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The Wagon Works, Eastleigh

Not bad as 'spoons go, but as this is one of the few decent(ish) pubs in the area, it can get busy.

24 Feb 2015 13:53

The Kilvert's Hotel, Hay on Wye

Beer here is certainly not cheap! Also my pint was served in a dirty glass. Bit of a tourist trap and they rely on that it seems.

11 Feb 2015 20:08

The Sun Inn, Clun

The Sun is on the up with its new owners. Worth a visit if in Clun, along with the equally excellent White Horse nearby.

7 Feb 2015 19:08

Ludlow Brewery, Ludlow

One of the best places in Ludlow for a pint or two. Doesn't open in the evenings however. Very handy for the railway station. All the Ludlow brewery beers are available, but of course nothing from other brewers. With the decline of the Church and the Charlton Arms, this and the Feathers Hotel are becoming the best places in town for real ale.

7 Feb 2015 19:05

The Anchor Inn, Anchor

Great country pub with a friendly landlord. Two real ales always available (Six Bells and Hobsons, both from Shropshire). Healthy mixture of locals and people passing by on the Clun-Newtown road.

The previous comment by "anonymous" about cats in the kitchen/internet dining site is just a typical example of why this country of ours is going down the pan into dreary obscurity. The Anchor is not somewhere one reads about in the Times Good Food Supplement or whatever and nor should it ever be. It's not the sort of place - thank God - which attracts the Tripadvisor sort who love a good moan. It is about proper ale, proper chat about any issue you want to raise, a proper fire cracking away to heat the place a bit, a couple of local lads playing pool, and yes, chickens in the car park (and their eggs for sale inside). And long may this continue. At least this corner of England is remaining truly ENGLISH and not some cleansed 21st century everywhere-in-the-world-should-be-the-same horror.

7 Feb 2015 18:57

Blue Boar, Ludlow

The licence has been suspended by the police. Not entirely surprised. Hopefully the beginning of changes for the good for this place.

4 Dec 2014 23:58

The Charlton Arms, Ludlow

Not as good as it used to be - food has gone downhill since the new owners took over. Local ales, but quite pricey. Ludlow really is short of decent pubs.

19 Nov 2014 19:19

The Salwey Arms, Woofferton

Decent refurbishment with a number of rooms to either eat or drink in. Breakfast in the mornings. Right by the A49 at the junction with the A456. First pub in Shropshire if heading into the county from the south.

18 Nov 2014 23:19

The Bennetts End Inn, Knowbury

Country pub located just on the edge of the small village of Knowbury, below Clee Hill Village. The pub is divided into two parts - a restaurant and a bar room, each with their own bar. Hobsons ales on, as is typical in this part of the world. A fairly typical rural pub that could do with a bit of a refurb in places. Nice garden with the views you'd expect in the Clee Hills.

9 Nov 2014 14:55

The Hack and Hop, Fleet Street

Really decent pub just off Fleet Street in the City. Opens on Saturdays too, which is what we need to see more of in the City. Good selection of beers (ales, pilsner, etc) and it does food, but I haven't eaten here. A good example of a well-done refurbishment.

2 Oct 2014 14:38

The Kremlin Inn, Ludlow

One of Shropshire's best pubs, overlooking Herefordshire and Worcestershire below (it is after all Shropshire's highest pub). Just what a public house should be - a house open to the public serving decent beer and honest food. Staff and locals are a good bunch, and it's the sort of place you can turn up for a meal with the family, a few beers with mates or a quick sandwich and refreshment after a day's hiking in the hills. Very much "under the radar" in more than one sense.

2 Oct 2014 14:13

Anchor Hotel, Tintern

Sprawling pub right by the abbey. Restaurant rooms and even a separate tea rooms. Plenty of real ales on too, including some from the Kingstone brewery. Not a bad place, though a little touristy, for obvious reasons. Service a bit poor when I visited one lunch time.

6 Aug 2014 00:09

The Squirrel, Ludlow

A restaurant dressed as a pub. Popular of course.

2 Aug 2014 23:42

Blue Boar, Ludlow

Loud music and every surface is sticky. I can imagine many a tourist in Ludlow wonders what on Earth they have just walked into.

1 Aug 2014 19:02

The Bridge, Ludlow

One of the few true "locals" pubs left in Ludlow. Named after the ancient bridge over the River Corve nearby. Two or three real ales usually on - Hobsons Best was available when I visited. Opens from 4pm during the week, 12noon at weekends. Pool table. Parking.

11 Jul 2014 10:52

Castle Inn, Shrewsbury

Still closed and for sale!

19 May 2014 19:21

The Prince of Wales, Shrewsbury

Very pleasant suburban pub not far from the town centre, with its own bowling green to the rear and small car park to the front. Lots of real ales on, some local. Beer was in top form. If you're in Shrewsbury for a few days, spend the afternoon or evening here. Food served.

19 May 2014 19:20

The Six Bells, Bishops Castle

Still a great pub - it is the brewery tap house for the Six Bells brewery, which is located just behind.

13 May 2014 14:58

The Olde Tavern, Kington

Four real ales on - Hobsons, Ludlow and Wye Valley breweries. Friendly and characterful. Well worth popping in for a pint.

2 May 2014 21:51

The Tally Ho Inn, Bouldon

Great country pub with 3 or 4 local ales on. Does food.

30 Apr 2014 21:16

The Crown and Anchor, Lugwardine

Not bad at all. Seems a popular place. Wye Valley Butty Bach on when I visited.

9 Apr 2014 17:00

The Rose and Crown, Ludlow

Now a Joule's pub and they had no less than four Joule's ales on when I popped in one evening. Quite a mix of buildings and courtyards - indeed the pub can be accessed from two directions - Church Street and Quality Square. Seemed like a decent place - has a nice old character but not touristy. The ale I had was good too. Well worth seeking out if after some beer whilst in the centre of Ludlow!

7 Apr 2014 22:53

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