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Popular Bromsgrove pub reopens with Michelin chef, top-to-toe refurbishment and beer garden

A Bromsgrove pub which closed 18 months ago is to reopen following a £500,000 overhaul. Wildmoor Oak will open its doors to punters on Monday, May 20, with ‘best of British produce’ food from chef Peter Jackson, formerly of Michelin-starred restaurant Carters of Moseley.

The pub will be run by Bromsgrove local Bex Wilkins and Sarah Robinson, formerly of The High Field. The pair have run award-winning gastropubs in the West Midlands, Warwickshire and further afield for the past 10 years.




The top-to-toe renovation includes a new neutral interior with the original floorboards stripped and re-upholstered, local artwork, traditional brass lighting and a new log burner, as well as other antique and “cosy” touches including upholstered banquettes William Morris. comfortable fabrics and sunbeds.

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The country pub’s garden has wooden benches and high tables, as well as a covered terrace for al fresco dining.

The food menu includes light dinners and Sunday lunches. Food specialties will be inspired by “quality” local ingredients from purveyors such as Aubrey Allen, who will provide 28-day dry-aged steaks and burgers. Seasonal fruit, British vegetables, native fish and seafood will also appear on the menu.

Dishes on the new menu include a Worcester Black Bomber rarebit with sourdough, pork head terrine with celeriac and panzanella salad and burella, Scotch eggs with gherkin pickles and Minestrone soup and bread.