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Combermere Arms, Wolverhampton

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THE BEST PUB IN THE WORLD - I'm not joking. As a much traveled Black Country boy, now living in leafy Berkshire, the Combermere Arms will always be close to my heart. First of all the beer is excellent, kept by friendly expert staff, secondly this pub is the epicentre of 'thinking' Wolves support. There are no yobs in this pub, just nice, intelligent, long suffering Wolves fans, good humoured and tolerant. Away fans are welcome, as long as they are respectful, of both Wolves, and good beer. My second favourite building in Wolverhampton, after Molineux.
OldJed - 19 Mar 2016 22:40
If the brewery is called "Banks's", then one really ought to ask for a pint of Banks's's, I suppose...

eddybeer - 7 Dec 2013 20:13
Friendly Victorian pub with several small rooms and a small backyard for smokers. Famous for the tree growing in the gents. Had Banks Mild which was very good.
simontheeditor - 23 Jul 2012 10:50
Attractive pub located not far away from the Banks's Brewery and also handy for the football ground. 5 real ales were on including Archers ASB & Robinsons Double Hop. The pub gets very crowded on matchdays - so much so that they were queuing out the front door. After finally getting served, by a friendly team of bar staff, we retreated to the garden at the rear to secure a table. It was quite a nice place to be, with the sun making a flirting appearance. Inside there are a number of small rooms and of course the gents toilet with its tree is an attraction. Will try to visit again one day when it's quieter.
blue_scrumpy - 7 May 2012 11:57
I can only echo the previous comments on what a smashing place this is. I popped in yesterday with my wife and 7 month old. The bar staff were friendly and welcoming to us when we asked if it was ok to brink our baby in.
Mark_J - 5 Jun 2011 14:02
A great local well worth the walk from from the town.
hartlepool - 30 Sep 2010 08:35
Well worth the 15-20 minute walk out to the far side of town from the railway station. I get the impression that the three changing guest ales are mostly from the many tried and tested beers rather than the constant experimental brews where you don't know what you might be drinking. A sensible policy. Treebeard in the gents is not very talkative!
GazzaTheBeerMan - 6 Sep 2010 10:39
RobCAMRA has some of this wrong.
"Thereís also a smoking area out the back which is probably illegal as itís got 3 sides and a roof". Nit-picking maybe, but its a roll-out canopy, two walls and a fence. Thus NOT illegal.
When I visited, Gavin was offering Amarillo Gold, Adnam's Explorer, and Danish Dynamite. Good choice of beers on rotation. Music night, with Jo on tambourine livens the place up, and some really friendly regulars. Staff such as Dan and Larissa are cracking This is a quality pub, and RobCAMRA is right on one thing: "Note to any developers/pubco's, LEAVE IT ALONE!" Food is excellent, and I'd happily recommend the chilliburger (Sloppy Joe), and the landlord's black pudding and fried egg sandwich, both awesome. Shame I won't be back for a while. Truly a local pub, par excellence.
casksniffer - 26 Aug 2010 23:17
ROBCamra describes the place nicely, and the photo shows the exterior. Yes, gillhalfpint, there is a tree in the gents, i assume not in case we run out of loo paper.

This should be the best pub in Chapel Ash, yet often when i visit, and that is every couple of months, i find the clientele friendly, but the service is functional.

We go for the beer of course, but the MILD varies to the point that i often have a guest beer instead. Last night, two of the pumps had sold out, leaving Banks's MILD and Hydes Jekyll's Gold, which i thought was OK, but JB loved.

Archivist - 18 Aug 2009 11:34
Great pub with good beer. I don't need to say anymore.
nipples - 7 Aug 2009 18:24
This is a proper pub with three small rooms that has somehow managed to avoid being ruined by the ďimproversĒ who should be beaten off with a large stick. The front room has lots of sporting pictures on the wall mainly of Wolves of course, thereís also a display cabinet full of bric-a-brac. The first room on the right has old Marstonís displays on the walls and a quiz machine and jukebox. The rear right room has a golf machine and a large TV. Thereís also a smoking area out the back which is probably illegal as itís got 3 sides and a roof. Thereís a full sized tree growing through the floor in the gents and upwards through the roof, very strange. There are 5 handpumps, last night they had Banksís Bitter and Original along with Triple fff Altonís Pride, Moorhouseís Blond Witch and Shugbrough Farmerís Half. I had a pint of the Farmers Half (can farmers buy pints of this?) which was really good. Itís a great little pub. Note to any developers/pubco's. LEAVE IT ALONE!
ROBCamra - 8 Jul 2009 13:43
If only all little boozers could be like this. Top beers constantly changing and a really warm welcome make this one of the best kept secrets in the Black Country. Can't really fault it.
Alehound - 31 May 2009 10:08
If only all little boozers could be like this. Top beers constantly changing and a really warm welcome make this one of the best kept secrets in the Black Country. Can't really fault it.
Alehound - 31 May 2009 10:08
Great quirky pub! Well kept ale! Like pubs should be!

Live music is usually on a Saturday night, in a cobbled semi-enclosed area at the back, but this pub is also god for a quiet drink in the week.
floydette - 29 Oct 2008 13:55
I think this is a great little pub, quirky small rooms and friendly. Good outside area where sometimes there are music nights. Banks's Mild is served, as well as guest ales. Been in quite a bit over the years, but i agree with the Doctor, the Mild has been a bit up and down recently
Archivist - 2 Aug 2008 10:53
Good pub with 3 small rooms and covered smoking room.Used to have fantastic mild but is a bit hit and miss these days.Also has a couple of guest bitters and a decent jukebox.Dr's verdict - give it a try.
TheCasualDoctor - 21 Jul 2008 20:29
Great little pub with a corking beer garden and character in spades.
4eyedspy - 17 Mar 2008 09:38
Small, friendly old fashioned Pub. Three small rooms with yard and garden to rear.Regular guest beers. Regulars are encouraged to bring "tat" back from holidays which are prodely displayed in front bar. Also famous for tree in the the gents (the gentry!)
fagntea - 19 Feb 2008 14:50
This is a friendly multiroomed pub with interesting features. There is a covered courtyard, and it has apparantly got a tree growing in the gents. I enjoyed my real ale, and there were plenty of people enjoyng food when I was there.
gillhalfpint - 10 Feb 2008 13:05

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