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5.6 /6 Wonderful 472 Reviews

The Nailers Arms

Bournheath European, British £££ +100
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About The Nailers Arms

Dear diners, please note that tables will be available for either 1.5 or 2 hours depending on the time of the booking

Every bit the welcoming country pub you may well be hoping to stumble upon around Bournheath, The Nailers Arms attracts a loyal clientele from Bromsgrove and beyond, drawn by the delicious food (available seven days a week) as well as a wide selection of quality beers, wines and spirits and that welcoming atmosphere only possible in a truly local institution. Phil and Shula Witherford are the passionate couple behind this popular bar and contemporary restaurant on Doctors Hill, a place which is hard to leave without a personal promise to the publican that you’ll be back to get your fill again before too long.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 19:00
The Nailers Arms, 62 Doctors Hill, B61 9JE Bromsgrove

Further Information

Doctors Hill is a sleepy stretch of country road around the quaint country town of Bournheath, so it should come as little surprise that this is where to find a slice of that legendary country hospitality. Instead of a single slice, though, The Nailers Arms dishes it up in ladle-loads. Well-known around Bromsgrove and wider Worcestershire for their fabulous contemporary carvery showcasing succulent meat and seasonal veg, The Nailers Arms also provides a bar stocked with plenty of quality cask ales and fine wines, tasty lighter fare and children’s meals, a cosy atmosphere and anything else you would hope for from an authentic, family-friendly country pub.

Carnivores are in heaven on Doctors Hill in Bournheath. Cooked to perfection and served alongside quality vegetables and rich house-made gravies, roasts of the day at The Nailers Arms are a heartwarming and mouthwatering experience not to be missed, as are the many traditional treats sizzling off the grill. The menu goes much further than meat, however, so whether you’re looking for something lighter (a summer salad or crunchy baguette?), feeding the wee ones (sausages with new potatoes, baked beans and peas are a healthy and popular choice), going veggie (you won’t be sorry for it with the gorgeous red pepper and pesto tart) or a selective coeliac (gravy, Yorkshire puddings and stuffing are all offered gluten-free), you’re bound to find something supremely satisfying at The Nailers Arms just outside Bromsgrove.


472 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 472 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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Louise P.
1 review so far 6
15.08.2017 04:20

We took my Mother for sunday lunch to celebrate my birthday. My husband and Mum had the vegetarian carvery and I ha Roast Beef. The selection of vegetables were superb. It as my Mum's first visit and she was very impressed. My Mum and I both had dessert, rhubarb and apple crumble for my mum and strawberry eton mess for me, both delicious. Service was very good too.

Gareth J.
1 review so far 6
14.08.2017 18:19

Food was great, the service was very efficient and overall everyone on the table were really pleased by how the booking went. We will definitely be returning.

6 reviews so far 6
14.08.2017 15:49

Polite staff, very helpful and friendly, giving a warm welcome on arrival. Excellent food, plenty of choice and freshly cooked. Overall would highly recommend for any occasion.

Elaine T.
1 review so far 6
14.08.2017 06:02

Fantastic meal. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend if you have never been before. Puddings are huge, so save some room or share one. Plenty of parking. Book well in advance.

Hilary B.
1 review so far 6
31.05.2017 01:07

We had a carvery lunch at The Nailers Arms in Bromsgrove today. The food was extremely good. The beef was tender, moist and tasty and the choice of vegetables were the best I have seen at a carvery. The price was very good too. All of the staff were friendly, helpful and professional. It is the first time we have eaten here, following recommendations by two friends and we will certainly be back.

Susan D.
1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 10:09

We visited The Nailers Arms on Saturday 21st January 2017. I found it easy to book online, we had a nice table for 6 of us. Some had Carvery and some choose off the Menu. We all ate at the same time and we were all pleased with our food. Have been before and it continues to be good quality, I do recommend it to friends.

