This impressive 18th-century Georgian building boasts superb views across the Warwickshire countryside and is conveniently close to Solihull, Warwick and the NEC. Stylish yet unpretentious, The Beeches is just the place for both special occasions and casual dining. When we arrived early in the evening, the restaurant was already filled with couples, families and friends and the atmosphere was buzzing.
The menu changes seasonally and features modern British cuisine and inventive dishes inspired by Mediterranean flavours. I began with moreish coconut crusted calamari – wonderfully fresh squid in a light, crispy coconut crust with coriander and Cambodian kroeung mayo. My companion, meanwhile, plumped for Turkish spiced meatballs with sumac and a tangy pomegranate yoghurt. My main of succulent grilled Herefordshire fillet steak with hand-cut chips, cumin chilli carrots and green peppercorn sauce, accompanied by a glass of Rioja, was a real treat. Delectable toffee apple brioche bread and butter pudding with malted milk ice cream completed our evening of deliciousness.
The Beeches really comes into its own in the summer, when drinkers and diners can take a seat on the decking, bask in the sunshine and enjoy the beautiful views. Whether you’re after a leisurely brunch, a quick bite, a drink and a catch up with friends or a traditional Sunday roast, you’ll find The Beeches a more than agreeable setting. Private parties can be held here too, so give The Beeches a call next time you have something to celebrate.