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The Dry Spy, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

The Dry Spy

4.6
4.6
303 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Dry Spy - Bromsgrove's premier venue for a special night out or regular place eat, drink and socialise!!

With decor and art deco style harking back to the roaring '20s with the finest cocktail selection, delicious food and unrivalled atmosphere. This stunning venue also has the finest gardens and rooftop terrace in the area, overlooking the heart of Bromsgrove. With lovely outside spaces and a dedicated menu The Dry Spy is also child friendly so the perfect venue for families to enjoy something extraordinary.

Also keep an eye out for the regular live music events that you can tie in with your meal to make a night out a big night out!!

Saturday Brunch 11-3pm,
Sunday lunch 12-4pm

Food available;
5pm- 9.30pm Wednesday to Friday
11am - 9:30pm Saturday
12pm - 4pm Sunday

Drinks available
Till Late

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, English, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 17:00–23:00 Fri 15:00–00:00 Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    01527 877727
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We can offer bespoke packages for special events depending on your needs or theme, call us to discuss how we can make your special occasion magical!
  • Private party facilities
    We have multiple areas for private events including our heated terrace, Cassiday's private function room and the secret garden with it's own outdoor bar! Our private events can range from 15 people up to 150! We now offer wedding packages as we have recently received our wedding licence. Bookings being taken for 2023 and 2024.
  • Area
    Bromsgrove
  • Cross Street
    In the heart of Bromsgrove opposite a large reasonably priced car park
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    On the main bus routes into Bromsgrove and 1 mile from Bromsgrove train station.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 303 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Worcestershire

    Great for brunch

  • Worcestershire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Worcestershire

    Good for groups

  • Worcestershire

    Healthy

  • Worcestershire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Worcestershire

    Good for special occasions

  • Worcestershire

    Lively

303 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, gem in Bromsgrove! Lovely staff and environment, great cocktails and good service.

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  2. CarolC

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service love this place, only slight criticism is that the music was a bit loud for a Sunday lunch.

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  3. ElizabethB

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place ,great ambiance,first time visiting ,didn’t eat but food looked good

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  4. JohnW

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch was excellent. Between the four of us we enjoyed the chicken, pork and beef. All perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Almost too much food but not easy to leave any on your plate. Service excellent from the young team. Smart decor. Good value food and drink.

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  5. Caroline1209

    Birmingham

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant bottomless brunch! Quality & quantity of food so was good & definitely well worth the money! Service was great….staff all made sure we had a drink during our time slot! Highly recommend & will def be returning.

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  6. RobMac

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely place to meet friends and have a catch up. Background music was too loud & then later live music. This lead us to leave earlier than anticipated to find a quieter place to chat. Food was ok & reasonably priced. Service was good.

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  7. Faith29

    Worcestershire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday here. The Sunday beef roast was amazing value and he could not finish it all. I chose two smaller plates the homemade soup potato and leek was amazing and the halloumi fries were fantastic, We were too full of dessert. Service impeccable and value excellent. Thoroughly recommend.

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  8. MichelleL

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    It was way too noisy when we went in. The music was blaring. The food was cold as was the tea and coffee and the steak and chips was inedible. Chewy steak and cold chips

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  9. MeghanB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, cool atmosphere and great service. Will definitely go again!

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  10. DelD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible food, steaks were extremely tough and full of sinew
    The Dry SpyResponded on 15 February 2024
    Hi, We're really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the steak with us, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit with us. We would love to discuss more with you to ensure we always provide the best experiences for all our guests and take any feedback on board. If you could kindly drop us an email at enquiries@thedryspy.co.uk we will get in touch.

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  11. Tracey

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, amazing staff, food was good (roast potatoes a little hard). Definitely worth visiting again and trying other things on the menu. Cocktail variety looks terrific !

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  12. LadiesWhatLunch

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely brunch, with excellent service, food and drink! Thank you all very much!

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  13. Eldea

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch, quick service, fab coffee’s. My go to place on a Saturday morning !

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  14. HelenA

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, reasonably priced. Lots of choice on cocktail menu and will make up well known ones too if requested. Nice ambience and decor, attentive service

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  15. JayneT

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    8 of us went for my birthday. Service was excellent they even found me a Bottle of Cava. Problem was the meal sizes were small and the steaks were really fatty. Then the bill came and they tried to charge me £55 for the Cava! In fairness, they did reduce the bill considerably for us. I would go back but not as a group booking.

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  16. CashisKing

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok - food decent but not ‘wow’. Nice bar and friendly staff though

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  17. DanielleP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, reasonabky priced and hopd portion sizes

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  18. KristyC

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening shared with friends! Delicious food, great live music and incredible staff… as always!

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  19. FionaN

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday lunch -would recommend .will definitely return

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  20. RussellH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyable evening. Food was tasty and great value for money, and service was friendly and efficient. First time having an evening meal here and would definitely return.

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  21. Chris

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable first evening at The Dry Spy. Great customer service, attentive & friendly. Food very good & well presented. Decor lovely to view & restaurant very warm & cosy , on a very cold night outside. Our particular evening had a fabulous magician who was amazing. No idea how he did his tricks. Great evening. Thank you.

