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“Sunday lunch was OK but not great.”
Review of The Beehive Inn

The Beehive Inn
Ranked #157 of 214 Restaurants in Sutton Coldfield
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch was OK but not great.”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

This was our first visit in the evening for some time. It is a place I sometimes visit for weekday lunch, when the baguettes with chips and salad are tasty, good value, and go well with a pint of one of their well-kept ales.

We wanted a Sunday Lunch venue so decided to give it a try again. I have to say we were a little disappointed. The meals were acceptable but not fantastic. I had the roast beef dinner, the beef was a reasonable portion but was overcooked. It needed the extra gravy provided. Veg were advertised as 'fresh' but some had been hanging around for a while. The green beans were shrivelled and sorry-looking and should never have got on the plate! But I let it go as I'm not a lover of them at all so would probably have left even freshly cooked ones. Potatoes were nice, but just 2 of each, new and roast, was a bit mean.

The other mains were again OK, but nothing more. Sizzling combo was pronounced as nothing special, especially as the 'medium rare' steak was well done even when it arrived. The best was the gammon, although the egg was solid, as was the one on the mixed grill. We passed on desserts as one of the party requires gluten-free and the only option for her was ice cream.

Our conclusion was that the kitchen staff are probably young and inexperienced, as there was no attempt at presentation. The waiting staff are friendly but clearly doing a weekend job so seem to struggle. The Beehive is a decent local with good beer and pleasant lunches, so in future that's what we will use it for.

  • Visited October 2012
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nags Head”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

when i walked in, i thought i was in a episode of only fools and horses, the whole place is dated....drunks running riot outside, and kids vomiting in toliets, we left and went to the hare and hound straight away.

Visited July 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great value food hard to beat.”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Fancying a Sunday lunch around Curdworth we had choices but after looking at TA we plumped for here. And we are glad we did. It may not be the most up to date pub in decor but food and value, well you'd struggle to find anywhere better! A nice pint of Peroni was supped while looking at a menu with prices that were truely unbelievable this day and age. 16oz rump steak for less than £12 home made chilli chips and garlic bread for less than £7. It being Sunday we went with roasts at £6.95 and opted for beef over the the pork and turkey. My daughter had the chicken strips at £3.25 and was also allowed to substitue the peas or beans for her preferred carrots. The food arrived after a reasonable amount and all looked spot on. Lovely roast beef, carrots leeks cauliflower, new potatoes and roast and a Yorkshire plenty of gravy provided. My daughter compared her chicken strips to Ed's diner in Selfridges, high praise indeed! All the food was seemingly fresh and hot but most importantly tasty! 3 people 3 meals and 3 drinks and good service for less than £25 . We'll certainly be back. Well recommended!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Good Value Food and Great Staff”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We have visited several times recently and have always enjoyed our meals. We generally have a hot meal, but visited for lunch last week and as usual received great service and a lovely lunch. Staff always obliging and pleasant.
All in all a great village pub.

  • Visited July 2012
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Newport, United Kingdom
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“Excellent local pub in smart little village”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Chose to eat here rather than nearby white horse on recommendation of guest at the old school house. Large pub with separated bar/restaurant. Food varied and very good value. Steak about £8 deserts about £3. Staff very helpful and friendly. Hard to fault and lucky village for having such a good local.

Visited July 2012
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