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 gin-cured salmon, tonic cucumber, citrus purée and coriander; pork fillet, beer glazed pig's cheek, goats' cheese polenta, carrot, apricot and pork jus; and coconut panna cotta with macadamia crumb, lime and lemonade gel and mango salsa help to maintain their two AA-Rosette status.
Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9, Saturday 5–9.30, Sunday 6–8
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Ramp access available
From south and east: pass abbey, cross river on English Bridge to Wyle Cop, hotel on left. From north and west: follow Town Centre signs onto one-way system to Wyle Cop. Hotel at bottom of hill on right.