New look as popular Sutton pub reopens

The Quill & Taper at Four Oaks opens on May 19
The newly revamped Quill & Taper at Four Oaks opens on May 19

Blake Barn becomes The Quill & Taper after major revamp

The manager of a popular pub in Sutton Coldfield which has undergone a huge facelift and a change name has promised customers a fantastic experience when it reopens this month.

The oddly-named Quill & Taper, formerly the Blake Barn in Four Oaks, has been closed for more than a month while the multi-million pound refit took place.

It opens official on May, but there will be a ‘soft’ reopening for invited guests a few days before with 50 per cent off food offered.

The Blake Barn before the major revamp

The pub says customers can expect crafted cask ales, alongside a dedicated shelf of malt whiskeys, gins and an extensive wine list and an extensive food menu.

There are limited slots for soft opening on Friday, May 13 and Sunday, May 15. To book online at

As well as the comprehensive interior revamp, the outside garden area has a new look with more chairs and tables and an upmarket atmosphere

Chris Todd, general manager, said: “We can’t wait to welcome guests to our pub after this incredible refurbishment. We want our guests to feel comfortable and happy during their visit to The Quill & Taper at Four Oaks, so our team has put a great level of detail into creating a friendly and inviting atmosphere.

“We have got an incredible range of refreshing new drinks and mouth-watering food options for guests to enjoy as they celebrate and toast to a fantastic summer ahead!”

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