We are lucky to have lots of great restaurants and pubs to eat at here in South Shropshire, North Herefordshire and West Wales. We prefer not to recommend as everyone’s tastes are different but here are a selection of some of the best local places.
Before setting out to eat we recommend that you call ahead to check that the restaurant or pub is open and serving food. Also many pubs or restaurants are fully booked at weekends and busy times, so please book to avoid disappointment.
If you want a taxi please, please, please book one in advance! There aren’t many around here and we don’t want you to be disappointed. We recommend Ron at Rocket Cars on 07890 904732
Rocke Cottage Tearoom ( 1.5 miles, 01588 660631, SY7 0PX )
1920S atmospheric tea room – usually closed on Mon & Tues
The Jolly Frog ( 3 miles, 01547 540298, SY7 0LX )
French and Italian themed fishy menu but with plenty of meat and vegetarian choices. They also serve great pizza, which is available as takeaway. Fixed price menu if you get there before 7pm. Great deck for outside eating in the summer. Booking recommended and essential at weekends. Closed Monday ( except bank holidays)
The Lion, Leintwardine ( 3 miles, 01547 540203, SY7 0JZ )
High quality pub food with both a restaurant and bar. Lovely on a summers day with garden next to the river. Dogs allowed in the garden and upstairs bar ( but double check when you book )
Booking recommended especially on weekends and steak nights ( Tuesday )
The Sun, Leintwardine ( 3 miles, 01547 540705, SY7 0LP )
The sun is one of the few parlour pubs left in the country. It has been taken over by a local brewery so you can enjoy a traditional atmosphere and good local beer. They serve good basic pub grub or you can order in from the fish & chip shop next door
The Baron, Bucknell ( 3 miles, 01547 530549, SY7 0AH )
Country pub and restaurant with good pub grub. Dogs allowed in 1 bar. ( you could get the train down to Bucknell and back – it’s about a 20 minute walk from the station – but take a torch!)
The White Horse, Clun ( 6 miles, 01588 640305, SY7 8JA )Traditional local pub with good local beer and traditional pub grub. Dogs allowed in the bar.
Milebrook House, ( 8 miles, Knighton 01547 528 632, LD7 1LT )
A beautiful old hotel ( voted Welsh Hotel of the year ), More formal dining ( AA rosettes )
Horse and Jockey, Knighton ( 9 miles, 01547 520062, LD7 1AE )
Traditional former coaching Inn in Knighton offering quality pub food ( a favourite of my daughter ). A few minutes walk from the train station at Knighton, so one you can get the train to from Hopton Heath.
Ludlow Kitchen, Bromfield ( 8 miles, 01584 856020, SY8 2JR )
Restaurant / café next to Ludlow food centre.
Good tea & coffee and great lunches with food sourced locally
The Clive Restaurant, Bromfield (8 miles, 01584 856565, SY8 2JR )
Contemporary style good quality food
Riverside Inn, Aymestry, Herefordshire ( 9.5 miles, 01568 708440
Award winning riverside pub & restaurant in riverside setting.
Booking essential. Dogs allowed ( but please book )
The Green Café at the millennium Green, Ludlow ( 11 miles, 01584 879872, SY8 1EG )
Open Tuesday to Sunday till 4pm ( closed for a about 6 weeks after Christmas ) Great place for coffee and cake or a light lunch by the weir on the Teme. Hidden gem and locals favourite. Booking essential
Golden Moments Indian, Ludlow (11 miles, 01584 878488, SY8 1NH)
Excellent Balti food, contemporary style. Booking recommended
The Fish House, Ludlow ( 11 miles, 01584 879790, SY8 1AB )
A great place to stop for lunch in Ludlow. Fresh shellfish and a glass of cold crisp wine.
The French Pantry, Ludlow ( 11 mile, 01584 879133, SY8 1RL)
Excellent French bistro style food in the centre of Ludlow
Mr Underhills, Ludlow ( 11 miles, 01584 874431, SY8 1EH)
Michelin starred – advance booking essential
Chang Thai Restaurant, Ludlow ( 11 miles, 01584 874212, SY8 1BP)
Great Thai food and good lunchtime and evening restaurant
Pizza Ten, Quality square Ludlow ( 11 miles, 01584 879450, SY8 1AR )
Great new pizza restaurant in Ludlow. 10 pizzas and other great starters and entrees 10 miles
The Stagg Inn, Titley, Herefordshire ( 17 miles, 01544 230221, HR5 3RL )
Contemporary country pub food and the first pub in the country to be awarded a Michelin Star. Booking essential.