The Vine Inn in Clent, between Bromsgrove and Stourbridge and just a thirty minute drive from central Birmingham, is a traditional English inn and restaurant set in the beautiful Clent Hills of northern Worcestershire. Serving drinks, food and merriment since its establishment in 1836, The Vine Inn is an original gastropub, much before the term became trendy in big-city bars. The Vine Inn, in close cooperation with local farmers, specialised in fresh fish and game, although vegetarians are well-catered to, too, with plenty of a la carte choices and daily changing specials.
A licensed inn since the 19th century, The Vine Inn in Clent is a family-friendly, traditional English pub and restaurant. Catering for families, couples, groups, and the odd team of ravenous hikers in muddy boots, The Vine Inn serves hearty pub grub to locals and Birmingham city-dwellers eager to find food sourced locally. The Vine Inn takes its food seriously. The restaurant operates in close cooperation with local farmers, to ensure that diners are offered meat and fish that is both sourced locally and farmed freely, so diners can find boar, venison and cod, alongside traditional pub favourites like Sunday Roast.
As a traditional inn, of course The Vine Inn has a fine range of real ales, scrumpies, English wines and a smattering of foreign lagers and other tipples. On clement days, drinkers and diners can sit out in the large terraced garden at the pub’s rear and soak up the quiet Clent Hills, hidden close to Birmingham city centre. The Vine Inn is open daily for lunch and dinner and is available to cater events for larger groups too.
Always good food and service is great, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere
Always a pleasure great food as usual. Staff always friendly and helpful.
We had a very good meal on our first visit to the Vine. The game pie was excellent, as was the pork loin. Thank you
Like to come here on a regular basis. There was a great friendly atmosphere as always, and the food was lovely. Overall good service, Thank you.
The Vine Inn such a wonderful English country pub and the food is excellent.My Husband and I have visited here several times and it never ceases to impress.The 5 course meal and wines superb,especially like the crab cake with asparagus delicious.Also to have each wine explained where the grapes are grown and flavours in each to compliment the dish.The service was very good all in all a lovely memorable night.
The Vine at Clent is lovely comfortable restaurant in the countryside but easy to get to. It has a warm pleasant atmosphere & the staff are welcoming. We have been many times & have always enjoyed it. The service is good & waiting time for drinks & food is minimal. There is a varied menus which changes often. The food is excellent always fresh, hot & delicious. So if you want a warm friendly place with lovely food at a reasonable cost look no further try the Vine.
Very pleasant and helpful service. Starters were nice, and particularly appealing were the fresh, warm breads. Main course was sadly disappointing - roast pork dinner contained the usual items, but was barely warm and was uninspiring/bland. The vegetables were well cooked (i.e. not soggy), but the meat looked (and tasted) as if it had come off a roll rather than the bone and the roast potatoes were overly large and heavy. Needed some pork off the bone to give both meat and gravy some taste, and perhaps some red cabbage to add some more flavour too. Would try again as previous meals there have been better.
We had a superb evening meal. I had the aubergine main course which was full of rich tomato flavours and my companion had the game pie and went into raptures over both the filing and the pastry. The moules mariniere we had for starters were plump and beautifully prepared although the cream base was a little rich for our taste. We thought it excellent value and will certainly return.
First visit and will definitely be back. Amazing value for stunning food with a very relaxed atsmosphere. A proper country pub that I didn't realise existed anymore. Thoroughly recommend on food alone which included stilton mushrooms on brioche (looked massive but light as air) and jerk chicken with the best potato fries I've had, sweetcorn fritter and Jamaican coleslaw. Something for everyone on the menu. enjoy!
The staff are friendly. It is a pleasant clean pub in a pretty location. The food was distinctly under average. The starter, an exception, - a seafood platter - was well presented, and did have a good selection. The pub prides itself on its selection of game and fish, but they were out of the game pie! The "guinea fowl supreme roasted" was tiny and tasted and looked deep fried. The mash that came with it was twice the size. The mange tout beans included a rotten one. It was barely edible. The vegetarian burger was lower end quality. The accompanying salad was old, limp and tired. The hand cut chips were really potato wedges which could be bettered by almost anyone at home, and again seemed deep fried. The wine with our main course - a Chilean merlot was soft and fruity, and was the only thing we did finish. We gave sweets a miss, and put our visit down to experience.