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 nori cured ocean trout with plum, pickled ginger, mooli and purple miso cress; pork belly served with celeriac, burnt apple, tarragon mashed potato and a pork jus; and passionfruit panna cotta with blackberry, shortbread and elderberry sorbet help to maintain their two AA-Rosette status.
Real ales available: Salopian Shropshire Gold, guest ales
Real ciders: Robinsons, Westons Stowford Press
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