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Full Postal AddressCoach & Horses, Weatheroak Hill, Alvechurch, BIRMINGHAM, B48 7EA [Map]
Telephone Number01564 823386Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11:30-14.30, 17:30-23 MO-FR; 11:30-23 SA; 12-22.30 SU
FacilitiesCar Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Campsite At / Near Pub

The Coach and Horses, July 1998

A pub a couple of miles walk from Alvechurch station along the Alvechurch-Wythall road in the small hamlet of Weatheroak. It's also only about 3 miles south of the outskirts of Birmingham which forever amazes me as Weatheroak offers peace and quiet and commanding rural views of the Vale of Evesham to the south. The pubs also just a mile south of the Peacock Inn which can be reached by following the tiny road (the Roman Icknield Street) which its probably best to walk along. If you're driving, I accept no responsibility for any resulting damage that may occur to your suspension. Anyhow, back to the pub. The photo above shows the pub garden where you can enjoy your beer and/or food.

Beerwise they've excelled as they've recently (in 1998) opened up their own brewery, the Weatheroak brewery, and currently brew three excellent beers all of which are on sale in the pub. They've also a selection of other real ales with a couple from smaller microbreweries for added variety. If you look through the door at the back of the bar, you'll be able to see the casks racked up.

The pub's got a number of different rooms. The bar to the left is old and traditional and is mainly for drinkers, and has a television showing football matches etc. The bar to the right has a large high-ceilinged beamed dining room to the right, and a separate restaurant that's recently been added beyond. There's a good selection available and we were very impressed by the large size of the fish that one of us ordered.

All in all a great pub in a perfect rural setting just to the south of Birmingham selling good food and great beer. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Lots of friends and I outside the pub one
summer evening in 1998

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