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Walsall Road, Walsall, WS9 9AH

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotels that are inspected by the AA for their level of service and facilities are reflected in the number of stars awarded.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (117 spaces)
  • Parking On Site
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • All Public Areas Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Barons Court, Walsall

The Art Factory

The Art Factory, held every Sunday afternoon in the Garman Ryan Collection of Walsall's New Art Gallery, offers a range of creative activities and materials for visitors to use to explore the artworks on display. On the first Sunday of the month an artist leads the session from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Available : Sun only

New Art Gallery

New Art Gallery, designed by controversial young architects Peter St John and Adam Caruso, houses the impressive Garman Ryan Collection and was intended to regenerate the inner-city landscape of Walsall, nine miles north of Birmingham.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Sutton Park

Sutton Park is Birmingham's largest park, covering 2400 acres consisting of woodland, heathland and wetland. Just 10km (6 miles) from the city centre, it's a perfect place to get away from the urban sprawl and tune into nature.

Available : Daily

Bilston Craft Gallery

Bilston Craft Gallery is the largest dedicated contemporary craft venue in the Midlands. As well as hosting exciting shows which feature the best in ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and woodwork, it is also home to Craftplay, a specially-designed creative play gallery for pre-school children.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun


Birmingham's Handsworth Park celebrates the birth of the Sikh religion in true noisy style with Vaisakhi. Processions lead thousands into the park, where a funfair, food stalls and plenty of other events for the family await.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Wolvestock Country Music Festival

Wolvestock, in East Park, is Wolverhampton's annual country music hoedown with live performances from international and UK artists on two stages. Line-dancing sessions are on hand should you feel inspired to move your feet, a funfair provides further on-site entertainment.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

West Bromwich Albion FC 2012/13

West Bromwich Albion FC play their home matches at The Hawthorns. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Every year, Wolverhampton's West Park celebrates Guy Fawkes night with a bonfire, fireworks and a funfair. Arrive early for the special children's display, which is followed by the grown-up pyrotechnics.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Aston Villa FC 2012/13

Aston Villa FC play their home matches at Villa Park. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

This is Wolverhampton's most important gallery with an impressive permanent collection of Pop and contemporary art. The 18th and 19th century art galleries also contain works by Gainsborough, Turner and Landseer.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2011/12

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC play their home matches at Molineux Stadium. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : Aug 2011 - May 2012 (annual)

Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country, a region of 400 square miles to the west of Birmingham, was at the heart of Britain's Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century. The area's rich industrial heritage is brought to life at the Black Country Living Museum.

Available : Daily

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Hockley's Museum of the Jewellery Quarter retraces Birmingham's 250-year-old jewellery and metalworking legacy with live demonstrations, workshop recreations and pre-booked factory tours. Buy antique to contemporary trinkets from the museum's shop or wander the unique district's 200 listed buildings.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

St Pauls Gallery

From Picasso to Warhol, the Jewellery Quarter's St Pauls Gallery has an impressive collection of modern art. It is renowned for signed album-cover artwork from iconic musicians like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix.

Available : Daily

The Jam House

Inhabiting a three-storey Georgian building on St Paul's Square, The Jam House is a relaxed jazz joint with top-floor restaurant in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Lucky punters might catch the venue's musical director Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

Bantock House & Park

Built in the 1730s, Bantock House & Park was the residence of the wealthy Bantock industrialist family during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Today it tells the 200-year story of Wolverhampton's metamorphosis from market town to metropolis.

Available : Daily; not Mon


Occuping a city-centre redbrick-terracotta Victorian building by St Philip's Cathedral, Purnell's was set up by local Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell in 2007. Order Gressingham duck or naturally-smoked haddock in the bright dining room, featuring contemporary Birmingham works by local photographer Laurence Roper. Early diners can enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif in the bar and lounge area.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Chi Bar

In a listed city-centre building is laid-back Chi Bar, a four-level parlour with lounge, Manhattan loft-style cocktail bar and private room with a 60-person bed and jacuzzi. Music ranges from funky house to R&B, hip hop and jazz funk.

Available : Daily

Mechu Bar & Grill

Slouchy seats, exposed brickwork and purple timber floors re-create a 1960s New York vibe in the candle-lit, city-centre Mechu Bar and Grill, with private VIP lounge. Share a platter or grazing plate or try their signature burger and Mechu chips with aioli. There's also an extensive dessert and cocktail menu. Advance booking is highly recommended.

Available : Daily; not Sun


Named after the street where it dwells, SummerRow is an up-and-coming social development based on a New York theme. Its two bar-cum-lounges, Mechu and Après, attract a young sophisticated crowd for post-work dinner, drinks and dancing.

Available : Daily

Opus Restaurant

At the elegant city-centre Opus Restaurant, the menu changes twice daily to reflect the freshest ingredients, free-range meat and freshly-caught wild fish and crustaceans. Try Cornish lamb and Lyme Bay scallops or take home their homemade breads, pastries and desserts. The Opus Dinner Series allows diners to meet the farmers and fishermen behind the menu.

