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The Horse & Jockey, Bilston

64 Robert Wynd
Cinder Hill
Postal town: Bilston
WV14 9SB
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Punch Taverns

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Reviews of The Horse & Jockey (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Gill Smith left this review about The Horse & Jockey

Enjoyed our visit to this 2019 Good beer Guide pub today. Selection of beers n 2 bars, and we chose Salopian Postcard from Purgatory which was a stout, and Purity Longhorn IPA both of which were good. It was a friendly pub with a TV on showing a film, and a couple of chaps were sat watching it which gave it a proper community pub feel. Walk through the back bar, and there was a lovely grassy garden area with plenty of picnic tables and a ramp as well as steps down.

On 8th July 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Horse & Jockey

Slightly isolated, out in the middle of a predominantly residential area, this is a pub that's well set up to serve the local community but presumably gets little in the way of passing trade. Having said that, I was afforded a very warm welcome on my recent Saturday early afternoon visit and felt very comfortable sitting down for a relaxing pint. The pub has a reasonably large, two room layout, with steps taking you down from street level through a decent outdoor seating area and into a lobby with a quarry stone floor and some old maps of the local area on the wall. A door to the right takes you into the front public bar which is carpeted throughout and has a couple of long U-shaped banquette running under the front windows, separated by nice wooden partitioning panels. The pleasant dark wood servery runs along the rear wall at the far end of the room and boasts a pump clip lined bar back. To the left of the bar there is a space dedicated to the dartboard, whilst over to the right, a brick fireplace sports a large stove and has a plain mirror above flanked by more pump clips and a TV screen showing Football Focus. The lobby area also leads to the rear, where you'll find a large split level lounge with a curved bar counter in the front right corner and lots of comfy banquette and standard seating throughout. The room is part bare boarded and part carpeted and seemed like a good place to settle down with food or if bringing children.
The handpulls are split between the two bars, so make sure you consult the boards at the bar for the full range. Options on this visit were Hobson's Twisted Spire, Greene King Abbot Ale, Oakham Bishops Farewell, St Austell Tribute, Newbridge Solaris and Springhead Moustache Meg. I gave the Twisted Spire a try - the barmaid pulled the line through before serving a pretty good pint which I enjoyed supping over the day's papers.
I enjoyed my visit to this friendly pub - there was a warm, welcoming feel to the place and it felt like the sort of pub you would be glad to call your local. Despite appearing to be somewhat out on a limb, it is only a 10 minute walk from the Beacon Hotel in Sedgely and I would recommend making the effort to get out here as they make a good double header.

On 11th January 2015 - rating: 8
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Ale Monster left this review about The Horse & Jockey

This is a red brick community pub which is owned by Punch Taverns, its location is a little unusual as the front of the building is below the level of the main road and it is flanked by large trees, so it is entirely possible to miss the pub from the road. The interior has two rooms, a public bar at the front and a large dining lounge at the back. The main entrance leads into a short corridor with the public bar immediately on the right, this has a small dark wood bar counter in the back right wall, a large brick fire place with an authentic looking cast iron cooking stove in the right hand wall, between the counter and the fire place is a flat screen TV which was showing football results on the BBC, brown leather bench seating and booths across the front wall opposite the counter, a dart board in the back left hand corner near the entrance and various pictures of horse racing on the walls. At the end of the short corridor is the larger lounge which has a cream painted bar counter in the front right wall (directly behind the public bar counter), a classic Victorian cast iron fire place and nice mantle piece in the front left wall, several tables intended for dining with dark red bench seats and brown leather comfy arm chairs. In front of the counter and the fire place the floor is bare floor boards with carpet towards the back of the room. At the back of the lounge are double doors which lead out to a gravel area with garden furniture and there is a small car park on the right of the building.

Regular ales are currently Banks’s Mild, Greene King Abbots Ale and St Austell Tribute with three changing guest beers which on this occasion were Hobson’s Town Crier, Caledonian Deuchars IPA and Young’s Bitter (GBG 2012 and Cask Marque). I tried the Mild, Tribute and Town Crier and found all to be in excellent condition. Note that the beer choice is split between the two rooms.

A great local’s pub which has an effective blend of fairly traditional public bar and a more modern family orientated dining lounge. The pub has been refurbished and slightly modernised in recent years but has retained some nice traditional features, I felt most comfortable in the public bar and the beer was very good, I will return.

On 10th January 2012 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Coseley, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Tipton, 2.56 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Wolverhampton, 3.45 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Horse & Jockey, Cinder Hill
8th Jul 2019, 19:24
Review submitted by Gill Smith
 
22nd May 2019, 20:53
Request to set pubs area association to Cinder Hill by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Lounge and garden till 8pm - last updated 08 July 2019 by Gill Smith
  • Darts : Yes last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Bar only - last updated 08 July 2019 by Gill Smith
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 January 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 08 July 2019 by Gill Smith
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 08 July 2019 by Gill Smith
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