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When I was compiling the list of my best pub experiences of recent years (http://pubcurmudgeon.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ten-memorable-pubs.html), I inadvertently missed off what must rank amongst the top handful, the reason being that I’d noted it down in a different place...
The Great Western, Wolverhampton – Holden’s tied pub hidden away round the back of the station, offering the full range of their beers, three guests and Batham’s superb Best Bitter. Classic front bar and a variety of areas rambling back to a conservatory and beer garden. Lively, bustling atmosphere, busy throughout the day.The pub hosts the annual meeting of a non beer-related society that I belong to (this one (http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/), if you really want to know), and yesterday it was as good as ever. Batham’s sells at a considerable premium over the Holden’s beers (£2.90 to £2.40 for Holden’s Bitter), but still appears to be the best seller. I did a fuller write-up here (http://pubcurmudgeon.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/great-western.html). I have now amended the original post accordingly, so it now lists eleven pubs, not ten.

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