Of all the pubs I went to in the Black Country last week, my favourite would have to be the Beacon Hotel in Sedgley.
The Beacon is a brewpub which is best known for Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild, a beer I've long wanted to try. Dark, strong and sweet, it didn't disappoint.
The thing I liked most about the pub is how it's split up into different rooms. The snug where I sat didn't look like it had changed much since the 1920's. And as a result of going there, I've added a pint of mild and a cheese and onion bap (or cob as they call them in the Black Country) to my list of perfect beer and food pairings alongside a pint of bitter and a pork pie.