Local Pubs With Beer Gardens Opening – 12 April

Looking forward to the pubs re-opening? With Covid restrictions easing from April 12, and many local pubs with beer gardens in the West Midlands planning to serve their customers outdoors, find out which local venues are opening.

beer taps

We’ve been paying close to attention to which pubs are opening in Walsall and the surrounding areas from April 12 for outdoor drinking and dining, but if you know of any that are missing from the list, get in touch.

Check out our local pubs with beer gardens guide to see where you can sip your drinks in the sunshine (we hope!)

Local Pubs With Beer Gardens  – Q&A

Before we begin, let’s take a look at some of the most common questions that pub goers are asking right now.

  • Do I have to order food at the pub?

The government has lifted the restriction that was previously in place that required customers to purchase a “substantial meal” before ordering alcohol. So, you can just order drinks.

  • Do I have to book a table?

Many local pubs are asking for customers to book in advance. We’d recommend that you ring any pub before just turning up to make sure you get a space, and to make sure it is definitely open.

  • Will I be able to go inside to the toilet?

Every pub needs to provide toilet facilities. This means you are allowed to go inside for this reason.  The same recommendations are in place, so customers should keep a safe distance apart while queuing and it’s likely you’ll be requested to wear a mask, unless exempt.

  • What times will the pub shut?

With the easing of restrictions, there are no curfews set, so pubs can open for their usual hours.

  • Will there be track and trace?

All pubs that are opening will be legally required to request contact details of customers. This will be through scanning a QR code with the NHS app, or by providing details on paper.

  • Can I go to the pub with friends?

The Rule of 6 applies. This means you can visit the pub with a group of up to six people from a maximum of two different households.

Walsall Pubs With Beer Gardens

St Matthew’s Hall

Walsall town centre’s Wetherspoons is one of the 400 Wetherspoons that are opening across the country for outside drinking and dining in the courtyard. We’d expect this to be one of the busiest pubs in April, so you’ll either have to get their early or try one of the other pubs in the town centre.

st matthews hall

Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1SX

The Registry

The Registry in the heart of town will have a limited amount of tables outside in their garden. It will be open from 9am-11pm daily and its owners are asking customers to download an app in order to buy drinks and food. Pre-booking tables is not available.

the registry

23-29 Leicester Street, Walsall, WS1 1PT.

The Black Country Arms

One of the town’s oldest hostelries, The Black Country Arms, will offer outdoor seating from 12pm on April 12.  They also have a pavement license, so tables will also be available outside the front on the High Street. Like other local pubs, it will be table service only with hot food and snacks available during certain hours. No pre-booking is available.

black country arms

High Street, Walsall, WS1 1QW

Lyndon House Hotel

Lyndon House will be re-opening on the 12 April with two outside areas, a back patio and side patio. There are also outside heaters.

lyndon house

9-10 Upper Rushall Street, Walsall, WS1 2HA.

The Pretty Bricks

This Black Country Ales back street pub will be opening its doors again from day one offering a variety of real ales and ciders.

the pretty bricks

5 John Street, Walsall, WS2 8AF.

The Walsall Arms

The Walsall Arms Tap House is opening the doors to its beer garden on April 12. They are working hard on making their garden “a little piece of paradise”.

walsall arms

17 Bank Street, Walsall, WS1 2EP.

The Watering Trough

Management at the Trough have received an order of 16ft garden umbrellas for their large beer garden should the rain try and ruin the fun .

watering trough

90 Ablewell Street, Walsall, WS1 2EU.

The Oak Inn

Management have been working hard providing a collection and delivery food service over lockdown, but now they’re ready to open their small garden.

the oak inn

337 Green Lane, Walsall.

The Longhorn

The staff at this Embers Inn pub are currently sprucing up their outdoor facilities. Bookings can be made in advance online via the Ember Inns app.

the longhorn

Sutton Road, Walsall, WS5 3AR.

The Alma Inn

The Alma Inn is welcoming guests for drinks only from April 12, but the restaurant (Chalo!) is still available for takeaways and should be re-opening again soon.

the alma

Bentley Lane, Walsall, WS2 8SP.

