There are times when we all need a quiet spot to have a drink with a friend on a warm summer’s evening – and there are times when you feel like having a party and meeting up with workmates or family for a get together somewhere “nice.”
Well, Solihull’s newest bar, restaurant, and meeting place, The Beech House in Warwick Road, which opened last Friday, is just the place; but it is so much better than “nice” – it is simply fabulous.
And we have teamed up with the team at the The Beech House to offer five fantastic prizes of vouchers for £50 which can be redeemed against food and drink at The Beech House.
Completely transformed over the last few months, one of the most noticeable changes is the spacious and inviting garden in front of its new pillar box red doors.
Lined with newly planted trees and laurel hedging, tarmac has been replaced with a trendy artificial lawn, complete with beach-style deck chairs, together with pretty pergolas on terraces for al fresco drinking and dining.
At night, the entire place twinkles with pretty lighting.
Inside, the interior is a rich mix of materials, both modern and traditional: think concrete counter tops, restored brick floors, antique and 20th century classic light fittings and new and recycled oak timbers.
General Manager, Dan Dawson, proudly explains the concept: “We’ve worked hard with our designers to come up with a modern design that suits our relaxed style of eating, drinking and informality whilst still meeting our company’s sustainability ethos.”
In the large bar with its huge windows and French doors that open onto the garden you’ll find the tastiest coffee, unique cocktails created by their own mixologist – Rhubarb & Custard, anyone? – plus a range interesting wines, craft gins and local ales.
In the 120-cover restaurant, the menu flexes through the day from 8am with breakfast, all day brunch (to 5pm), lunch and dinner until up to 10.30pm at night.
Some dishes are more substantial and perfect for the hungry bon vivant, but others are lighter and fresher for snacking or sharing.
Full of the freshness associated with the Mediterranean, you can watch your dish being freshly prepared by the chefs in their open-plan kitchen: choose from sumptuous salads, pasta dishes, fresh line-caught fish or tender meats cooked over charcoal or handmade pizzas from their wood-fired oven.
There really is something for everyone, including a kids’ menu.
They have even created a separate function space in a stunning double tepee capable of seating up to 90 which has its own bar housed in a bright green recycled shipping container and promises to be THE place to party and live life well in Solihull.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these five fabulous prizes, just answer the following simple question:
Q: Where in Solihull is The Beech House?
Send your answer, on a postcard, with your name, address and daytime telephone number to: The Beech House Competition, Solihull Observer, 45 The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4BL.
Or e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit: www.beechhousesolihull.co.uk for more information.
Winners are advised to book to ensure availability.