After a stressful start to the summer with Thomas’ accident and his hospital stay, Stuart and I felt that we needed a child free night away to get away from it all once everything had calmed down a bit. Thomas and Daniel went off for a sleepover at their grandparents and Stuart and I escaped for a night of good food, rest and relaxation at The Highfield Town House, in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Although only 9 miles away from our house, the area surrounding the boutique hotel is not an area that I am familiar with so I looked forward to exploring it on our night away.
The hotel has 12 rooms which have all been individually designed. We stayed in room 6 which is a premium room. It had a super king size bed, a roll top bath in the bedroom, a rain shower in the bathroom and a 40 inch TV. Bottles of water and tea and coffee were complimentary in your room. If you wished to have an alcoholic drink in your room, there is a communal living room downstairs with a large fridge. All you needed to do was take whatever drinks you like out of the fridge, write it down on the pad provided and pop it in the honesty box. You then pop next door to The Highfield and settle your bill when you check out.
After a couple of hours of chilling in our hotel room and a long soak in the massive bath for me, we got ready for our evening out and popped to The Highfield next door for our complimentary welcome drink. As it was a warm evening, we sat outside on the terrace with our drinks. I had a Mojito and Stuart had one of the many real ales that the gastropub has on offer. We loved being sat in The Highfield and we did think that we should of booked to have our evening meal there as it had a great atmosphere and everyone was very friendly. However, we already had a booking at El Borracho de Oro just around the corner so we headed there after our welcome drink, vowing to return to pub after our meal.
Our meal at El Borracho de Oro was amazing! The highlights of the meal for us was the roasted octopus and the churros with chocolate sauce. I could of eaten the chocolate sauce by the bucket load! After one sangria too many, we made our way back to the town house and went to sleep in our very comfortable bed.
The next morning, we woke up feeling refreshed and after a leisurely coffee and shower in our room, we went next door to The Highfield for breakfast. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and I could not believe how busy it was. I thought this was a good sign of things to come. Behind us, there were some musical instruments which I assumed had been left over from the night before, however just after we ordered our breakfast musicians came over and started playing jazz music. It was a lovely chilled out way to start the day. For our breakfast, we both ordered the Full English Breakfast with Jimmy Butler’s Sausage & Bacon,
Mushroom, Black Pudding, Eggs, Tomatoes, Beans & Sourdough. It was very large and delicious. The quality and freshness of it was superb and it really set us up for the day.
Unfortunately, it was soon time to pack up our things and leave the town house. We loved our stay and we would like to return for a return visit at some point so we can try the evening meals at The Highfield. If you are looking for a slightly different than the normal hotel for a stay in Birmingham, then this is the place to go. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
For more reviews of The Highfield Town House, please see:
Weekend Getaway at The High Field Town House, Birmingham by Taming Twins
First Look At The High Field Town House by Emma Victoria Stokes
Hotel Review: The High Field Town House by Bella & Robot
A City Stopover at The High Field Town House, Edgbaston by Eat With Ellen
The High Field Town House by Positive Fridays
We stayed at The Highfield Town House as their guests in exchange for this review. We paid for our dinner in full at El Borracho de Oro and they did not know that I was a blogger. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review