The Lake at Barston Restaurant is located at the West Midlands Golf Club in Solihull, and is open to the general public. All tables have a view of the 21 acre Barston Lake.
We serve an English Pub & Grill menu with Burgers, Fish, Breakfast & light options, along with Steaks & Grills. The menu served is the same in the Bar & Lounge area, outside under cover in the Bistro, on the patio or on the lawns, or in the Restaurant with traditional waiter service to your table.
We offer traditional home cooked food prepared by our team of professional chefs, using fresh local produce wherever possible. We serve British meats, fresh fish, free range eggs and fresh vegetables.
We have a variety of rooms available for private dining, social functions, charity fundraisers, birthdays and weddings etc. Please ask for details of hiring a room by calling or emailing us;
Events & Weddings Manager Amy Davis – firstname.lastname@example.org
General Manager Mark Harrhy – email@example.com
Opening times – see below
We still serve our Sunday lunches in the Restaurant but recently have made some changes to the way we serve. We can now also serve Sunday lunch in the Bar & Lounge, and in the Restaurant itself we now serve it plated from the kitchen, so you order it at your table and don’t have to go up to the Carvery, the chefs will plate it for you and it will be served to you at the table. This is a more formal style of service, it allows it to present the food on the plate and make sure all components of the plate are served nice and hot.
It also means that we can now serve other menus items in the Restaurant, we can now offer our famous Fish & Chips, Burgers which are always popular and about another 5 or 6 items to choose from.
We take bookings from 12pm to 3.30pm.
The Sunday menu varies weekly but we have posted a sample menu to give you an odea of what is available.
High chairs are available but please book these when booking your table. All tables have a view of the lake due to the 180′ panoramic windows, and the room is flexible enough to book parties of all sizes.
For larger parties of 10 or more guests, we offer a set menu based on a 3 course Sunday lunch. This is a choice of 4 starters and Dessrts and a choice of Roast meat lunched, Beef or Turkey or a mix.
Please ask about this at the time of booking. We will ask for a deposit on booking with full pre-payment one month in advance of the event.
When taking the 3 course option, you are welcome to bring a celebration cake with you, we will serve it to you after your meal, and supply plates, cutlery and napkins.
Functions & Conferences
We are able to hold a variety of functions from sporting dinners, to rotary clubs, school proms, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and much more. If you are planning any occasion, please get in touch with us and we will let you know what we can offer.
We can offer the Restaurant for exhibitions, seminars and conferences. Please see our conference page or get in touch with us for a bespoke quote.
We are able to host wakes for up to 200 people although we are just as well suited for smaller occasions, from 20 or 30 people
Bar & Lounge
The Bar is adjacent to the Restaurant, still with views of the lawns and the lake. The adjacent Lounge can be booked for parties of up to 24 people and is an ideal room for an informal meeting or group meal.
It makes for a perfect place to meet up with friends for a spot of lunch, a relaxed pint or just for coffee after a stroll around the lake. Visitors are welcome to walk dogs around the lake but according to the countryside laws they must be kept under close control or on a lead in order to protect the abundance of wildlife and ground nesting birds.
Dogs welcome on the lawns, patio and under the cover of the canopies.
Due to the seasonal nature of the Restaurant, we are open longer hours in the summer than winter.
Our bar is open from 7am everyday for hot, cold & alcoholic beverages, and is open to the general public.
Food opening times Winter October 2023 – March 24
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday & Thursday – 11am – 4pm
Friday & Saturday 8am – 7.30pm
Sunday 8am – 4pm
We will still host functions and tribute nights on weekends and the bar will be open till late on those events.
The bar is open for drinks from 7am till dark every day (10pm Friday & Saturday) with snacks available
From April 2024 our opening hours will be revised and posted here nearer the time.