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 Olton Tavern, Solihull, West Midlands


Olton Tavern
Lode La
West Midlands
B92 8NU

Tel: 0121 742 0515
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Ally Gardner
panga fish
i and many others feel that you should remove panga fish from your menu. A quick google search entitled do not eat this fish should be more than enough evidence as to why !!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

We have visited the olton Tavern several times recently, having avoided going for a few years. We were welcomed by very pleasant staff, service excellent, the carvery very good and the meals from main menu good too. The choice for this evening was to return which we are looking forward too.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Had to wait for about 3 minutes before the carvery chef arrived. Meat was cut paper thin and served on cold plates! Yorkshires were rock hard, stuffing was small and also rock hard. Roast spuds were soggy & dripping fat! YUK! Sprouts looked dirty and also rock hard, and no peas or beans available! All in all a terrible meal. I had won this meal in a competition, if we had paid I would have demanded a full refund!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Linda goodhew
Went back after years of avoiding going due to very bad meals but was surprised at the change had great carvery and veg really good with good variety. Roast mash and new potatoes and cauliflower cheese to die for. We go often and have chosen to go for a birthday celebration in June.

Friday, June 3, 2011
Rating: rosettes

David J Wood
Great service and meal
Main course served in no time at all lovely steak cooked just right. Well done to all my servers they never left me wanting for anything except my next visit to come around. Once again thank you to all the staff
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Rating: rosettes

booked 4 weeks before, appalled at the srevice. waited 1 and a half hours for the starters which were inedible. the breaded mushrooms were like bullets and the prawn cocktail consisted of a few shrimps in the middle of a dinner plate , but it was advertised as atlantic king prawn!! after another 30 minutes our main dishes arrived, mine was cold, my partners was just enough to feed a bird, and my mums was no better. i felt utterly disappointed as it was my mums birthday and nobody seemed to care that the food they were serving was no good. i was not the only one to complain on the night, 3 other people from other parties also complained. i shall never go again and make sure my friends and there families are told to give this place a wide berth.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

The best carvery around
I eat to OT 2 or 3 times a week, food is good espacialy when the greek chef is cooking, Carvery is very pricely meat is very testy but the vegetable are not my teaste
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Rating: rosettes

ms Johnson
very good
We often go to this eatery and we have only prise for the good food served. the service is very good too
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Rating: rosettes

my family and i went to the olton tavern for a family lunch yesterday and we were very dissapointed. we had to wait nearly an hour for meat that they should have anticipated that they would need. when we finally went to get our food there was lamb or beef no third choice however 10 mins after we sat down a turkey appeared which if they had told us we would have waited for as my children prefer white meat. the vegetables were cold and the caulifour cheese was a congeled blob. when were were approached to ask if our meals were ok i pointed out that i was less than satisfied and instead on an apology a red raced waitress scuttled off and ignored us for the rest of our stay. i would normally have left after such service but after such a long wait my children were about fit to eat the table in front of them, so we sat it out. I was really shocked as this used to be one of my favorite restraunts i shall not be returning.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

colin smith
Food- poorly presented
Tables- not cleaned in between customers.
Vegetables-uncooked- peas like bullets

Will not be going there again- ever.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

I visited The Olton Tavern Yesterday, the first day of opening since its refurbishment by new owners Orchid Pubs ltd.
I was dissapointed at the grey exterior of the building, and dismayed to discover that this colour scheme had also been carried throughtout the interior.
The dining/carvery area looks very impressive and well presented and I hope that the quality of food on offer lives up to its surroundings.
I chose to spend my evening in the bar area. As a long time user of the Olton, I was very dissapointed to discover that a lot of the 'local' atmosphere has dissapeared. Although, this may just be down to opening night. The company appear to have put the emphasis on attracting diners, but forgotten about the 'bread and butter' drinkers that have frequented The Olton since it's opening in the 30's. After speaking to some of the familiar faces behind the bar, I discovered that there are calculated moves on behalf of the company to discourage the under 35's from frequenting the establishment, and that there is also an overriding opinion that the pub/rest is not designed for those just wishing to 'pop in for a pint' after work or for a social evening with friends.
I for one, am very sad to see the end of what used to be a friendly welcoming 'local' Once again, the emphasis is on getting people in, getting as much cash from them, and getting rid as soon as possible. Gone are the days of the 'rovers return' type public house, and I believe that in time, those tv pubs will just be a quant reminder of what used to be, when the 'local' was the centre of the community.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Rating: rosettes

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Olton Tavern
Lode La
West Midlands
B92 8NU

Tel: 0121 742 0515
See Map


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