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.
- 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
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.
Great food and plenty of it and very reasonable price. The pub is set in its own garden and after dinner it was relaxing to sit in the evening air and have a great pint.
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.
Fantastic good cooked to perfection great staff always helpful and friendly setting is well coming took friends who had never been they could not believe food could be so good would recommend in a hart beat
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Food was perfectly cooked and service was excellent, especially as the poor chap was working by himself. Lovely open fire crackling away behind us, and in good weather you can sit outside by the stream. Best of all? Dog friendly bar!
We have been to many restaurants, but this lunchtime this meal was fantastic the starter of salmon and cray fish was lovely and the main tagine was delicious. Its so good we decided to go again on Easter sunday .
The food (both quirky and original) was fantastic and the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. We would have no hesitation in eating there again or recommending The Vine to other diners. A wonderful experience, many thanks!
Very enjoyable night, excellent food, choice and service. Lovely log fire, will definitely be somewhere we will return to often over the coming year.A little gem tucked away at the foot of Clent Hills.
Welcoming staff and a nice ambience in the restaurant. Original and a bit different menu and we were pleased with our choices. Might be critical of the chef's tendency to sweeten everything. Also, the wine list was slightly disappointing.
Quiet chilled atmosphere. Young but polite and professional staff. Food was excellent as always. Had the sausage and mustard mash and wife had the hake. Both were delicious. We be returning soon.
A wonderful country inn with a gentle, authentic atmosphere and fantastic, locally sourced food. The menu is varied and memorable and when the fire is lit this place is idyllic.
Very good service and quality of food. The staff was very friendly and postion of the pub was very good in the clent hills with seating by a running stream.
Lovely meal but service could have been better. Waiter even dropped drink down my coat and all over floor then left it there for someone else to clean up
We had a fantastic meal in a lovely country pub. The menu is creative and not the usual pub grub. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.
Very good value for money. Extremely wide choice on the menu for adults and children. There is literally something for everyone. Generous portions. Friendly staff. Would highly recommend.
Lovely atmosphere, the staff are great and the food was delicious. Would recommend the duck egg starter. They also had a lovely fire going which was nice.
The meal and service were lovely, will go again. The menu also had a varied choice. The portions were generous and well cooked. The atmosphere was welcoming.
Wonderful food as usual. Staff polite and attentive. Good old fashioned, unspoilt country pub in a beautiful location. The real fire was welcome on a chilly evening
Great atmosphere in this very traditional pub. This was a taster evening prepared by their new chef to sample his delicious dishes. Wonderful food and excellent presentation.
this is a lovely pub and the staff are really friendly , we have being there a few times and always had a really good meal
I have dietary problems but found the menu very good. The food was well cooked and very tasty. Staff were helpful. We will certainly go again.
Fantastic food, chosen from a varied menu that suits all tastes. The atmosphere is always very pleasant, with helpful staff. Always a pleasure to dine here.
Overall it was a good dining experience maybe the place is a little bit dated but we quite enjoyed that. Food was excellent and we were looked after with good service.
Lovely food and quite a nice pub but service was slow. Not really an issue for us as it was a relaxed Sunday lunch but could be a problem for some
All jolly fine. Nice meal at fair price and good service. That should cover it all but to make up twenty five words I'll just..........
We had an excellent meal on a special menu tasting evening. Congratulations to Tom the new chef and all the very professional and attentiative staff.
The food is always perfect, the beer is great and the service is wonderful and combined with the location it's an amazing all round experience
Visited with friends as a party of four. Lovely cosy pub with a nice atmosphere. Food was very good and prices reasonable. Would definately recommend.
Good quality well presented food. Pigeon breast main and a good creme brûlée. Shame it's not more well known as the food is excellent. Recommend
Nice and friendly place. Good varied menu with something for everyone. We had the game pie and tagine. Both were well cooked and tasty. We would return. Thanks!
A quiet and quaint pub in a lovely location. Hidden in the countryside. Staff were very friendly and efficient. May want to change the music they play though
Had a long dinner which was most enjoyable, food and service were very good. Roaring fire. The cheese was delicious. Wine was good value. Overall a lovely evening.
We wanted a glass of proseco, but had to buy a bottle as they don't sell it by the glass. We advised when booking that we had one Coeliac. Despite this the manager was unaware and quite obviously had made no provision. The menu looks lovely, however the Vine seem to think that stating they can do GF options they cover the bases. For the avoidance of doubt don't go here if you want GF. All they do is remove the Gluten item from the meal. Mussells in sauce ( no bread) Dry bland steak (no sauce) or seasoning with a tomatoe and mushy peas. MY GF option was utterly disgusting. My wife says she has had better !! Should you wish to have a stunning meal in Clent in a lovely environment go to The Fountain.
Overall am average experience but it was a busy Saturday night, asked for mashed potatoes instead of chips but still got the chips. I would go again but maybe try a quieter night
The food was amazing. The pub was very busy because it was bank holiday so we booked in advance. Service was excellent
Soup was very tasty but sadly only Luke warm. Apricot lamb tagine was too sweet . Excellent Crete brûlée Lovely front of house staff and a lovely setting with a great log fire