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Wheelie Thirsty, Cradley Heath

Pub added by Aqualung .
215 Halesowen Road
Old Hill
Postal town: Cradley Heath
B64 6HE

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Quinno _ left this review about Wheelie Thirsty

A new(ish) micropub. Cycling themed, from the name to the interior décor touches. The inside is fairly clean and clinical despite attempts at homeliness; it lacks a ‘lived-in’ feel. Despite there being a few punters in there was little in the way of atmosphere on a grey Saturday afternoon. Point of interest were the bogs “like the honeycomb maze in Tekeshi's Castle” commented a companion. A number of the brewery’s beers on across the pumps and taps (with some guest ciders also). I went for the Bab Mild (NBSS 2, first one out for quite some time) IPA (NBSS 4), Through & Off (NBSS 3). Cobs were available but these were the poorest examples I’ve come across in the Black Country, just small soft doughy rolls. I wanted to like the place but struggled, really. The beers are good though. 6.5

On 31st December 2021 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Wheelie Thirsty

Fixed Wheel Brewery outlet, larger inside than the second, short-lived branch in Lye, and perhaps more of a mini-pub than a micro one since it has two linked rooms plus some wooden benches out on the front patio area. Plainly furnished and sparsely decorated, with a few cycling-related features about the place. With two banks of three handpumps, I found five of their own beers - including the Whitey Australian Pale (£3.30) - plus Oakham Inferno as a guest. Additionally, up to 17 further beers and ciders can be dispensed from taps on the side wall behind the counter, and the selection of 14 available on my visit offered a diverse range.

On 8th March 2020 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about Wheelie Thirsty

The Good Beer Guide 2020 has the Wheelie Thirsty in Lye - but it appears that this has closed down and they have moved here.

I'm sure its presented in the same format - a brightly lit, micro pub selling all the fixed wheel breweries wares. Wooden tables, wooden seats, scatter cushions.

Stout had just won Champion Winter Beer of Great Britain - so it made sense to sample that.

On 5th February 2020 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Wheelie Thirsty

I agree with Delboy below, as l am also a big fan of Fixed Wheel beers and have visited their Brewery Tap in Blackheath, along with their Wheelie Thirsty micro pub in Lye. We visited this micropub last Friday and had a very enjoyable visit. There were six handpumps, serving five Fixed Wheel beers and their guest beer was Oakham Inferno. On arrival I went for the meal deal, which was a pint of stout, cob and a packet of crisps for £5.50. They also had a choice of 17 beers and ciders from a bank of taps, down the right hand side wall of the bar.
The interior décor was quite similar to their micro in Lye, with a reclaimed pine timber bar area, some timber cladded walls and cream painted walls. This former Midland Bank is a good size with two rooms, knocked into one, plus an outside patio seating area along the front. Good beer, friendly and efficient service at the bar and friendly locals, well worth a visit in my opinion.

On 6th June 2019 - rating: 10
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Delboy 20 left this review about Wheelie Thirsty

Great to see somewhere decent to drink in Old Hill. I am a big fan of Fixed Wheel beers so I have looked forward to visiting and it was worth the wait. Very busy on my Sunday evening visit. A good range of beers on plus Oakham Citra as a guest. I tried Wheelie Pale, Wheelie Hazy and King Kelly stout. All were excellent. Good luck to them with this venture - I will call again soon.

On 6th May 2019 - no rating submitted
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Old Peculiar left this review about Wheelie Thirsty

New Fixed Wheel micropub, in an old takeaway. Range of ales on hand pull, plus guest ales.
Still work in progress when I visited, but the King Kelly was decent.

On 3rd May 2019 - rating: 8
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