Category: Food & Drink (5)

Food and drink in Shropshire.

Dining Out in Much Wenlock


Fox InnThe Fox Inn

Telephone: 01952 727292
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This family run inn is located on the High Street, with it’s central location allows for just a short walk from our some of our holiday cottages. Their A La Carte uses only the finest ingredients and locally sourced produce with all food cooked to order – nothing frozen or packed. If the sun is shining they may even light the BBQ or book a acoustic gig to add to the evening!

The food is served from 12.00pm-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm weekdays and from midday on Saturday till 9pm & midday Sunday until 8pm with the restaurant open till 11pm. Closed Mondays.

Typical Restaurant dishes include:
Rib Eye Steak with field mushrooms, roasted vine tomatoes & baked onions – £17.00.
Red Mullet, grilled spring onions & cucumber, confit tomato & sauce vierge – £15.00
Supreme of chicken, truffled chicken sausage, potato puree with leeks, tarragon jus – £14.00
Pork, cooked 3 way, belly, cheek & fillet – £15.00
Vegetarian options available from £10.00


Gaskell Arms

The Gaskell Arms Hotel & Restaurant

Telephone: 01952 727212
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Located on the corner of the Bridgnorth Road & Victorial Road on the A458, the hotel is instantly identifiable to visitors entering Much Wenlock and easily reached on foot from the town.

There is a wide choice of Bar Meals that are Served Lunchtimes from 12 Noon to 2.30 pm, Evenings from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Alternatively, treat yourself to something a little special in their restaurant and if the weather is fine, even dine al-fresco with views over the Shropshire countryside. The restaurant is open Noon – 2.30 pm & Dinner: 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 pm. Free Wi-Fi is available for all diners.

Typical Bar Menu includes:

– Shropshire Honey & Mustard Glazed Ham Served with Egg – hand cut chips and peas – £10.75

– Home Baked Steak & Ale Pie topped with rich suet pastry served with vegetables of the day and chips – £10.50

– Trio of Pork Sausages – Shropshire Ale and Mustard, Black Pudding and Proper Pork Sausages (Served on a bed of mashed potato and finished with a rich onion gravy) – £10.45

Typical Restaurant dishes include:

– Pan Fried Rump of Lamb (cooked pink) Served with dauphinoise potatoes and rich red wine and rosemary jus – £22.50

– King Prawn and Spring Onion Penne Pasta with a hint of ginger and lemon in a rich cream sauce topped with rocket and parmesan cheese salad – £16.50

– Supreme of Chicken stuffed with Leek Mousse wrapped in bacon served with champ mash and sweet pepper coulis – £11.90

– Grilled Sea Bass Fillets with garlic butter and served with boiled potatoes and roast Mediterranean vegetables – £17.00

– Vegetarian options available.


Talbot InnThe Talbot Inn Restaurant

Telephone 01952 727077
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The Talbot Inn offers local real ales, extensive wines, bar snacks, pub meals and a full restaurant menu, and is located just a few doors from the former home of the original  creator of the modern Day Olympics movement, the late William Penny Brookes.

There is a light meal option including salads, sandwiches, and our jackets potatoes, through to full course evening meals including great steaks, fish, and the ‘famous’ large Yorkshire pudding with daily fillings.

There is a daily Specials Board which offers a wide variety of dishes and a selection of Vegetarian Meals.

Typical restaurant prices:

1 Course £8.95
2 Courses £10.95
3 Courses £12.95


George & Dragon Inn, Much WenlockThe George and Dragon Inn

Telephone: 01952 727312
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A traditional country pub located in the heart of Much Wenlock. Welcoming visitors to Shropshire they offer something to suit all of the family from light vegetarian bites to full family meals. Welcoming  everyone, from hikers and cyclists to tourists and families with dogs.


Raven HotelThe Raven Hotel & Restaurant

Telephone: 01952 727251
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For fine dining in Shropshire, The Raven Hotel & Restaurant is hard to beat. Located in Barrow Street and again within easy walking distance of our Much Wenlock cottages, The Raven Hotel & Restaurant allows diners  to choose from à la carte or the Taster Menu which provides something for everyone. Those wanting traditional fine food may choose from the À la Carte menu whilst those wanting a tasting experience can enjoy either 5 or 7 courses of food that will excite your taste buds. Head Chef is Jason Hodnett who has appeared on the BBC’s ‘Great British Menu’.

You can dine al fresco during the summer months on the inner courtyard and be warmed by the open fire in the Winter. The restaurant is a charming intimate setting in which to enjoy award winning, delicious food.

Food is served from Monday to Saturday 6.30 – 9pm & Sunday 5.30 – 8.30pm

Typical prices for the menus include:

A la carte
(The menu changes on a daily basis)
2 Courses – £29.00
3 Courses – £39.00

Tasting Menu
(The menu changes on a daily basis)

5 course tasting menu – £45
7 course tasting menu – £59

Menu du Jour
(The menu changes on a daily basis)
Served Wednesday to Saturday 12 noon until 2pm.
2 Courses – £16.95
3 Courses – £21.50

Typical dishes on the Bar Menu include:

Risotto of Much Wenlock wild garlic, smoked cheese, & garlic oil – £9.95

Roast breast of Springfield chicken, wild mushrooms, & baked potato – £13.95

Roast 8oz sirloin of Herefordshire beef, with roast tomato & watercress, including triple cooked chips – £16.95


The Bilash Indian Restaurant

Telephone: 01952 728888
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Popular with locals for it’s welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Hidden away towards the top of High Street, in picturesque Much Wenlock, Bilash’s frontage is, in fact, one end of a long narrow, cosy room. Take Away available.

