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.
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.
Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1SX
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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 .
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.
337 Green Lane, Walsall.
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.
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.
Bentley Lane, Walsall, WS2 8SP.
The New Navigation
This friendly Birchills boozer is ready to welcome customers into their beer garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chester Road, Aldridge
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.
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.
Pelsall, Walsall, WS3 4NT.
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.
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.
10 Victoria Road, Pelsall, WS3 4BH.
Rushall Pubs With Beer Gardens
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.
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.
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!
97 Elmore Green Rd, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 2HN.
The family-friendly Gunners Club will be opening on April 12 with an undercover outdoor seating area with lighting and a TV.
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.
71 Turnberrry Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 3UB.
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!
156 High Street, Bloxwich, WS3 3JT.
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.
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.
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.
55 High Street, Walsall, WS9 9LR
Brownhills Pubs With Beer Gardens
This Hungry Horse pub and restaurant is now taking bookings for their garden tables.
Chester Road, Brownhills, WS8 7JP.
Wind, rain or shine, staff at the Anchor Inn are looking forward to customers coming back.
Chester Road, Brownhills, WS8 6DP.
Streetly Pubs With Beer Gardens
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on through our Facebook page.