / £1.43 for half) as I had not sampled this before... tasty pint even if not fully to my own preference, but still enjoyable. Food seemed well priced so I chose to try their Club Sandwich and Chips, which turned out to be a normal sandwich (two slices of bread) of chicken and salad filling with chips on the side, quite tasty none the less. The staff were very friendly even though at the time of my visit the licensee seemed a little stressed trying to instruct one of his staff how to fill in the food orders so he didn't confuse the kitchen staff!! A pleasant hour and I will definately pay this another visit soon.

On 14th September 2010 - rating: 8
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Andy Ven left this review about The Ivy House

Arrived here after a 15 minute walk from Bloxwich in heavy summer rain. I'd never been before but I was pleasantly surprised to find a friendly multi-roomed pub.

On handpull there was Banks's Bitter and Mild, Pedigree, Wytchcraft and Marston's Long Hop. I went for the Mild, which was OK, although probbaly tainted by my cheese and onion cob and a bag of pork scratchings.

From a recent review in my local evening paper, I know this place is also popular with diners.

I felt comfortable here and I liked it so I will go back

On 21st August 2010 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Ivy House

A white rendered brick built detached cottage type Banks’s pub, with fake ivy painted up one side and a nice beer garden at the back.

The interior has three areas. The first is an open plan lounge area, consisting of two 'rooms' at different levels, decked out with lots of brass ornaments, spoons, plates, jugs, old pictures, round tables, bar stools. There is a second is a bar area, with wood floor and TV, with the same kind of ephemera. The third area is a large dining area. The food here is decent and good value at £5-10. Decor is white walls, with ceiling and support beams, that looks a bit twee in parts. The service was very good and the clientele is always mixed. The background music was decent level.

Beer; usual tap stuff, with and excellent Banks's MILD, as well as Banks’s bitter and a decent Pedigree on handpull - there is guest, or two, which were Brakespear Hooray Henley and Wychwood Regal lager – which was a decent, at my last visit

Always a decent visit to this place, and it wins the local CAMRA awards often. I always look forward to going and its is most worthy of GBG2010 status

On 16th July 2010 - no rating submitted
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Ray Thomas left this review about The Ivy House

My wife and I have been going to the Ivy House for about 2 years ,Hilary and Martin are always the most welcoming of hosts , likewise all the staff are friendly , when you enter the pub its a very relaxing atmosphere, the food is excellent ,good beer and very good prices , we have always enjoyed ourselves at the Ivy House and on new years eve we went along for our first news years eve party and both Hazel and I had a fantastic night so thank you and congratulations Hilary and Martin

On 23rd February 2009 - rating: 10
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Sonjia Shaw left this review about The Ivy House

My husband and I have been going in the Ivy House for some time now with our friends and always receive a warm welcome from Hillary and Martin. Yesterday, was my birthday and I arranged to meet some friends for a celebration drink. To my surprise Hillary and Martin had gone to the trouble of decorating the room and giving all my friends a equally warm and friendly welcome. We all had a wonderful time and I would like to thank them both for making my birthday so special.

On 22nd October 2008 - rating: 10
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Leslie Wilkes left this review about The Ivy House

Been using this pub most Friday nights for about a year. Had mums 70th birthday meal there last August, about 16 of us. Friday nights my mate works late, we then have hour in a gym and stop at this pub on way home for a beer & a pop (for driver), arriving at about 10:50pm. But on Friday 4/4/08 the licensee refused to serve us, telling his staff not to serve anyone who comes in after 10:45. If we were complete strangers, if we were drunk, or if we were a couple of kids I could understand it but we had been doing this for a year, were stone cold sober and mature gents (we're aged 38 and 48). The Government introduced 24hr licencing so grown ups could have a civilised drink when they wanted-but not in Great Wyrley apparently!

On 20th April 2008 - rating: 2
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