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user reviews of the Coach and Horses, Weatheroak Hill

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Its taken 2 years but we came back!

Tried the Weatheroak Hold today - it was super.

Cracking pub - you should come.

Some photos at my walking blog -
Mappiman - 10 Jul 2016 16:21
What a find! After completing the brummie ring ( we wanted somewhere to celebrate. This was found on the internet, but we didn't know what to expect. How about a board of around 10 real ales, half brewed on site? How about stew and dumplings for 6 quid.

Dead close to m42 j3, so I will be back.
Mappiman - 4 Mar 2014 07:12
Very impressed with the beers brewed on the premises. Food was good as well. Don't go for the modern extension, head for the old part of the pub with atmosphere. 4 ales of their own on and 4 or 5 from other small breweries.
Steamer1 - 8 Feb 2014 19:22
A very nice public house. Nice location, nice interior, nice staff (when I was there) nice ales and nice`s all so very nice..oh ok, some gnarly locals at the bar who don`t want to budge over and there was a wasp in the beer garden. Well worth a visit
Blastbeat - 15 Jul 2013 14:47
Splendid pub, especially in summer when one can sit outside. On the borders of the Birmingham conurbation and very convenient for junction 3 of the M42 if one wants to take a meal break on a longer journey. The food was OK, if a bit unadventurous, and the "transport-cafe style" restaurant was the least attractive part of the pub. The Weatheroak Hill beers are brewed here and aren't at all bad.
Arctium_lappa - 17 Feb 2013 20:55
im not a "local" but always been treated well here, id say along with the wellington in birmingham, this is the best real ale pub in the west mids, great beer and lovely summer location, Locally brewed ales are lovely and good priced, well worth a visit on a sunny afternoon.
jerome_uk - 16 Jul 2011 01:51
Cracking ales and a good range too. However I would agree with the other poster who commented that being a local would be an advantage. Was treated to substandard bar service as the bar staff were more interested in the boorish locals sat at the bar.
Also a big no no in the 21st century is the attitude to children. Even with a well behaved 8 year old daughter we were banished away to the remote (and rather transport cafe style) restaurant. Why oh why are children so reviled when it comes to pubs in this country yet loved and embraced in Europe.
Daleite - 26 May 2011 18:05
Nice country style pub. Beers looked great and the Golden Glow I imbibed was on top form. Wood fire on the go, a warm atmosphere and nice food in the offing. Beer garden looked good but not quite so attractive to me in the middle of winter...
Dylarolla - 3 Jan 2011 21:31
Went there on Sunday 7th November, I like the beer there but ended up walking out. Staff only serve locals & do not look who is waiting. First of all whilst I am standing at the bar a local jumps in front & orders a large round. Then the other barnan stops serving & decides to do some paperwork then turns round & serves his mate. Decent pub but if your not a local beware.
blenheim - 8 Nov 2010 12:27
Please don't ever change, great food and top notch beer, especially the pubs own brews... Icknield Pale Ale, it's the closest thing to Bathams i've ever tried!!
gman26 - 8 Sep 2009 13:27
A real English pub.

Not mant left, so catch it whilst you can.
Tancred1 - 10 Jul 2009 05:22
Had their brewed beers, keeping the beer miles to about zero! Had cod and chips, simple great food, I was surprised how quickly we got the food especially as I was part of a large coach party and most of us were ordering food. Large beer garden. Highly recommended.
Abteilung - 28 Jun 2009 18:11
Simply one of the best pubs in the West Midlands!

Fantastic real ales on offer and the food is lovely! The homemade faggots is deffinately one to sample.

They host some brilliant ales, such as JHB and Icknield Pale Ale and also host guest ales.

Toilets are clean, service is good and the beer garden is perfect in the summer months. Also has outside heaters who those smokers amongst you!

Dogs allowed on the lead - in the beer garden and also the bar area, with water supplied.

Can't fault it!
apple_scruff_uk - 17 Jun 2009 22:18
Quite simply one of the best pubs ever – at least 12 (count them!) quality real ales on at all times, excellent value food, top notch beer garden and a proper “olde worlde” feel to the tap room with its stone floor and real fire. I’m lucky as its only a short bike ride away for me, but well worth the effort if you have to come from further afield.
NellyP_Brum - 16 Feb 2009 21:27
Called in to sample the Weatheroak Hill Brewery beers now being brewed here, and really enjoyed both the Icknield Pale Ale and the Bitter. It is a great pub, even this time of the year when the garden area is not in use, and we enjoyed the atmosphere in the room with the real fire blazing and buzz of conversation of the diners enjoying their meals.
gillhalfpint - 16 Feb 2009 17:25
This is a fantastic pub and the beer was superb!
cobbo - 21 Aug 2008 11:50
Always the first stop on our Black Country pub crawl, been here for the last 7 years or so. Great range of micro-brewery beers plus a few guests - Hobsons Mild when I was there recently. Large garden and beautiful scenery. Food is wholesome fare and served very quickly - within 20 minutes I think & that's with a 25 plus coach party. You can't beat the faggots, chips & mushy peas! Highly recommnended.
Booze_Allen - 5 Jul 2008 14:00
Beautifully situated in rolling countryside, great beer, food and service. What more could you ask for?
trev2906 - 2 Mar 2008 13:24
Love it, just 10 minutes drive out of south Brum and its a real gem. Good scran and a micro brewery too
djugly - 28 Jan 2008 18:32
This is a first class real ale pub with a great selection of their own beers and a good variety of guest beers so it is always good for a visit by real ale drinkers. There is a good choice for food in a basic bar area, a comfortable lounge, or in the restaurant that has been added on to the pub. The garden is a haven in the summer too. Great place to visit anytime.
gillhalfpint - 25 Jan 2008 10:53
A pub that knows about beer...and scratchings...and batches. Try the Old Hooky or indeed try anything because its bound to be in super nick. Pub looks a treat and has a great garden for summer and is cosy enough for winter. Top stuff.
cardinalChunder - 14 Nov 2007 20:49
It was my first time at this boozer this Saturday.

