Whittington Pub, Kinver, West Midlands
The Whittington public house on the A449 at Kinver, is perhaps one of the UK’s oldest inn’s, allegedly having originally been built in 1310 as manor house for Sir William de Whittington, a knight in arms and the grandfather of Richard Whittington, who’s life was the basis for the well known pantomime character Dick Whittington.
There is some dispute over whether the history of the building is true, but there can be no dispute over the lovely character of the property and the excellent location.
Whilst on the extremely busy and fast A449, you feel a world away once inside and current owners Marstons Brewery have done a good job of maintaining the heritage of the Grade Two listed property. At the rear is a lovely terrace and beer garden where we ate in the warm evening sun. The only downside we experienced was the long wait for the food of about 25 minutes as they were extremely busy.
There is plenty of car parking and lots of space if you are towing a caravan or boat with lots of turning space available, so make sure you give it a try next time you’re in the West Midlands, we strongly recommend the steak and ale pie for which they are renowned.
What we ate and drank on 4th June 2013:
2 farmhouse ciders
2 glasses of house white wine (pinot grigio)
2 steak and ale pies served with seasonal veg
Whittington Public House
A449 at Kinver
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