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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

60 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 60 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
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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 6
07.05.2017 09:08

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

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.

1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 09:29

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.

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.

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

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
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!

1 review 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.

1 review so far 6
23.01.2017 06:48

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!

1 review so far 6
25.03.2016 22:42

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 .

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 13:37

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!

1 review so far 6
10.12.2015 10:30

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.

1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 10:25

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.

1 review so far 6
27.02.2016 09:08

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.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 09:58

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.

4 reviews so far 6
15.02.2016 11:35

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

1 review so far 6
18.07.2015 08:52

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.

5 reviews so far 6
08.12.2016 16:18

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.

1 review so far 6
22.11.2016 10:29

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

1 review so far 6
28.01.2016 07:27

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.

1 review so far 6
17.05.2015 18:55

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.

1 review so far 6
07.02.2016 08:54

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

1 review so far 6
17.08.2015 07:27

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.

1 review so far 6
31.12.2015 20:39

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.

2 reviews so far 5
04.06.2017 20:50

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.

1 review so far 6
27.02.2016 05:52

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

3 reviews so far 6
22.08.2016 08:02

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

1 review so far 6
06.03.2016 13:19

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.

1 review so far 6
28.01.2016 07:28

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.

3 reviews so far 6
26.06.2015 09:11

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..........

1 review so far 5
08.02.2016 09:21

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.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 19:38

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!

1 review so far 5
17.05.2016 18:25

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

2 reviews so far 1
04.03.2017 10:50

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.

1 review so far 4
03.08.2016 07:36

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

1 review so far 4
24.12.2016 08:38

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

1 review so far 6
08.05.2015 08:19

The food was amazing. The pub was very busy because it was bank holiday so we booked in advance. Service was excellent

1 review so far 5
18.12.2016 08:27

The restaurant is absolutely wonderful. The food is to die for and the staff are very pleasant. Beautiful surroundings and a good selection of ales

1 review so far 5
12.09.2016 09:17

Great to find a nice, friendly pub that has tasty Gluten-free options! Friendly staff, good service, we will most definitely be going back there again.

1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 06:26

Easy to park and a fantastic rural location. Excellent food from a menu with lots of choice and attentive service on a busy Saturday night.