Sad news that over the last few days, Ogley Club in Ogley Road, Brownhills, has been unexpectedly shut – rumours circulate as to why, ranging from it’s being refurbished under new owners and other redevelopment proposals.
If I get any solid news, I’ll share it here – and I’d welcome contact from the owners with anything they’d like to share here regarding the popular club’s future.
Meanwhile, Matt from the wonderful Shire Oak group on Facebook has obtained a statement from the pub’s owners, Punch Taverns, that the closed hostelry will be reopening hopefully on the 30th November 2016 following ‘refurbishment’.
Readers will recall the pub was already refurbished extensively in 2015, and opened to somewhat middling reviews for food and service. It closed a couple of months ago, with many saying it would reopen within three weeks, but it has stayed closed. Recently, work has been going on so let’s hope that when this once popular house reopens and is a success.
Meanwhile, on Walsall Wood High Street, the Drunken Duck, andother once popular pub also closed suddenly at the beginning of October. Again, accounts vary markedly as the local rumour mill goes into overdrive, but there’s some thoughtful analysis on the wonderful Piglog by The Stymaster, who often used to frequent the place.
If you have news to share, or know anything, please don’t hesitate to mail me or comment: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
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