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Akamba Garden Centre

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Address: Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
Phone Number: 0121 733 3111
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Superb in the sunny weather when you can sit outdoors and pretend you're in the jungle! In the inclement weather enjoy a meal indoors in the warm and comfortable dining area. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Keith K
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Superb in the sunny weather when you can sit outdoors and pretend you're in the jungle! In the inclement weather enjoy a meal indoors in the warm and comfortable dining area. We just love the walk-in aviary.

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Thank Keith K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely find in the middle of Shirley/Solihull and a totally different place to visit. A garden centre, bird sanctuary, kiddies play area seaside and bar/ meals and an evening venue for reggae nights give it a try.

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Thank pauline w
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ten family and friends went for a 40th and 65th birthday celebration. Yes we did have our bags checked but that did't worry any of us. The live band was amazing. There was a limited choice of menu for the theme night and most of our party enjoyed the food but it was very spicy. All in all we all... More 

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Thank janine122
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

According to the website was open from 9 to 5 today but upon arrival at 2pm the place was deserted - no gift shop, no coffee shop, no nothing. If I had wanted to buy one of the expensive artefacts or plants there was nobody around to buy it from!! Other potential customers looked equally as confused. I am aware... More 

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1 Thank Phil L
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A party of 8 of us arrived for a celebration. We are all middle aged professionals and were made to feel like criminals; our hand bags were searched and we felt like we were being searched by thuggish door men on Broad Street. When we were allowed inside, we couldn't see anything. It is so dark and dim. The alcohol... More 

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Thank flowersandperfume
Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

we went on 3rd Jan and the service was erratic. There was no politeness. No thank you or please . We tried jerk Chicken it was burnt , solid and unpalatable. Asked how it was told how bad the food was and we dis not eat it . No word for feedback just keen to charge and get his money.They... More 

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Thank javad h
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great food and entertainment to ring in the new year. Food was excellent (the desserts are to die for) and atmosphere exotic and welcoming. The staff were friendly but not having and African or Caribbean staff toom away slightly from the authenticity. My only concern of the night was health and safety with it being a wooden building and having... More 

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Thank NunyaBir
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were looking for something to do with the family and found this place on TA so thought we would give it a go. It is certainly rather unique and a real wow as you enter the carpark, its well worthy of a visit for the quirkiness alone but as an actual garden centre its probably not that great as... More 

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1 Thank Kelly W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Well worth a visit, for both the garden centre and the restaurant. This really is a special little place!

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Thank Raynah T
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Really good night the setting makes you feel your on holiday, entertainment was good, staff are pleasant and helpful. Would recommend.

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