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The Court of Requests (JD Wetherspoon), Oldbury

Pub added by Delboy 20
Church Street
B69 3AF

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J D Wetherspoon

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Court of Requests (JD Wetherspoon)

A very respectable Spoons this one with a high standard of finish, with the fixtures and fittings. We caught this on a bad beer day with a limited choice across two banks of five handpumps. The usual suspects were lined up, plus Hobgoblin and Exmoor Gold. I did manage to spot a Slaters APA, which kept me happy.

On 5th June 2019 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Court of Requests (JD Wetherspoon)

This old listed building makes for quite a pleasant Spoons. As noted below it appears quite small but I didn't even spot the way through to the larger area!
The ten hand pumps had a variation on the JDW Trio of Doom with GK IPA, Abbot and Doom Bore. The remainder had seven festival ales. I went for the B&T Little Sheff (£2.15 festival / standard guest price) which was excellent. I thought this was an above average Spoons and would happily return especially given it's close proximity to Sandwell & Dudley Railway Station.

On 29th March 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Court of Requests (JD Wetherspoon)

Appears quite a substantial old courthouse (and later library) building when viewed from the street, but there is less space in the attractive wood-panelled bar than one would expect. However, the mystery is resolved if you venture to the back where you find a small gap through to two further seating / dining areas of a reasonable size beyond. Fairly standard 'spoons furniture, but plenty of old pictures and B&W photographs on the walls. Initially just Ruddle's, Doom Bar and Abbot from the first bank of five handpumps sighted, but AJ's SPA, Highgate Old Ale (£2.25), Brakspear Oxford Gold and Marston's Old Empire from the second set. However, a short while later, all the remaining pumps were clipped with a selection of reasonably interesting real ales. Overall, I left rather more impressed than I had expected to be.

On 21st February 2016 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Court of Requests (JD Wetherspoon)

A detached Spoons chain pub and eatery. The place dates to 1816, when it was the Court of Requests (sort of forerunner to the Magistrate Court and County Courts). It later became the central police station and then the library until taken over in 2012. The building is in plain brick with Romanesque sash windows with moulding above in white. The interior is, in effect, one long open-plan room. The front area is dominated by heavy wood panel, with coffee, white and green coloured walls and ceilings, with a moulded cornice. There are lots and lots of books and large glass lampshades. You then go through a black and white glazed tile area (floor and walls), with silly pictures indicative of its former uses as a library and police station (wanted posters and filing trays). You then head into another foody area in bluey/grey etc. The place is of course all foody, with everyone seemingly eating - a mixed clientele. The service was functional. There wasn't a TV that i saw and of course there was no music. Beer; usual tap stuff, with Abbott, Ruddles, Springhead Roaring Meg, Robin Hood (ok) and Kelham Pale Rider. Usually i am critical of Spoons and on the odd accasion, i praise - this falls into a different category - i just found it dull. I could have fallen asleep here, it seemed lifeless.

On 1st July 2013 - no rating submitted
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