Paths from the medieval heart of the town drift through Quarry Park and across a footbridge to this half-timbered retreat beside a great loop of the River Severn at Shrewsbury. Lounge on the huge riverside terrace or make a base in the beamed, rambling, airy interior where real ales from Shropshire's best microbreweries, including Three Tuns and Ludlow Gold should delight the most discerning beer-lover. Dishes from the grill are specialities of the house, using the best of local produce. Otherwise perhaps start with crispy calamari, chilli, lime, coriander and garlic aïoli; or courgette fries, then tuck into Moroccan-spiced lamb kebabs; and finish with glazed lemon tart.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–2.30, Friday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 1209
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6–10, Friday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–9
Food and drink
Real ales available: Salopian Shropshire Gold, Three Tuns, Wood's Shropshire Lad, Purity Mad Goose, Ludlow Gold
Credit cards accepted
Ramp access available
From A458 and A488 roundabout (north of River Severn) follow A488 (Porthill and Bishops Castle). 1st left into New Street. Pub on left by suspension footbridge.