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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn’t just the best pub in town but one of the best pubs in the West Midlands. Over 20 beers on cask and keg available plus numerous bottles. The food is top notch too. A decent town centre location just a few minutes walk...from Walsall railway station. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who know their ale. A must-visit if ever you’re in town.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

I had given up my attempt to walk across Cannock Chase in a downpour, so on my way back to Birmingham on the train, thought I'd have a look round Walsall, as you do. I circled all round the town and back to what I'd...thought looked the most promising pub. I like this brewery chain, anyway, and the front looked elegant, unlike much of Walsall, which exudes neglect. The pub was even more terrific inside. It comprises a grand complex of rooms on various levels, all beautifully carpeted and furnitured in a plush, traditional style. The main bar is gorgeous, all artistically furbished in art deco style, and with a food hatch which looked like something from the 1920s. The barmaid was friendly and fun, and she turned out to be the landlady's daughter. They bantered forth with each other between the main bar and the food hatch, and with the clutch of regulars sitting opposite the bar counter in what one of them called the drinkers' tables. By chance I was in the midst of that lot, and so I found myself chatting merrily with the various characters who drifted in and out. I think I had 5 different pints from the vast range on offer, including BFG, Pig on the Wall, and Heel Stone. All were well priced and kept, and induced no after effects except happiness. Walsall may have its critics, but both this pub and its lovely characters were pure class.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Having researched good pubs with food in Walsall town centre i was looking forward to visiting this place which has plenty of good reviews. I arrived at 4.30pm on a Tuesday, the building is a lovely place, well kept with plenty of character, and ordered...a pint of vanilla stout which was really good and well priced, although the lady who served me wasn’t particularly friendly but efficient enough. I returned to the bar to order the same drink and asked for the food menu which, according to the website, is served till 6.30pm, to be told rather curtly, that food orders stop at 3.30pm except saturdays, whilst the lady waved vaguely in the direction of a cabinet that contained rolls and sandwiches of some kind, whilst engaging rather more enthusiastically with a near by table of locals. I soon left in search of food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Good basic traditional and honest food realistically priced with a range of hand-pulled ales to die for. Great friendly service and great decor - what more do you need from a pub ?

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023

on arriving at the pub myself and my family were greeted by a man in a full tuxedo, more than willing to seat us. We were all then gave individual napkins with our names on (i dont know how they knew our names) Our seats...were engraved with our birthdays and birth stones. They then took us out the back to pick our own live chicken that would later be made into casserole. The food was 5* quality, better than the shard in london. I cried whilst eating my desert and the manager came out and gave us back massages to finish such a touching experience. My grandmother has written the owners in her will and left all of her assets to them.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022

Visited here for a couple of beers. A superb choice on offer and must be the best selection of real ale for miles around. Great staff and well kept beer. An iconic pub that is well worth a visit. Would have chosen to eat here,...but the kitchen had closed for the day by the time I arrived. For sure, I'll be back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

Well I absolutely cannot fault the lay out of this beautiful old Public House and the food is great too. BUT - I’ve just made a genuine complaint to the barmaid (who is divine and always been nothing but nice to me) about the beer...tasting off (and made it clear it happens in many pubs when the beer sits in the lines too long) and the landlady came over and told me I was talking, “Bollocks” and walked off while I was talking . I need to add that id just paid for a pint of Cider as the beer was too bad to drink. So if you'd like courtesy and decorum and a decent pint then I’d suggest going elsewhere. Perhaps Walsall is a place where it’s ok to be treated like dirt with all the local old drunks laughing at you?More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

The Black Country arms is a great pub right in the heart of Walsall it had an excellent selection of ales and ciders. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Tried the food for the first time this weekend and it’s good value for money hearty pub...grub.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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BCAles, Owner at Black Country Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2022

Thank you very much for your kind comments.

Reviewed 15 November 2021

Looking forward to going back ' a really lovely atmosphere friendly staff and even a good pint , use it or loose it ?

Date of visit: November 2021
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BCAles, Owner at Black Country Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2022

Thank you. We appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 16 July 2021

Great pub...one of the best in Walsall. Excellent choice of beers and great staff. Recommended pub to visit if you're in Walsall

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

OK I’ll stop now. Back again, me for the Chilli & lasagne for him this time. Best in the world it is & I’m dribbling just thinking of the garlic bread, & chips :-)’’. Real good tasty food, incredible prices, & staff that will love...you more than your own parents do/did. I’ll be back after lockdown.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 31 October 2020

A lovely friendly pub, a fine range of drinks, from real ales, to a couple of good ciders, and a variety of tipples that would tickle everyones fancy, A lovely atmoshphere and a refreshing change from the standard pub chain. Would certainly visit again!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Recommend to anyone. The food is so tasty and the service here is so so good. Such a friendly place to go too

Date of visit: February 2020
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BCAles, Owner at Black Country Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Thank you very much. Your kind words are most appreciated.

Reviewed 3 February 2020

Visited on a Saturday afternoon for a pint and a meal. As always, the choice of beers was fantastic, and a couple of good ciders to choose from as well. Had the Chicken Jalfrezi, a very good pub curry, excellent portions, how could you possibly...go wrong😊👍More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BCAles, Owner at Black Country Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2020

How lovely to read your warm words. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 19 January 2020

The food is very good here. It's always well cooked and the chips are fabulous. I sometimes have the liver and bacon and was upset to find it's disappeared from the evening menu. What's going on? It was excellent, why take it off? We can...highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BCAles, Owner at Black Country Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2020

I am sure it will reappear on the menu when the dishes are reviewed! Thank you for your kind review.

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