It’s been a long time in the coming, but The Swan pub on the Pelsall Road in Brownhills will be opening again for business this Saturday, 29th October 2011. This is great news, and it has taken a while, but it’s excellent to see that new landlords Geoff & Jane have finally pulled through and saved a great community boozer. You can check their current progress over on their Facebook page for the pub.
Real ale aficionado and pub reviewer The Stymaster from over at the Pigblog has written a splendid report on this, to which I can add nothing. It’s a great article, and it’s good to hear the Roberts Brewery original window glass has been preserved. I look forward to reading the opening review from the porcine pub-goer in due course – and will obviously pop in myself at some point. Pubs are at the heart of the community, yet have been getting a very bad deal lately. We need to support and cherish these great British institutions before we lose them forever.
I wish Geoff & Jane all the best. It’s a lovely little pub with a proud history and deserves a caring, community-spirited landlord to breathe new life into this formerly humming social hub. If Jane & Geoff are reading this, please drop me a line when you get five, and I’ll promote any events, offers or anything else you would like Brownhills to know about.
Best of luck guys, and nice work. It seems to have been a Herculean effort.
So pleased to see this. Last time I was at home I noticed it had been shutdown.
Many a weekend, we walked from Clayhanger to The Swan for a drink, or should I say many a drink with my mom and dad. Will be back home again in a couple of weeks, so will go and have a look. Good luck to Geoff and Jane.
will there be any real ale?
There are currently 3 real ales on offer – Beorma from Beowolf, Holdens Golden Glow and Tetleys Christmas Cracker =)
Abbey your are a fine looking barmaid indeed! The best in brownhills 😉
I can confirm there’s 2 real ales on. Holdens Black Country Bitter and Golden Glow.
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Hi Brownhills Bob. This is Jane, the landlady of The Swan. I just wanted to let you know that while we received 3rd place last year for Walsall Pub of The Year we have just been notified that this year (2014) we have WON 1st place!! CAMRA are giving us our award officially on Saturday February 28th. Yeehaaaaaaaaa
Congratulations – well deserved!