The Greenhouse - Walsall -
Love the greenhouse i am quite shy as i am not very big but i love older men & specialy older men dominant or not i am always in the dark room downstairs love not seeing who is touching me i cum in seconds if ever they need a sub to be tied down and feed cum im there man
This is easily the best gay sauna. Easy on site parking, very friendly staff, large exciting layout, you don't know who you might meet around the corner. Great crowd on bear day and naked day. Had some really horny fun here, great 121s and group fun. Pool is great to cool off in. Looking forward to my next visit.
I have been visiting the Greenhouse in Darlaston for almost a year now, with approximately a dozen visits over that time; this, I believe, makes me 'qualified' to comment upon it. I accept that I did not know what it was like in the 'good old days' when the prices were lower, so I cannot make a comparison with then, but as such a comparison would be irrelevant to anybody currently considering going for the first time, I do not think that it is necessary.
I would say that there are two issues to be addressed here: value for money and quality of product. The admission price of £16 is not cheap, but it is less than the price of a round of drinks and, assuming that a person only visits every few weeks, as I tend to, a relatively small cost per month or year. Furthermore, parking is free and towels, lube and condoms - and sometimes food and soft drinks - are provided for free, too.
The quality of the product comes down to two things - the facilities and the atmosphere in the establishment. The facilities are extensive; the locker room may be somewhat cramped, but it is not impossible to change there, and sometimes the saunas themselves are not as warm as they might be, but, considering the size of the building and the number of features, there are far more positives than negatives to the place. When everything is operating, there is a decent-sized pool - which is barely used, in my experience - a hot tub that could fit up to 10, two wet saunas, one dry sauna and four showers. And that's just the sauna aspect of the place! As far as 'entertainment' is concerned, there are two cinemas, at least two communal darkrooms, six gloryhole booths, numerous small private rooms and booths and areas of 'specialist' interest, such as a dungeon and watersports area. There is also a smoking area, a relaxation lounge and even an outside area on the roof.
In my experience, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays (which is called 'Dare to Bare' day, where patrons are encouraged to go naked) are the busiest and, therefore, the most active. Perhaps if a few more guys were less shy about covering themselves up with their towels the rest of the time - after all, we are all there for the same thing and there is no need to be modest - there would be no need for a 'Dare to Bare' day at all! Nobody ever strikes me as being there for the sauna, pool or hot tub, and the films in the cinema are not good enough to justify going there for them, so, logically, guys must be going there mainly for 'fun'! So relax and let everyone see what you have, guys......
If you go into 90% of the rooms you will be 'safe' from any unwanted attention; guys will be friendly but I personally have never experienced or witnessed any 'pushiness' by anybody on anyone (which does not necessarily mean to say that it does not happen, of course). If you go into the dark rooms you will find hands and bodies aplenty; if that does not appeal to you either don't go in there in the first place or leave when it happens.
In summary, therefore, this sauna is (mostly) clean, warm, comfortable, enjoyable and friendly, with a wide variety of clientele and attractions to keep both newcomers and regulars satisfied. I think that it's worth the admission price, too.
As I visited this sauna for only the first time yesterday, I thought that I would pass on some comments here which might be useful to others considering taking that first step, too. Note that I have limited experience of other saunas in the UK, so I will not be making comparisons with other venues.
The admission price is £16, which is clearly not cheap, but it is a quality establishment, clean, large and with numerous variety and facilities - something for everyone, I would say. The staff are pleasant and co-operative and there is a friendly feel to the place. There is a decently-sized, deep pool, a hot (well, warm!) tub, a dry sauna and a steam room each with enough space for over a dozen people, as well as showers, a locker room etc..
For those going there for sex there are a number of smaller cubicles or rooms with beds, half a dozen glory holes and a dark room - not that anybody seemed to object to sexual activity in the other areas as well - several screens with films, and a room signposted 'The Dungeon' (which was empty when I visited it!)
There were a wide range of ages and types there yesterday - some bolder, some shyer - with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. As a first timer I did not feel like an 'outsider' - I was neither ignored nor pestered but treated with respect.
