Hockley Heath | Meat & McLarens
Hockey Heath provides everything you could possibly want. If you run out of milk you can pop into the One Stop. If you fancy coffee and cake you could nip into Dynamic Rides. Need to post a parcel, there is a Post Office. Fancy a super car? Drive into the McLaren dealership then celebrate at Tagore, the finest curry house in the area. Nelsons fish & chips, The Kam Shun Chinese take away, S H Mills the Butcher and a nail bar. Hockey Heath is a village with the lot.
Please don’t get the impression that Hockley Heath is a super sized High Street. Quite the opposite. It is a village with a useful selection of shops and restaurants with a thriving community on the edge of beautiful countryside. Head towards Lapworth and you will discover Packwood House National Trust property, miles of country walks and country pubs like to much loved Boot Inn. If a village has the rights to the term Semi-Rural, then Hockley Heath would get the trademark.
The fine people of Hockley Heath love the easy access to the motorway network, Solihull, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Dorridge, where you can be whizzing off to London by train.
I’ve long loved Hockley Heath and the lifestyle it creates. The local primary school is good and you are in the catchment for Arden. I can be at my pilates class at Virgin Active, Shirley in under five minutes and then meet the girls at The Boot for lunch. We love going to Packwood House at the weekends or for retail therapy in Solihull.
It may all be well and good to live in Hockley Heath for the ladies but what about the chaps? Mr Clarke thinks it is a pretty great place to call home. Steve Mills is the best butcher around, he knows what’s what, who’s who and always has the trendy cut of meat I see on Saturday Kitchen. Then there is a Miller & Carter steak restaurant. lucky I love meat! The local pubs are great, the curry house is super, Miller & Carter does a mean sirloin and the fish and chips is wonderful. After all that drinking and eating Mr Clarke heads off to Dynamic Rides, the local bike dealer and cafe to join their Saturday rides to burn off the calories. Hockey Heath is handy for work. I can be on the M42 in minutes heading north or south, I can get the train to Birmingham and London from Dorridge or get to Birmingham International in twenty minutes.