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The Arden Oak

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Arden Oak Road | Sheldon, Birmingham, England
0121 743 3438
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Salad bar allways a hit at harvester .greeted by unhappy staff. food waste still on the floor from the day before . Menu needed a wipe of some sticky food sauce . Nice sauces on our chicken and ribs but my chicken was dry inside and sticking to my teeth . Portion sizes could be larger for the price .... More 

Thank try2bclean
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I took Mom & Dad for an early Father's Day meal. The salad bar was well-stocked as usual with plenty of variety, but the bread rolls were the smallest I think I have ever seen. Dad had gammon and said it was a bit chewy, and there were no vegatables at all when it arrived. I asked the waiter if... More 

1 Thank andyrowlands
Tywyn, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This was our third visit to this pub and again the food and service was really good .We were greeted straightaway as we walked in and seated at a very nice table for two .We didn't have to wait long to have our orders taken the waitress was very nice and was very knowledgeable when asked about anything on the... More 

1 Thank jane e
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Called into the Arden Oak for a meal early on a Wednesday evening as it was the closest pub on our road to Birmingham Airport where we were going in order to collect some relatives returning from holiday. The interior, although clean, looks quite shabby and in need of a coat of paint, however, despite arriving early for our table... More 

1 Thank LindyLoo101
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Out shopping and when for a bite to eat a lot better then are last visit food still not brilliant but you pay for what you get the chap serving us was very helpful and friendly

Thank leicjohn
West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Firstly the place is a mess. Secondly there is literally no service... and third the food is beyond terrible. They eventually gave me my gammon which had been sitting on the side. It was chewy and still bright pink inside. I then asked them to cook it more for me and by the time I cut the fat off the... More 

Thank shannonjones1
General Manager A, General Manager at The Arden Oak, responded to this review

Hi Shannon please except my apologies for you visit to the Arden Oak hopfuly if you return to us we can make up for our mistakes look forward to you re visiting the Arden Oak again. Thank you and sorry Howard Thom General manager More 

Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Visited the Arden Oak for a pre concert meal before arriving at the Genting Arena. The pub is about 10 min drive from the arena but as we drove from Birmingham city centre it was on the way. Food choice was very good and the quality was excellent, very good prices too, considerably cheaper than the NEC bars and places... More 

1 Thank ChrisJR58
General Manager A, General Manager at The Arden Oak, responded to this review

Hi ChrisJR58 Thank you so much for your great comments Thanks Howard Thom General Manager More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Salad bar food had been left out for a long time food was dried out. Customer service wasn't the best waitress didn't really speak to us and forgot to bring the glasses over for the unlimited drinks, we had to go and ask someone at the front for glasses. The waitress also didn't takeaway our dirty salad bar bowls which... More 

Thank Hollie M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I visited this venue a few months ago with a friend. After ordering our main meals, we approached the salad br. After initially picking up a couple of bowls that were not washed properly, we checked the whole pile. Every single one needed to be rewashed. We mentioned this and asked for a new pile of dishes to be brought... More 

Thank uneed2talk2me
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Called in here on way to concert at Genting Arena. Typical Harvester with the salad bar etc. For lunchtime it was busyish but service OK. Early bird menu is good value but very limited. I like the salad with the red devil sauce!! Had southern fried chicken - like I said cheap but fine. Some of the salad seen better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arden Oak Road | Sheldon, Birmingham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 0121 743 3438
At The Arden Oak Harvester in Sheldon food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?