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Click the map for tourism ideas The county of Shropshire, which meets the border with Wales, is divided into two regions by the River Severn. The area was part of the Saxon kingdom of Mercia, and the defensive earthworks of Offa's Dyke are still visible. Shropshire has many literary connections and boasts the legendary hiding place of King Arthur's Holy Grail. Shrewsbury, with its distinctive black and white timbered buildings, is often regarded as England's finest Tudor town.
All Nations Inn

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20 Coalport Road, Madeley, Shropshire TF7 5DP. Tel: 01952 585747
The All Nations is one of the oldest brewpubs in the country, having brewed since 1832 and was one of the last remaining four homebrew pubs before the revival of brewhouses in the early eighties. By the mid-1970s only four remained, The All Nations, The Old Swan, The Three Tuns and The Blue Anchor. The All Nations Inn is a great example of a traditional home brew pub, like drinking in someone's front room.
Baileys Wine Bar


78 High Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4DX. Tel: 01746 763445
Exellent food in wonderful surroundings in picturesque Bridgnorth.
Baron Of Beef

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, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0AH. Tel: 01547 530549
Boat Inn

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Ferry Road, Jackfield, Shropshire TF8 7LS. Tel: 01952 885777
Dating back to 1740 the Boat is IN the River Severn - frequently. Global warming or not, the Boat has regularly suffered from the river overflowing
Burlton Inn

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Burlton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5TB. Tel: 01939 270284
Delightful 18th century, family run inn with a very friendly welcome. The Burlton could be called 'tucked away' even though it lies on the A458 Shrewsbury to Wrexham road. The A458 runs roughly parallel with the better known A5 London to Holyhead road and is consequently much quieter, however it is well worth the detour. The food at the Burlton is of exceptional quality and all cooked from local ingredients. Complimented by a good wine list and excellent quality real ales, the Burlton is an inn where quality service is paramount.
Coach And Horses


Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NF. Tel: 01743 365661
Lovely, quiet old wood panelled pub with small side rooms off a small bar area, and often some delightful eccentric characters. Located up a steep side street off the centre of town.
Coalbrookdale Inn

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12 Wellington Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire TF8 7DX. Tel: 01952 433953
Excellent Inn located close to the famous Ironbridge.Very much a drinkers inn with a wide range of ales and an amazing plaque showing the level of flood water after a dam burst in the 19th Century.
Cromwell'S Inn

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11 Dogpole, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1EN. Tel: 01743 361440
15th-century building with atmospheric timber panelling close to shops in the bustling town centre, this vibrant pub with rooms is a 6 minute walk from Shrewsbury Castle, a 7 minute walk from Shrewsbury train station.
Cross Keys

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, Selattyn, Shropshire SY10 7DN. Tel: 01691 650247
17th Century inn which retains almost everything from when it was built ! Well kept ales make the visit worth the step back in time but the inn is also close to Offa's Dyke and therefore close to the Welsh border. The Cross Keys used to double as the village shop.
Crown At Hopton

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Hopton Wafers, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 0NB. Tel: 01299 270372
Excellent 16th Century coaching inn in the shadow of the Clee Hills. Excellent food and traditional ales.
Crown Country Inn

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Munslow, Nr. Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9ET. Tel: 01584 841205
Formerly known as the Munslow Inn, the Crown is a Grade II listed Tudor Inn which was once a Hundred House where the ancient courts passed judgements and collected tithes. The Crown has a much older feel to the interior than the exterior suggests with oak beams, flagstone floors and a large Inglenook fireplace. The food is superb and is matched not only by the excellent ales but also by the extensive wine list.
Crown Inn
High Street, Claverley, Shropshire WV5 7DU. Tel: 01746 710228
Good inn located in the very pleasant village of Claverley. Good quality meals
Crown Inn

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Market Street, Oakengates, Shropshire TF2 6EA. Tel: 01952 610888
Feathers Hotel


The Bull Ring, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AA. Tel: 01584 875261
George & Dragon Inn

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2 High Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6AA. Tel: 01952 727312
Lovely traditional inn located in the High Street, originally known as Spittle Street. Has a narrow entrance door and a cosy dining area to the rear. Good home cooked food and excellent quality and range of traditional ales.
Golden Ball

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1 Newbridge Road, Ironbridge, Shropshire TF8 7BA. Tel: 01952 432179
Classic 18th century inn set in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site just 10 minutes walk (downhill) to the Ironbridge.
Hinds Head


Main Road, Norton In Hales, Shropshire TF9 4AT. Tel: 01630 653014
Horse & Jockey

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Jockey Bank, Ironbridge, Shropshire TF8 7PD. Tel: 01952 433798
Free house located up the hill from the Iron Bridge. Has won awards for its' food.
Hundred House Hotel

