The Black Country Arms


High Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1QW
Tel: 01922 640588

COVID-19 & Social Distancing Information


Covid-19: Important Update

As of Monday 17th May, as part of the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, we will be allowed to open up and serve food and alcohol indoors. The rule of six will apply allowing up to six people or two households to sit together with social distancing rules remaining in place.

We have been busy working to ensure we can increase our seating capacity so we can welcome as many of you as possible and as always, to ensure you still have the most enjoyable time at the BCA, while making your health and safety our first priority.

Our stringent cleaning and sanitising routines will continue as before, as will our social distancing practices and adherence to the rule of six.

In summary, the current rules and measures we are taking to implement these rules, are as follows:

NHS Test and Trace: we continue to be legally obliged to take your contact details every time you visit us, though now we have to take EVERYONE’s details, not just those of the lead party member. The Test and Trace app (NHS Covid-19) is the preferred means for you to check in to the BCA enabling the NHS to collect your data, so download the app and scan our unique QR code every time you visit. We will continue to take your details down on paper if the app doesn't work for you.

Sanitise: on entering the pub, please use the hand sanitiser provided.

Table Service: you will need to find a table and remember the rule of six. Staff will be on hand to help you. All food and drink orders must be placed from and served to a table. Staff will take your order, or you can text your order to the bar on the mobile number provided. Please remember to provide your table number and payment method. Full instructions are on every table.
Our beer boards are operational but for those who cannot see them we recommend downloading the “Real Ale Finder” app where you can find our live beer board.  Our live beer board can also be found

Face Coverings: masks or other face coverings are compulsory when entering the pub and when moving around the pub (unless you are exempt from wearing them). This means when finding a table or when visiting the loo, you'll need to cover up. When seated and eating and drinking you can relax, mask free!

Capacity Monitoring: please note that entry to the pub will be on a first come first served basis, and at times when pub numbers are at capacity, queuing outside may be necessary.

Children: well behaved children accompanied by an adult are allowed to visit the BCA, though we ask that all children are off the premises by 9.00 pm.

Parking: please note our car park remains closed until further notice.



The Black Country Arms is situated in High Street, Walsall adjacent to the 24hr Asda and just 5 minutes walk from Walsall Railway Station and both St.Pauls and Bradford Place bus stations.
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