Experience: Food and Drink at The Sun on the Hill, Birmingham

by Dave Masset twitter.com/BrumHour

Food and Drink at The Sun on the Hill, Birmingham

The Sun on the Hill has had a refurb this Autumn and it wants you to know about it. Probably one of the closest thing the very centre of Birmingham gets to an actual local regular city pub, The Sun on the Hill has been around for about a decade even though the location has been a pub venue for many more years.

The Main Bar area at the Sun on the Hill
The Main Bar area at the Sun on the Hill

There is a solid offering of beer and spirits with the temptation of homemade food. Whilst this isn’t unique across the country or even the midlands, there aren’t really many venues like this in the city centre. The Sun on the Hill has a large main floor with high tables and semi circular booths down one wall. There’s so much lighting that it looks like a movie set! There’s the refurbished mezzanine above the main entrance which can be hired for groups. Ideal for hiding away from the Christmas Markets.

We are here as a mini blogger meetup on the mezzanine organised by the venues PR. After an introduction from the PR about the venue, we are pretty much left to eat and drink as we would on a regular visit. The only exception being that we are offered our food and drinks order at the table.

Fellow Bloggers, Nutella Tasha, myself, Caramel Latte Kiss and Bite your Brum
Fellow Bloggers, Nutella Tasha, myself, Caramel Latte Kiss and Bite your Brum

I’ve been coming to The Sun on the Hill for some years, even before it was the Sun on the Hill, I was coming to it when it was a Firkin Pub. Older readers (Hello!) may recall that this was the Factotum & Firkin (I had to google this just to make sure).

There’s a lot to be said for being a regular pub, no pressure to leave, apart from closing time, being relaxed and being able to chat easily. The idea of community is there without the corporate traps of being in a Weatherspoons.

Jerk Fried Chicken Burger plus Fries topped BBQ Pulled Pork and Mozzarella
Jerk Fried Chicken Burger plus Fries topped BBQ Pulled Pork and Mozzarella

We order food, I order a Jerk Fried Chicken Burger plus Fries topped BBQ Pulled Pork and Mozzarella, there’s quite a few things on the menu with veggie and vegan catered for. There’s everything from Flatbreads with things like halloumi and sweet potato falafel to Chicken-Bacon Caesar Salad. Plus there’s a range of twelve items on a pick and mix menu (3 items for £12 or 4 for £15).

I enjoy my chicken burger and particularly the fries, even though the pork looks more like bacon in some parts. Much of the food is brought out on canteen style metal trays with those rectangular blue rimmed metal plates We are also served three rounds of drinks. Thank you please. Considering this was intended to be an event from 6.30pm-8pm we were happy to be there past 10pm.

Food for four
Food for four

I’ve never had to be tempted to visit here before with the offer of free drinks and free food but its lovely they wanted to show the space off. While the poshos might sniff at it, this is home made grub with many nods to it being 2018.

I’d go back here again and again as I have done for years and years. There’s a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich on the lunch menu or I’d like to try or Breakfast from 10am-Noon.

Find out more about the Sun on the Hill including their live music and DJ’s on Friday and Saturday nights via their website: thesunonthehill.co.uk


This isn’t a sponsored post. #BrumHour was invited to The Sun on the Hill by the PR, Tiger Bam. We didn’t pay for food or drinks.

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