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LICHFIELD ROAD, Walsall, England
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should've sensed a downward change when I came onto the car park for a Sunday lunch. Normally packed, the car park was less than half-full. Our party of four were seated quickly and ordered our food, which took a while to arrive. Two chose the advertised roast lamb with mint sauce. Eventually all dishes arrived but the accompanying veg took... More 

1 Thank Nigel N
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Good blackboard type menu Plenty of choice. Generous servings, but sometimes skimpy on (unseasoned) veg. Good atmosphere, good friendly service. Will keep going there.

Thank oldossil
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Small portions and the following day me and my mother had an upset stomach had 1 starter and 2 mains and 2 cokes came to about £55 tasted nice but very small came away hungry and then upset stomach a couple of hours later for me and my mum

Thank kate8719
Walsall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The main dish was delouse. the service not bad . A bit caotic when first arrived . THE staff are very polite . On the whole a most enjoyable evening .

Thank marie p
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was our second visit to decide if to use the venue for a family celebration, delicious food served promptly and hot, veg well cooked and portions very generous. We went ahead and booked the venue and looking forward to experiencing the hot carved buffet - no doubt I will be back on here for a further review afterwards -... More 

Thank Suzie47
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My only criticism of this place is that there is no sign advising wait here to be seated. I asked if we just take a seat to be told no you select your choice off the blackboard so we did, waited for our drinks and were then seated. The place is huge with plenty of seating, I can safely say... More 

Thank JKN101
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just had a great meal here - two couples and a teenager. We had a drink while choosing our meals from the large selection on the blackboard and then took our drinks to where we were sat - at a very good table looking out over the car park at the sunset and garden. After a reasonable time, our meals... More 

Thank bogey147
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Waited an hour after the table was booked. When meals came basic items such as chips under cooked. Fish poor. Lamb greasy. Management staff un pleasent. Will not return. Poor...

Thank Redrum1965
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We tend to use this restaurant for special occasions and once again it did not disappoint us. My daughter and her fiancé who were with us and use to fine dining were extremely impressed with the excellent quality of the food and service.

Thank Golftaffy
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

9 of us went for Sunday lunch on Mothers day. 24 hour slow cooked lamb very tender, Fish and steaks excellent. Fresh veg lovely and traditional puds delicious. Have been here 3 times and thoughly recommend it.

1 Thank COLO52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: LICHFIELD ROAD, Walsall, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Walsall
  • Phone Number: 441543361692

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