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french hen

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French, British, Pub, Gastropub
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bromsgrove rd, clent, Stourbridge, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wedding reception

We had 45 people for 4 course meal upstairs in the function room and the French Hen provided a good quality meal, good service and reasonably priced. Staff very friendly, lots of food, it was a good idea to pick a French menu (of our choice) and it was delivered admirably.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Seasonboy
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at the French Hen many times over the years, but never again. I agree with the other reviews , what on earth has gone wrong. The menu hasn't changed for over 12 months, & is quite limited. The food is over priced & quite frankly terrible. My herb & garlic chicken , was a chicken leg swimming... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had 45 people for 4 course meal upstairs in the function room and the French Hen provided a good quality meal, good service and reasonably priced. Staff very friendly, lots of food, it was a good idea to pick a French menu (of our choice) and it was delivered admirably.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We hadn't booked, but were pleased that the french hen accepted our small party of 4 on Saturday night. However, it was 30 minutes before our order was taken, and almost as long again before the food arrived. The mains of lamb, salmon and chicken were very good as were the veggies. The cheese cake was more cream than cheese... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Oh dear... French Hen.. what have you done ? We have been regular visitors here for a number of years and never disappointed. I have to say last time we visited for lunch on a Saturday the Mussels were not good and a very small portion.. thought it was a one off. Oh no, visited again with friends for Saturday... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

first glimpse may have you thinking faulty towers ! It doesn't over promise so you don't over expect - average food, average service. Nice beer garden with a sunny aspect in the evening. Place could do with a bit of a clean .....

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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We are writing this on tripadvisor due to the complete lack of empathy and respect this establishment has for their clientele. We wrote a letter of complaint and then later an e-mail but received no response to either. As many other reviews have said the building and setting are quaint and charming with a good ambiance in the bar. Unfortunately... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Situated quite close to me in pleasant surroundings, the pub itself has plenty of character and a good ambience. I am afraid this is where it ended today. The girl behind the bar was quite ditsy and the food poor and disappointing. Baguettes were served cold and were both soggy and doughy, salad Ok but chips advertised as French fries... More 

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Worcester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On the face of it this is a lovely pub out in the Clent hills. The décor gives it the quaint feel of a French country pub, the menu is in French ( with English translation) and there is a nice outside area with tables. Sadly the story doesn't end there. My partner and I both ordered the veggie sausages.... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had diner on a Friday evening I thought the restaurant would be very busy but a lot of empty tables. I had the mushroom starter which was delicious but my main of mussels was tasteless I was very disappointed. The waitresses were very friendly they did come and ask if everything was ok and maybe I should of complained... More 

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Stourbridge
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place is void of atmosphere. The beer is standard. The food however is desperate. It may have had it excellent reviews some years ago, but those days are through. Don't really feel their heart is as big as their menus. And I'm sorry Chef, but it's time to re evaluate the menu

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: bromsgrove rd, clent, Stourbridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Stourbridge

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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