off A457 not far
from the A4123
Open all day - check for Sunday
A pub which doubles as the Holden's brewery tap. Set up in the 1920's as a brew pub, it has grown for four generations and now owns 21 pubs in the Dudley area, supplying around 30 other free trade establishments. This pub - open all day, but not on Sundays - is a friendly locals pub just off a main route home from work. The decor has been refurbished of late, though still retains elements of the original. At time of visit it had three Holden's beers on:- Mild, Special and Bitter. Prices were keen and not heavy on the pocket. Food is served both lunchtimes and evening (not on Sunday evenings) and is reasonably priced and comes in good sized portions. It is straight forward, no nonsense pub grub. However, the smoky atmosphere doesn't always make eating a pleasant experience. In the summer they hold frequent barbecues in the conservatory on Fridays to Sundays (though not three days long). In winter there is a real fire to warm you in winter. A room for darts and pool is just off the main bar. The toilets are clean and tidy. The bar staff are always friendly and ready to help. There is disabled access, though this is of a limited kind as the pub is narrow behind the main door. For those of you who cant be without a pint of Holden's, there is a brewery shop open 10.30-2, 4-10 (all day Saturday). Tours by arrangement as the brewery is next door. There is no accommodation available here.
Quality beer at reasonable prices. Recommend Special and Golden Glow. :-). The pub has been revamped recently and is a friendly locals pub. There is a darts board and a pool room just off the main bar. There is a real fireplace and the toilets are clean and tidy. The bar staff are always friendly and ready to help. The food is in good proportions and at very reasonable prices. It is straight forward, no nonsense pub grub. Food served lunchtimes and evenings but not on Sunday evenings. Best: The Quality of the Beer at reasonable prices. Families welcome. (Joe and Ian Boden)
Holdens Golden Glow.
60 Sedgley Road West
0121 557 5050
From: S:?35; D:?40.