21 Bearley Road, ASTON CANTLOW, B95 6HY
Flanked by a huge spreading chestnut tree and oozing historic charm, this impressive black-and-white timbered Tudor building has been appointed in a modern style. Tastefully rustic inside, with lime-washed low beams, huge polished flagstones, painted brick walls, old scrubbed pine tables and crackling log fires, it draws diners for innovative pub food. Tuck into pub classics such as fish and chips; and sausage and mash, or choose from the à la carte dishes such as pan-fried fillet of stone bass with sesame seed crust; pork and prawn wontons with ginger cream, followed by chocolate pot with orange shortbread biscuit. If you don't want alcohol, try one of the specialist teas on offer. There's also an area for alfresco dining.