I was in the Black Country last week going round pubs and breweries.
My favourite beer of the trip was also the hoppiest: Holden's Black Country Bitter in the Great Western pub in Wolverhampton. From what I'd read online I was expecting a bit of trouble finding the Great Western but in the end it was easy enough.
I can see why the Great Western is a former CAMRA National Pub of the Year. For some reason it reminded me a bit of the pub Winston Smith goes to in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, round the back of the station under a railway bridge. As the name suggests, it's got more train memorabilia than any rail enthusiast could possibly want. More importantly, it also has the full range of Holden's beers on draught, all well-kept. One to look out for if you're ever changing trains in Wolverhampton.