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Bridgnorth Road, Norton, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 9EE. Tel: 01952 730353
Family run hotel full of old English charm with traditional ales. a wide range of quality wines and excellent food. The bar is filled with aromatic herbs from their own spectacular herb garden and roaring log fires warm the varying nooks and crannies around the building. A real homely feel with superb Jacobean surroundings. One of the best.
Inn At Grinshill

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The High Street, Grinshill, Shropshire SY4 3BL. Tel: 01939 220410
Absolutely delightful 17th Century country inn located in the shadow of the rocky outcrop Corbet Wood. First impression of the Inn at Grinshill is a rather imposing Georgian building but once inside, this multi roomed, split level inn oozes quality. The food is magnificent, the ales are extremely well kept and there is an extensive wine list. From the leather sofa's in the timber panelled bar through to the tastefully decorated modern dining areas, you would expect an expensive and chilly atmosphere but exactly the opposite is the case. The kitchen is open to the main restaurant which makes for a fascinating time watching the chef's at work. There are many positive aspects to the Inn at Grinshill but all are overshadowed by one thing. The service from each and every member of staff is second to none which ensures that a visit here is a very pleasant experience.
Lion Hotel

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Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1UY. Tel: 01743 353107
Grade 1 Listed 16th Century Coaching Inn just up from the English Bridge over the river and with 59 rooms a great base for exploring delightful Shrewsbury.
Lion 'O' Morfe
Upper Farmcote, Claverly, Shropshire WV15 5PS. Tel: 01746 710678
Became a country pub in the 1850's. Morfe is derived from the Welsh name meaning 'marsh' Good food and ale
1 Church Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1UG. Tel: 01743 355457
18th century multi roomed gem right in the town's historic core. The wonderfully unspoilt former men only room on the left hand side with its tiled floor, high-backed settles and scrubbed top tables is worth a visit alone.
Longville Arms
, Longville In The Dale, Shropshire TF13 6DT. Tel: 01694 771206
A friendly welcome awaits in this homely inn located in Ape Dale, the valley at the bottom of Wenlock Edge. New owners have arrived since Quality Inns thrashed the locals at darts. Now offering accommodation and a new car park ! Close to the National Trusts' delightful Wilderhope Manor.
Malt House

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The Wharfage, Ironbridge, Shropshire TF8 7NH. Tel: 01952 433712
Excellent old inn on the banks of the River Severn and close to the Iron Bridge with a good reputation for food.
Mill Hotel
, Alveley, Shropshire WV15 6HL. Tel: 01746 780437
16th Century hotel with olde worlde charm but big enough to cater for weddings and conferences. Excellent food, a warm welcome and superb grounds make the Mill a delightful place to stay.
Old Bell Hotel
12 Church Street, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 9AA. Tel: 01952 417777
Small pub serving excellent quality food in the centre of a small town.
Old Gate Inn

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, Heathton, Shropshire WV5 7EB. Tel: 01746 710431
Country Inn dating back to 1600. Superb food and range of real ales with BBQ's in the summer. A Very cosy feel to the lounge area with warming fires and a buzzing atmosphere.
Old Three Pigeons

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, Nesscliffe, Shropshire SY4 1DB. Tel: 01743 741279
Dating back to 1405 the Old Three Pigeons used to be on the A5 roadside until the Nesscliffe bypass was built. Fat Badgers Kilo & Reno made this inn their regular when they were parachuting at nearby Monford Bridge airfield. The food is excellent home cooked fayre with well kept local real ale.
Peacock Inn
Worcester Road, Tenbury Wells, Shropshire WR15 8LL. Tel: 01584 810506
Excellent inn on the A456 just inside the boundary to Worcestershire. Good reputation for food.
Pheasant Inn


Linley Brook, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4TA. Tel: 01746 762260
Pheasant Inn
54 Market Street, Wellington, Shropshire TF1 1DT. Tel: 01952 260683
Plume Of Feathers
, Harley, Shropshire SY5 6LP. Tel: 01952 727360
Dating back to 1620, the Plume of Feathers sits below the 400 million year old corel reef - Wenlock Edge. Good food and traditional ales are served in a homely atmosphere and where you can sit next to inglenook fireplaces of a full suit of armour.
Punch Bowl
Ludlow Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 5NQ. Tel: 01746 763304
Typical old English inn with low ceilings and inglenook fireplaces.
Railwayman'S Arms
Severn Valley Railway Station, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 5DT. Tel:
A small basic pub actually on the platform with lots of steam memorabilia.
Riverside Inn

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, Cressage, Shropshire SY5 6AF. Tel: 01952 510900
17th century coaching inn with old beams and flagstone floors and picturesque views of the River Severn. Popular for fine food and traditional ales.
Salopian Bar
29 Smithfield Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1PB. Tel: 01743 351505
Salwey Arms
Woofferton, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4AL. Tel: 01584 711203
Popular inn on the A49 South of Ludlow just before the Herefordshire Border
Smokey Cow