Peter S.
1 review so far 5
17.06.2017 17:19

We have dined here at lunch times in the past, hence we booked dinner last night there. Lovely food, nice atmosphere, clean tidy house, friendly staff, well priced. First timers should be warned that the quantity of portions served are big, we will counteract this next time by omitting a course. Would not propose calling in on spec. as one could find it difficult to find a table We had an enjoyable evening at "The Nailers Arms"

Charlotte W.
1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 05:54

My family really love this restaurant and its carvery! As a vegetarian I was nervous about going as, at a traditional carvery, you're lucky if you get offered a nut roast!?! (not that I like a nut roast!) At the Nailers Arms however they actually offer a vegetarian carvery! I know?! It is markedly cheaper than the meat eaters version yes you can have 2 yorkshires and as many of the vegetable as you see fit! They even asked if minded the knivesthat touched the meat to be used to serve the yorkies! Oh and did I mention that they also provide a vegetarian gravy? Me? very happy and very full! Beautiful meal and thoughtful menu - when can we go again???

Richard S.
1 review so far 6
03.04.2017 01:12

The Nailers Arms is extremely popular particularly for Sunday Carvery. I was able to make a reservation for 6 easily using the Quandoo app. on the date and time we preferred. On arrival our table was ready for our 2 hour Carvery. Food brilliant as always. Staff friendly and helpful as always. Thank you for a great Sunday lunch.

william m.
3 reviews so far 6
14.11.2016 06:30

Family meal at The Nailers Arms and it did not disappoint! A fab meal - we had carvery and lots of it! Plenty of options, the turkey and beef was delicious! All very tasty indeed. Only complaint would be that we had to wait 3 weeks for a table as it is so busy! Thankyou

Tim S.
1 review so far 6
22.11.2016 01:28

Good reception on arrival and introduced to our waitress, very helpful due to my disability, ordered drinks, whilst waiting we looked at the menu, to which we went for the Carvery, good choice of meats and quantity, very good choice of vegetables (11), very good taste etc, we had a desert which was ample after the large Carvery. Once finished we were not hurried to leave and when ready we paid our bill, we then left, we were very impressed and getting ready to book again after the Xmas/new year break, will recommend to all persons we know. Thank you.

Sharon H.
2 reviews so far 6
09.06.2017 07:59

Love The Nailers Arms! This has to be the best carvery. I'm vegetarian and just have the veges with my little jug of gravy. Dauphinois potatoes and cauliflower cheese are always delicious. Lovely decor and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Great value for money too!

Margaret A.
2 reviews so far 6
25.09.2016 02:50

The Nailers Arms is a very good pub. It is set in a beautiful village and offers very good food. The Carvery is exceptional and at a very good price. I took friends today that hadn't been before and they were very impressed with the whole package.

Tom D.
1 review so far 5
02.11.2016 21:51

reception welcoming and pleasant with our reservation waiting. service from all staff was warm and efficient food was excellent only reason for not scoring 6 was minor delays with sweet and coffee - staff apologized profusely. prices were so reasonable will definitely be going again and recommending The Nailers Arms to all our family and friends

Sue K.
4 reviews so far 6
06.06.2017 22:12

My family and I often visit the Nailers and every visit is fantastic. The meal was fabulous, best carvery around. The staff are always lovely and helpful and we are always served quickly. The Nailers Arms always has a friendly environment too. Would highly recommend.

Terry G.
1 review so far 6
29.07.2016 07:48

The Nailers Arms has a good atmosphere and the food and service were excellent. It wasn't particularly good weather when we went but the garden and outside area looked very nice. We will certainly return soon and hopefully on a sunny day.

Bob P.
1 review so far 5
23.02.2017 03:00

We are regular users of The Nailers Arms. We enjoy the Carvery served at lunchtime and our latest vist was up to standard. The popularity of the pub is obvious as it is always packed when we visit and it would be wise to book for a lunch.

Stephanie R.
1 review so far 5
03.03.2017 07:46

I don't think my message that I put on the booking about requiring a high chair reached them but it was no trouble for them to fetch them. The only thing that didn't come across as very friendly was that we were 'warned' that we only had the table until 8.30pm. It wasn't actually a warning but the tone in which it was said made it sound a little unfriendly. The guy carving the meat was friendly as always and polite and chatty elwhilst serving us. The carvery food was very tasty as always.

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 18:25

As on previous occasions we were not disappointed. We all had the carvery. The choice was good, 3 meat to chose from and a wide range of vegetables - the majority of which were fresh, food was hot and the service was prompt. 2 of us had deserts and these were also nice. One of the other things we like is that there is a really large car park so we have never experienced any problems with parking.

Varvara P.
1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 08:27

Another enjoyable visit to The Nailers Arms. Food excellent. Efficient and friendly staff. See you again soon. One of our party is Coeliac and the ease with which the GF gravy, stuffing and Yorkshire Pudding is provided should be an example to other restaurants.

