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Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton Central, Wolverhampton

64 Victoria Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 3NX
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Aqualung . left this review about Giffard Arms

Having read the previous two reviews prior to coming here I was fully expecting to find in here a geezer called Mocata summoning the Goat Of Mendes. It's a novelty place for sure and my old Black Country beer guide claims it was built by Mitchell & Butler in 1929.
Some of the older punters are more into syrups than Satan and I also noticed several examples of died hair which weren't blue rinses. Although the heavy rock music was blasting out at least there were no TV screens that I could see.
I spotted two hand pumps only one of which was used and had Robinson's Trooper (£3.50) which was in reasonable nick but is a pretty dull beer. I would have thought that Abbeydale Black Mass or Brunswick Black Sabbath would go down well here.
I must admit I found this one had a better atmosphere than the ersatz Spoons over the road.

On 17th September 2018 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about Giffard Arms

A good old eccentric boozer. Very gothy with dark scary bats, skeletons, demons and scary images adorning the walls. A big Dennis Wheatley type mumbo jumbo chair dominates the centre of the pub though I was too scared to sit in it. I was expecting to hear the Devils music being played incessantly but thankfully no Cliff Richard, Stryper, St Winifred's School Choir or praise-the-lord country crap was being played. Rubbish unscary Ozzy though was, which was disappointing. No real ale that I could see.

On 7th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about Giffard Arms

I was pointed here with the words it's a bit like the Yorkshire House in Shrewsbury, this is true but it's more gothic horror than Dungeons and Dragons fantasy. Deliberately dark and with skeletons, dragons, coffin shaped table tops and a large throne for some Lord of Darkness or other it looks the part. The customers are not of the blood drinking Satan worshipping type I was expecting, most looked like they would be called Kevin, even the Hell's Angels lookalikes were probably off-duty hairdressers in Death's Head T-Shirts. Lots of fun except for the beer and the poor service.

On 8th October 2012 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Wolverhampton, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Bilbrook, 4.07 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
Coseley, 4.08 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
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  • Child Friendly : No last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 15 September 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
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  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 May 2015 by ROB Camra
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