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The Old Bank, Stourbridge Central, Stourbridge

Pub added by Old Peculiar
38 High Street
Stourbridge
DY8 1AD
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Bank

The interior of this old bank was better than I had imagined with neo classic columns, coffeted ceilings and a splendid looking oak bar and rear servery positioned along the back wall. The large oval shaped windows also provided plenty of natural light. The colour scheme consisted of a lemon painted ceiling with crisp white surrounding plasterwork. Burgundy coloured curtains with matching upholstered furniture and a black and white tiled floor. There was also a good sized safe displayed over the corner entrance, obviously from the days when this bank was in operation. The pool table in the centre of the main lounge looked out of place.
Six ales on handpump, Green Duck Hush, Wye Valley Hopfather, HPA, Butty Bach, one Ma Pardoes and an Enville. I went for the Green Duck, which was in top class condition.

On 26th March 2019 - rating: 8
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Old Bank

The Old Bank is a must do for me on a tour of Stourbridge. I can't add to the description below and I agree the beer choice is excellent. Batham's best bitter, Olde Swan Bumble hole, Enville ale and Burton Bridge Stairway to Heaven amongst the choice of 9 on my visit. I went for the local Green Duck Glorious - and it was!

On 22nd April 2018 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Old Bank

A converted bank on a wedge shaped corner site, there is a very high ceiling with beams retaining elaborate cornices, tall full height windows with folded back curtains however little else appears to have been retained apart from what looks like a strong room door in a corner next to the bar. A modern mezzanine has been added to one end, the bar back tries to mimic one of some age being rather ornate and topped with a clock but is unmistakably modern. The floor is covered in white tiles and rather incongruously the centre piece of the floor area is a pool table which must be awkward at busy times.
The beer range however is excellent, nine were on handpump, Wye Valley Butty Bach and HPA, Batham's Best Bitter, Salopian Oracle, Green Duck Sitting Duck, Burton Bridge Stairway to Heaven plus Damson Porter, Enville Ale and Hobson's Old Prickly. We were rather spoilt for choice.
Food is served, mainly cobs, scotch eggs and pork pies but a board advertised some soup.
The conversion I felt was a bit of a missed opportunity, not nearly as grand as some bank conversions I have visited however I realise that many original features might have been stripped out prior to it becoming a pub. The sublime beer choice rescues the place for me however and it would be on my list should I return to Stourbridge.

On 21st January 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Old Peculiar
Stourbridge Town, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Stourbridge Junction, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Stourbridge Junction, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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1st May 2019, 11:30
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30th Apr 2019, 20:35
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 August 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 21 January 2018 by Malden man
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
FridayMidnight - 1am | 11am - 11:30pm
SaturdayMidnight - 1am | 11am - 11:30pm
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