Fishmore Hall

“Renovated country house with classic cuisine” - AA Inspector



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It’s hard to believe that the handsome Fishmore Hall – a Georgian country pile just outside the foodie hub of Ludlow – was falling apart until its current owners restored it to the porticoed, pristine white boutique bolt-hole (with a spa tucked away in the garden) that we see today. Housed in an orangery extension, Forelles restaurant enjoys views of the rolling Shropshire hills as a backdrop to the classic country-house cuisine. As you’d hope, it’s all built on pedigree materials sourced from within a 30-mile radius (apart from seafood, of course, which comes from Brixham and Skye). Begin with an imaginative frog leg Kiev delivered in a crispy parsley croquette with ratatouille and a faultlessly executed plump scallop before moving on to butter-soft wagyu beef with silky-smooth truffled mash, velvety swede purée, cep mushrooms and horseradish sauce. An innovative take on baked Alaska has a filling of pistachio, peach and cardamom.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Fishmore Hall
Fishmore Road, LUDLOW, SY8 3DP
Phone : 01584 875148


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 10
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About The area

Discover Shropshire

Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.

Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world. 

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