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Perfect Partners: How To Pair Your Wine With Your Food

We pride ourselves on the array of fine wines and stunning food available from our Cellar Bar. But we understand that choosing from the vast selection on offer can be a daunting task, particularly if you want to pick the best wine to compliment your meal.
That’s why we’ve put together a tailored guide so that you can choose the right wine to go with the food from our menu. But bear in mind the most important element when pairing food and wine is what tastes good to you. Read the rest of this entry »

The Windmill Village Hotel: Your One-Stop Wedding Venue

You may already be aware that we host weddings here at the Windmill Village Hotel, but are you aware that we can offer the full package, including a hen party, ceremony, reception and food? Here, we offer a bit more information about the array of facilities we have on offer. Read the rest of this entry »

Unwind In Style & Luxury At The Windmill Village Hotel

Stress and tension can easily get to us all; especially at this time of year, as we gaze longingly out of the office window, wanting to get out and enjoy the sun before the cruel British weather snatches it back from us.

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Treat Your Dad This Father’s Day At Fairways Restaurant

Father’s Day is just around the corner now, falling on Sunday June 16th 2013. Make sure you don’t forget it this year, and give your Dad a well-deserved treat at the Fairways Restaurant. Read the rest of this entry »

The Windmill Village Hotel: Your One-Stop Wedding Venue

You may already be aware that we host weddings here at the Windmill Village Hotel, but are you aware that we can offer the full package, including a hen party, ceremony, reception and food? Here, we offer a bit more information about the array of facilities we have on offer.

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Kickstart Spring In Style With Stunning Menu Options At Fairways Restaurant

With the new year out of the way and 2013 well underway, spring is almost upon us – it might not feel like it, with sub-zero temperatures and snow outstaying its welcome well into March, but we promise the warmer weather is nearly here.

With that in mind, the Fairways Restaurant is the perfect place for springtime dining. With a quiet and luxurious restaurant located between Birmingham and Coventry, and stunning views of the

1. Light Starters
We Recommend: Smoked Duck Salad
Served with an orange, pomegranate and honey dressing, our smoked duck salad is the perfect ‘light bite’ starter for the warmer weather with plenty of flavour and superbly prepared cuts of meat. A gourmet twist on a classic, our duck salad is bursting with loads of fresh flavours perfect for spring.

2. Fresh Main Courses
We Recommend: Thai Sea Bass
Our menu features loads of great roast classics, and some superb vegetarian options too, but our Thai sea bass is fresh, exciting and a great alternative choice to keep your taste buds on your toes. Served with a crab and ginger doughnut, parmentier potatoes and an amazing cucumber salsa, this dish is the perfect way to welcome in spring.

3. Delicious Desserts
We Recommend: Eton Mess
Ok, so it’s not quite summer but we Brits have a tendency to get extremely excited if the temperatures go anywhere near double figures, so why not indulge early and try our stunningly decadent Eton mess? Topped with a rich berry compote, sweet meringue and thick cream, it’s the perfect way to round off a meal – if you feel you can squeeze it in!

4. Refreshing Wines & Drinks
We Recommend: Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie
No good meal is complete without a great wine, and spring deserves its own special treatment when it comes to choosing one. Our Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie is a light, refreshing and universally complementary – a great choice for any virtually meal here at Fairways.

If we’ve whet your appetite sufficiently, and you want to enjoy our exquisitely prepared menu this spring then booking a table with us here at the Fairways Restaurant couldn’t be any easier – just call us on 02476 404040 to speak to one of our team and make your reservation.

How Choosing The Right Venue Can Make Or Break Any Business Event

Business conferences and events are all about creating the right impression – whether it’s to your fellow colleagues and employees, or to outside investors and business partners. While presentations, speeches and events are all really important, if the wrong impression is created or the atmosphere is not quite right, then no-one will be engaged – and the conference won’t be much of a success.

People often overlook just how important a venue can be to creating the perfect business event, but careful consideration needs to be taken to ensure the venue you choose suits all of your needs perfectly. Here are some venue aspects to consider before booking:

1. Where Is The Venue Located?
Location is incredibly key to any successful business conference or event – if anyone has difficulty getting to the venue, has to travel too far a distance or would simply be unable to get there then you’re not off to a good start. It’s best to choose a venue which has strong links to main roads and motorways, as well as airports for anyone who might be coming in from overseas.

With great M6, A45, NEC, train station and Birmingham International Airport connections our conferencing facilities here at the Windmill Village Hotel are ideally situated so that no matter where people might be travelling from and how they’re getting there, they’ll find access to our site incredibly simple.

2. How Big Are The Rooms & Suites?
This is also really vital – some hotels and venues that offer conferencing facilities have a strictly limited selection of rooms and suites available, leaving you having to either make compromises on your event or cut back on who will be able to attend to fit into smaller rooms.

Similarly, there’s no point in having to make do with a suite or room that’s simply far too large for the kind of conference or event you’re looking to put on – it creates entirely the wrong atmosphere and will blow a significant portion of your budget completely unnecessarily.

Choosing a venue, like the Windmill Village, with a variety of different rooms and suits from small conferencing rooms to large and extravagant event suites will give you the ideal level of choice so you can hold your event in a room that suites it perfectly and will be in line with your budget.

3. What Facilities Are Available On Site?
If a conference is scheduled to take several hours, or an event that perhaps runs over several days, then impeccable facilities are an absolute necessity. With everything from small refreshments, and buffets to banquets and hotel accommodation, we’ve got everything to ensure a flawless business event as well as positive impressions all round; conferences and events are not just about presentation, they’re about hospitality too.

