Lapped by astonishing gardens, this creeper-clad old Shropshire brick inn dates in part to the 14th century. From its village location, lanes and paths filter down through verdant countryside into the depths of the Severn Gorge. It's from the same countryside that the land-based ingredients for the two AA-Rosette menu are garnered. Order a glass of local microbrewery beer and relax in the warren of lavishly decorated bars and dining rooms, replete with quarry-tiled floors, exposed brickwork, beamed ceilings and Jacobean oak panelling. Both à la carte and specials menus are rich in fish and game choices to accompany a starter like black pudding, apple and chorizo stack with smoked cheese sauce and crispy onion rings. Move on to main dishes like rack of lamb with moussaka, harissa sauce and rich lamb jus; or smoked pheasant breast stuffed with walnut and fresh sage, and served with orange and red wine sauce. Memorable, antique-rich accommodation is the icing on the cake here.