The Trooper at Wall reopens 7th June 2010

Looking good... I thought the window boxes were a nice touch.

Thanks to reader and Wall resident Mike, who commented on my last article about the renovation of the once-popular boozer, I can let readers know that the pub reopens tomorrow, Monday 7th June 2010. When I swung past at lunchtime today, people were still hard at work putting finishing touches to what seems to have been a very thorough and sympathetic renovation.

I’d like to take the opportunity to wish the new proprietors well in their venture. This was once a lovely pub and I hope it can thrive again. I’ll certainly give it a try in the coming weeks, and suggest that anyone else who fancies a pleasant, country pint to give it a go to.

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12 Comments

  • Thanks Bob, it’s on my itinerary for when I’m back home in July. Looking forward to it.

     
  • Neil

    I’m at the Trooper now, in the beer garden: The interior and the piped “muzac” are too bland and featureless for me. I didn’t try the real ale; as it’s sunny I preferred cider but at £4.25 a pint I shall not hurry back. It’s relaxing if you like traffic noise in one ear and piped music in the other….. I don’t!

     
    • Having Fvisited myself, I take your point about the piped music, but we didn’t find the traffic noise intrusive, and our 1/2 pint of cider and pint of ale was under a fiver, so prices aren’t too bad. Not the bestest pub ever, but not bad at all, I thought.

       
  • As a casual observation, I’d tenure that it would be very hard to find a pub beer garden locally where one cannot hear traffic noise, but maybe it’s just me.

    Seemed quite busy when I went past at 6pm. I shall give it a try.

    Bob

     
    • Bob

      Try the fox in shenstone

       
  • Max

    The new proprierters have worked really hard on turning the Trooper around. The food is reasonably priced, well presented and of very high quality – you get what you pay for! The staff are all very pleasant and attentive.The background music has been sorted no more dreaded musak and I must say my friends and I felt that we were on holiday sitting outside in the lunch time sunshine last week. Apparently they have had to turn people away for evening meals so they are obviously doing something right.

     
  • Jool

    I have visited the newly refurbished Trooper twice; once with my husband for lunch on the day it opened and again with my husband and daughter for early dinner on 26/6. On both occasions the food has been excellent quality and well presented. The service was attentive but not instrusive; they were full on 26/6 and service was still good.
    On the day it opened the new owners showed us the photo album of the refurb; it is really credit due to them for their hard work and vision that the Trooper could become what it was when we moved to the village 12 years ago. – a restaurant where people would travel miles to eat at and bookings were essential.
    The decor inside is now contemporary, gone are the dark wood and floral borders.
    The lunch/evening menus provide a variety of dishes with daily specials in the evenings. The prices are reasonable(excluding the kobe beef!) the quality was good, food was presented well and served hot – including the fried ice cream which was very tasy.
    Recommended

     
  • MITCH

    BOTH MY WIFE AND I HAVE VISITED THE TROOPER AT WALL TWICE SINCE THE OPENING IN JUNE. ON OUR LAST VISIT WE TRIED THE HOUSE SPECIAL “THE KOBE STEAK” AND CAN ONLY SAY THAT IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE WE WILL REMEMBER FOR A LONG TIME . THE TENDERNESS OF THIS STEAK WAS OF THE VERY BEST AND COOKED TO PERFECTI0N (MEDIUM RARE) ALTHOUGH EXPENSIVE I CAN ONLY SAY DONT KNOCK IT UNTILL YOU HAVE TRIED IT. THE SERVICE ALONG WITH THE ATMOSPHERE WAS OF A VERY HIGH STANDARD AND WE BOTH APPRECIATED THE VERY WARM WELCOME WE RECEIVED ON BOTH OUR VISITS “WELL DONE THE TROOPER”

     
  • Russ Cornfield

    Had Sunday lunch at the Trooper super food and service will visit again in the near future its the place to be also great selection of Ales and Lagers.

     
  • Sue

    Visited the Trooper for lunch today and must say it was a totally forgettable event. The place lacks atmosphere and the decorations whilst ok smack of a job done on the cheap, for instance, artwork in the form of pieces of wallpaper in painted frames fixed with visible screws on either side. The camembert was ok, but the roasted garlic was hard and therefore inedible, the menu stated “with toasted ciabatta” but it came with toasted french bread which was obviously one of the partbaked variety and therefore not fresh today. The fat chips were disappointing, particularly as the thought of dipping them in hollandaise was the appeal. The hollandaise tasted only of egg, clearly no seasoning had been added. At no time did any member of staff ask us if everything was ok, only when we came to pay the bill. Due to its location and the fact that very few people will be able to walk there I was hoping that it would be something special, unfortunately there was nothing about my visit that would make me even contemplate driving there.

     
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