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Like I found on my last visit, the Clerics Cure was decent enough on Saturday night without being spectacular. Town Crier was also still on sale as were Wye Valley HPA and Black Sheep Bitter. Much busier this time around.
paul_d102 - 20 Jan 2020 11:44
My last visit here was one Christmas Eve (last year?) when I forgot to review it (or couldn't remember how). Saturday's experience was much more sedate when we had the large upstairs room to ourselves for a family get-together and enjoyed good food and drink. Three Tuns Clerics Cure and Hobsons Town Crier were the 2 ales I tried of the 4 on offer - both were good but no better than that. Pretty quiet when we left around 9pm. A pub still worth visiting though.
paul_d102 - 1 Oct 2018 14:21
This place used to be run down, and I believe was closed for a time, but has been done up and is now thriving. There are two rooms at the front, and one on the right at the rear opposite the bar. All feature a good mixture of assorted sizes of tables, and the one on the left has a real fire (when appropriate). The room at the back is rather dingy, but maybe this is just in contrast to the bar which is brightly lit.

The cask ale range is not very exciting. There are 3 handpumps serving Ludlow Gold, Black Sheep and Three Tuns Clerics Cure. I tried the latter and it was OK. The focus of the drinks range can be judged by the number of keg fonts on the bar, and the amount of space behind it devoted to describing the wine list.

The place is also pretty much focused on food. Having already eaten, I didn’t do any more than take a brief look at the menu. It seemed to be pretty expensive, and not wildly exciting. The most unusual dish I noticed was chicken kiev (something of a Ludlow speciality it appears).

6/10 – OK, but not the sort of place I really go for.

Martinsh - 11 Apr 2017 22:53
Shut for a while but now (about a year ago apparently) but now reopen. Popped in for a quick one and initial impressions were great. Totally restored without losing its essential character, Clean, tidy, organised. Good service, excellent Gent's Loo, quirky decoration. Don't know who owns it but it didn't feel like a managed house. Impressed.
Chaslyn - 29 Sep 2016 10:00
The licence has been suspended by the police. Not entirely surprised. Hopefully the beginning of changes for the good for this place.
HGSterling - 4 Dec 2014 23:58
Dire pub with dire beer. To be avoided.
FrancisDrake68 - 16 Oct 2014 05:04
Loud music and every surface is sticky. I can imagine many a tourist in Ludlow wonders what on Earth they have just walked into.
HGSterling - 1 Aug 2014 19:02
There may be worse in the town, but there at least 4 far better. I don't rate this place worth a visit, having had a look last month.
joegreen - 30 Jul 2009 17:25
Just been in here this lunch and its not so bad, All the usual Punch range but with a bit of atmo, sky telly so it will have the game on wont it!! Give it a go, theres a lot worse in this town.
baddypurt - 23 Apr 2009 14:13
Now open, but not impressive.
joegreen - 22 May 2007 17:37
This place has been closed - don't know for how long - while another tenant was found. Due to open again on 28 May.
joegreen - 26 May 2006 12:54
It's haunted. Which is kind of cool. The missus used to work there and regularly strange things like pints just falling over happened - lound bagings etc.. (Personally this is normal for all pubs isn't it? ;) )

Otherwise jus yer average pub.
smeg_head - 20 Feb 2006 01:51
It has a very nice young cat. Beyond that I found nothing to commend it.
anonymous - 16 May 2005 13:29

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