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Full Postal AddressWaggon & Horses, 17a Church Street, OLDBURY, B69 3AD [Map]
Telephone Number0121 552 5467Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times12-15, 17-23 MO-TH; 12-23 SA; 12-15, closed eve SU
FacilitiesEvening Meals, Real Fire, Lunchtime Meals, Rail Station Near Pub

Hannah, Colin, Jim, Ian, Paul (hidden), Tim & Rossa
in the Waggon & Horses, January 2000

The pub is situated in the centre of Oldbury just off the A4034 near the council offices, Savacentre and 5 minutes walk from Sandwell & Dudley station and it's well worth a visit. It's a Grade II listed Victorian pub with the feel of a Victorian pub with decorative Victorian tiles, a lovely copper ceiling, interesting old books on shelves, a tie collection?!? and a very comfortable feel about the main lounge bar. Old Holts of Aston windows too.

We were a little worried about the future of the pub when we visited in January 2000 as chatting to one of the locals at the bar we discovered that the landlord was leaving the following week. He thought that the pub would probably remain the same though. We did enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the pub and the prompt service by the staff. A wide range of real ales were available including several local beers from the Enville and Holdens breweries. All were in top form and some unusual guest beers were available too including a unusual 'german-wheat' style beer from the Enville brewery brewed a few miles away in South Staffordshire.

They've a large range of food on offer with two menus available and several specials on a chalk board ranging from sandwiches to substantial hot main meals and good puddings. Service was prompt and the food excellent value for money.

They've a side room too with high-backed settles but this was packed full while we were there so we didn't manage to have a proper look at it. Apparently there's also an upstairs bistro that you can book.

All in all a very friendly what I'd call proper Black Country boozer with good service, good food and an excellent range of well-kept real ales.

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