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An old-world coaching inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Garden
Kids play area
Dog friendly

This 16th-century coaching inn was renamed in 1823 after the very young Princess Victoria stopped here en route between Shrewsbury and Worcester; when she asked where she was, came the diplomatic reply, 'halfway there ma'am'. An original Elizabethan mural has been preserved behind glass for all to enjoy, and the pub is renowned for a good selection of regional real ales, 40 malts, and around 100 wines. A dinner menu might offer home-made duck liver pâté; deep-fried brie with hot redcurrant sauce; or breaded wholetail scampi and home-made tartare sauce to start, followed by Shropshire beef with onions and mushrooms braised in Guinness and ale; 16oz Astbury Falls rainbow trout with lemon and rosemary butter; or home-made chicken curry, rice, poppadum, naan bread and pickles.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 5-11.30 (Friday to Saturday 11am-11.30pm Sunday 11-7)
  • Lunch: Friday to Sunday 12-2
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Holden's Golden Glow, Wood's Shropshire Lad, Guinness
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M54 junction 4, A442 to Bridgnorth. Or M5 junction 4, A491 towards Stourbridge. A458 to Bridgnorth. Follow tourist signs on B4363

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