SO, IS WOLVERHAMPTON THE BEST CITY TO LIVE IN THE UK ?

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Well, well, RetiredMartin was right. Named my city of the year for 2018, Wolverhampton IS the best place to live in the UK.

So what does Wolves have to offer that, say, Maidenhead doesn’t.

Excellent public transport by train and tram.

One of the best art galleries in the country.

Idiosyncratic B & B for visitors to sty in when they visit.

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Unspoilt (by progress) architecture

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A Premiership team playing in the City Centre

WOLVERHAMPTON – MOLINEUX, MICROS AND MARILYN
STOP beating City !

Questionable musical heritage

Who’s Brian Pendleton ?

A predilection for hats, but not pashminas

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High-Vis credentials

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Yep, Spoons

“Proper Pubs”, as defined by Mr P Mudge, Esq. Many of them gorgeous.

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Posada
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“Earthy” I wrote
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There is power in a (Craft) Union
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Someone Scottish there with a half pint in the Wheatsheaf

The Stile. One of the few pubs I saw the great Mr. Coldwell pleased about drinking BBB.

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Mudgie and Jon on Untappd

Micropubs that feel like pubs

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Proper cheap pub food in the Great Western, Stile and Combermere.

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Combermere chips. We nicked Jon’s.

Oh, and cobs. Don’t forget the cobs.

Posada, obvs
Great Western, equally obvs

Or the the curry in the Dilshad.

Yeah, I’d live there. Just about.

Just don’t turn the wrong way out of the Great Western and end up in the Red Light District on chill Tuesday night in February, eh ?

21 thoughts on “SO, IS WOLVERHAMPTON THE BEST CITY TO LIVE IN THE UK ?

  1. I think Mr Coldwell was actually drinking BBM (Boring Brown Mild) in that photo 😛

    And you missed out Britain’s biggest and most versatile cask beer brewery 😀

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  2. Had to go to Wolverhampton with work once. Place I had to visit was just outside the centre but I wandered into town through a horrid 60s shopping centre only to be taken aback by how wonderful the town was with its fine buildings and excellent pubs. A lovely surprise!

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      1. I remember two lovely big Victorian arcades that were demolished for building the Mander and Wulfrun centres, but at least those two are out of the way and easily avoided – except that my optician is in one of them but that’s an excuse annually for another Proper Day Out in Wolverhampton. ( “Why don’t you get an optician in Stafford” Mrs TSM asks each year )

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  3. Martin,
    That’s a lovely summary of what most certainly must be one of the best cities.
    And it’s certainly quite a contrast from Stoke the other side of me.

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  4. The Holden’s bar caught my eye – I can’t think when I last saw a “regular” Special >5% on cask outside London. I guess I might find cask Abbot if I was to ever darken the doors of a Greene King pub, but there can’t be many these days?

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    1. QQ,
      I remember Holdens introducing their Special, and all those years ago it was a special Special.
      It’s always on in their two pubs I use the most, the Great Western and Codsall Station, but not in quite a few others.

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