Madeley Road, Beckbury, Shropshire TF11 9DN. Tel: 01952 780660
The former Seven Stars has now been bought by the Craft & Jam company and we're yet to visit so can't report on the quality.
Sun Inn

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Corfton Diddlebury, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9DF. Tel: 01584 861239
17th Century multi award winning inn located in the beautiful Corvedale with views of the Clee Hills. One room houses an old well and the inn has a story of Mary Jones, who was deported more than once to Australia.
Swan At Forton


Eccleshall Road, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8BY. Tel: 01952 812169
Talbot Inn
High Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6AA. Tel: 01403 727077
Half Timbered inn dating from 1360 originally known as the Abbott's Hall. Located in the centre of the lovely town of Much Wenlock, home of the late William Penny Brookes, who created the Olympic movement.
The Armoury


Victoria Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1HH. Tel: 01743 340525
The Boathouse


New Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8JQ. Tel: 01743 231658
The Bridge
St Mary'S Lane, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1DX. Tel: 01584 872963
Traditional local pub at the bottom end of Lower Corve Street, about 10 minutes walk from the town centre.
The Feathers

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, Brockton, Shropshire TF13 6JR. Tel: 01746 785202
More of a restaurant than an Inn but the food is superb. Traditional Old English Interior with a homely feel.
The Plough

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Aston Lane, Claverley, Shropshire WV5 7DX. Tel: 01746 710365
400 year old half timbered inn located in a conservation area. The Plough sponsors Claverley football team, serves it's own Plough bitter and has won awards for the quality of the Guinness. The Lounge has 'snug' areas and a large open brick fireplace. There are a large number of horse brasses and clocks and there is a coin collection above the bar. Good food, very reasonably priced.
The Queens

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113 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1RU. Tel: 01584 879 177
Excellent family owned establishment located in the heart of historic Ludlow serving excellent food and exceptionally well kept ales. Although close to the famous Feathers Hotel, the Queens is found by turning left from the Feathers rather than right into the main town. The ales are local and the food produced from local produce along with a locally sourced & excellent wine list.
The Swan
Nantwich Road, Woore, Shropshire CW3 9SA. Tel: 01630 647220
Very popular village inn located on the A51 close to Bridgemere Garden World and Stapley Water Gardens. Traditional Ales and fresh food served with passion. A wide and varied mouth watering menu.
The Unicorn


66 Corve Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1DU. Tel: 01584 873 555
The Vaults


16 Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2AB. Tel: 01743 358807
The Waterdine
, Llanfair Waterdine, Shropshire LD7 1TU. Tel: 01547 528214
Lovely 16th Century former drovers inn, now more of a restaurant but still serving very well kept real ales. The bar area could better be described as a living room with settees and a magnificent fireplace, whilst the dining room overlooks the River Teme and Beacon Hill over the border in Powys, Wales. The menu choice is not huge but the quality is superb with a range of wonderful aromas wafting through to the lounge.
The Woodbridge
Coalport, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7JF. Tel: 01952 882054
Many a spectator has watched the Ironbridge to Bridgnorth raft race with a pint in hand at this excellently located pub, on the banks of the river Severn
Thornescroft Restaurant
Bridgnorth Road, Shipley, Shropshire WV6 7EQ. Tel: 01902 700253
Excellent country restaurant located on the A454 between Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth. Very popular for top quality cuisine.
Three Fishes
4 Fish Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1UR. Tel: 01743 344793
Located in the shadow of the spire of Saint Alkmunds Church, the Three Fishes has long been one of the noted pubs on a visit to Shrewsbury as the ales are always good. The building is 16th century timber framed and the pub also does solid pub grub.
Three Tuns
Salop Street, Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5BW. Tel: 01588 638797
One of the first pubs to produce its own ale, this former coaching inn incorporates an enormous Victorian brick brewhouse, allowing you to see the brewing process floor by floor.
Wenlock Edge Inn

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Hill Top, Wenlock Edge, Shropshire TF13 6DJ. Tel: 01746 785678
Excellent 17th Century country inn situated on the top of Wenlock Edge, a former Coral Reef, 400 million years old. Built of Wenlock Stone the inn provides accommodation in beautiful bedrooms with commanding views. A short walk across the car park opposite gives commanding views of the Shropshire Countryside towards Shrewsbury.
White Hart
High Street, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8BH. Tel: 01952 461161
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10 Wharfage, 10 Wharfage, Shropshire TF8 7AW. Tel: 01952 432901
18th Century inn serving excellent ales and good food. The White Hart is situated in the heart of Ironbridge so can suffer when the floods arrive but when it's open the hospitality is great.
White Horse


Pulverbatch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 8DS. Tel: 01743 718247