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“Brilliant place with great staff and good food”

Harvester - Bassets Pole
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Harvester Bassetts Pole in Sutton Coldfield 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.If you're looking for a family friendly restaurant in Sutton Coldfield, there's nowhere more popular than Harvester. Close to Four Oaks, Drayton Bassett and Mere Green, our restaurant is a great choice for anyone who loves tasty grills, indulgent desserts and eating out in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Plus we've loads of choices for young guests.
Nottingham
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Brilliant place with great staff and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

It was very busy when we arrived but we were shown to a table very quickly and explained there may be a wait for food which was ok by us. The gentlemen who showed us to table was lovely and took our drinks order. Waitress who followed was equally as efficient, polite, friendly and professional and explained the menu to us and salad bar. Food as excellent and very fresh. A lovely experience and will return when in the area.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Still a Pub despite the Corporate Owner.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

We have been to the Bassetts Pole PH several times over the last 20 years. We have seen it change from the original, transport based, wayside pub to a Corporate establishment. The 'Table Table' era was disasterous in food and decor, but the latest 'Harvester' incarnation is brilliant. It is now such a popular pub that it is ALWAYS very busy, however Mr and Mrs Wright and their staff always do their best to keep any wait to a minimum.
The range of food is fine, always well cooked and sufficient in amount. Prices are well on a par with other pubs. Variations on themes for children, etc., are coped with and the atmosphere always pleasant. The range and quality of drinks are always good. Whether as a couple, or in a large group, we've always found the Bassetts Pole perfect for our needs.
Our last visit was on a TUESDAY evening. This, in the nicer weather, coincides with the popular 'Bikers Night'. No access or parking difficulties were found, and the good natured crowd added a welcome dimension to our visit.
Thoroughly recommended .........

  • Visited May 2012
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Pub food with a bit extra”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

I visited the Bassets pole with my mother and two friends for an early evening meal, the restaurant was not too busy at that time and we sat down to a table within minutes, this restaurant is all on one level which is great for an older or disabled person.

We fetched our drinks from the bar and the waitress soon came and took the order, the salad bar was well stocked with the usual Harvester offering and seemed pretty fresh, the only down side was the warm bread rolls were cold and would have been useful in the construction industry, that said a new basket appeared later full of hot bread rolls.

None of us had starters so went straight to the main course, I had the veggie burger in a bun with a side order of fries, this is nothing special which ever Harvester you dine at but done correctly as this one was can provide a satisfying meal, mum had the scampi and chips and could not fault it, my friend had a mixed grill which was all cooked well and almost beat him as he was struggling at the end, his wife had a fillet steak which she did consider a risk as she likes it done well enough so there is no blood in the middle but not burnt, on this occasion she was very happy to find as close to perfection as you can get in a pub restaurant.
To round off the meal various ice cream sundae's were ordered and no one was disappointed, in my opinion this is what the Harvester's do best, miles in front of other similar establishments, coffee's were then ordered by those who wanted them which finished off the meal well.

I always think you do get what you pay for, the bill came to less than £50 for 4 of us.if split thats £12.50 each ridiculously cheap and very good value for the amount of food eaten.

  • Visited June 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“generally great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

We've eaten many, many times and the food is usually very good. The service at the front desk is a bit up and down, depending on who's on but we tend to go now when it's quieter rather than when it's manic so it's usually fine then. The food quantity tends to be different, presumably when different chefs are on. I tend to have fish and chips, as the vegetarian options are generally rubbish for me, and sometimes the fish is massive and sometimes it's more of a tiddler. The salad is generally great, given that it's kept full and the items haven't been left to get empty. The service from the waiting staff is usually excellent.

  • Visited April 2012
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good food, good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

busy place but service is normally good and food is good value. Ideal as a place to eat as a family for lunch or important occaision.

Visited March 2012
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