Bloxwich Pubs – Yesterday and Today

Some Bloxwich pubs (SW)

Bloxwich has always been known for its large variety of pubs, though sadly rather less so today than in the past as the economic situation of the past few years has resulted in a number of closures and many Bloxwich pubs are in peril today.  High levels of taxation, cheap alcohol in supermarkets and the smoking ban have been the last straw for many pubs of character.

The Bloxidge Tallygraph has become so concerned at the number of Bloxwich pubs which have closed in the past couple of years, beginning with the desecration and destruction of The New Stag in Field Road, that we have decided to do our bit to support our local inns by raising their profile, both past and present, with this special, growing section on Bloxwich pubs.

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Below, you will find special sections with links to the history of Bloxwich pubs as well as present day pub reviews, which will hopefully encourage you to not only take an interest in our pubs, but to give them your support in person by taking a drink in them as well.  Use them or lose them!

This is a “work in progress” to which more pubs will be added as time permits and to the individual features of which more detail will be added as it comes to light – so please keep on coming back for more!

AN APPEAL

If you have any old photos of Bloxwich pubs and associated people, and would be willing to send in scans or loan pictures for copying so that we can add them to our features, or if you have information about pubs and their owners or licensees, please contact The Edditer, Stuart Williams, by email to:  the.edditer@thebloxidgetallygraph.com

We would also be interested in hearing from Bloxwich pub licensees willing to have their pubs photographed in detail, whether in peril or not!

The Edditer 

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Bloxwich Pubs in History

Beer and pubs go back a long way in Bloxwich!  This section aims to provide a window onto the past of pubs in the village.

For the story of Bloxwich’s oldest pubs, many of which are sadly long gone, please click on the following link to read:

THE ANCIENT INNS OF BLOXWICH

And for individually featured short pub histories, please follow the links below:

BLOXWICH PUB HISTORIES

More to come!

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Beer in Blocko!

An increasingly rare resource reviewed… 

In this new section we offer, for your interest, contemporary Bloxwich pub reviews by The Soup Dragon, a gentleman who I can safely say has considerable experience both of beer and pubs!

Click on the following link to read the reviews:  BEER IN BLOCKO!

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Bloxwich Pubs in Peril List

Pubs recently re-opened and in need of your support:

  • The George, High Street.
  • The Prince of Wales, High Street.

Pubs currently closed:

  • The Carousel, Park Road.
  • The Station Hotel, Station Street.
  • The Black Horse, Bloxwich Rd, Leamore.
  • The Crown, Leamore Lane, Leamore.
  • The Bull’s Head, High Street (likely now sold for shops).
  • The Old King’s Arms, High Street (derelict).

Pubs up for sale or lease but still open:

  • The Romping Cat, Elmore Green Road.
  • The Wheatsheaf, Pinfold.
  • The Beacon Way, Stoney Lane.

Pubs demolished or converted to other uses:

The Knave of Hearts, Lichfield Road – now rebuilt as a Co-op food store.

The Four Crosses, Leamore – converted an Indian restaurant and bar.

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Support Your Local – Pub Finder

To help you find pubs in Bloxwich, below is a list of local pubs which are currently open as far as we know.  This may change, so watch this space!

The listing of a pub here is not in any special order and does not imply any particular recommendation,  so try them for yourself – and support your local!

Royal Exchange
24 Stafford Road Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 3NL

The Turf Tavern
13 Wolverhampton Rd Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 2EZ

The Hatherton Arms
63 Reeves Street Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 2DN

Sir Robert Peel
104 Bell Lane Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 2JS

The Queens Head
140 Church Street Bloxwich
West Midlands
WS3 3JQ

The Beacon Way
Stoney Lane, Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 3DW

The Saddlers Arms
Fishley Lane Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 3PS

The Bell Inn
1 Bell Lane Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 2JN

The George

119 High Street, Bloxwich

Walsall, West Midlands

WS3 3LE

The Prince Of Wales
145 High Street Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 3LG

The Carousel
80 Park Road Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 3SW

The Lamp Tavern
34 High Street
Bloxwich
Walsall

The Romping Cat
96-97 Elmore Green Road Bloxwich
West Midlands
WS3 2HN

The Spring Cottage
60 Elmore Green Road Bloxwich
West Midlands
WS3 2HW

The Sneyd
Vernon Way Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 2LU

The Spotted Cow
9 Wolverhampton Road Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 2EZ
The Station Hotel
85 Station Street Bloxwich
Walsall West Midlands
WS3 2PG

The Thatched House Tavern
125 Elmore Green Road Bloxwich
West Midlands
WS3 2HS

The Wheatsheaf
35 The Pinfold Bloxwich
West Midlands
WS3 3JL

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