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Submitted on Sunday, 13th November 2011
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The Wheatsheaf, Walsall Central, Walsall

4 Birmingham Road
Walsall
WS1 2NA
Phone: 01922636687
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Aqualung . left this review about The Wheatsheaf

This is a large square pub a short distance from the centre of Walsall. Inside it's a large open plan room with wooden floors and an island bar. I could hear a TV with football on ahead of me so I retired to a quiet side area.
I noted the beers on from a blackboard. These were Oakham Citra, Castle Rock Munitionettes, Wye Valley DG Gold & Butty Bach, AJ's Stuck Blonde, Highgate Old, Gunhill Honey Ale and Holden's Golden Glow. I went for the Citra (£2.80) which was in excellent nick.
I asked about CAMRA discount but the barman didn't have a clue about it. According to What Pub it is 10p per pint.
This is a nice old town pub with a decent selection of beers.

On 23rd December 2015 - rating: 7
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Ale Monster left this review about The Wheatsheaf

This pub is comprised of two former Georgian houses which have been knocked together, it is owned by Trust Inns and has a fairly modern decor with a T shaped open plan internal layout, on entering you will see a long narrow public bar straight ahead with two further areas on the left and right of the entrance. The public bar has a long wood panel bar counter down the right hand side of the room, high bar stools and tables with a large flat screen TV on the right wall in the back corner. To the left of the entrance is a small snug type area with a stone fire place in the left wall, a couple of brown leather sofas and shelves of books in the back left corner. To the right of the entrance and down a few steps is a larger dining area with a small bar counter on the left, a nice cast iron fire place with tiled surround in the middle of the back wall and two pianos, one painted white the other has a plain wood finish, on the walls were modern abstract paintings. Throughout the pub the walls are half wood panel painted a kind of pastel brown and the floors are bare wood. At the back of the public bar is a door that leads out to half a dozen steps up to an enclosed paved patio with a couple of picnic tables.

Regular ales are currently Black Sheep Bitter and Timothy Taylor Landlord with two changing guest beers which were St Austell Tribute and Wye Valley Hereford Pale Ale on this occasion. I tried the HPA and the Black Sheep which were in decent enough condition (Cask Marque).

A nice building, with a little bit of character remaining internally despite a modern refurbishment. A short but interesting menu is available, the pub has been a GBG regular in the past and a former Walsall CAMRA pub of the year, but it seems to have fallen out of favour recently. Only a couple of people in on a Saturday afternoon which is a bit worrying. The selection of beer was good and the quality was ok in my opinion, I would pop in again for a drink if I was in the area.

On 13th November 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Wheatsheaf

First impressions of this place suggested that it is a food-led, gastro-style pub. The walls are half panelled with the top half painted in pastel colours, the floors are wooden and there are areas clearly dedicated to dining with tables set ready for lunchtime punters.
That said, there is enough to accommodate drinkers as well. The area around the bar has some standard seating and the odd high table with the large windows at the front creating a lot of light, although there is a darker section to the rear. To the left after entering, there is a small, raised area with low tables and big sofas around a fire (which was already lit at 12:30) which also has a book swap set-up. There are lots of old rugby and football photos on the wall which are apparently for sale. There is also an area which looks like it is used to stage live music and there is an upright piano nearby.
There are eight hand pumps, although most were doubled up, so the ales available were Everard’s Tiger, Black Sheep Bitter, Greene King IPA, Wells Bombardier and Sharp’s Doom Bar. I had a half of the Black Sheep and thought it was in very good shape. The barman gave me a very cheery welcome and chatted to other customers throughout my visit.
I think that my initial impressions of a bland gastro pub were unfounded as I actually really enjoyed drinking in this place. I think this is the sort of place you could enjoy a good pint with your non ale drinking mates, which is always a useful option to have. Not one for the traditionalist, but worth a look nonetheless.

On 13th March 2011 - rating: 7
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This pub features in the following crawls:
The Best of Walsall Central Pub Crawl by Andy Ven
An afternoon in Walsall by General Staal
Walsall crawl by Roy Collins
Brum-Oakengates-Walsall by train man
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Walsall, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Bescot Stadium, 1.81 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Tame Bridge Parkway, 2.24 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Wheatsheaf, Walsall
1st Sep 2019, 17:16
Pub added to pub crawl (Brum-Oakengates-Walsall) by train man
 
23rd Dec 2015, 13:37
Review submitted by Aqualung .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - December - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint - last updated 23 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 09 May 2010 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Tuesday & most weekends - last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 September 2014 by ROB Camra
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