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Fox & Grapes, Pensnett, Dudley

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
176 High Street
Pensnett
Dudley
DY5 4JQ
Phone: 01384261907
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Fox & Grapes

Odd-looking Batham's pub, that one might mistake for a telephone exchange if driving past... However, once inside, this is - as one would expect - a pleasingly traditional, no-nonsense, community boozer with a 'L'-shaped bar and another room to the rear. Just the Best Bitter and Mild (£2.45) available from the handpumps, but if you've made it here then: a) that's what you would expect anyway; and b) that's what you wanted to find anyway!

On 23rd February 2020 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6002 recommendations about 6002 pubs]


Ian Mapp left this review about Fox & Grapes

Typical, traditional Bathams Pub - although not done out in the external colouring of their others.

Main bar has a (loud) TV at the far end, dartboard at the other. Plush red leather bench seating.

Typical wares - Bathams Best Bitter and Mild - Massive Cobs.

If you like what they offer, you will love it.

On 23rd January 2020 - rating: 7
[User has posted 641 recommendations about 635 pubs]


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Aqualung . left this review about Fox & Grapes

Pensnett is a strange area. Although this pub is in the "High Street" the road itself is nothing more than a busy suburban main road with just a few run-down terraced shops, this pub and across the road going back towards Dudley a hospital the size of a major shopping centre.
The pub itself once belonged to Allied Breweries as a Holt Deakin & Plant house that was presumably Ansell's prior to that. I could see no evidence around the red brick exterior for any previous ownership. Batham's bought it at the end of the last century to replace the Holly Bush around the corner.
Inside there is an island bar with three separate areas off it, a smallish garden to the rear and a terrace at the front. I settled for the carpeted back area where there is a dartboard but it is obstructed by a table and chairs.
On the bar there were three Batham's beers the Mild, Best and the Xmas XXX. I went for the XXX (£3.20) which was in fine condition.
It's an improvement on their original pub the Holly Bush which was quite a dull modern affair. While it's not one of their classic pubs it's still well worth the effort to get to and an enjoyable pub to visit.
NB: It doesn't open until 13:00 on Monday to Saturday.

On 1st December 2014 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2143 recommendations about 2143 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 November 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 30 November 2014 by Aqualung .
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