It is the third venue to open under the Beech House brand, and is the 16th location within the Oakman Inns portfolio. It will also be the first of four other new, imminent sites planned for the Hunky Dory partnership, Oakman Inns confirmed today.
The 120-140-cover, 1,104 sq ft (660 sq m) site features an open-style kitchen with Josper charcoal oven and Oakman Inns’ usual Mediterranean-style menu to be created by head chef Adam Czyz.
There will also be outdoor terraces, including seating for up to 80, with trees and pergolas in a garden area created by designer Kate Gould.
Dan Dawson will be the new general manager, while Darren McClure is the area manager. Both are local to the Solihull area. The deputy and assistant manager team are all graduates of the group’s in-house ‘Oakmanology’ training programme.
Peter Borg-Neal, chief executive at Oakman Inns, said: “We are delighted to get the first Hunky Dory site open. I am confident that The Beech House, Solihull will be a huge success. Certainly, we have a first-class team of people and an excellent concept for them to work with.”
Simon Townsend, Enterprise Inns chief executive, said: “The opening of our first Hunky Dory site marks a significant milestone. We’ve worked closely with Peter [Borg-Neal] to find the right venue and create the perfect retail offer to ensure the business will thrive.”