The Station pub in Kings Heath underwent a refurbishment early in the year. Previously called the Sun at The Station, it’s now returned to its original name after been sold on.
For many years in Kings Heath’s history it was the pub closest to the now erased railway station that ran via Moseley from the city centre. Oh for its return. The train line is still there and caters for mostly freight trains, but the name of the pub has now returned to its rightful place as the first point of call on the High Street as you come in from the city via Moseley.
With a good selection of real ale, cocktails and friendly staff it makes a nice alternative to the Hare and Hounds and Fletchers Bar further down the High Street on York Road and it’s refurbishment does the style and age of the pub justice.
Ruth and I visited on a Sunday lunchtime in order to try out their Menu which includes a Veggie Nut Roast.
The Nut Roast came with lashings of Red wine gravy which is compulsory in my book and in many ways is a good test of the lunch. In this case the gravy was rich and punchy, though could have been a tad warmer.
The Nut Roast itself was lovely. Nicely textured, with a moist nutty feel that wasn’t over cooked or under flavoured in any way. It came with a huge Yorkshire pudding and mixed vegetables of carrots and peas and roasted potatoes. It was a good size Sunday lunch, and very enjoyable.
For pudding I enjoyed an apple crumble with custard, which again was surprisingly good and in this case the custard was hot.
The Station in Kings Heath is a lovely suburban pub to visit. The Sunday Lunch menu is good value and with decent sized portions is a nice alternative in Kings Heath to curry, Italian and tapas. Outside their is a large beer garden which is comfortable and is a nice sun trap in the sunshine.
The vegetarian Nut Roast is to be recommended and was surprisingly full of flavour and depth and a decent choice for a roast in the area though not the best in the city by a long chalk. Well worth revisiting though for a straightforward hearty Sunday lunch in a cosy setting.
For a beer alone it’s worth a visit but stop for a bite to eat too, after all that trains not arriving for awhile.
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7 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7BB.
The Station also puts on live music events for up to 200 people and their back room can be hired out.
Sunday lunch is served from 12-6 every Sunday.
One course: £8.90
Two courses: £11.90
Three courses: £14.90.
They also serve food all day and brunch. All meat and eggs are free range.
We paid for our meal in full.