Restauranty pub often packed to overflowing, with imaginative dishes and good choice of drinks
The good pub guide review
A whitewashed country pub in the picturesque village of Clent. The long pattern-carpeted dining bar (consisting of three knocked-together areas) is fairly traditional, with teak chairs and pedestal tables and some comfortably cushioned brocaded wall seats. There are nicely framed local photographs on the rag-rolled pinkish walls above a dark panelled dado, pretty wall lights and candles on the tables (flowers in summer). The changing real ales on handpump include Brakspears Oxford Gold and Marstons EPA and Wainwright, and most of their wines are available by the glass; also farm cider, speciality teas and good coffees. Background music and skittle alley. There are tables outside on a decked area, which is the only area suitable for dogs. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
Particularly good food includes sandwiches, tiger prawns in garlic butter, chicken liver parfait with onion marmalade, pumpkin seed and chestnut roast with parmentier vegetables, salmon fillet on egg noodles with Thai sweet chilli sauce and courgette ribbons, corn-fed chicken breast stuffed with sage and onion mousse with red wine sauce, half roast duck with orange and star anise reduction and caramelised orange, mixed grilled fish with seaweed butter, chargrilled steaks with a choice of sauce, and puddings such as chocolate délice and sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice-cream; they also offer a two- and three-course menu (Monday-Saturday lunchtimes and Monday-Thursday evenings 6pm and 6.30pm).
Fountain, Odnall Lane, Clent, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 9PU
Pub Group: Marstons