“Flambéed steaks and modern cooking” - AA Inspector
BALSALL COMMON, WEST MIDLANDS
Our Inspector's view
Built on the eve of the Civil War, Nailcote is a stately home on a modest scale, with 15 acres of grounds containing what are reputedly some of England's oldest yew trees. Old-school service extends to tableside steak-flambéing, but otherwise the mood is modern.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 50
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 40
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 18
- Cuisine style: Traditional European
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About The area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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