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RE: Eating Out - 2
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, Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:32 pm
Yes a good link, but I had already found the information elsewhere.
If you follow SB's link you will see that Hillfield Hall closed in 2002 and was converted into flats along with The Stables next door which was a public house separate to the Restaurant. It is up the back of Solihull Town Centre just off Church Hill.
It's a great pity, but the writing was on the wall once it was taken over by the restaurant chain. (I'm sure it was Berni Inns).
, Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:04 pm
Sadly it looks like you have, I have to say it was my favourite restaurant in the 70's and we went there many times. The best thing was, it was good food in nice surroundings and you didn't get overcharged.
Had it been taken over when you was there? I never used the place after that. My wife went there one night on a ladies night and was so disappointed that there was no carvery. So was I because I told her to bring me a turkey drumstick back and she wasn't able to. They used to sell them off because they couldn't carve them, they used to weigh about 4lb. I remember that quite a few of us waiting for our wives back at the club were disappointed that night.
No Phil it hadn't been taken over the directors took us out for a christmas meal enjoyed so much went again it was about 81 after that we used to go to the St Johns on Warwick Road and after that the Metropole at the NEC, had a lovely free weekend at their hotel in Blackpool, I used to book all the functions so was invited to see the lights and stay at the hotel the hospitality was super.
, Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:17 pm
Lucky you, I had a brother who used to work at one of the biggest Travel Agents. His job was travelling around the world inspecting hotels that were applying to be included in their brochure. You can imagine what sort of a job that was.
He often invited my wife and I to accompany him to many places around the globe, completely free he said the only money we would have to spend would be outside the hotel.
But we never took him up on it, we did spend some time at some English hotels with him however.
Fancy giving up a job like that, can you remember the name of an eaterie on the Warwick Road through Knowle, I think at one time it may have been called the Bridge it was after Knowle but before the Black Boy. June
Phil it isn't the Orange Tree I think thats at Chadwick End it was either just before or just after the Black Boy, it was a bit up market not a toby or a berni then there was the Waterman just before Hatton. June