Hold onto your horses Solihull, there’s a new gal in town!
With the refurbishment complete, The Beech House has finally opened its doors to the public.
If you’re thinking the old ‘ Lazy Cow’, has just had a lick of paint and a new name – you are in for a shock as this Oakman Inn has had a major transformation!
It has a completely new look including open plan theatre style kitchen, beautiful seating areas inside and an impressively landscaped outdoor area.
It’s this exciting outdoor area that first greets the eye on arrival. Where once there was a small seating area overlooking the front car park, there’s now a pretty terraced dining area, complete with pergola and overhead lighting and a trendy artificial grassed area that houses comfortable seating and an al fresco bar.
Further exploration through the restaurant revealed another outdoor seating area…
…and a stunning double tepee that can be used for functions, including its own bar made from a shipping container.
The restaurant itself is light and spacious with a variety of options for seating. Experience the bar in full swing…
…relax by the fireplace,
…or choose to sit in this beautiful space to eat your meal.
Alternatively, sit with a view of the open plan kitchen.
This enables you to watch your food being cooked. Oakman Inns are famous for their Josper charcoal ovens and wood fired pizza ovens too.
We sampled canapés of cured salmon with avocado purée and chicken liver pâté and if these are any indication of the food that will be served – it will be amazing!
I also partook in a little cocktail tasting – well it’d be rude not to! And if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that it’s a weakness of mine.
This was the rhubarb and custard – it came highly recommended, made with Warner Edwards rhubarb gin and was so worth it.
Hubby had a virgin Mojito which he assured me was very good too.
Solihull I believe, will welcome the arrival of The Beech House with open arms and I am certainly looking forward to sampling their full menu.
So far so good!
727 Warwick Road
The evening was a pre-opening event and by invitation only; however I did not receive any reward for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and all photographs were taken by me unless otherwise stated.