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The Tame Otter

Lichfield Road , Hopwas, Tamworth, B78 3AF +44 1827796870

((((* British
  •  - Staffordshire
  •  - Staffordshire
  •  - Staffordshire
  •  - Staffordshire
  •  - Staffordshire
  •  - Staffordshire
  •  - Staffordshire
  •  - Staffordshire
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Very friendly and a good middle ranged restaurant

Hilary Horrobin 30 October 2017
from Hopwas

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Serving well-loved British pub food and real ales since the 19th century, The Tame Otter enjoys a premium location on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. Featuring an eye-catching ivy-enclosed building, extensive, lush gardens with seating, and classic patterned red-brick walls, The Tame Otter is a country haven.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Tame Otter menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Tame Otter ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Next to the Hopwas Hays Wood in the Staffordshire countryside, The Tame Otter is just 4 minutes’ drive into Tamworth.

The Tame Otter

Lichfield Road , Hopwas, Tamworth, B78 3AF

Contact +44 182753361
Reservations +44 1827796870

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Customer reviews for The Tame Otter

3.8 ((((* (based on 88 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (62)
  • lunch (44)
  • value (28)
  • romantic (21)
  • views (19)
  • al fresco (17)
  • private dining (17)
  • child friendly (13)
  • large parties (11)
  • business (10)
  • trendy (9)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • entertainment (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((*** 3 January 2018 by Sophie Humphries from Tamworth

    Myself, and two others dined here the other day and were extremely disappointed. We understood that it was Christmas Eve so the service may be slow if they were busy, but the restaurant wasn't overly busy, yet it took 20 minutes to be seated, despite booking. After being eventually seated, it took ages to be served and we had been there 1 hour and 10 mins before the starter arrived. Furthermore, we ordered a camembert to start and when it arrived, only the upper layer was melted and the inner centre was solid cheese. We intended to complain but no one came over to check on us, other than the passing comment 'are you alright ladies' to which the waitress was gone before we could even respond. Having overlooked the starter, the mains were average. The final issue came when paying. We each paid for what we had and when it was my turn I said I wanted to pay £20 instead of £18.80 on card. The waitress instructed me that I could just enter the amount I wanted to pay on the machine. What I have noticed this morning on my account is that when I entered £20.00 into the machine, it added that to my originally £18.80, meaning I paid £38.80 for my meal, leaving £20 tip, on a bill that came to roughly £60. There has been a clear miscommunication over what I was supposed to do on the card machine, yet the waitress did not mention anything when I handed the machine back to her, nor when the receipts were printed. I am left disappointed and £20 out of pocket, for a meal and service I wasn't satisfied with.

  • ((((* 30 October 2017 by Hilary Horrobin from Hopwas

    Very friendly and a good middle ranged restaurant

  • ((((( 29 October 2017 by Brian Goodall from Tamworth

    No complaints

  • ((((* 23 October 2017 by MAUREEN from Atherstone

    Easy booking, friendly staff with efficient service. We like this place mainly because of location and good drink choices. Food is good with generous portions, the only disappointment is the menu choices which do not appear to have changed for a few months now, we like variety!

  • ((((* 18 August 2017 by Paul Adler from tamworth

    good food for sensible price

  • ((((( 10 August 2017 by Andrew Powell from Tamwort

    Food and service excellent

  • ((((( 7 July 2017 by Andrew Powell from Tamworth

    The service was great and the food was prepared very well would come again

  • (((** 2 July 2017 by Graham Stokes from Tamworth

    Was ok, food nice, table position was aweful, my chair was hit every time the waitress went past, which was frequently. Table 18. Not good,

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Carolyn Ling from Tamworth

    Food was as per menu well presented and arrived in good time. Ample car parking pleasant setting. Staff friendly and efficient.

  • (((** 29 May 2017 by Terry Evans from Derby

    Service was fine and treated very respectfully, interior a bit tired and needs a revamp. Food quality was nothing special and over priced.

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