The Lyttelton Arms

3.8
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23 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Lyttelton Arms in Stourbridge is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll
What 23 People Are Saying
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OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food as always

m
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was well presented and tasty, good atmosphere.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but the music down stairs ruined the meal as it was so loud. Disappointed.

A
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Last minute decision to head to the Littleton Arms. Hadn’t been there for a while but read it had recently had a referb. Arrived to a friendly welcome from the staff and were shown to our table. Definitely liked the new look of the place. Very modern and trendy. Had a starter and a main course. Starter of breads was average but the main course of Salmon for me and gnocchi for my lady was wonderful. Our waiter Haz was very attentive and friendly as were all the staff. Would definitely recommend this place.

j
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food knowledgeable staff
Point to take note of wine on wine list is sold but not as advertised (took a fair bit of discussion with manager to rectify this )

BF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The new decor is amazing and I love the atmosphere but sadly the service and the food have not improved. I had the rotisserie chicken which I expected to be nice and juicy . It was dry and tough. The broccoli came ad a chunk not small pieces and was too hard to cut and not apetising at all . They need to sort this out as the food always lets them down . The basics need to be improved . We were there on a lunch time and I have heard that in the evening the service is worse such a shame when the place has had such a lot of money spent on it , I won’t be going again any time soon ,

LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this pub great food good atmosphere , nice to sit outside when the weather is nice & music playing in background

RT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

As usual poor food poor service always try to give another go but always leave feeling disappointed

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Turned up following a booking confirmation on the open table app, which wasn’t even confirmed with the restaurant. Restaurant was very accommodating and managed to fit us in despite being extremely busy. Restaurant 10 out of 10, open table app zero out of 10. We weren’t the only booking to arrive that night either. Don’t rely on this app!!

OC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food come out 53 minutes after ordering it.
Asked the waiter how much longer it would be, they replied ‘not much longer’
Steak wasn’t how I asked for it to be cooked. The sauce was stone cold, the children’s menu no classics vegetables. Won’t be returning any time soon

IT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Thought I would try this Resturant but was not impressed
Did not enjoy starter or main

OT
Mobile
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, great service and amazing wines!

A
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub, never been there before. Went with family. Excellent meal and lovely surroundings.

YH
Shropshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Disappointed that no small bottles, or on tap, mineral waters.

HE
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice relaxed environment with good food and service lovely cozy fire

S
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Haven’t been here for awhile after a less than great experience last time.

This time was worse. Staff were overworked and weren’t looking after any table well. We had our starters on the table for at least five minutes before we got cutlery by which time it had gone cold.

Several things had sold out including my first choice. I ordered an alternative. Our waiter returned to say that had sold out too and just stood over me expecting me to pluck another dish out of the air. We asked for another menu and he hovered over us waiting for me to make another choice.

Drinks took ages to arrive.

Meals came fairly quickly. Starters were passable if cold by the time we’d got cutlery.

Main courses were awful. Side salads on the plates had shrivelled and wilted. Steak was cold and 40 percent fat/gristle. Southern fried chicken was like eating shoe leather. Vegetarian tart was cold and had tough pastry.

Several other tables around also complained. Waiter was very apologetic and acknowledged there was issues.

Won’t return.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

First time visiting and did not know what to expect. The outside and inside was beautifully decorated. Firstly we were confused of what to do when we first walked in and was looking around wondering whether we were going to be seated for a while. Once we were seated the waitresses were very pleasant and the nice bar man provided us with advice on what cocktail to choose and made them for us, they were delicious. i will be back for cocktails!! The menu and decoration of the place gave me high expectations for the food. The wait for the food was longer than i'd usually wait for restaurant however i assumed this was because the food was probably prepared fresh so we didn't mind waiting. When the food arrived it looked nice on the plates however i wasn't that impressed with the taste , it was ok however due to the decoration and ambient i has higher expectations.
Overall i will be returning because of the cocktails and may or may not be trying the food again but choose something different this tie around.

SS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was at the back as busy. Bit noisy as party downstairs. Waitress was very good and friendly

M
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Having enjoyed meals previously at The Lyttleton we decided to celebrate our Anniversary, which was a big mistake. We stood a good 10 mins waiting to be spoken to and taken to our seat. We then had another good 10 minute wait until someone came to ask if we wanted a drink. WE were about to get up and leave. Luckily we had decided what we wanted to eat so we didn't have to wait again for someone to come back to us. A few minutes passed before being told my starters was off the menu - they'd sold out of mushrooms! My soup was beautiful but the Lobster and Tiger Prawn Pot was nowhere near the size that it looks like on the website. It was about a third of the size which made it expensive. Our meals finally arrived. The fish was hot and beautiful, it was served with look warm soggy chips and look warm mushy peas. I thought the chips were supposed to be double fried for crispiness? I should have complained at the time but I was hungry by this time and I wanted to eat at the same time as my husband, as goodness knows when I would have got a meal again. Had a waitress come and checked if we wanted another drink or to check if all was ok, I would have complained! We then ordered a coffee and mini dessert. The coffee finally came. It was quite a long time after we had finished our coffee, that our mini dessert was served! Guess what? The bill came quicker! I didn't want to upset my evening by causing a fuss but we were pleased to get out! There was not enough staff on for a very busy Saturday evening. We were very disappointed with the whole experience.

RA
London
26 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice food, nice venue - poor mgmt (not poor service per se) but just really poor planning - hence insufficient staffing on sat lunchtime

Took 1-5hrs to get mains , manageress listened , refunded most of the meal - real shame as I imagine this would be a lovely place with the right staffing

JM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Nice place. Seats a little uncomfortable. Good good.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Worth driving out to this pub.Visited many times,food always good.If weather good can sit outside.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Simply dreadful. Appallingly short staffed. Overpriced mediocre food. Long long wait for drinks and food. Starter sent back as cold. Second attempt to cook it resulted in kitchen not wanting to send it out. Nothing offered instead - not even bread. Drinks didn't arrive for starters that were 'ok' but needed wine as meat overcooked. Three times we chased water. Mains took an hour and were 'ok' but no more. Had we not arrived by cab we would have left. Very poor management. No time for pudding as cab booked for 11. We arrived at 20:30!!! We were also hurried to order as 'kitchen closed at 21:30'. Chaos. What a shame though. Lovely looking place. Just poorly managed. You