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The Vine Inn

Clent European, British £££ +100
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About The Vine Inn

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
The Vine Inn, Vine Lane, DY9 9PH Clent

Further Information

Long 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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

69 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 69 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
15.10.2017 17:20

Great, friendly, polite and professional service. We really appreciated the inclusion of a vegan main course. Good choice of drinks too. Definitely be back soon.

2 reviews so far 6
10.10.2017 16:36

Good quality food with seasonal produce, game and fish and there is also a reasonably priced set lunchtime menu. Excellent service too. Would definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
22.09.2017 12:31

We booked a table for 6 on a Thursday lunch time. Everything went very well. The staff were attentive and polite. The menu was varied and had good choice. The food was freshly cooked to perfection. The whole experience was excellent. We have been before and would certainly go again.

1 review so far 6
15.09.2017 14:01

10 out of 10 was very impressed lovely meal, already booked for Sunday cracking little pub restaurant and also sells real ale, happy days. 👌😋

1 review so far 6
22.09.2016 19:17

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.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 07:28

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.

2 reviews so far 4
28.09.2016 19:53

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.

1 review so far 6
06.04.2016 14:27

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.

2 reviews so far 6
18.02.2017 08:43

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!

1 review so far 2
17.06.2017 08:41

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.

1 review so far 5
20.03.2016 10:32

The Vine Inn provided friendly service, a warming real fire and good food (great selection of non-alcoholic drinks). Came in after a walk in the surrounding hills. Would definitely come again!

1 review so far 6
09.03.2017 09:00

Only thing that was wrong was we were 15 minutes late due to local road closure. Fantastic home cooked food, Sarah had the Jerk Chicken, and I had the game pie, reasonably priced, welcoming staff, great service, not rushed at all, overall a fantastic experience, will certainly visit again soon.

1 review so far 5
03.07.2016 14:00

Food very good,service could be better and although several tables were free we were told to wait as our table wasn't ready! Eventually someone came and said we could have one of the free tables so not what I would expect after having booked. The score of 5 is for the food,without that it would have been a 2.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 19:16

Very nice atmosphere The Vine has been updated really well but still retains its old character. Food was excellent freshly cooked & and was appreciated by friends who were visiting me from Aberdeen. They moan that one thing they do not have in Scotland is welcoming old English pubs

2 reviews so far 6
25.05.2017 07:34

Always great food here, traditional options (fish and chips, local speciality sausages with mash and red cabbage) or more unusual such as place pappoilettes filled with smoked salmon, something for all tastes and great value. They also take gourmet card.Quaint old fashioned English country pub well worth a visit.

1 review so far 5
12.07.2016 08:38

We have been to the Vine on numerous occasions and every time the food has been excellent. This was the first time we booked through Quandoo and I was bit dubious but everything work fine. The pub was busy on the night and it did take time for the food to arrive. Once again the food was excellent.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2015 08:43

Lovely cosy country pub.The food was of excellent quality. Tasty and served hot. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Would highly recommend. Having traveled from the Isle of Wight to visit family I am really pleased I chose the Vine for our lunch.

1 review so far 5
08.11.2016 07:06

The staff and ambience were lovely. We started with a shated British game charcuterie plate, which was very good. My daughter had the moules, which were delicious. My dad said he enjoyed his venison saddle. My ribeye was alright, but a bit dry. All in all, we very much enjoyed our dinner.

2 reviews so far 6
10.12.2015 19:08

Great food in excellent surroundings. The al a cart menu has a good choice along with the specials board. Normally a table d'hote menu is available, but this is replaced in December with a Christmas menu that needs to be booked in advance.

2 reviews so far 6
29.12.2015 21:44

We went to the restaurant on Tuesday lunchtime between Christmas and New Year. The food was great, there was a good atmosphere with roaring log fire and good & pleasant service only slightly slow due to the very busy bar. Glad we booked!