Dating from the 19th century, this lovely old country pub offers stylish interior decor and a real fire, which add character to the dining areas. The large enclosed garden is ideal for families and there is a good menu for children under ten. Grown-ups certainly aren’t overlooked, either – the kitchen uses the best local produce in dishes such as Shropshire Blue and caramelised onion horn, which might be followed by Wickstead aged sirloin steak with balsamic tomatoes, watercress salad and chips. Steamed chocolate pudding, and banana and pecan tart are just two options for dessert. Dogs are allowed in the bar only between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.