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“Great Dinner”
Review of The Royal Inn

The Royal Inn
Ranked #10 of 24 Restaurants in Par
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Quite simply a top draw meal. Two huge meals with a drink each on NYE was £40, not set our choices and the portions were massive and of a very high quality. I would suggest calling in advance to book a seat as they can only take about 25, but worth teh effort!

Visited December 2013
Thank Neil S
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“I think I've just had one of my worst ever meals”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a pub restaurant. A Friday night and the pub side was busy. However, the food side was almost completely empty. Yet we were seated in a darkly lit corner, which was so cold and draughty, I ate my food with my coat and scarf on. If we had not been invited by friends, I would have put my coat on and just walked out!

I asked for some candles for the table, just to make it a tad cheerier.

The food was dull, dull, dull. Bisto gravy smothered pork, beef and turkey. My pudding was chocolate parfait, followed by 'petit fours', which was a repeat of the former, exactly, except that the the parfait had been rolled, roughly into balls - with repeated shortbread holly leaves we'd just eaten.

I couldn't wait to leave and go home to be warm, and forget the entire experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank SeagullFowey
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Screaming kids”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife & I was visiting family with our 4 month old son. We were fortunate enough for our sons nan to offer to babysit so we could go for a drink the two of us. We chose the Royal inn as within walking distance. We turned up with a child stood outside the door while the accompanying adult was smoking. Inside was a very very "local" pub. There was a man at the bar with a young husky type dog. Friendly enough & nothing against dogs in pubs. However the 4 screaming kids was atrocious. I'm not sure but had a feeling at least two of which were the tenants children. Lots of running around with pool cues (when not constantly dropping them). A very young boy crying for his dad (& being ignored) whilst rocking on a high stool at the bar. Kids running behind the bar...
I felt for the barman who did his job well but you could see the exasperation of having to deal with loud uncontrolled children running around. I think it's safe to say we shall not be popping in again. We finished our drinks & got out of there as quick as we we could. A shame as had some good nights here & even stayed in the rooms in the past. A massive decline. We may have just caught an off eve but enough to put us off.

3 Thank craig d
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food!!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Popped in on a Sunday evening for a bite to eat and food was great. Very big portions and fresh side salads went down a treat, will be back very soon :)

Thank Brocs11
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stratford on avon
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not happy!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had an evening meal here which had a large side salad which mostly comprised of dry leaves, when I asked for a dressing I was told there was no salad cream - no, I asked for a dressing - sorry we don't have any dressing!!
Not good enough...
The wine was awful too... we won't be returning.

Visited August 2013
Thank jivebunny
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