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The Pretty Bricks (New Inn), Walsall Central, Walsall

5 John Street
Walsall
WS2 8AF
Phone: 01922612553
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Will Larter left this review about The Pretty Bricks (New Inn)

I had been looking forward to visiting this iconic pub since reading about it in Camra's book of Real Heritage Pubs of the Midlands, and Luton Town's game at the Bescot Stadium gave me the opportunity. It's a 19th century building that was remodelled in the 1920s, which was when the glazed tile front would have been added, and the interior has remained largely unchanged since. There are 10 hand pumps around the central servery, with two real ciders and eight real ales all listed on a blackboard for ease of reference. There's an enthusiasm for real ale which, as BF says below, deserves a longer visit than my pre-football schedule would allow.

Date of visit: 29th December 2018

On 16th August 2019 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Pretty Bricks (New Inn)

The bricks are very pretty ,this is a fabulous Black Country boozer down a road leading to a trading estate.There is a front saloon and back lounge with lots of original features from etched glass to wooden surrounds around the bar and mosaic flooring in the corridor which retains a serving hatch and some seating.The saloon is lively with lots of character and characters,while the rear lounge has a small fireplace and is a quiet spot for a few pints with its own servery from the island bar .The corridor to the loos gives access to a courtyard for exterior drinking.
Operated by Black Country Ales ,the board gives 8 ales options ,namely on my trip Black Country Bradley Finest Golden,Pig on the Wall and Fireside with guests Pheasantry Dancing Dragonfly,Little Eaton Mill Plum ,Fixed Wheel Mr 60%,Branscome Summa This and a very decent Salopian Fault Line (£2.80).In addition there were 2 real ciders.
This is a must visit when in Walsall,there is so much authentic charm it is worth spending a long time here.

On 26th April 2019 - rating: 9
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Pretty Bricks (New Inn)

Cosy, neat, traditional street local, real fire and some rather nice low back church benches with cushioned seats. Old Walsall pictures on the wall.

lovely unspoilt pub with good beer

On 24th October 2017 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Walsall, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Bescot Stadium, 2.32 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Bloxwich, 2.68 miles, 51 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Pretty Bricks (New Inn), Walsall
1st Sep 2019, 17:16
Pub added to pub crawl (Brum-Oakengates-Walsall) by train man
 
16th Aug 2019, 13:44
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Beer Garden : Yes - Courtyard - last updated 26 April 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 April 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Function Room : No last updated 06 August 2016 by Real Ale Ray
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 August 2016 by Real Ale Ray
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 January 2012 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 August 2016 by Real Ale Ray
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