Last weekend we were invited along to the Fieldhouse in Solihull to review the menu and pub following its recent reopening. We live pretty close by and I actually have fond memories of The Fieldhouse Solihull since the hubs and I used to frequent it for drinks in the beer garden – back before we got married and had a child! So I was keen to revisit and see what it has to offer these days.
Luckily our visit fell on the weekend when my parents were staying over at ours so we took the opportunity to enjoy a Sunday Roast together and catch up before their journey back to Nottinghamshire.
The Fieldhouse has a relaxed atmosphere with an unpretentious and friendly British pub vibe. The menu is packed with British classics and real ales at reasonable prices, and there’s a fire in the centre of the pub to cosy up to on cold and wet days – like the Sunday we were there. There’s also a great range of pasta, noodles and salads if you prefer a lighter option.
Never one to turn down a roast dinner, I opted for the roast beef, as did the hubby and my mum. The Sunday Roasts cost (from) £8.49 for one course, £10.49 for two courses and 12.49 for three courses. My stepdad had the fish and chips at £9.29, and we ordered the mini cod goujons for Taylor from the kids menu.
I really like that the kids menu provides two options – one for kids under 7 and one for kids aged 8-11, as I often find that kids meals are far too large for Taylor and she doesn’t eat half of it. She was also provided with crayons to colour in her menu – something I’m always only too grateful for when eating out with a toddler!
I wasn’t sure what I was expecting from the food, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and we were all really impressed with our meals. The roast beef came with all of the trimmings you’d expect including a Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes and veg and – my favourite part – my own mini jug of gravy. It’s a long running joke in our family that I have my roast dinners swimming in gravy and will always order extra whenever we eat out, so this definitely earned a big bonus point from me!
The beef was super tasty and really succulent and the veg portions generous and cooked to perfection. I sometimes find that when the veg is served separately you don’t seem to get enough to go around, so I liked that each of us had our own portions already served up on our plates (plus, who like sharing their food?!)
My stepdad’s fish and chips were just as you’d expect and he certainly had no complaints! And Taylor’s dinner, which we ordered with mash and peas, went down a treat.
Taylor was having one of her more patient days and aside from having to take it in turns to walk around the pub with her, she was pretty content – so of course we took it upon ourselves to order dessert! My mum opted for the Deep Filled Bramley Apple Pie and the hubby and I shared the Warm Chocolate Brownie. For Taylor’s pudding we ordered the 66 Ice Cream with an upside down cornet, chocolate flake and chocolate sauce – and she was pretty excited about it!
The puddings again were just the ticket and really satisfying. The brownie was just the right amount of gooey and provided the perfect chocolate hit. My mum’s apple pie was packed with thickly cut apple and had a real authentic taste. I also noticed that they offer a range of hot drinks with mini puddings for when you’re feeling too stuffed for a full-sized one – which I find is often the case!
Of course Taylor polished off her ice-cream and even found some room for the smarties that came with my cup of tea!
Overall we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal and it’s definitely one of the best places I’ve visited in a long time that offers such great value for money. I’m sure we will be returning again as a family very soon.
We were compensated for our meal, but all opinions as always are entirely my own and 100% honest.
Have you visited The Fieldhouse Solihull recently?