50 Wyle Cop, SHREWSBURY, SY1 1XJ
The handsome façade of this family-owned hotel and free house graces medieval Wyle Cop, shortly before the street becomes English Bridge over the River Severn. A coolly elegant look is evident throughout, from the ground floor public areas to the spacious, well-equipped bedrooms upstairs. Just off the reception is the wood-floored café-style bar, which leads to the flagstoned Inglenook Bar, serving locally brewed Salopian Shropshire Gold, an extensive choice of cocktails and gins and a full range of main meals and snacks. On the first floor is the split-level restaurant, where dishes like cured salmon, sauce gribiche, watercress and lemon; Welsh lamb loin and crisp shoulder, wild garlic, roast carrots, potato mousse, goats' cheese and lamb sauce; and lychee duck egg custard tart, sugar glass and rice pudding ice cream help to maintain their two AA-Rosette status.