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5.6 /6 Wonderful 353 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.


353 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 353 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
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Debbie H.
1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 05:21

Cannot fault the food or service Would not hesitate to recommend Look forward to the next visit Lovely atmosphere and location It helped they had rattlers on draft so had one happy boyfriend 👍

Nicky C.
1 review so far 6
17.05.2017 07:50

Excellent food and service as always. My only complaint is that it is so pilar that you can't get in unless you book well in advance.

Jackie C.
4 reviews so far 6
16.05.2017 00:44

Excellent food as usual, good choice if carvery meat and vegetables, no waiting around good service. Always a decent meal , would recommend. Best carvery in our area by far .

Jackie C.
4 reviews so far 6
15.05.2017 16:50

Excellent food , good value for money. Lots of vegetable choices. Staff always pleasant and helpful, best carvery and n the area, would recommend . Always a pleasant experience

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.

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.

Ann M.
1 review 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.
2 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Stephen S.
1 review 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.

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

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.
1 review 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.

Emma C.
3 reviews so far 6
29.10.2016 06:23

We went for lunch (a bargain at £6.25 for the carvery!) and it was so busy! Glad we reserved a table. The waitress said that it wasnt usually so busy at lunchtimes but it was half term - worth remembering if you are wanting to go out for lunch.

John T.
1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 02:46

Have visited this restaurant several times and had the carvery this time which as usual was excellent value for money. Have also sampled other items from the menu on previous visits and have always been pleased with the food and the service. Would have no hesitation in returning.

Angie S.
1 review so far 6
20.07.2016 19:09

Staff were extremely helpful. We were not rushed, despite two of our party being stuck in traffic. The variety of food suited everyone's taste and the carvery was particularly good. We were celebrating my Mom's 80th birthday and she really enjoyed herself and wants to go back again.

Samantha P.
1 review so far 5
09.11.2016 23:51

We booked online but on arrival the restaurant couldn't find our reservation but they found us a table despite being quite busy,we all had the carvary which was delicious,plenty of choice including 3 different potatoes and lots of vegetables,our daughter is vegan so she had a meat free carvary with vegetable gravy.We were too full for dessert.

Michelle M.
1 review so far 6
13.09.2016 01:27

Don't usually order a carvery as vegetables are usually not cooked enough for me but it looked so nice I did. Definitely recommend it, beef was cooked perfectly and the veg plus the gravy was so tasty. Portions so large I didn't finish it! You must go!

Yvonne R.
1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 08:51

We always have a lovely meal here its a lovely friendly atmosphere with excellent food and service ,we also had a large family meal here on xmas eve, it was so lovely we have decided as a family to do it every xmas eve now .

Jason W.
6 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 06:38

This is now my favourite place to visit, for a carvery, the staff are excellent & polite, nothing is too much trouble, meat is always suculient & vegetables fresh, you always leave feeling full, & if you have room afterwards, the desserts are excellent too

John W.
1 review so far 6
24.12.2016 06:59

Visited the Nailers Arms for a lunchtime meal in a party of 8 to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Very pleasant surroundings. The food was excellent with a lot of choice. Service was also excellent with all the staff being friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend.

Anthony C.
1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 08:16

My wife and I eat here for my wife's birthday. She had the steak and ale pie and I had the 16oz rump steak. The pie was lovely, and the steak was tender and cooked how I wanted it. Fabulous food and service, highly recommended

Gillian G.
1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 19:59

Very much enjoyed our visit to the Nailers - the Brie parcels as a starter are particularly excellent. Very good service and prices (including the wine) are very reasonable. Only slight downside was that on the Thursday evening we were there it was very busy and so it was rather too noisy.

Lorraine B.
2 reviews so far 5
15.02.2017 09:33

We had a lovely meal tonight. Booked for 6.00pm and were seated and served promptly. Lovely touch to celebrate Valentines Day, was a plate of chocolates and jelly sweets for us to share. Food excellent as usual and the service was really good. Staff very pleasant. All in all a lovely evening.

Andrew W.
1 review so far 5
04.08.2016 16:51

Good service and huge portions. Starters are massive. My only slight moan was that the vegetables on the car very could have been a little bit hotter. They were not cold but l like my food to be piping hot. Still a good restaurant though and i would certainly recommend a visit.

Andrew S.
1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 01:06

Excellent food and service. We eat here quite regularly and as one of our party is a Coeliac, who trusts the advice given to her by the staff when catering for her diet, we shall continue to eat here as long as possible.

Sarah C.
1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 07:18

The only place to have a carvery! Warm and welcoming staff who will accommodate any request. The interior very modern. The food is amazing wether you have the famous carvery or chose to eat off the menu. You will not be disappointed.

Justine H.
1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 02:59

Lovely place even if you just want to sit outside, the menu is quite simple not 10 pages long, the food and beer is excellent, we have been twice already and have another table booked to try the carvery this time