Food is served Mon-Thurs 5.30-11.30pm. Fri & Sat 5.30-Midnight.

Typical dishes include:
Chicken Tikka Massala £7.65


Too much choice for a one night stay? Consider staying in one of our Shropshire Holiday Cottages and spend a week – or two!

Opened in April 2008 and now employing 35 people, Battlefield 1403 is a range of traditional farm buildings on the Albrighton Estate.

Here you’ll find a range of locally produced foods at the farm shop and butchery, plus there’s a cafe, battlefield exhibition and falconry centre.

The beef and lamb is reared here on the farm, and when there is a gap in supply it is sourced from local farmers who rear meat that is as similar as possible to our own. In the summer months, the cattle and sheep can be seen up close, grazing in paddocks surrounding the buildings.

In the farm shop, you’ll find a range of excellent foods which are sourced locally. They have low food miles, full traceability and great taste. Seasonality, freshness and high standards of production are important to us.

Hot food at Sparrow’s Cafe is available until 4.30pm everyday (Sundays 3.30pm) but for refreshments, the café is open a little longer. A new menu is provided at different times of the year to utilise seasonal produce but the firm favourites such as Battlefield Beef and Shropshire Ale Pie, are always available! These changes in menu are also reflected in the range of ready meals prepared for sale in the shop. Most of the seating area is easily accessible by wheelchair but we suggest you call us to book a table should you require one on the ground floor. Otherwise there is no need to book unless your party is of more than ten people.

The Battlefield Deli was launched September 2010 and has since built a strong reputation for selling both locally produced cheeses and charcuterie, and others from further afield. In fact it was listed in the Independent newspapers’ top 50 Best Delicatessens supplement (26/02/11).

A falconry centre is also on site (open 7 days a week) where children can meet Barn Owls, European Eagle Owls, a Steppe Eagle, Harris Hawks, and much much more.  Entry is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children. You can also buy a family ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children) for £10.00.

With events throughout the year, Battlefield 1403 provides a relaxed & popular visitor destination where everyone feels welcome.

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday: 
9:30am – 5:30pm 
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Admission: Free Of Charge

LOCATION: We’re located just off the A49 at Hall’s roundabout just north of Shrewsbury SY4 3DB

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Nestled in delightful Shropshire countryside, Wroxeter Vineyard was planted in 1991 adjacent to the Roman City of Uriconium (Wroxeter). Born from the inspiration of David Millington, the farmers son, the Vineyard is part of Glebe Farm which has been in the family for over 60 years.

The Vineyard produces award winning wines of many varieties including, Regner, Madeleine Angevine, Reichenstiener and Dornfelder. More recently, other varieties, such as Phoenix, Rondo, Regent and Solaris have been successfully introduced and further complitnent the outstanding portfolio of wines here.

The Millington family now live on site and provide fascinating tours of the Vineyard, with insight into the wines, what the Romans had to do with it and of course, a little tasting of these superb Shropshire wines.

A unique experience and one for lovers of fine wine to truly saviour.

To book your tour of for a little more information, please visit the Wroxeter Vineyard website:

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If you care about your food and want the best, locally sourced produce, you can’t beat a trip to Ludlow Food Centre where over 80% of produce is sourced from Shropshire and surrounding counties.

Much of the produce is sourced from the estate itself, including a selection of vegetables, beef, lamb, and a rare breed Gloucester Old Spot pork.

Situated within the grounds of the Earl of Plymoth’s Oakly Park Estate in Bromfield, just a few miles from Ludlow, the centre provides a unique shopping experience.

The unique layout within the centre enables visitors to watch as food is prepared. Over half of all the produce on sale here has been prepared on site by hand, giving you the freshest food, from season to season.

The newly opened Ludlow Kitchen is a cafe and restaurant serving seasonal menus throughout the year with dishes create from produce made in the Food Centre.

Open 7 days a week, with dinner from Wednesday to Saturday.


Ludlow Food Centre is situated on the A49, two miles north of Ludlow.

For more information on Ludlow Kitchen and to view menus visit
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Weston Park

Weston Park is a country house in Weston-under-Lizard on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. Set in more than 1,000 acres of park landscaped by Capability Brown, it is the former ancestral home of the Earl’s of Bradford.

There are the delightful formal gardens and a variety of woodland walks. Children will also love the miniature railway and Woodland Adventure Playground.

In the house itself, there are guided tours and free flowing tours. An internationally acclaimed art collection is on display. For the children, the indoor activity room has a wide range of activities from dressing up, board games and a traverse climbing wall for kids to practice their mountaineering skills.

Food lovers are spoiled with local produce and home cooked meals, from light bites in the Deli to lunch or dinner in the Granary Grill.


For those looking for something a little bit special, The Temple of Diana at Weston Park can be booked for an exclusive holiday or short break.


For information on forthcoming events and opening times, please visit the Weston Park website.