There is the opinion that the great British pub is in decline, but down in Bournheath on the outskirts of Bromsgrove, they have an inn that is more than keeping the tradition alive. The Gate at Bournheath may have a heritage dating back to the 17th century, but their menu is up to date and includes Mexican and American favourites alongside the pub grub fare. Take a trip along to Dodford Road, just a short drive out of Bromsgrove, for a meal guaranteed to delight the whole family and to have you counting down the days until your next visit. Remember to book a table, though, as they do get busy.
Chris & Jan Lloyd have been in the pub business since 1969, managing various establishments around the West Midlands, and since 1976, they’ve been the driving force behind The Gate at Bournheath. Along with their son Gareth and his partner Lucy, they still man the bar-ricades and offer up local cask ales and a menu that brings together the best of British bar cuisine with the tastes that they have picked up on their travels and brought back to Dodford Road on the outskirts of Bromsgrove.
The menu at The Gate is filled with pub grub favourites – gammon and egg, breaded scampi, beer-battered fish and chips with mushy peas – with more international dishes, particularly from the USA and Mexico. Take your pick from fajitas and burritos, blackened chicken with Cajun garlic butter sauce or jerk chicken with traditional rice & peas. Local tastes are catered for too: Aubrey Allen faggots are always a favourite in the West Midlands, as is the vegetable balti, and their beers are sourced from as close to Bromsgrove as possible. Book a table and set a course for Dodford Road in Bournheath for a family feast to remember.
Amazing as always. The best food around bromsgrove never fails
Fabulous, friendly, restaurant with great children's menu - pretty much anything on the adults menu served in a child's size. Dietary requirements catered for happily by staff.
We visited as with a large table of 11on a Saturday, it was superb, great food & service. thanks to the team at the Gate.