Solihull has welcomed its only independent gastro pub - and it has arrived with a unique offering.
Tap & Tandoor, created by husband and wife team, Ajay and Shivani Kenth, specialises in craft beers, cocktails and Indian food including small plates, mixed grills and home-style curries.
Located on Warwick Road, the building has undergone an extensive refurbishment transforming the space, formerly The Saddlers Arms, into an open plan bar and 80-seater restaurant mixing a traditional pub with Indian heritage.
Tap & Tandoor launched in June and is Ajay and Shivani's second venue. The couple opened the highly successful Zindiya, an Indian Streatery and bar, in Moseley in February 2017 creating an experience of India in a fun and casual environment.
Ajay said: "We are delighted to bring a new concept to Solihull. Tap & Tandoor focuses on quality and when possible we source local produce. In the kitchen we use free range meat, our wines are provided by Connolly's and 'weird and wonderful' beers are supplied by Alcester based Purity Brewing - as well as further afield like our huge hit, Kona Big Wave from Hawaii! Craft beers are a big part of our offering, as are our vast range of Lilley's flavoured Somerset ciders, there's something new every week."
"Our cocktail menu has been compiled by renowned Birmingham mixologist Robert Wood of 18/81 bar - and we make our own rose-pink gin which is a must try on our outside terrace this Summer!"
"As an independent we are able to listen to, and when possible, act upon our customer's suggestions. We've just introduced our lunch time pre-ordering service, so diners can make the most of their free time. Simply call in advance and your meal will be ready within minutes of your arrival."
"Solihull is a bustling town centre with a great independent scene and we're excited to be part of it."
Tap & Tandoor is family friendly with a dining area suitable for youngsters and a children's menu developed by Ajay and Shivani's daughter Diya.
Tap & Tandoor is open Sunday - Wednesday 12pm - 11pm; Thursday - Saturday 12pm - midnight (kitchen opens from 4pm Mondays and closes at 9.30pm every day).
Private function rooms are available for hire for business meetings, lunches and celebration events.
For reservations call 0121 711 1166; Tap & Tandoor, Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DX www.tapandtandoor.co.uk