The Old Orleton Inn
“Three-storey inn facing The Wrekin” - AA Inspector
Instead of a farmhouse becoming an inn – the usual story – this 17th-century coaching inn later became a farmhouse, before reverting. Real ales from Hobsons of Cleobury Mortimer join a monthly guest beer, real ciders and, from an expertly compiled 38-bin cellar, 15 wines available by the glass. On the menu are Shropshire 'fidget' faggots; natural smoked haddock with Snowdonia Welsh rarebit; and carrot, cashew nut and cranberry Wellington.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Main course from: £8
- Closed: 1
- Wide selection of Ales
- Micro Brewery Ale
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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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