Love this place especially when the weather nice. Also child friendly, plenty of space for the kids to run about.
As you can see from the photographs the pub is having an argument with gravity . Mine workings has caused a certain wonkiness . If you put a marble on the window cill it appears to roll uphill . Theres two bars selling Banks's Ales ( hence only three stars ) . Theres also a large extension at rear with a typical Marstons restaurant . An outdoor childrens play area and a bit of a pet farm . Its a difficult place to find as its down an old quarry road leading off the Himley Road .
This place is world famous, I can't see why when there are a million crooked houses around the world but this one is king of all badly designed interiors.
First advice is to not take your nan, my nan hated it and got confused very easily, started telling me to "help them tidy up", "No nan this place is supposed to look like this, it's the crooked house!" I responded, "I want to go home" she replied.
And to a home she went! (just kidding nan!)
This place is great, I know a few years ago the place was abit of a wonky dive but after being taken over by new management the place has really come to life. The food in particular is amazing but can be quite price, I guess the chefs charge more to work in a wonky kitchen. The bottom of the menu shows you where they have sourced all their ingredients from locally and how faraway there supplies are, something to be proud about!
The put on events all the time and now cater to weddings, so I guess you could be the first to have a crooked wedding.
In more supernatural news, people are still convinced this place is haunted, even leading to a indie film being made right now about them, follow the production over at..
That's all I can say, visiting friends in the Midlands and after a visit to Himley Hall which is literally just down the road they take me here for a pint!
Amazing! We have all seen 'wonky' buildings but you HAVE to see this to believe it!
Bit of a dodgy road leading to it but you soon see the place and just have to look around!
This pub is famous for being "Crooked", it is very historical and also a tourist attraction.
For these reason it was one to check out but my experience was not so good. Taking pictures of the british equivalent of the leaning tower of Piza is cool however the beers at pub pub were a disgrace!
They had no ales (out of stock), only lagers were stella and carling with the stella tasting like a gone of blonde beer?
The Guinness was also terrible and tasted nothing like a Guinness. We complained and the staff were friendly to understand and offered a refund on all the drinks.
Its worth to check out for the pictures etc.. but if your going for the beers then you should avoid this place for sure.
Originally a pub built a number of years ago which subsided due to mining works underneath collapsing. In recent years, rooms have been built to the rear to accommodate the large numbers who converge on this pub every night of the year.
A must see for anyone visiting the Black Country; you'll feel you've had too many to dring as you step in the front door. There's a table in the bar where botles appear to roll 'uphill' (allegedly)
Lots of space outside for children to play; well away from any roads/passing traffic
Otherwise, a typical Banks's pub - great beer & good value food
I can't add much to previous reviews. Its great to take people to who have never been before. I believe its recently changed landlord, so I hope that they have made the menu a bit better value.
Update Sept 09: Beer as good but the usual 2 x guest ales were both unavailable on my visit! meals around £6.00 for faggots & chips!!! The sandwiches on the bar looked good but were £2.50.
Yeah, this place is cool if you want to see a wonky house that has sunk into the ground but apart from that everything else about the place sucks. So get your picture, get back in your car and drive away. You will thank me later.
After going there for my brothers birthday, getting seated and having to wait half an hour we decided to leave, it was as if the staff had been abducted by aliens as they were nowhere to be seen, as a matter of fact neither was anyone else, there was not a single soul in the place, this was on a Sunday too...so what was going on? why does the service suck so much. I live in america now where the service here is some of the best ive experienced in the world, if you were to go into a bar here to get food and have to wait half an hour for anyone to even acknowledge you then you would walk out, the place would eventually get a bad rep and after a while nobody would go there, thing is though that hardly happens here and that's why I always return. And on the to the crooked house...shit service, bad beer and nobody goes there, as for most the places in the UK, well...its no wonder we don't tip. And if you are only going there for the beers don't bother, find somewhere else, the beer here is pathetic. Stella, carling, shitty Guinness...well, that says it all really don't it. and besides, you gotta actually be able to drink it first, and with no staff to serve you that will be a feat in itself.
So...what do I think...
worst service ever...well, that's kinda false because there was no service.
Maybe the management need to take a class in managing, as it seems they don't know how to.
Stay away from this dump, and no, I dont recommend it.
I have always loved this place from when i was a small child. It is hard to describe the feelings this place gives you, to say quirky would be underestimating it. The long drive down to the crooked house fills you with anticipation and when you get to the end of the drive and see it, its like seeing it again for the first time. The staff have always been polite and fun as they know the effect this place has on customers old and new. Definitely somewhere to visit if you're ever in the Black Country
this pub owned by banks brewery, called the crooked house because of severe subsidence, you feel well oiled before you get through the front door, good menu to suit all tastes, staff are very friendly and helpful, while you are there ask one of the staff for a marble and see it roll uphill.
this is a very old pub that stands at a slope even when you are inside you can see how much it is slanted ,it makes me a little sick inside as i feel im on a boat,it sinks a little every so often but it is a lovely family friendly pub with a great pint ,although it is a little dearer then you would expect,
If you haven't visited the Crooked House, get out there and try it - it's amazing. We regularly take visitors and they're always impressed (makes you feel a bit queasy just walking towards it, let alone when you get inside.) You can feel yourself hanging on to something to keep you from falling over. Haven't eaten there, so can't comment on that. I know an extension has been built at the back, which is perfectly normal, but it's a shame to sit in there when it's so much fun elsewhere.
i like this pub been going of on for years beer nice staff are friendley good friendley people in there and because its so old thats what i like i love the gardens its just of the main road and its laid back its a good night out with friends and i love the way its slops to one side thats what makes the place lol
So what you have to pay a nominal deposit on a pint glass.but how many people have got one of theirs at home as a souvenir??? The food on our visit was very tasty (maybe a little pricey), staff were polite, courteous and nothing was too much trouble. Great place to take people of all ages. Would like to be here when I've had a little too much to drink, just to see if it counteracts the stagger!
a very good pub with a different kind ov experience wow its really wierd when you walk in here as you will thnk you are already drunk lol it really is crooked even in the toilets its a very warm cosy pub with a nce drink at good value and a carpark ov its own with tables and chairs outside the staff are sociable and friendly its a laid bck place not too crowded but not too quiet but its really nice to experience it when i went here i used to balance a pound on the table and it would roll away lol definatly worth trying this place out
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