The New Navigation

This friendly Birchills boozer is ready to welcome customers into their beer garden.

the new navigation

109 Old Birchills, Walsall, WS2 8QD.

Cheslyn Hay And Great Wyrley Pubs With Beer Gardens

The New Masons

An outdoor heated and covered area is being prepared for the beer garden. Booking is only for diners. There is a designated space for drinking, so you just need to turn up.

new masons

16 Stafford Road, Great Wyrley, Walsall, WS5 6AZ.

New Ivy House

Opening initially on Thursday- Sunday from 12 April, booking is advised. Thursday-Friday – 3pm-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 12 noon to 10pm.

ivy house

62 Stafford Road, Walsall, WS6 6AZ.

The Malt At Landywood

Opening from 15 April, Thursday-Sunday only, you can sip your drinks in the canopy area. Extra tables have been added on the car park.

malt and landywood

Holly Lane, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7AR.

The Royal Oak

You are invited to book or just turn up to take advantage of the Royal Oak’s beer garden and marquee.

royal oak

8 Norton Lane, Great Wyrely, Walsall, WS6 6PE.

Aldridge Pubs With Beer Gardens

The Old Irish Harp

Bookings can be made online for a seat in the beer garden for up to six people. Customers will be allocated two-hour time slots.

old irish harp

Chester Road, Aldridge

The Avion

The Aldridge Wetherspoons will open its back doors with a small area outside. Ordering drinks and food and can be done via the Wetherspoons app.

the avion

19 Anchor Road, Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8PT.

Pelsall Pubs With Beer Gardens

Old House at Home

Raise your glass in April as the Old House at Home beer garden will be open to the public.

old irish harp

Pelsall, Walsall, WS3 4NT.

Queens

With benches outside the front of the pub and a beer garden, staff at the Queens are also welcoming customers to bring their decks chairs if they wish.

queens pelsall

1 Norton Road, Pelsall, WS3 4AY.

The Railway Inn

Initially opening from 12-7pm, The Railway Inn will also be serving food during certain times. A gazebo has been set up to keep you sheltered from the elements.

the railway inn

10 Victoria Road, Pelsall, WS3 4BH.

Rushall Pubs With Beer Gardens

The Boathouse

The Boathouse opens on 14 April and is limiting its opening times. Check their Facebook page for an up-to-date list of hours. Children under 12 are not allowed at this initial stage.

boathouse rushall

Park Road, Rushall, WS4 1LG.

Sir Robert Peel

The Sir Robert Peel in Bloxwich has received an outside makeover and is ready to open on April 12. They’ve been running a successful takeaway and delivery service during lockdown with delicious Desi burgers, wings and curries, but have also been busy getting their garden at the back and front of the pub in shape.

sir robert peel

104 Bell Lane, Walsall, WS2 2JS.

The Romping Cat

This historic Bloxwich pub will initially be opening their beer garden to the public on April 17.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before their legendary karaoke sessions are back on the agenda!

romping cat

97 Elmore Green Rd, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 2HN.

 Gunners Club

The family-friendly Gunners Club will be opening on April 12 with an undercover outdoor seating area with lighting and a TV.

the gunners

Old Lane, Bloxwich, WS3 2DD.

One Man And His Dog

Tucked away on the Turnberry Estate, Marstons’ pub One Man and His Dog is ready to welcome customers into the beer garden. Booking is recommended, but not essential.

one man and his dog

71 Turnberrry Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 3UB.

Bloxwich Showman

The Bloxwich Wetherspoons is re-opening. The outdoor area is small and demand is bound to be high. With no pre-booking available, you may have to get their early!

bloxwich showman

156 High Street, Bloxwich, WS3 3JT.

The Railway

The recently refurbished bar will be opening from 12 noon until 9pm offering a seated service in their garden at the back of the pub.

the railway

Bloxwich Road Leamore WS3 2UY.

Walsall Wood Pubs With Beer Gardens

The Horse & Jockey

New management are ready to welcome you back with hot food and cold drinks.

horse and jockey

146 Walsall Road, WS9 9AJ.

The Drunken Duck

The car park has received an overhaul with gazebos to shelter you from the elements while you sip cool beer from April 12.

drunken duck

55 High Street, Walsall, WS9 9LR

Brownhills Pubs With Beer Gardens

Hussey Arms

This Hungry Horse pub and restaurant is now taking bookings for their garden tables.

hussey arms

Chester Road, Brownhills, WS8 7JP.

Anchor Inn

Wind, rain or shine, staff at the Anchor Inn are looking forward to customers coming back.

anchor inn

Chester Road, Brownhills, WS8 6DP.

Streetly Pubs With Beer Gardens

The Hardwick Arms

hardwick arms

Another Ember Inns pub is opening on the 12 April in Streetly. They even have cabins that you can pre-book, or you can grab one of the patio tables.

Chester Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3DX.

If you know any other local pubs with beer gardens or outside seating that are opening, let us know by contacting: community@pioneermagazines.co.uk, or message us on through our Facebook page.