Tap & Spile
35 Princess Street
Open all day
Tap & Spile
One of the chain pubs in the heart of Wolverhampton, not far from the bus and rail stations and the Moon Under Water.
The inside is the same as all the rest of the chain - all wooden floors and dark stained wood furniture of varying sizes and combinations. There are one or two distinct areas to drink in though the best place is at the back of the pub near the toilets. This room has two tables, one large six seater with a bench and chairs and a smaller two seater. The walls of this small-ish square room are decked out in pictures of Wolverhampton and a couple of glass cases of objects including Tap and Spile T-shirts for sale.
The other rooms are more open, though there is a small space away from the bar to the right of the photo above.
The single bar is 'L' shaped and has a low overhang making it difficult to see the bar staff at the far end.
Usually there are about 6 different real ales on, not all are unusual, but it's well worth the short walk from town. All real ales are served with the sparkler and large tight head is usual round here. Ask for your ale without and be rewarded with a full pint.
Food is served here lunch and evening until 9pm. Service at lunchtime has been reported as slow at times, so get there early. All food is well presented, though portions could do with a foot pump to blow them up in size.
Access for the disabled is possible, though space is at a premium here.
A real fireplace is visible, but it's never been lit before.
Quiz nights Tuesday and most of the pub joins in. Also there is a huge drop down screen that shows football.
No accommodation here
Lichfield Chambers, 44 Queen Square - Black Country Traditional Inns.
Billy Wright, Princes St.
The Britannia is closer for accommodation.
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