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Full Postal AddressCat Inn, Bridgnorth Road, Enville, STOURBRIDGE, DY7 5HA [Map]
Telephone Number01384 872209Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times12-14:30 (15 SA), 19-23 MO-SA; 12-18 SU
FacilitiesCar Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar


A pint of Enville Ale, a couple of friend's & the GBG.
What more could one need? Picture taken Summer 1995

If you're travelling west of Birmingham and Stourbridge on the A458, the Cat Inn is an excellent place to stop for a pint and a bite to eat. You can't miss it, you'll see it on the left as you pass through Enville.

The building dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries and there's plenty of space inside with 4 oak beamed rooms and none of that fake fire rubbish. Must go there for a meal sometime as they've some interesting specials. Although the brewery in part of the pub closed down years ago beer is still brewed in Enville and a couple are usually available in the pub. I can recommend Enville Ale (abv. 4.5%), a wonderful pale gold bitter. Few things can better a pint of the lightly hopped, honey beer. If you fancy something heavier there's Enville Gothic Ale (abv 5.2%), a much richer dark beer resembling a stout, but still with the sweet hint of honey. They offer guest beers too. If you're not yet drinking beer then they do do an excellent mulled wine, ideal for a cold winter night.

New licencees Guy and Michelle Ayles took over running the pub in September 2004. One of their first tasks was to attempt to evoke an ancient 300 year old decree that banned the pub from opening on the Sabbath. The owners of the pub, the Enville and Stalybridge Estate, and many of the local residents have now permitted the pub to open on Sundays as of 24th October 2004. Apparently this was the only such decree to have still been in existence. For more information see the article on the BBC News website here.




 
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