I was desperatley out searching for a Warwickshire pub that I hadn't yet been to, I failed and found myself slipping across the boarder like a VietMihn scout, and before I knew it, I was deep into enemy territory with Brummie types all about me.

Upon engaging with the landlord and his beer I found that I was in a terrific boozer.

Myself and a fellow professional tried Shropshire Lad, Weatheroak bitter, Weatheroak Hopping something-or-other, and by far the best pint of Old Hooky I've seen since I was in Hook Norton itself. The beer was all tasty, good pork scratchings, plenty of cheap batches and a good old fashioned attitude to decor and service. I liked this place alot and will be making the effort again.

Well Done
BolshevistBoozehound - 28 Aug 2007 10:20
excellent food if a little expensive, a great pub for a summer afternoon sitting in the beer garden. can get very busy and take a while to get served. love the local ales.
longthorne - 11 Aug 2007 12:17

The first lime I used this pub I started to look for a house within walking distance of it so I caould walk to it every day.

The beer, the food the garden & the atmosphere, pub heaven.

This was 10 years ago and I am still looking.
The beer if anything is even better now!
ArthurK - 3 May 2007 19:07
This review is only about the restaurant part

More interesting meals on the menu compared to most pubs. But the menu was small with many of the items very similar e.g. the specials menu was virtually identical to the main menu

It was great quality food and the perfect most pubs I end up having the mixed grill and feeling bloated after. Here though the food was more interesting and I had the Tex Mex Steak.

Great traditional pub, location and local ales

My only criticism is the service:

In the restaurant you can't go up to the small bar to order drinks its table service only. We had to wait around 15 minutes for the first round we ordered to arrive. Later when the main meals came the staff ought to have seen the empty glasses and asked did we want more drinks....instead she quickly went away somewhere and we had finished our meals before anyone came near us offering to fetch drinks.

One of the 5 of us wanted nothing more than a jacket potato, but they were inflexible and refused to insisting a proper meal had to be ordered -- a bit thoughtless of them. So then we asked for one of the chicken meals but with none of the dressings -- again they refused, it had to be served exactly how it says on the menu.

The bill for 3 starters, 5 main meals, 3 desserts and 2 rounds came to £105.

Range of foods on the menu 4/10
Interesting choices 8/10
Quality of meal 10/10
Quantity of meal 8/10
Service/Staff 3/10
Value for money 6/10
Overall 7/10
anonymous - 25 Aug 2006 17:37
I find it hard to eat anywhere else now. Food delicious and reasonable,have eaten there numerous times and never had a bad meal. Beers and wines varied,friendly staff
bluenosebird - 22 Feb 2006 21:00
Great pub great food lovely setting nice weatheroak local ales.
scask - 19 Oct 2005 13:53
During the week you must try their Cod in Weatheroak ale batter and chips. This is a whale not a cod and is cooked to perfection!
chrisf70 - 2 Sep 2005 15:01
A really nice pub just a short drive from Birmingham. Great selection of cask ales, good food and a traditional pub feel. Highly recommended!
carco37 - 27 May 2005 06:31
Great pub lovely ales excellent in summer months, and often gets quite busy.
marcv - 21 May 2005 20:20
Nice real ale and brewed on the site. take a bottle and have a carry out. Brewery offy in Alvechurch Thu-Sat, cheap beer, see the Brewery website
beer_hunter - 30 Mar 2005 18:13
great pub great service.lots of real ales ,liked the weatheroak redwood brewed on site a good full bodied beer,one to try.
dljmerrifield - 13 Dec 2004 18:04
This pub began as a converted farmhouse and is set in quiet countryside. At its best on a sunny lazy afternoon or early evening. Good choice of real ales. Busy in summer evenings, but has large gardens and car park. Well worth the drive out.
Sid - 5 Apr 2004 23:29
excellent food, excellent beer and friendly and efficient staff.
Graham - 26 Mar 2004 13:22
Great free house with microbrewery and restaurant. Cask beers including ones brewed on site very nice location with gardens not far from Birmingham.
darren - 29 Sep 2003 16:00

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