Beers from reliable well-loved stalwarts such as Bathams and Holden's help this thriving, edge-of-town free house shine out. Equally adept at attracting customers to fill the surprisingly large open-plan interior and conservatory-style dining area is the remarkable menu created by Suki Patel, based around a pick 'n' mix of firm Indian favourites. Channa massala, saag aloo, curried goat, sheesh kebabs and mutter paneer all appear. The indoor barbecue is extremely popular, and there’s also a range of traditional pub grub dishes like beef in ale pie, and fish and chips.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 11.30–2.30 5–11 (Friday to Saturday 12–11 Sunday 12–10)
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11.30–2.30, Saturday to Sunday 12–10
Dinner: Monday to Friday 5–10, Saturday to Sunday 12–10
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Ramp access available
M5 junction 1, follow West Bromwich/A41 signs. 1st left into Roebuck Street. Pub at end on corner.