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  22. GeorgiaD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We made our second visit to the Dry Spy this year, on one of their event evenings. We were there for ‘Magic at the Table’ with a set 2 (£16.95) or 3 (£22.95) course menu. 3 choices were on offer for each course. The magician Wayne Humpries was amazing with his sleight of hand card tricks and banter 100% recommend him. The drinks were outstanding and the food was good although gunpowder potatoes were a little under cooked and not spicy but the sea bass and the beef pot pie were delicious. Gravies were a little too salty for our tastes but the drinks helped there! The staff are brilliant and the venue is lovely but there weren’t many patrons which was a shame. We felt that better advertising would help tremendously. I signed up as a club member at the end of last year but have received no event information and we only knew about this event due to a flyer picked up on our last visit. The open table booking system works well, however the information on the venues website is lacking in detail about each event. A proposed menu and descriptions of the events would offer clarity and I suspect many more bookings. All in all we had a wonderful time and we look forward to our next visit with excited anticipation.

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  23. JennyS

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good value bottomless brunch with friendly and attentive staff.

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  24. KarinaJ

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to go for drinks or a meal. For was tasty and well cooked. Menu was slightly limited although this may have been due to Christmas.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. Food was very nice though I felt the vegetarian and vegan portions were on small side. Cocktails were great and staff very efficient. Enjoyed the atmosphere and decor great. The guitarist/singer was a nice surprise!

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  26. paulc

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked here with small group for sons 22nd Birthday , the right choice all round. A very unique venue . Super atmosphere , friendly engaging staff , menu made for easy reading with just the right balance of options & dishes. Take a bow Dry Spy , you've got it so right on every level !! We'll be back soon

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  27. PhyllisC

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Christmas party so festive menu booked. Terrible service, table not laid out for Christmas and no crackers and we were given these halfway through. No spoons for the drinks we ordered?! Food was not very warm, lack lustre and staff inexperienced and not customer focussed. The beef was very fatty. Starter hardly any smoked salmon. Overall not a great experience, not asked for extra drinks. Such a shame as venue its self is lovely.
    The Dry SpyResponded on 18 December 2023
    Hi Phyllis, We're really sorry to hear about your experience with us, and we try to pride ourselves in excellent service all around. So we are sorry to hear we didn't live up to these on this occasion. We would like to meet with you to discuss this with you so we can ensure we better ourselves going forward. If you could please email us at enquiries@thedryspy.co.uk we can arrange this with one of our directors.

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  28. RebeccaB

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening, great service did not have to wait long. The food was lush and cocktails did not disappoint.

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  29. LouG

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and very pleasant service. A great place for our girls night out - good atmosphere but not too noisy to talk. Would definitely recommend.

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  30. CarolC

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice lunch very good atmosphere really enjoyed it

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  31. AlexW

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked based on reviews, which are mostly excellent. Very disappointed with the value and quality of the Sunday Lunch served. Won’t be revisiting again unfortunately. Have looked again at the reviews that influenced us and noticed that most appear to be reviewing evening drinks with food. I bet it would be good in there for a few drinks but we can’t recommend it for a day time meal based on the quality/value of the food alone.

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  32. Veggielover

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cocktails were delicious, service was superb, but our enjoyment was spoilt by being put on a table right in the middle of the room, by the bar, where the waiters and waitresses constantly walked up and down past us. Because of this, we had a few cocktails, then left and ate elsewhere. Next time I'll ask for a table against the wall.

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  33. NicolaT

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Sunday dinner great service. Just a bit loud sitting under the speaker - small niggle Great cocktails and yummy desserts

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous bottomless brunch with lovely drinks and food. Service was great and the decor and atmosphere added to the experience. Thank you!

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  35. TraceyH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently a lovely experience. A frequent visitor, especially for Saturday brunch and Sunday lunch....

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  36. PaulB

    Worcestershire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn't fault our visit. Had the steak which was cooked spot on medium rare. Probably the best steak I've ever had whilst eating out, the 25% off certainly made it even sweeter. To top it off the music was spot on with 80's and 90s indie music playing which was a nostalgic blast from the past.

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  37. MichelleW

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tasty, fresh and hot. Ladies serving were all very pleasant and helpful. It was a quiet Wednesday night but music is playing and it has a nice relaxed atmosphere, can’t pay to go back 😊

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  38. JohnW

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent Sunday Lunch. Very smart decor. Friendly service.

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  39. AndyD

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic place, been there many times for either a relaxed brunch as well as evening drinks on other times. Food is amazing, and such great friendly service.

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  40. julieB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a fabulous Sunday roast then this is the place to go. Great portion sizes and cooked to perfection. Still dreaming about the cauliflower cheese ❤️ We will be back !

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FAQs

The Dry Spy is rated 4.6 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Dry Spy

12 St John St, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 8QY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    In the heart of Bromsgrove opposite a large reasonably priced car park
  • Area
    Bromsgrove
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 17:00–23:00 Fri 15:00–00:00 Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–18:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, English, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    On the main bus routes into Bromsgrove and 1 mile from Bromsgrove train station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01527 877727
  • Catering
    We can offer bespoke packages for special events depending on your needs or theme, call us to discuss how we can make your special occasion magical!
  • Private party facilities
    We have multiple areas for private events including our heated terrace, Cassiday's private function room and the secret garden with it's own outdoor bar! Our private events can range from 15 people up to 150! We now offer wedding packages as we have recently received our wedding licence. Bookings being taken for 2023 and 2024.
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