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The Hillyfields (Birmingham)

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Address: 156 Quinton Road / Birmingham / West Midlands / B17 0RP / United Kingdom / Tel: 0121 4283318

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      26.04.2010 00:51
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      Delish Food In A Comfortable Pub

      I haven't been in The Hillyfields for ages, it used to be a run down hole of a pub but when I popped in to watch the Villa match a few weeks ago I was surprised at how nice it was.

      It's a LOCAL pub and is set away from the major roads in the area, there's a big car park and unless you live right on the doorstep you would need to drive because buses aren't that brill round Harbourne!

      They do a nice range of food. Me and my mate shared a double combo and that was breaded mushrooms, chicken strips, onion rings and garlic bread.... it cost £3.25 and you got a big plate full for that and it did both of us. We had that to pick at and ordered our food after the match and the stuff on the combo was filling and proper tasty so even leaving some of it to go cold was ok and it still tasted good.

      For my main meal I had peppered steak and that was £5.25. It was delish and that's a good price for an 8oz steak, when I ordered it she asked how I wanted it cooked and I had said medium and it was perfect. Not bloody at all but you could tell the dead centre of the steak wasn't QUITE cooked through properly. The steak was thick and the peppercorn sauce was gorgeous, mega creamy with a hot but smooth flavour. I had asked her to put mine on the side instead of pouring it over the meat and it was a good job I liked it because she forgot but the sauce is perfect with the steak.

      I got LOADS of chips with the steak and there was also mushrooms and onions rings that I hadn't been expecting because it didn't mention them on the menu. My mate had chicken in bbq sauce with chips and peas, that looked wicked and she ate every mouth full and even used the last chip to wipe up the last of the bbq sauce! lol

      A good offer in The Hillyfields is the basket meals, this is a basic choice of 3 or 4 meals for £2.99. I saw a couple of kids with these basket meals and they looked pretty big for the price and just right if you're taking children out with you I reckon.

      Recommended..... if you're passing but it's just basic pub grub and probably not worth travelling miles for!!!

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