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Gurkha Bar, Stourbridge

Pub added by Old Peculiar
38 High Street

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Delboy 20 left this review about Gurkha Bar

Now back open as Gurkha Bar & Grill. Not sure if is a restaurant only or if you can just have a beer! I'll try it soon.
Definitely OK for beer only as I popped in for a quick Atlantic Pale. No ales of course.

On 15th August 2023 - no rating submitted
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Old Bank

GBG 2019 Entry. Walked past many times, on the way to comedy nights at the Mitre (which won't be troubling the GBG) and always assumed it was a Wetherspoons.

Converted Bank, Mezzanine floor - you can see where I am coming from.

On a Tuesday night, where out of the other 10 or so punters, the only non lager drink was a chardonnay - I was amazed to see nine hand pulls and some real gems on board.

But who is buying it and how fresh it is?

I went for a Ma Pardoe's Bumblehole - having only ever seen their beers in the Swan at Netherton - it didn't disappoint.

Some serious black magic going on, if the other 8 were this good.

Recommended, should you find yourself in Stourbridge.

On 10th July 2019 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Bank

The interior of this old bank was better than I had imagined with neo classic columns, coffeted ceilings and a splendid looking oak bar and rear servery positioned along the back wall. The large oval shaped windows also provided plenty of natural light. The colour scheme consisted of a lemon painted ceiling with crisp white surrounding plasterwork. Burgundy coloured curtains with matching upholstered furniture and a black and white tiled floor. There was also a good sized safe displayed over the corner entrance, obviously from the days when this bank was in operation. The pool table in the centre of the main lounge looked out of place.
Six ales on handpump, Green Duck Hush, Wye Valley Hopfather, HPA, Butty Bach, one Ma Pardoes and an Enville. I went for the Green Duck, which was in top class condition.

On 26th March 2019 - rating: 8
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Old Bank

The Old Bank is a must do for me on a tour of Stourbridge. I can't add to the description below and I agree the beer choice is excellent. Batham's best bitter, Olde Swan Bumble hole, Enville ale and Burton Bridge Stairway to Heaven amongst the choice of 9 on my visit. I went for the local Green Duck Glorious - and it was!

On 22nd April 2018 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Old Bank

A converted bank on a wedge shaped corner site, there is a very high ceiling with beams retaining elaborate cornices, tall full height windows with folded back curtains however little else appears to have been retained apart from what looks like a strong room door in a corner next to the bar. A modern mezzanine has been added to one end, the bar back tries to mimic one of some age being rather ornate and topped with a clock but is unmistakably modern. The floor is covered in white tiles and rather incongruously the centre piece of the floor area is a pool table which must be awkward at busy times.
The beer range however is excellent, nine were on handpump, Wye Valley Butty Bach and HPA, Batham's Best Bitter, Salopian Oracle, Green Duck Sitting Duck, Burton Bridge Stairway to Heaven plus Damson Porter, Enville Ale and Hobson's Old Prickly. We were rather spoilt for choice.
Food is served, mainly cobs, scotch eggs and pork pies but a board advertised some soup.
The conversion I felt was a bit of a missed opportunity, not nearly as grand as some bank conversions I have visited however I realise that many original features might have been stripped out prior to it becoming a pub. The sublime beer choice rescues the place for me however and it would be on my list should I return to Stourbridge.

On 21st January 2018 - rating: 7
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Old Peculiar left this review about The Old Bank

Recently opened in the shell of an old bank, which had been empty for years, it features a large open floor area with various tables and a mezzanine at one end. There are ten handpulls plus various fizzy stuff on what could easily have been the original counter - it's huge.
A decent range of beers were on offer, Wye valley, Salopian, Hobsons plus others, the pint of Butty Bach I tried was very good and, at £2.80, exceedingly good value.
Well worth a visit.

On 16th August 2016 - rating: 9
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