To make an enquiry, just visit our conference & events page or call us direct on 02476 404040 to speak to one of our friendly and experienced team members.

Get Ready For Spring At The Cellar Bar With Light Bites & Classics

Spring is here! Well, almost. Temperatures have been hovering around the double figure mark, and the sunshine has definitely been making something of a more regular appearance in recent weeks. With the weather changing, so does your food choices for eating out – instead of needing hot, heart-warming home classics to stop you from freezing in the winter weather, the sunshine and warmth tends to lighter, fresher and cooler menu choices.

Here at the Cellar Bar, we have a great selection of simple, great, tasty food that’ll really help you get in the mood for spring – and if the weather takes a turn for the worse, then don’t worry as our selection of tasty bar classics will have you covered.

Great Light Menu Options

Our menu features a great selection of small starters, light bites and salads to keep your dining options nice and light for the warmer spring weather. Perfect for grabbing something quick before heading back outside to enjoy the warmth of spring, our range of classic, simple sandwiches include tuna mayo, home cooked home, our classic Windmill club, and a sumptuous mature cheddar cheese.

Fancy a salad? Why not try our classic Caesar salad, or our traditional Greek salad for a taste of the Mediterranean to go with the warmer weather.

Tasty Classics & Favourites

If light bites aren’t your thing, and you want something bigger and meatier to get your teeth stuck into this spring then our range of bar and grill classics will keep you satisfied with familiar food that you know you’ll love.

We have a range of burgers including our thick 6oz beef burger and chicken breast burger, all served with chunky chips and salad with the option to add mature cheddar cheese or bacon if you’re feeling particularly famished. Feeling extra hungry? Why not tackle our homemade fish and chips, 8 and 10oz steaks or honey roast ham for some bar classics with a bit more extra substance to them.

However you like your food in the spring, whether it’s light and fresh or big and substantial, you’ll love our menu options here at the Cellar Bar. We’re ideally located close to the NEC, between Birmingham and Coventry so finding us is easy. Booking a table is equally simple – just call us today on 02476 404 040 to make your reservation.

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Celebrate In Luxury: The Ideal Choice For Your Special Occasion

If you’re planning celebrations for a special occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or any event that’s special to you and you need a truly superb restaurant to make it perfect, then look no further than the Fairways Restaurant.

Our stunning menu, meticulously crafted by head chef Mick Lennon, boasts a fantastic variety of high-end cuisine with a wine list that complements our menu perfectly. Topped off with our restaurant’s picturesque location, we can help create the perfect setting for your celebrations as well as creating some memories in the process.

Perfectly Crafted Menu Options

Our menu boasts two key qualities that are vital for important events – impeccable quality and varied choice. With sumptuous starters including everything from smoked duck salad to butternut squash & chilli ravioli, your celebratory meal will get off to an impressive start. Mains include a stunning variety of exotic and classic dishes alike from the Thai sea bass to traditional rib-eye and sirloin steaks cooked to perfection.

You can then end your special meal with one of our delicious desserts with everything from Eton mess and strawberry & champagne jelly to a selection of cheeses and chutneys on offer.

Our superb menu, combined with our impeccable levels of service, idyllic location and stunning countryside views make us the ideal choice for any kind of celebration, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or engagement meal.

The Fairways Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the West Midlands, and the perfect choice if you’re looking for a restaurant in Solihull to really make your celebrations special. To book a table, simply call us on 02476 404040 and one of our welcoming staff will help make all your arrangements.

Enjoy A Relaxing Spa Weekend At The Windmill Village Hotel

The stubborn winter weather is not budging one bit, and is outrageously ignoring the fact that Christmas, New Year and even Valentine’s Day are now out of the picture. Continuing to cloud our day to day lives with a grey, dreary undertone it’s no wonder that the gloominess of winter us sticking around that bit longer this year.

But thanks to our fantastic range of luxurious spa treatments and weekend getaways here at The Windmill Village Hotel, we can offer you the perfect way to beat the unwelcome winter blues once and for all.

Health Club Facilities

No good spa weekend would be complete without access to a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool, sauna and other leisure club facilities. We are able to offer the latest in high end exercise equipment, including some cutting edge technology from MATRIX, as well as a 20-metre heated swimming pool to help you get the most out of your spa getaway. As with all good gyms, there’s relaxing reward at the end of your hard work with a sauna, steam room and sun beds so you can unwind after an intense workout.

Luxurious Spa Treatments

If ultimate relaxation and pampering is what you’re after with your weekend away, then our fantastic range of treatments are the perfect way to help you unwind. Our selection of fantastic treatments include luxury facials for both men and women, full body massages, luxury manicures and pedicures, eyebrow treatments and a range waxing treatments too.

All of our treatments are luxurious, relaxing and, best of all, affordable allowing you to experience a high quality weekend of pampering for less.

Great Range Of Packages

Whether you’re looking to come to the Windmill Village Hotel for a full day of pampering, a spa weekend getaway or a great deal for a hen party then we’ve got you covered. We have a superb range of packages to suit any kind of spa break that you might be planning – from a few hours to a full, indulgent weekend.

With luxurious spa facilities and a stunning choice of rooms, the Windmill Village is one of the most perfect hotels in Solihull for a relaxing weekend getaway. For more information on our facilities and packages, check out our spa page or call us on 02476 404040 to make a reservation.