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by Tony Collins (subscribe)
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Published August 15th 2015
If It Was Good Enough For Ancient Rome's 14 Legion
It can't claim to have a history dating all the way back to ancient Roman times, but The Trooper is still very aptly named.

The pub sits on the edge of the small historic village of Wall, near Lichfield, which almost 2,000 years ago was home to a fort occupied by Rome's 14th Legion on its way to conquer Wales.

The Trooper, Wall, Letocetum
The Trooper's prime location at Wall


Today, The Trooper still occupies an elevated position overlooking the ancient Roman site of Letocetum, part of which is now occupied by present-day Wall.

The Trooper pub and restaurant is, in fact, relatively modern, with the building dating back to the mid-19th century.

The Trooper, Wall
Part of the spacious interior at The Trooper


Whatever it was like then, the current pub boasts a spacious interior with a large bar area boasting two open fireplaces, and plenty of dining space for hungry travellers to fill their stomachs.

And that feeling of space extends outside with a number of pub benches in the rear garden, just beyond the car park, or on the comfortable terrace deck which lies just above the lane that runs through the village.

The Trooper, Wall
Relax on the pub's comfortable terrace deck


For beer drinkers, there is usually a choice of four real ales as well as recognised favourites such as Marston's Pedigree, Holden's Golden Glow and Abbot Ale.

But The Trooper probably prefers to be recognised for the quality and variety of food that it provides seven days a week.

The Trooper, Wall
One of the main dining areas leading to the terrace


In particular, the pub prides itself on its 'Friday is Big Steak Night' menu which specialises in longhorn steaks.

The regular menu also ranges from market fresh fish and homemade burgers to traditional roasts, while pizzas would also appear to be a specialty as they are made to order in a wood fired oven which has apparently come directly from Italy.
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Why? Dine Or Drink Out In Style In Historic Setting
When: All year
Phone: 01543 480413
Where: Watling St, Lichfield WS14 0AN
Cost: Lunch 1 course 9, 2 courses 12. Pizzas from 9
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