Located in a rural area within easy reach of the town centre, this Palladian-style Georgian…
“A wonderful backdrop for contemporary country-house cooking.” - AA Inspector
An elegantly restored Georgian pile with stunning views over the Shropshire countryside, the Forelles restaurant at Fishmore Hall is housed in the light-filled orangery extension. It’s a lovely setting to enjoy classic country-house cuisine built on pedigree materials sourced from within a 30-mile radius (apart from seafood which comes from Devon and Scotland). Begin with the clear flavours of cep consommé with crisp chicken skin, maitake and truffle before moving on to a precisely cooked piece of halibut with caviar, samphire and dill. Dark chocolate mousse with salted caramel and hazelnut makes for a decadent and rich finale.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 2–13 January
- Wines under £30: 20
- Wines over £30: 40
- Wines by the glass: 10
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
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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