The prosperous town of Solihull is just four miles from Woodlands Park. With its Tudor style buildings and pedestrian friendly streets, it has a quaint air, but that is combined with a thoroughly up-to-date range of shops, bars and restaurants, and an astonishing 1,500 acres of parks.
Restaurants, pubs and cafes span the whole range. At the top end, there's fine dining at Peel's, Hogarth's Hotel and Nuthurst Grange. When the occasion dictates something more casual, Solihull and surrounding villages like Knowle, Shirley and Dorridge have a great choice of eateries.