Stephen S.
2 reviews so far 6
03.07.2017 20:33

A member of our group, needed to rush off to get to an un- scheduled work shift, we arrived an hour earlier than our table was booked for, to relax...staff told us our table was ready, we were able to Have our meal earlier than planned, so we able to relax before & after, make the experience very enjoyable instead of could have been very rushed, so 10/10, for service... thank you nailers

1 review so far 6
26.09.2016 05:01

Excellent food and very welcoming staff, Sunday carvery was very well presented and excellent choice of vegetables. Very good choice of desserts and would defiantly go back to The Nailers Arms in the future.

Richard J.
1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 22:07

Fantastic hidden gem! The carvery was absolutely lovely with a great selection of veg. Brilliant selection of drinks and all staff very friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend The Nailers Arms to all.

Caroline C.
1 review so far 6
10.12.2016 10:03

Did not realise that normal menu was not on as my husband wanted 16 inch steak.infortunately not on festive menu so had to have gammon bit dissapointed.would help to be advised standard meals were not available as I wanted smaller portion scampi as not big eater so had to leave lot of chips.but still excellent meals though and good prompt service with a smile.

Denise D.
2 reviews so far 6
28.08.2016 00:29

The Nailers Arms is a fantastic place to dine. The food is excellent both in choice and flavour. Also the staff are so attentive and nothing is too much trouble for them

sarah d.
1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 10:05

I went with 3 generations of my family. The girls were very pleasant and attentive. Shame they did not assess us when we arrived and swopped us to a table near the door we arrived in instead of leading us to nearly the furthest table away which was by the other doors. Every time someone arrived there was a terrible draught and my poor elderly father had a long walk then was sat in a draught.

Pamela W.
2 reviews so far 6
25.08.2016 01:38

Not fine dining but good quality food at a very good price. Generous helpings of meat at the carvery cut fairly thick not shaved into see through slices like most carveries and a good selection of vegetables. Other options on the menu if you don't like carvery. Desserts are large ( even the small options ) very busy so booking is advisable

Denise D.
2 reviews so far 6
18.08.2016 05:29

The Nailers Arms delivers the best carvery ever. The choice of vegetables is fantastic. All the staff are excellent, so friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them

Amber R.
1 review so far 4
17.08.2016 20:04

We were told to sit down in the corner of the restaurant and that somebody would be over to us shortly, 25 mins later nobody had came to us. The restaurant was fairly quiet so I went to the bar to ask if a member of staff would be over. The lady behind the bar was very sympathetic and sent someone over straight away. When the meals arrived they were very nice and we got a lot for our money, was just a shame they had forgotten about us to start with.

Sue K.
4 reviews so far 6
22.12.2016 02:48

The Nailers Arms is a fantastic restaurant, with wonderful friendly staff. The Carvery is excellent. I have always had a fabulous meal there and have recommended it to many friends.

Beverley C.
1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 06:01

First time at this venue, went because the menu was so varied catering for all tastes, including our Vegetarian friend. The food was delicious, I had the carvery, super roast potatoes & fabulous choice of lovely vegetables, and the beef was beautiful. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal they had. Faggots highly praised. We'll be going again, if not regularly. Fabulous.

Philip C.
2 reviews so far 6
19.02.2017 20:58

It has been a number of years since we have been to the nailers arms and the first time under the new management. We will return very soon. The food was excellent and both in taste and value for money. I had the carvery and my wife the salmon. The staff were friendly and attentive. An enjoyable Saturday evening.

1 review so far 6
09.08.2016 05:30

we were truly delighted and so pleased with our experience at the NAILERS ARMS on thursday 4th august 2016, and as the staff were so polite and helpful, we were well pleased and we all had the delicious carvery and an equally delicious dessert. The whole experience was great and our compliments go out to all the staff there.

Lisa T.
1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 05:22

Staff were so lovely and polite and welcoming, we were directed to our table and our order taken! We both opted for the fantastic carvery !!!!! Choice of 3 meats and Yorkshire pudding along with a choice of I think 12 fresh vegetables and gluten free gravy and Yorkshire if needed! Fantastic from start to finish!!!!!!! Highly recommended.

