About The Coach
The Coach is just 8 miles south of Birmingham city centre, 1 mile from J3 of the M42 & 15 minutes from the NEC & Birmingham Airport, yet it lies in 4 acres of rolling Worcestershire countryside, home to some of the best walking and cycling routes the county has to offer.
It has remained in the same family for nearly 46 years, and it is this family run pub that has built up a superb reputation for all round quality. The Coach comprises of three rooms; the traditional bar has remained untouched, with its tiled floor, open log fire, antique pine tables and old church pews. The lounge, with its comfy sofas and roaring fires provides a retreat to read the papers or grab a snack in the middle of a busy day. The restaurant is spacious yet homely, and provides a lovely setting be it a party of 20 or a candlelit dinner for two.
Philip and Sheila Meads arrived at the Coach and Horses in 1968 as Manager and Manageress, progressing to Tenants in 1975, achieving the Holy Grail in 1980 by purchasing the Freehold from Bournville Village Trust. In 2004 their son, Gary Meads, joined the team to preserve and continue the successful family business. 2018 marks our 50th year in business, and though we've come a long way from serving directly from the large hogsheads of Mild Ale some may remember, we've kept true to our real passion; real pub, real ale, real food.
The Coach itself is in an historic setting, situated on the Roman Road Icknield Street, being the first stop from Birmingham to London on the ancient stagecoach route. The building that is now the Weatheroak Hill Brewery was originally the stabling for horses while their passengers enjoyed the hospitality of the Inn.
Whether it's good quality food, an afternoon in our popular beer garden or one of our 10 real ales and a cheese cob that takes your fancy, you're sure to find something you like at the Coach & Horses.