Old Brownhills pubs question: Can you help?

I have been contacted today by a reader who’s been studying local directories for details of people and businesses of old Brownhills. They have come upon two public houses recorded which neither of us have ever heard mentioned anywhere else. The first is The Royal Oak, in Green Lane, Walsall Wood, the second being The Coach and Horses, just specified as ‘Brownhills’.

It’s possible, of course, that these houses underwent title changes and became pub names we are more familiar with today, but it seems unlikely. If you have anything to add, please comment here of mail me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers for your help.

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11 Responses to Old Brownhills pubs question: Can you help?

  1. pat says:

    Hi Bob,
    The Coach & Horses is the house next to the canal on the
    left of the road as you go over the Black cock bridge from
    green lane shelfield into walsall wood.

    Regards Pat.

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  3. stymaster says:

    There’s a pic over at Oakparkrunner’s blog, which seems to place it on the High St/Walsall Rd. Not heard of the Royal Oak before.

  4. Thanks, folks. Of course, I remember the Coach and Horses in the Wood now… knew it rang a bell.

    Thanks, both.


  5. CAZ says:

    I’ve been talking to a man today who’s lived near the Blackcock all his life and he said that the Royal Oak pub was across the road from the Blackcock pub in Green Lane, Walsall Wood.there was also a mortuary there and a row of houses.hope this jogs someones memory.

    • Hayley Sheldon says:

      Caz, is spot on with her information. I am the grandaughter of the present owner and can confirm the details she has discovered.

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  7. Caz says:

    Hi Bob, this is little bit late…but better late than never.My hubby has been talking to a man about the house in Green lane that had a fire earlier this year and is now standing empty and boarded up. it stands behind the row of houses directly opposite the Blackcock Pub. The man said that many years ago it used to be a pub… so maybe this was the Royal Oak in question. best wishes caz

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