Stourbridge & Halesowen

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Real Ale Trails

The No 9 Bus Crawl

The No.9 bus route between Stourbridge and Birmingham (via Halesowen) offers multiple opportunities for a pub crawl. Many of the pubs are within walking distance of each other, particularly in Lye and Short Cross. Green Duck Brewery is a 10 minute walk off the bus route but is well worth a visit, but check opening times.

An alternative would be to get the train from Birmingham or Worcester to Stourbridge Junction. From there is a rail connection to Stourbridge Town and Stourbridge Bus Station, OR call in at The Seven Stars (right outside Stourbridge Junction Station) and start the crawl from Green Duck.

The Duke William - Stourbridge -
Tap-House for Craddock's Beer.

The Red House - Stourbridge -

Green Duck Brewery - Stourbridge -
Tap-Room and Brewery

Railway - Lye -
Refurbished with on-site Streetfood.

Shovel - Lye -

Whitley - Short Cross -
Much-improved BCA pub

Hawne Tavern - Short Cross -
Popular local often featuring Northern beers.

King Edward VII - Short Cross -
Comfortable and popular local

Waggon & Horses - Halesowen -
Legendary pub, now refurbished.

Robertos - Halesowen -
Excellent Continental and Craft beers offered

The Amblecote Triangle

Amblecote is easily accessed using the 6 and 16 bus routes from Stourbridge Bus Station. The 6 goes up Brettell Lane allowing the crawl to be started at The Starving Rascal.

Starving Rascal -
Recently refurbished BCA pub with haunted past.

Robin Hood -
Popular traditional local.

Swan -
Recently refurbished independent pub, current POTY.

Maverick Drinking House -
Western theme bar, recently updated. Busy - Live Music at Weekends

Red Lion {Dudley & South Staffs CAMRA Branch Area] -
Excellent pub kitchen, garden and music events at this destination pub.

The Wollaston Crawl

Buses 7 and 8 serve Wollaston from Stourbridge Bus Station, or if you are feeling brave, start in Stourbridge and get the bus back!

The Foresters Arms -

The Plough -

The Gate Hangs Well - Optional -

The Unicorn (Bathams) -

The Princess - Optional -

The Britannia - Optional / Detour -

Kingsbridge -

The Queens Head (former Branch POTY) -