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The Wall Heath Tavern –
At last, a pub with a difference
Wall Heath has had something new for the last few weeks that locals and passers by alike are discovering to their satisfaction.
The Wall Heath Tavern has recently been completely refurbished, renamed (formerly the Top House, Ranch House, Wall Heath Inn, The Railway Tavern etc) and most definitely improved. It has changed from a typical community pub struggling to attract customers to a vibrant place that offers a very wide selection of fine cask ales and quality wines with a dining menu that is simply unrivalled in the area.
Above: The new look Wall Heath Tavern and Above Right: Directors and staff toast the new partnership.
When you visit you will instantly notice subtle changes, new signage and a brand new sun terrace to the side adjoining the large carpark and family-friendly garden to the rear.
On entry to the lounge through its reopened entrance from the village side you are met by a welcoming lounge area where the new owners have avoided the clutter of most pubs and gone for clean and contemporary lines, a deeply polished rosewood and oak floor and a mixture of fixed seating and traditional tables and chairs. There is also free Wi-Fi internet access, ideal for business meetings.
Above: Enville Director Malcolm Braham and Inndividual Holdings Director, David Facer raise their glasses to the new Wall Heath Tavern.
Right: Brewer Bob Grew samples the fruits of his labour at the opening night party.
The cask ale selection already stands at ten with five supplied by local award-winning brewery Enville Ales. With these starting at just £2.50 a pint it is easy to see why everyone is sampling real ale including the ladies.
The Enville Ginger and White are very special indeed and Cherry Blonde is a summer favourite but with Timmy Taylors, Purity’s Mad Goose, Lump Hammer and other guest ales the Enville boys aren’t having it all their own way.
The new food menu on offer in the lounge is encouragingly different with a menu that’s speaks volumes about the ‘fresh for the day’ approach, without any hint of the ‘ping’ style cooking that the plethora of ‘two for one’ pubs offer today. The Sunday menu has avoided the carvery approach of ‘pile it high’ preferring the more traditional waitress served Sunday Roast which includes our signature Honey Roasted Lamb with mint and other Sunday favourites such as traditional roast beef, roast pork and a baked fresh fish of the day.
The Black Board menus also offer a new style of food to the area with a wide selection of different lunches and main meals where the focus is quality and freshness. The ‘real cod beer battered fish fingers’ and mash covered in parsley sauce with fresh garden peas are a great lunch alternative inspired by Simon Cowells recent wedding meal.
Right: Enville Director, Owen Lawson presumably referring to the size of the Enville Ale battered cod!
The bar area with an equally large selection of ales and lagers, ciders and stouts is now very comfortable with new furnishings and where you are greeted by a buzz of conversation from lunchtime to close of day, especially during ‘early doors’ where free nuts and bombay mix are a feature.
In conclusion the wide choice of food and drinks, and the owners passion for quality and service make the Wall Heath Tavern somewhere very special and with prices closer to ‘ping’ than ‘posh’ you certainly won’t be disappointed. Well worth a visit........
Please remember to drink responsibly and leave licensed premises quietly respecting others in the neighbourhood. Our tip, 'Always Take a Taxi', we will be.