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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Renovated country house with high-impact, thoughtful cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Virtually derelict as recently as 2007, Fishmore has been restored to the dignity it deserves. A Georgian country pile just off the A49 outside Ludlow, it's as sparkling white as royal-iced wedding cake, with a portico entrance and orangery extension, where Forelles restaurant enjoys views of rolling Shropshire. Andrew Birch offers a modern take on classic country-house cuisine, with multi-course tasters leading the charge and local ingredients in abundance. The seafood will have made the longest journey of course, but is of exemplary freshness, with Cornish crab set amid pink grapefruit, sweetcorn and crème fraîche, or silky main course cod appearing with shrimps, courgettes and basil. Otherwise, proceedings might open with an ambrosial treatment of asparagus soup, adorned with smoked salmon, caviar and a slow-cooked egg. Rose veal fillet and its sweetbread make a distinguished main, the former timed to accurate pink, the latter crisped on the surface, yielding and velvety within, alongside pressed potato, morels, beans and peas, the whole thing aromatised with wild garlic and lemon. Rhubarb turns up at dessert stage, in the various forms of poached, sorbet and a limpid jelly layer topping richly creamy white chocolate cheesecake. Copious incidentals, including exemplary breads, show the unwavering attention to detail.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Tuesday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Andrew Birch

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 40
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from : 10
  • Main course from: 30
  • Dessert from: 10
  • 2-course lunch from: 24
  • 3-course lunch from: 29.50
  • 2-course dinner from: 40
  • 3-course dinner from: 50
  • Tasting menu from: 65
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20

Getting here

A49 from Shrewsbury, follow Ludlow and Bridgnorth signs. 1st left towards Bridgnorth, at next roundabout left onto Fishmore Road. Hotel 0.5 miles on right after golf course

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