The Whittington Arms

4.3
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17 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Whittington Arms in Lichfield 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 17 People Are Saying
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PL
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Whittington Arms is a big place and it was nice to feel uncrowded at the table. The initial welcome was friendly and that seems to be the vibe of the pub. The young waiting staff were well trained and attentive. The menu covers most food requirements and my family were all able to find options to please. The dishes themselves were cooked with care and presented well. We were all pleased with the meal and for having chosen this pub.

SM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Whittington Arms has easy access and great parking. The staff are professional and knowledgeable of the menu which is always a bonus when visiting for the first time! The food is very good, and a wide menu to suit all palettes. Will be back for definite when in the area again. Thank you Whittington Arm!

LB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

It was our Anniversary and I wanted something special so we went here having not been for a while as the last time we went wasn't the best but we thought we would try again. The starter was good but when the main came out my wife's fishcakes were just warm and consisted of mainly mashed potato on a pea volute which was very grainy with no taste she also had a side salad that was served in a tiny bowl and it consisted of rocket leaves a couple of slithers of cucumber the tops of spring onion and two tiny slices of tomato which was £3.50. at the end of the meal my wife had left half of it and we complained and it was removed from the bill but that is the second time we have not had a good experience there and wont be going back

TP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lat minute booking for an early dinner and the service and food were great. Not bad prices too for the quality of food.

GM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant & will definitely be returning. The food & service was excellent & it was very busy, I would highly reccomend this place.

JK
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food .willl visit again. unfortunately our online booking via opentable was not received by the restaurant. Clare one of the senior staff.sorted out a table for our group, even though the restaurant was fully booked. Staff were all very friendly

MH
Warwickshire
32 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Well presented traditional Sunday lunch with a range of excellent roasts. We were pleased to receive attentive yet unobtrusive service in this light, airy restaurant with well-spaced tables.

N
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I’ve eaten at this pub and it was great. The food was lovely, the service was excellent. The pub is friendly and modern. I will be going again and have told a number of friends already to go there

TB
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal, my girlfriend and I would highly recommend :)

JE
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eaten there a few times before and as the time previous excellent food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

What a shame!
Our maiden visit following a friends recommendation and first impressions were very good. Offered a table and orders were placed. Then was subsequently asked if we wanted to move table after placing our order due to a large party being situated at a nearby table. We took up the offer.
Starters arrived and no issues, mains then took a further 50 minutes to arrive which is where the problems lie as I felt having waited that long that it would be worth it.
Afraid not, my order of roast beef dinner was luke warm at best so i asked the waitress to come over who apologised and fetched me another at which point my two daughters and wife were already working through their meals. My replacement meal was just as bad, again luke warm!
The waitress apologised and blamed staffing issues so after speaking with the manager agreed to knock my meal off the bill.
I personaly would have expected the manager to come over and apologise as my visit left a sour taste and a cold one at that which is very disappointing considering first impressions.

PM
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been on a number of occasions and the standards have always been consistent. The cuisine is always excellent with a varied menu catering for all tastes.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We came for the valentines menu, which was £29.99 for three courses and a glass of prosecco, however the glass of prosecco was never brought over and when we ask about having an alternative to the prosecco (as neither of us wanted it) I asked for a small lemonade instead. When the bill arrived we had still been charged for the small lemonade, so I had to ask for it to be removed from the bill, which was done but as a result we were still effectively overcharged as my husband did not get the free drink. The food was also below the standard that we would expect of the restaurant. I doubt we will be back in a hurry. (Previously we had had the chateau Briand steak which had been over cooked and the manager offered us a refund on that without us saying anything.

I would suggest avoiding this place if you want to celebrate or treat yourself.

NS
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening for my wife’s birthday , efficient and attentive staff without being overbearing , everything ordered arrived at a good temperature , well presented , lovely tasty food , with plenty of variety to choose , and a good vegan option available , just had a look as it’s fun to try something different .

T
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

After being shown to our table we waited nearly 30 minutes before anyone came to take our order although the pub was by no means full we then had to wait about 40 minutes for our food to arrive and although it was nicely presented when I ate one on my sweet potato fries it was Lukewarm I also had to ask the waitress to change my cutlery as there was food residue on my fork and the knife handle felt tacky all in all it was a long distance to travel (we came from Great Barr Birmingham) for an overpriced mediocre meal. We will not be going back.

f
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really lovely food, good portions, attentive service but slow for a Saturday night. We waited an hour between starter and main and finished our bottle of wine we wanted to savour with our steak during the wait.

f
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and friendly front of house. Nice atmosphere which was relaxed and still busy.

Starters were very tasty; we had calamari and the crab pot! Sunday roast was great and the beef cooked perfectly, with more that generous portions. My only criticism was for the monkfish special; very small piece of fish with greasy butter aftertaste.

We will be back for Sunday roast for sure!