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The Wildmoor Oak to Reopen

The Wildmoor Oak to open bringing a beautiful gastropub to Bromsgrove

A beautiful new gastropub is coming to Wildmoor in Bromsgrove with the opening of The Wildmoor Oak next week.

On Monday 20th May the doors will re-open to a much-loved local pub that has been given a top to toe refurbishment putting the heart and soul back into the building, making it a really lovely place to eat, drink and socialise.

More than half a million pounds has been spent on taking the pub, known for sporting a vibrant shade of bright blue, back to its natural form and colour and creating a smart new interior and garden perfect for enjoying top quality seasonal food and drink with relaxed, friendly service from a highly experienced team.

That team is headed up by Bromsgrove locals Bex Wilkins, who grew up in the town, and wife Sarah Robinson, who have spent the last decade at Peach Pubs running award-winning gastropubs across the West Midlands, Warwickshire and further afield.

They will be joined in the kitchen by Head Chef Peter Jackson, who hails from Michelin starred Carters of Moseley in Birmingham and brings with him a love of cooking simple but delicious dishes made with best of British produce.

Together they have given The Wildmoor Oak not just fantastic new food and drink menus, but also a completely new look, staying true to the building’s age and style whilst creating a warm and welcoming interior with real character.

Original wooden floorboards have been stripped back and revarnished, aged antique panels used to decorate the walls along with eco-friendly House of Hackney wallpaper in nature-inspired prints, with a cluster of local artwork. Traditional brass lighting, antique mirrors and a new log burner give the space a cosy feel, and the new bar is painted in deep forest green.

A mix of old and new dining furniture, comfortable lounge chairs and upholstered banquette seating with elegant William Morris fabrics and velvets in earth tones and burnt orange with pops of colour give everything a stylish yet homely feel.

In keeping with a proper country village pub there is a lovely outside space, with wooden benches and high tables which are great for sitting and enjoying a well-earned pint after a bracing walk, plus a covered patio with tables that seat four comfortably for a bite to eat daytime or evening.

Whether you visit for a drink or two, a light supper or a long Sunday lunch and a good bottle of wine, The Wildmoor Oak is a great pub for any occasion.

Fresh from the kitchen is top notch seasonal food, with regularly changing menus and daily specials created by Peter Jackson using quality ingredients carefully sourced from suppliers he knows and trusts. Aubrey Allen 28 day dry-aged steaks and burgers, free-range chicken, native fish and seafood and British vegetables and fruit in season form the cornerstones of his menu.

Start with Worcester Black Bomber rarebit with sourdough; pig’s head terrine with celeriac slaw and a panzanella and burella salad. Or go classic with a Scotch egg with gherkin pickle or a tasty Minestrone soup and bread.

Move onto a main of hake, asparagus and butter sauce; Blythburgh gammon, fried egg, potato hash and mustard parsley sauce or a 28 day dry-aged flat iron steak with peppercorn sauce and fries. End on homemade puddings of berry Eton Mess and sticky toffee pudding, or for a savoury finish, a British cheese selection of Tumworth, Godminster and Beauvale with Peter’s Yard crackers and onion chutney.

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream

Sunday roasts are plentiful, with top quality Aubrey Allen beef, Blythburgh pork and crackling, roast free-range chicken supreme and apricot nut roast, all served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, spring greens and glazed carrots, rounded off with traditional apple crumble and custard.

There are vegan options as well as a menu children can choose from.

The pub serves English wine with quality bottles of sparkling, white, rosé and red, classic lagers including Cruzcampo and Birra Moretti, cask ales from Purity and Timothy Landlord as well as Brixton IPA and Beavertown’s Neck Oil.   There are also traditional and house cocktails including a playful Twisted Vimto of fruity gin, mixed with blueberry, raspberry and grape or Breakfast Martini, a jam infused vodka sour that’s a modern classic with marmalade flavours.

“We’re really excited to be here in the village and on home territory opening The Wildmoor Oak,” says Co-owner Bex Wilkins. “We’ve long wanted to open our own place, having run great gastropubs for others over the years, and when the chance came, we jumped at it.  To us, a great experience is about much more then good food and drink – it’s all about the hospitality. And that’s what you’ll find here; great hospitality, restaurant quality food at pub prices, friendly faces and a relaxed, easy-going environment.

“Ours is a pub that you can come to whatever the occasion, whether you’ve just finished a long walk with the dog and want to sit near the fire with a pint of beer or get dressed up and come for a great steak and a nice bottle of wine.  The Wildmoor Oak is somewhere you can come any time and have a great time.  We can’t wait to welcome you,” she says.

The Wildmoor Oak opens on Monday 20th May and serves good food every day. Opening hours are Monday – Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm and Sunday 10am-10pm. Find out more and book a table by going to, where you can also sign up for news about the pub.

The Wildmoor Oak is at Top Road, Wildmoor, Bromsgrove, B61 0RB. Telephone: 0121 492 2253