You may have noticed as you wonder around the village that we have a new restaurant open in the courtyard. Over the past year, it’s become a busy area with the bike shop expanding and a music school opening amongst other successful shops.


The restaurant is called Betty’s Courtyard and is a new venture by Stephanie Ratcliffe We had chance to speak to Stephanie and this is what she told us:

“I start at the Himley when I was 16 and decided to go to study hospitality and food management at degree level university college Birmingham. I left University with a 1st class degree. One of my modules at university was based on the restaurant and three years on it was still up for sales so me and my family decided to open it. The restaurant is named after my Grandma. She passed away in my final year at university and left me a little money. So I put the money into starting this business and named it after her. We have some of Bettys specials on the menu like her quiche and her home made fruit slices.

Everything is made fresh by our chefs who are culinary art students from UCB who have a wide range of skills from pastry chefs to grill chefs. We offer afternoon teas, Sunday lunches, 3 courses for £15. Fresh homemade kids menu and a selection of homemade specials daily. We are using the local vegetable store Taylors and Windmill Bakery for the breads and looking to source our meat locally as well. We have halfpenny green vineyard wines in stock. We are looking at doing a selection of live music nights. And if people would like to hire our larger room out for special occasion they just need to contact us as we are able to do this. At the moment we have a promo on for 2 cocktails for £6 Friday and Saturday between 5 and 7pm.”

It’s great that Stephanie is able to support so many other businesses in and around Wombourne.

Make sure you go and check out Betty’s and let us know how you found the food, drink and atmosphere. Oh, and tell them that Wombourne Online sent you.