129 Bilston Street
Mon-Fri 12-2.30, 5.30-11; Sat 12-3, 6-11; Sun 12-3, 7-10.30
This is the home of the Sarah Hughes Brewery.
Situated halfway between Dudley and Wolverhampton, it's not far from the Sedgley Bull ring - not to be confused with the Birmingham one.
The hotel has steps at the front entrance, but can be accessed elsewhere by wheelchair users.
There is a small room on the left for seating (the corridor by the way is still a popular place to stand for a drink and a chat), with a snug with fixed bench seating and a green tiled fireplace. Opposite are two rooms, one a tap room, half panelled with bare bench seating The other is a family room at the rear, simply furnished with bench seating. In the middle on the left is the bar, a small Victorian hatchway servery, hexagonal in shape and small, you have to bend down to see through. It still has its glazed shutters.
The rear room is much larger, a panelled smoke room which has a bench seat along one wall and two fireplaces. There are tables and stools as well. A little dark inside, the pub has much to offer the visitor, including a conservatory view area and trips around the Victorian tower brewery. Trips are only available at certain times and groups by appointment only.
The beers served here are all brewed on the premises and are well kept. Very much a locals pub despite being an attraction in its own right. There is not much here in Sedgley any more, but the Beacon makes the trip worthwhile.
There is a large car park and beer garden for the summer.
No music inside either. The Beacon is best accessed via the bus from Dudley or Wolverhampton - 558.
The Holden's Pub, on Same Rd.
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Pencroft Guest House
100 Coalway Road, Penn
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
WV3 7NB. 01902 340906
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