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Located within the historic village of Hodnet, this period former coaching inn has been lovingly restored to create memorable experiences. The interior retains many original features with quality, furnishings, artwork and decor matched by open fires to ensure a relaxing and memorable ambience. Locally sourced food is imaginatively cooked to create great memories and a lighter choice is available throughout the day. Bedrooms have also been refurbished to a very high standard with decor styles, period furnishings and great beds complimented to smart efficient bathrooms. The attractive exterior includes a superb alfresco area that includes heated comfortable covered booths for a different experience. A warm welcome is assured
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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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