Julie P.
1 review so far 6
08.12.2016 21:29

Yet another lovely visit to the Nailers on a very busy Xmas Sunday. The service was first class, very friendly and helpful as usual and the carvery was delicious, with piping hot food and a splendid choice of vegetables. You cannot fault this carvery at all. Highly recommended to everyone. Thankyou and keep up the good work. Julie

Lauren A.
1 review so far 6
08.08.2017 05:44

Great food, lovely welcoming staff! Always smiling and very friendly! Atmosphere was great. Where we sat was a little cold due to open door and was close to the bar so people who walked to and from bar and to get their food kept bumping the chair other than that no complaints would definitely recommend and go again

3 reviews so far 6
16.07.2017 20:35

Went for a midweek evening carvery and it was absolutely lovely. The queue was very small which you might think implies that the food is old. Well, it wasn't and all seemed lovely and freshly cooked. The portions they give you are huge as well. Maybe go a bit easy on the salt in the gravy though!

Paula K.
1 review so far 6
16.11.2016 20:19

Hi This was my first visit to the Nailers following a recommendation from a friend. The location, surroundings, facilities and friendliness of the staff were second to none. The selection of food available on the Carvey impressive and very well presented and prepared. Excellent value for money. I will certainly visit again in the very near future.

Barbara E.
1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 17:01

Our first time at the Nailor's Arms very friendly staff and the surroundings are stylish, more importantly the tables aren't too close so you can easily move around. The food was excellent so much choice it was difficult to pick what we wanted to eat, Overall lovely lunch and we will be booking again. Barbara

Stephen S.
2 reviews so far 6
25.10.2016 05:55

We arrived a little early, but our table was ready and waiting, our waitress was very pleasant, and helpful... She checked on us at regular intervals, without being imposing... We were very pleased with our service... We all chose to have a carvery, there was three meats, plenty of choice of veg, cooked to perfection...excellent!!

carole h.
1 review so far 6
18.11.2016 21:08

The Nailers Arms is a lovely pub and the food is always fantastic. It is decorated to a high standard and the carvery is particularly good value.

Valerie I.
3 reviews so far 6
02.03.2017 08:48

Had excellent service from entering the Nailors Arms, to being seated orders taken from extremely pleasant staff ( always the case I might add). Slick delivery from the Carvery together with hot quality food. I would also add that although it was Saturday lunchtime and restaurant busy the speed of service was fast.

Geoff C.
1 review so far 5
29.05.2017 20:35

Good variety of food on menu in addition to the Carvery. Excellent selection of Veg on the Carvery, such that my Vegetarian wife had the Vegetarian Carvery because of the selection. Would have been a 6 but the noise level made it difficult to talk and as we had gone there with friends we went home for coffee rather than have it there.

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 19:46

excellent service and staff very friendly,a pleasure as always to visit The Nailers Arms, always one of the first places we recommend for a good meal

Andrew C.
1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 23:36

Best carvery ive ever eaten at big thick slices of meet,fresh vegetables gorgeous roasties. Beats the crap malbrook handsdown. I can now see why you have to book up 3-4 weeks in advance. Really is a super place. 2 carverys and 2 drinks £16 unreal. The food will just blow you away.

stephen h.
1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 02:49

staff very good didn't have to wait for the table drinks and food, the only comment our table was at 6pm so the veg on the carvery was looking a little sad i think it should have been taken off esp the cauliflower otherwise the food was very tasty great meat

Jason W.
6 reviews so far 6
22.03.2017 05:03

Always pop here when im off work, if carlsberg did cavery's it still wouldn't beat it, food always hot, staff friendly & approachable, little problem with one of the deserts, so only paid for one, that was a very nice guesture, & very good customer service, keep up the good work

Sue G.
2 reviews so far 6
07.01.2017 22:20

Excellent carvery very fresh and given loads of meat. Two of our party chose off the menu and their meals were very good. Very friendly staff nothing too much trouble. This was our second visit and we don't live in Bromsgrove. Will definately go back there again. Very highly recommended.

Samantha B.
1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 19:29

The Nailers Arms is a great venue. The staff were polite and helpful. The food was perfect, everyone throughly enjoyed their meals, cooked to perfection.

Teresa A.
2 reviews so far 6
20.11.2016 20:04

As a party of nine we had a fantastic evening as in the Nailers. Lovely food, three of the party had the Carvery (which is definitely recommended) and the rest ordered from the menu. The staff are very friendly & there's a great atmosphere. Will definitely go back very soon.