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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Didn't reopen after lockdown 1

The Old Mill, Balls Hill, West Bromwich

Rydding Lane
West Bromwich
B71 2EX
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Soup Dragon left this review about Gagneys Bars & Restaurants

This is a detached pub, with patio areas. The pub was part of a 1930s development on the site of the former Millfields Colliery. The pub was then known as the Millfields Inn, it has, apparently been Gagneys, but is now the Old Mill. It seems unfeasibily large in times of dwindling clienteles: it has a central Roman entrance area, with steep pitched roof (and dormers) that is in white, which is flanked by Dutch gables in plain brick, which are in turn flanked by further extensions. The interior is a little bizarre. I am sure i only saw a part of it, as a full tour would take more than the half I was prepared to imbibe on site. There is a long bar room, which starts as a pool and dart area, turns into a seaty area and ends up as a stage/music area (they do have bands on). Pictures and things are based on heavy metal/rock, or bloomin' big motor bikes. This long room then bends, elbow shaped, back on itself, where i saw another pool table and some coloured glass that looked 1930s. It was busy with an array of locals and they and the service were friendly. Some guy had a strange living creature with him - i thought the dodo was extinct. The Tvs were not on and strangely, no music. Beer; Hobgoblin was, or had just been on - the rest of the choice was the usual tap stuff and i opted for the Banks's MILD, which was fine enough. Biker pubs are usually friendly in my experience, and i felt perfectly comfortable - happy i visited but nothing to drag a real ale drinker out of their way, unless it is the music or to spot a dodo.

On 15th July 2013 - no rating submitted
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Latest updates View all updates for The Old Mill, West Bromwich
13th Jun 2021, 20:00
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
13th Jun 2021, 20:00
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Didn't reopen after lockdown 1

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 July 2013 by Old Blue
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 15 July 2013 by Old Blue
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 15 July 2013 by Old Blue
  • Real Ale : Yes - Hobgoblin - last updated 15 July 2013 by Old Blue
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