I would have no hesitation recommending this place to guys of any age and type - as long as you can afford £16. If you want to cover yourself up with your towel and stick to the sauna and pool you can; alternatively, if you are looking for some 'fun' you will be able to find it, too. I plan to return and try out some of the 'Events' nights, too, such as 'Dare to Bare' (Wednesdays), Bear night and Tranny night.
Best sauna visited so far, *****
Parking is limited but plenty of it, door prices have gone up since my last visit but I can see they are spending it on updating the sauna. New room's been installed. This place is always busy. Love the pool.
Staff are very nice and the food & drink choice is brilliant.
Did feel slightly embarrassed to ask for condoms and lube.
What has happened to The Greenhouse - Darlaston???
I Remember going on a Wednesday 2/3 years ago and being Fuckeddd 17 times in one afternoon in the cellar. Was back there recently at the same time on a Wednesday and noboby!!! Where have all the Tops gone?
I am writing this email with deep regret.
I visited the Greenhouse on the Friday the 24th of this March after a short break. I have disgusted to see the downfall of the Greenhouse. The whole of the Greenhouse has gone downhill. There are various reason in my knowledge and they are:-
1. The after 9pm price had risen from £10 to £14.
2. The attitude of the reception / bar staff needs to be improved at lot.
3. As I was dressed in T-Girl attire, I requested the key the the girls room. The key had no locker number of it. I literally had to check / go through all the lockers to find the right locker appertaining to the key I was given.
4. The girls room was cold. A table had been put in the middle of the room making is uncomfortable, that made the movement of the girls in the room very tight.
5. On my way up, I was harassed by the group of Asian men, who had congregated at the top of the stairs. Hold me, pulling me towards them, one also made a comment the his uncle is randy and wants me to service him. I was very polite and got myself away from them. But every time I went past them, there were sexual comments made. I did not wanted cause any stir, I decided not to go past them again.
6. One of the entrance to the rooms had a noticed that "No heels allowed: I did got no in at all.
7. There was no supply of condoms and lube.
I cut my visit to no more than 30 minutes in absolute shame. I felt the it was a big waste of money.
What happened to the good staff like "H" and bobby?
I thought I'd try the Dare to Bare Wednesday session having been to the equivalent (by accident) at the Greenhouse in Luton (great fun). Bearing in mind that this session is 'strictly no towels to be worn' I was surprised to be handed a towel with my locker key on arrival. The whole point of the session is to ensure total nudity but with the option of covering up with a towel a large proportion of the clientele chose that option.
Do what Luton does, give the guests a small hand towel (the size of a large flannel) to sit on in the sauna for example, but definitely not big enough to wrap around your waist.
Massive place with nice facilities. Friendly staff. Decent food served here. Take your own beer.
I first went to Greenhouse this summer and didn't really know what to expect but I have to say I'm impressed. For what your actually going there to do it's perfect, secluded, private and full of cock. The first time I went straight to the Hot tub where two older guy started touching my legs I didn't discourage them so we ended up kissing and then they asked me if I wanted to go upstairs with them, which I did. It's nice and open the rooms vary in size and shape. There are sofas to watch TV and glory holes, a water room and steam rooms. They took me into one of the rooms and left the door open they spit roasted me and then asked if I wanted to go to the cinema. I said yes and they took me to this open area with a bed in the middle and fucked me in front of about two guys then as time went on I realise there was a crowd of 8-10 guys watching and wanking, I loved it! Overall it's a great place to go. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday's are quiet but still loads of cock and Wednesday and Saturdays are busiest. If you ever want to meet me drop me a message or I'm always sitting by the indoor pool.
A large, well equipped, and well attended sauna.
At £14, it is expensive, but the facilities are good, and numbers generally strong.
The locker numbering system is the most obtuse known to man, but once you have found your locker, and slipped on a towel, the fun begins.
There is a big café area serving hot and cold drinks, and food which is reasonably priced, clean and tidy. From the inner hallway, a stairs leads downstairs to a dungeon, which used to see a lot of action, but now feels a little tired. To the left is a steam room, swimming pool and hot tub. The steam room is good for encounters, but the hot tub is best. A surreptitious foot rub or thigh touch underwater establishes contact, and away you go. Full sex is common. The swimming pool can be quiet, but there is a lovely hidden grotto if you want to get to know your fellow swimmers better.
