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french hen

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French, English, Gastropub
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bromsgrove rd, clent, Stourbridge, England
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An okay place

We stopped for lunch as it looked quite inviting from the outside, but inside it is just a shabby pub which they have tried very hard to transform into a bistro, but have not quite succeeded. Not sure why they think shelves full of empty unlabelled wine bottles makes it look like a bistro - they... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Been here for birthdays anniverserys and just to have something to eat.This Sunday 19/4/2015 we are going for my Birthday can't wait we have always found the meals brilliant The shank of lamb is to die for fabulous.The staff really friendly and helpful.So if it is any different or changed from the last time the four of us went I... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

The food here is reasonably priced but very poorly cooked and presented. I only expect to get what I've paid for but it should be edible. My smoked salmon and prawn starter was tiny, one small slice of salmon and a spoonful of frozen prawns with a handful of bagged salad. The main was worse, a chewy steak that was... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stopped for lunch as it looked quite inviting from the outside, but inside it is just a shabby pub which they have tried very hard to transform into a bistro, but have not quite succeeded. Not sure why they think shelves full of empty unlabelled wine bottles makes it look like a bistro - they should have at least... More 

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Romsley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My brother likes this place so ive been a few times (not through choice). The food isn't horrible but its not fantastic, in my opinion its over priced for the standard. The red wine is ok, again not great. The service was good and the meals are well timed, but if im honest then id much rather a better plate... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Wonderful evening again at the french hen. We go here at least once a month!!! Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and great place. Food lastnight was delicious and plenty of it. Good service and good value for money. We will be returning!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After visiting with my friend would definitely recommend the French Hen. We both really enjoyed our starters and thought the mains where even better!We found it reasonably priced and the food was of high quality. Then we had a drink in the main bar so comfortable, the pub has alot of character. We visited on a busy friday and found... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Normally when I go to this place I find drunk people making loud noises while I try to eat my 'lunch'. Let down by this place- it is close to us. Recent work on the place is nice, though that doesn't mean you should go there. Avoid this place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

To witness & experience a real live re-enactment from Faulty Towers then the The French Hen, Clent Hills, as a large group is just the place for the performance of a life time! A fabulous day out with friends walking in the lovely Clent Hills was more than dampened by the the fact that the management of the French Hen... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Food was okay. One waitress was very rude. Had to send 2 steaks back as were cooked not as we asked! Took a while for them to come back out

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Worcestershire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We recently booked this venue for a large family birthday meal. We had invited family from far and wide who stayed in nearby accommodation. We found the whole experience awful. It quickly became apparent that unless you were a local, your patronage was unimportant, as indeed after standing at the bar for 10 minutes waiting for a member of staff... More 

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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, English, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?