More Boring Brown Bitter for you, direct from the city responsible for at least 99.2% of the BBB produced in the UK.
Having walked past the Clarendon on our Big Banks’s Bender last Spring, resisting Stafford Paul’s call to “stop in the Tap for one ?“, I felt a bit daft when it finally made it in the Guide this year.
After all, virtually every pub in Wolves has made the Guide now, bar Flares and Pop !
What could have been wrong with the local brewery tap, gorgeous windows and all ?
But it’s a bit fun pub, with multiple TVs, high tables and curved booths. Not that being a fun pub has stopped the Hogshead being a GBG regular.
OK, it’s not quite Brunning & Price, but the trade is mostly couples dining and a smattering of suits.
All your favourites from the beer factory are here.
If it was in Waterbeach I’d be here all the time, of course, pestering them to put on the Bass and eating giant burgers. Good job it’s not.
The staff are incredibly friendly. “Oooh, nicely finished off” says barman to barlady as she ensures the Mild has a decent head.
£2.80 for a cool pint with decent lacings (£2.80), a few yards from the ground of the team in 7th place in the Premier League.
OK, it’s not the nectar I had at the brewery itself, a bit sweeter in fact, and that may be why four lads in suits all plump for the Wainwright, the junior managers choice.
Such a shame the Olde Empire wasn’t on, that’s a great test of a pub cellar, and I really wanted to see this weird dispense mechanism in action.
Anyway, I wouldn’t come here instead of the Great Western or the Combermere, but with real ales at £1.99 on Valentine’s Day I suspect I know where canny Wolves fellas will be heading on Thursday.