Upstairs is substantial. There is a steam room and sauna, glory hole room, rest rooms and public area playing porn, private rest rooms, bi cinema, gay cinema, BDSM room and watersports room. Wednesdays is busiest with plenty of action to be had. In the cinema guys cant keep their hands off each others cocks, in the watersports room, just kneel and wait, and you will soon get covered.
What makes this place impressive is the facilities: it's massive with all the facilities you expect but also with a swimming pool, reasonably priced food, a roof terrace, two car parks, and several cinemas playing different stuff to cater for different sexual tastes and preferences.
There are three key disadvantages though: it's not well catered for by public transport, the M6 in the area is an absolute nightmare (I had a 30 mile detour home the last time I went) and it's very cliquey and so not that friendly compared to other places.
That said, I do like it here.
I've been a regular at darlaston greenhouse sauna for a good few years now, but in the last 12 months or so, it just does not feel welcoming anymore, it's expensive at 14 pounds. Admission, the floor area around the downstairs showers needs repairing and a coat or two of floor paint, and the showers and steam room downstairs have a bad stale odour from the drains, there is a new water sports room if you want to get pissed on, with the exit right onto a corridor with exits to upstairs showers, but basically everyone needs to walk through piss soaked floors, toilets need a good clean and repair, and upstairs the playrooms are all falling apart with doors falling off, so after paying a 14 quid entrance fee, I felt ripped off, on the other hand if you want pissy floors, drain smells, and guaranteed bareback fucking in the dungeon and a nice cup of tea, then this is for you.
This was my first time visiting a sauna. Went on a Thursday afternoon. My initial nervousness soon evaporated as the other guys were friendly and no pressure to do anything. The building is on four floors and a complex of rooms and corridors, but when you get your head around the layout, its fine. I soon lost my inhibitions of being naked, wandering around and in fact, will return on a Wednesday when its no towels day.....after years of Gaydar and hours of searching for a sex partner, I should have saved my time and energy and just gone to a sauna, where its on tap and the choice is great....one tip is to check the website for the specialist days. For eg.... I wont go on a Friday when its TV day...not my thing. Will be back for sure and this has given me the confidence to visit other saunas to compere....
I love the place. I've had so much fun here, but I think Wednesday's is a wasted day. it's not everybody that has the confidence to walk around naked. and not all men look that good naked either.
i have been there a while ago but am going on sunday lunch time hope to have fun
it was a bit slow yesterday[Tuesday].I love the dark rooms, but there wasn't much going on. I would love to go on Wednesday's[dare to bare] day but i'm a bit wary. if anybody's gone on a Wednesday and gone naked, tell me how it went.
I can't wait till Tuesday afternoon. i'm going to find me a nice old c*ck to suck. I just love to see the look on an old mans face as he comes in my mouth. mmmmm.
Sounds amazing, hoping to go first time tonight just wondered what the best times to go are, Dan
Sorry I missed your message Scott as we could have got together. I visited Darlaston for the first time and had the best experience ever! Everyone made me feel very welcome and the staff were brilliant!
I was only in the sauna 10 mins and was hit on by this guy, we has a lot of fun! Fantastic facilities, something for everyone to enjoy, but the highlight of my visit has to be the glory hole booths! What a blast I had there! Will definitely be back there soon!
Hi ticker I'm goin today 1st march so I might see u there, Fridays are good days for crossdressers an admirers so if That's ur thing your lucks in. Plenty action an free condoms and lube on the bar area get back to me what time you goin.. Scott
Not used the sauna yet but will be going for the first time this friday 1st March. If anyone can let me know what it is like there during the day on Fridays I'd be very grateful.
Downstairs ok, pool etc but upstairs rest rooms let place down. Many doors have broken locks/lights, never seen any wipes, lube or condoms in rest rooms, torn bedding, staff on the whole quite unfriendly/rude and expensive to visit!
Been here several times, found Wednesdays (naked day) and Saturday/Sunday afternoons best, other times can be quiter but you normally always find some action. My fetish is sucking c*ck and eating cum and I always get a full belly here :o)
Great time at the sauna. Hot pool, great guys. Going again Monday 27/11/12. Anyone interested in group session see you there.Facilities amazing. Steam room very steamy & sexy.
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