The Starting Gate
Penn Fields, WV3 7BG

The Starting Gate
Penn Fields, WV3 7BG

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Castle Rock - Midnight Owl

Midnight Owl - 5.5%

Midnight Owl

Castle Rock

5.5% abv

A classic winter warmer. Rich, black IPA with a distinctive hop and caramel finish.

Uley - Pigs Ear

Pigs Ear - 5%

Pigs Ear


5% abv

Deceptively strong IPA that is eminently quaffable. A pale-coloured beer with a light hop balance leads to a hoppy, fruity aroma and smooth, finish. A wolf in sheep's clothing!

Abbeydale - Archangel

Archangel - 4.5%



4.5% abv

The partner to Dark Angel. Both beers are hopped with Vic Secret and Simcoe which in this tasty pale ale display a bright tropical character and a piney freshness in the finish. Gluten free.

Castle Rock - Elsie Mo

Elsie Mo - 4.7%

Elsie Mo

Castle Rock

4.7% abv

A blonde, single malt beer, light in colour and refreshing on the palate.

Titanic - Plum Porter Grand Reserve

Plum Porter Grand Reserve - 6.5%

Plum Porter Grand Reserve


6.5% abv

Based on our multi award winning Plum Porter, our Plum Porter Grand Reserve is dark, and has added strength and elevated roundness due to the increase in alcohol content. Matured in conditioning tank for 21 days, it's fruity and loaded with flavour and strength!

Wye Valley - Wholesome Stout

Wholesome Stout - 4.6%

Wholesome Stout

Wye Valley

4.6% abv

A dark, full-bodied number; a wonderful stout with intense roasted barley flavours and a dry, bitter finish. It boasts roasted coffee notes and plenty of hop flavour. It's only the second beer to gain top beer writer Roger Protz's five-star rating.

Ciders & Perries Available

Westons - Stowford Press

Stowford Press - 4.5%

Stowford Press


4.5% abv

A refreshing medium-dry sparkling cider that is bursting with the delicious flavour of crisp cider apples.

Coming Soon

Bewdley - Worcestershire Sway

Worcestershire Sway - 5%

Worcestershire Sway


5% abv

A stronger version of Worcestershire Way, this pale golden beer is sweeter and full bodied. Brewed using Celeia, Worcestershire First Gold and Fuggles hops.

The Fountain Ales - Golden Gornal

Golden Gornal - 4.5%

Golden Gornal

The Fountain Ales

4.5% abv

A traditional all English golden ale. An easy drinking, smooth golden bitter. The addition of Goldings give a lovely floral aroma.

Green Duck - Sitting Duck

Sitting Duck - 4.5%

Sitting Duck

Green Duck

4.5% abv

Back for our 10 year anniversary, one of our original core beers, a single hopped pale ale with Amarillo. This beer has amazing flavours of grapefruit, orange, lemon, melon, apricot and peach.

Abbeydale - Black Mass

Black Mass - 6.66%

Black Mass


6.66% abv

Very dark ruby ale with a rich, creamy head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee and burnt toast. Full bodied and warming with strong flavours of bitter chocolate, fruitcake, raisins and hints of cherries. A lingering bitter finish.

Green Duck - Bostin' Mild XXL

Bostin' Mild XXL - 6%

Bostin' Mild XXL

Green Duck

6% abv

Go big or go home! Our Bostin' Mild recipe turned up to the MAX but still with all the drinkability of its little sibling. A deep malty flavour with notes of caramel and subtle chocolate with aromas of vanilla and hazelnut.

Wye Valley - Butty Bach

Butty Bach - 4.5%

Butty Bach

Wye Valley

4.5% abv

Butty Bach is Welsh meaning 'little friend'. This smooth and satisfying premium ale is burnished gold in colour, and certainly has made a few friends in its time. Brewed using Maris Otter and Crystal malts, flaked barley, malted wheat, and locally grown Fuggles, Goldings and Bramling Cross hops.

Goffs - White Knight

White Knight - 4.7%

White Knight


4.7% abv

A well hopped bitter with a light colour and full bodied taste. Bitterness predominates in the mouth and leads to a dry, hoppy aftertaste. Deceptively drinkable for it's strength.

Olde Swan - Bumblehole

Bumblehole - 5.2%


Olde Swan

5.2% abv

A strong clean full tasting, pale bitter with a delicate hop and long lingering finish.

The Fountain Ales - Ginger Ninja

Ginger Ninja - 5%

Ginger Ninja

The Fountain Ales

5% abv

Proper porter with a ginger kick.

Wye Valley - HPA

HPA - 4%


Wye Valley

4% abv

Pale, hoppy, malty brew with a hint of sweetness before a dry finish.

Church End - Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel - 5%

Fallen Angel

Church End

5% abv

A sharp, full flavoured pale bitter. Bucket fulls of American hops, give it that lemony edge.

Bewdley - Baldwin IPA

Baldwin IPA - 4.2%

Baldwin IPA


4.2% abv

A golden hoppy pale ale brewed with plenty of Summit, Columbus and Citra hops. Named after Stanley Baldwin, MP for Bewdley and three times Prime Minister.

Olde Swan - Black Widow

Black Widow - 6.5%

Black Widow

Olde Swan

6.5% abv

Awaiting tasting notes from brewery.

Uley - Severn Boar

Severn Boar - 6%

Severn Boar


6% abv

A winter special that was originally a one-off special to celebrate 25 years of the Campaign for Real Ale. Copper coloured with a rounded rich fruity flavour (not citrus!!!) courtesy of the Bramling Cross used in second aroma hop.

Also Available

Foreign Keg

ABK Hel 5.0%


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ABK Pilsner 4.2%


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The Starting Gate is in the Wolverhampton CAMRA branch area.