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The Pretty Bricks

John Street, Walsall WS2 8AF, England
+44 1922 612553
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Have visited a number of times to sample to delicious range of ales that are displayed and... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
andyropes7
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Cannock, United Kingdom
John Moorhouse

Excellent pub, great service and a good pint, able to read, talk without the distractions of a TV... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
John M
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A quintessentially English real ale tavern. Warm and welcoming, this Black Country Ales house is a regular haunt of local CAMRA folk.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
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“real fire” (2 reviews)
“place cosy” (2 reviews)
“road parking” (2 reviews)
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John Street, Walsall WS2 8AF, England
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+44 1922 612553
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Have visited a number of times to sample to delicious range of ales that are displayed and rated/priced on the chalkboard in the small lounge. Lovely old traditional pub with plenty of character

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Oh yes....we love the PB too....especially at night when the little windows mist up a bit and it looks so cosy.....come back soon!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent pub, great service and a good pint, able to read, talk without the distractions of a TV, pool table or a bandit a great pub

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks John......your comments are much appreciated.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We live locally, we love real ale, yet we receive such a frosty reception. Disappointing as we’d love this to be our local. If you don’t like people being in your place then running a pub might not be for you, go to the Fountain.

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

That is very disappointing to hear. We will address your concerns immediately.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

In the very heart if Walsall town centre, this pub is fabulous. I met six friends here for a Saturday run around the glorious arboretum with A great ale in an old wordly friendly, all round local community pub. The decor is original with the...More

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Oh, thank you, what lovely comments.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

6 real ales, 2 ciders. Wood fire on, place cosy. Busy front bar, back room quieter. Fireside ale had ran out, disappointed. Cobs available. Dog friendly. Pub is from 1845, & named after its ceramic bricks at the front of the pub. Local road parking...More

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Yes...cosy sums this pub up doesn’t it......if you come round the corner on a foggy night and see the windows lit up, it entices you in.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Four of us visited the pub on a Saturday lunchtime. The landlady was hostile and rude towards us before we even ordered a drink. We left (without ordering) and won't be returning. Interestingly, the pub had one customer at the time. I wonder why.

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

That is very disappointing indeed, and we apologise. We will look into your experiences.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We visited The Pretty Bricks on a Saturday night after being out for some food, we live in the area and had heard good things and I am pleased to say the good reports are true it is a great old school pub.

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Oh yes....old school pub....just what we hope our pubs will feel like! Thank you....come back soon.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

8 real ales. 1 ciders. Quiz night takes place, not sure how often if weekly or monthly. Lovely friendly pub dog in Dora. Flaky tarts the band play here. Newspapers & 2 shelves of books to peruse. Lots of toby jugs in pub. Real fire...More

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Yes....it's just the "step back in time" feel we try for......come back soon.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

My wife and I popped in for a couple of lunchtime pints before the 6 nations and loved it. If you like small traditional pups with a big selection of real ales (10) then you will like this place a lot, it is a bit...More

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Yes...we love a time warp at BCA.....it's the way, when you set foot in the PB that the stresses of today's world melt away in a cosy cuddle of a pub! Come back soon.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Good pub and a very welcoming management couple. Been drink in here for years and whilst a smile on every entrance and a warm welcome its great tonsee a thriving pub in the sleepy side streets of walsall. Cobs pork pie and a log fore...More

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BCAles, Owner at The Pretty Bricks, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Yes, you are so right.....it's the consistency of service that is so important. Thank you for your kind words. Come back soon.

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Kath W
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Cobs Monday to Saturday, then a great Sunday lunch ( have to book)
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Sue H
21 February 2018|
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Response from Jill J | Reviewed this property |
Yes very dog friendly they like people too
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