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The Billy Wright, Wolverhampton

9 Princess Street
Phone: 01902421007

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Al Bundy left this review about The Billy Wright

Sadly I found the drinks in here to be a bit poor. The pub isn't really that good and I was expecting some Billy Wright memorabilia and unless I was not looking hard enough I didn't see any. 4 handpumps dispensed some pretty standard fare.

On 8th April 2016 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Billy Wright

Basic Amber Taverns pub in the centre of the city, with a notional sports theme that doesn't really seem to go further than the various large-screen TVs on the walls. Perfunctory semi-modern furniture and decor. Relatively quiet on a Sunday evening, apart from some reasonable background music, but looks the sort of place that could get quite lively earlier in the weekend. Two of four handpumps in use, both with Banks's beer, offering the optimistic (for the time of year) Sunbeam and a pleasantly drinkable pint of Mild (all the better for costing just £2.00, and with the barman volunteering a top-up as it was a touch lively).

On 21st February 2016 - rating: 6
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Oggwyn Reborn left this review about The Billy Wright

Pub is situated a short walk from both the rail and bus stations , it is a large open plan type of place and was fairly busy on my brief incursion .
Service was quick , beers were the normal selection of fizzy lagers and smooth pours and a selection of four handpulled ales from the Banks stable , i had a pint of Sunbeam which was OK , beer was cheap my Sunbeam and friends fizzy Fosters coming in at just £4.20 .
Not to bad in here for a quick pint .

On 18th February 2015 - no rating submitted
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Billy Wright

This is a Victorian corner pub with a rear patio. The upper area is in white painted brick, with black paitwork on the windows and it is interesting to note the rounded windows one side and the rectangle on the other. The lower frontage is in a rustic look, in a coffee colour. The corner entrance seems to be patrolled by bouncers continually. The interior has an L-shaped room in cream, wood and coffee patterned wallpaper. There is a nice wood fireplace and the walls are festooned with Wolves and Billy Wright memorabilia and newspaper clippings. Several TVs were showing sport and there is a big screen facility, not in use at my visit. The service was fine and the place was quite busy with a maturer clientele. The music was general and at a decent level. Beer; usual tap stuff with Oyster Stout and on handpull there was Banks's Sunbeam, Bitter and a decent enough MILD. It is often busy, as the drinks are so cheap, but it is a one-pinter at best.

On 9th June 2013 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Billy Wright

Lots of light in here compared to previous incarnations, but to be honest its just an open space for cheap beer/spirit drinkers. Not sure if its meant to appeal to football fans drowning their sorry or pre nightclubbers. Sorry, but a bit of an insult to the great man.

Beer quality is dreadful.

On 30th August 2012 - rating: 2
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Ale Monster left this review about The Billy Wright

This pub was known as The Greyhound for many years until it closed in the late 80’s, it then suffered many unsuccessful changes of ownership in a short space of time which resulted in several changes of name to Little Austria, Cadillac’s, The Feline and Firkin, The Tube, The Bedroom and the Koi Bar. It has now been bought and refurbished by Amber Taverns who have again renamed the pub after one of Wolverhampton Wanderers most successful players, who also played for England on 105 occasions and captained the team 90 times. The slightly Georgian looking building has a front left corner entrance which leads into a single open plan room with the bar counter along the right hand wall towards the front of the pub, a cast iron fire place with tile surround and dark wood mantle piece in the left hand wall opposite the bar, carpeted floor in the front section of the room and wood floor at the back, the front area has brown leather bench seats while the rear area has high brown leather seats and tables. I counted at least seven large flat screen TV’s dotted around the room either showing current football or Wolves footage from the 50’s (when they were good!) and you guessed it, Wolves memorabilia on the bits of wall that didn’t have a TV. In the back left corner of the room are doors which lead out to a small covered patio area, mainly for smokers.

Regular ales are currently Banks’s Bitter and Mild with two changing guest beers which were Marston’s Old Empire and Caledonian Santa’s Little Helper on this visit. Not the most exciting selection but this is a free house and its early days. The Mild and Caledonian were good and the prices were reasonable.

Not a bad start but the décor is a bit arty farty for my taste with black and silver wallpaper and lots of modern light fittings. The pub was officially opened on the 13th of December which was the 57th anniversary of Wolves beating Hungarian club, Honved 3-2 in an early European friendly. It has been styled as a modern sports bar to attract all the match day drinkers and on first impressions I think it will be very popular with many of them. I will drink in here again, probably with friends who are also footy fans, the 50’s footage was actually very interesting.

On 17th January 2012 - rating: 6
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