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Fishmore Hall

Fishmore Road, LUDLOW, SY8 3DP

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Virtually derelict as recently as 2007, Fishmore has been restored to the dignity it deserves. A Georgian country pile just off the A49 outside Ludlow, it's as sparkling white as royal-iced wedding cake, with a portico entrance and orangery extension, where Forelles restaurant enjoys views of rolling Shropshire. Andrew Birch offers a modern take on classic country-house cuisine, with multi-course tasters leading the charge and local ingredients in abundance. The seafood will have made the longest journey of course, but is of exemplary freshness, with Cornish crab set amid pink grapefruit, sweetcorn and crème fraîche, or silky main course cod appearing with shrimps, courgettes and basil. Otherwise, proceedings might open with an ambrosial treatment of asparagus soup, adorned with smoked salmon, caviar and a slow-cooked egg. Rose veal fillet and its sweetbread make a distinguished main, the former timed to accurate pink, the latter crisped on the surface, yielding and velvety within, alongside pressed potato, morels, beans and peas, the whole thing aromatised with wild garlic and lemon. Rhubarb turns up at dessert stage, in the various forms of poached, sorbet and a limpid jelly layer topping richly creamy white chocolate cheesecake. Copious incidentals, including exemplary breads, show the unwavering attention to detail.

Further information

Tel: 01584 875148
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Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Tue
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Andrew Birch
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £24.00
3 Course lunch from: £29.50
2 Course dinner from: £39.00
3 Course dinner from: £49.00
Sunday lunch: £24.00-£29.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A49 from Shrewsbury, follow Ludlow & Bridgnorth signs. 1st left towards Bridgnorth, at next rdbt left onto Fishmore Rd. Hotel 0.5m on right after golf course
Nearest station: Ludlow

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