First licensed in 1613, this historic pub is close to the towns of Ludlow and Bridgnorth, and handy for the ramblers’ paradise of Clee Hill and Long Mynd. It’s been run by the Pearce family since 1984, and from 1997 landlord Norman Pearce has been brewing the Corvedale ales in what was the pub’s old chicken and lumber shed, using local borehole water; Herefordshire’s Gwatkin cider is another thirst-quenching option. Teresa Pearce uses local produce in a delicious array of traditional dishes – lamb curry, steak, fish pie, beef in ale in a giant Yorkshire pudding. There are also vegetarian and some vegan options.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 12-2 6-11 (Sunday 12-3 7-11)
Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-2.45
Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6-8, Sunday 7-8
Food and drink
Real ales: Corvedale Norman's Pride, Golden Dale and Farmer Rays, Dark and Delicious, Oatmeal Stout