Available : Daily; not Sun


Ten inspirational galleries explore science, history and the world in Thinktank at Millennium Point. They include Power Up's incredible steam engines, and City Stories exploring Birmingham past and future. Enjoy the state-of-the-art Planetarium and surround-sound Giant Screen cinema.

Available : Daily

Chouchoute Chocolaterie

Handmade French chocolates and fine dessert wines selected by owner Pierre Soualah fill the charming Chouchoute Chocolaterie in an atmospheric city-centre Victorian arcade. Chocolate lovers can choose from pralines, truffles and liqueur chocolates and create gorgeous gift boxes.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Asha's Restaurant

Owned by Indian actress Asha Bhosle, the city-centre Asha's Restaurant, her first Indian culinary venture in the UK, serves contemporary Indian cuisine and signature cocktails in a modern, lavish environment. Try the ginger-garlic prawns, delicious kebabs and spicy roasted aubergine or relax to chilled lounge music in the bar.

Available : Daily

St Peter's Collegiate Church

No building is as synonymous with the history of Wolverhampton as St Peter's Collegiate Church. The church's glorious tower still soars over the town and can be seen for miles around. At night the illuminated building is stunning with its windows lit from inside - a testament to the city's motto "Out of darkness cometh light".

Available : Daily

Old Joint Stock

Once the Birmingham Joint Stock Bank, the Old Joint Stock pub is opposite the cathedral in central Birmingham. A Victorian-era glass-domed ceiling rises over an island bar serving local guest ales and their renowned pies. Head upstairs for pub theatre.

Available : Daily

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Middle Eastern treasures and one of the world's largest pre-Raphaelite collections are among highlights of the centrally located Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. The Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art, 19th-century Round Room and impressive Edwardian Tea Room are worth a visit.

Available : Daily

All England Badminton Championships

Birmingham's National Indoor Arena hosts the All England Badminton Championships. As one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the sport, many of the stars of world badminton are expected to take part.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Birmingham International Tattoo

The Birmingham International Tattoo at the National Indoor Arena presents massed bands, pipers, dancers, gymnasts and even a dog display team. With more than 1000 international participants, the three-hour spectacular is great entertainment for families in the run-up to Christmas.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Town Hall and Symphony Hall

Playing host to everything from the Rolling Stones to Mendelssohn's Elijah are Birmingham's city-centre iconic buildings. The 1,100-capacity Town Hall, with its original 6,000-pipe organ, is fully restored and the 2262-seater Symphony Hall is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Available : Daily

Red Bar & Lounge

An opulent city-centre hideaway, Red Bar & Lounge is renowned for its bespoke cocktails, laid-back lounging, top DJs and late-night dancing. A tempting menu includes gourmet canapes and bar tapas. Check the website for after party nights and special events.

Available : Daily

Disorder Boutique

Stocking original designerwear, Disorder Boutique produces independent, handcrafted and limited items, designed and manufactured in Birmingham using mainly British fabrics. The city-centre store also sells innovative designs from LA, New York and Europe, in keeping with its ethical, anti-brand policy.

Available : Daily


Birmingham's Academy hosts a stomping indie and funky Friday, featuring DJ/promoters Steve Gerrard & Carlton.

Available : Fri only


Saturday nights at the Birmingham Academy see two rooms devoted to rock and indie. Resident DJs play metal, rock, punk, goth, industrial, ska, hip-hop, nu-metal, grunge and alternative indie tunes.

Available : Sat only

Chez Jules

Simple French fare from coq au vin to moules marinières is served with gusto in this city-centre restaurant, where long bench tables and balcony areas offer group and romantic dining. Chez Jules' two-course lunch and dinner menus offer particularly good value. Ensure there's space for homemade desserts like crème brulee and mousse au chocolat.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Birmingham Comedy Festival

Birmingham Comedy Festival promises one of the biggest and best line-ups yet, with familiar faces and emerging talent performing throughout the city. Going from strength to strength each year, this year's festival promises even more entertainment.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

BASS Music Festival

A celebration of Black music and art, the British Arts and Street Sounds festival takes place at venues across Birmingham. Events range from UK hip-hop dancing and sound system nights to critical debates on race and cultural identity.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

BIAD Graduate Shows

BIAD Graduate Shows exhibit and promote the best emerging talent from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Held at venues throughout Birmingham University sites, it showcases mixed-media work from students who are taking their first steps towards becoming professional artists.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

International Dance Festival

Birmingham's International Dance Festival presents a programme of performances from around the world at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city. A biennial event, it's another high-energy fixture in the city's cultural calendar, and features both local and international dance troupes.

Available : Apr - May 2013 (biennial)

Birmingham Half Marathon

Runners can do their thing for the environment this autumn as the Birmingham Half Marathon's Race Against Climate Change is a chance to show commitment to the worthy cause. Growing in momentum, 15,000 runners are expected at this year's race.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

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Walsall Road
Sat nav postcode:WS9 9AG

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