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Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
+44 1564 772655
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked table for 9 people. We were cramped together on 2 small tables despite the pub not being very busy. Ordered food which was not very hot, steaks were dry and I don't think staff were happy as we ordered desserts at 9-55 pm as they were ready to go home. Made us feel quite uncomfortable so we ended up... More 

Thank Tim B
Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the black boy for the first time in about a year. Pub was full last time I went today at tea time almost empty that was a warning sign. Got served in reasonable time and food was hot that's all the good points. I had faggots peas and chips very bland faggots boring gravey and under cooked chips. My... More 

Thank davesimpson20
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal here had steak and scampy which was cooked to my liking and was very nice . Nice open fire . Friendly staff .

Thank Sheepdevil666
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely venue and location but let down by poor quality food. Whilst the portions were large it was no better than a value microwave meal. Very disappointing. Such a shame as a lovely country pub that would be fantastic with a better chef

Thank anniemck2015
Coventry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here recently during a Saturday lunchtime. The place was relatively quiet so service was fast and friendly. Food arrived in good time and all meals were of good quality. Prices are reasonable and I would recommend eating here during quite periods. I have been here before when it has been busy and it can get really busy especially during... More 

Thank andy l
Coventry, United Kingdom
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494 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We parked in Knowle and took a walk along the canal on a warm day planning to stop off here as we had been years ago and it is well located. The pub has had a bit of a rebranding and the signage has changed along with a refurbishment. Great selection on the menu with the meals coming quickly and... More 

Thank SteveS1970
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Situated back from the main Warwich Road and sitting at the side of the canal can be found this good restaurant and pub. The food is excellent, served piping hot and well worth the short wait which confirms that food is cooked to order and not held in warm cabinets until wanted. The portions are very generous but if smaller... More 

1 Thank Richard P
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Visited with family during weekday afternoon. Staff were friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed our food. Food was being served all day which is great. We enjoyed the Steak Pie and one of us had chicken which was also excellent. Great to find Cornish 'Tribute' ale available. The weather was mixed as it was October but we had to take... More 

1 Thank CornishTourists46
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83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

situated by the canal with a good outside seating area this much improved pub offers a wide range of food and drink to suit all tastes and we enjoyed the roast dinner and sirloin steak at lunchtime it gets very busy so arrive early

1 Thank michael h
Solihull, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Been here many times, it never dissapoints! The homemade food is very tasty, great portion sizes and value for money! We always have the lasagne but my lord this is tasty, so fresh and full of flavour! The children's play area is great when it's not too busy.

1 Thank Byrne518

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull  >  Knowle
  • Phone Number: +44 1564 772655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?