The Charlton Arms

“Enjoyable Anglo-French food and local ale”



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Since taking over the pub a few years ago, Frenchman Cedric Bosi (brother of acclaimed London-based chef Claude) and his wife Amy have quickly established it as one of Ludlow’s must-visit food pubs. Located on the town’s iconic Grade I listed Ludford Bridge (famous for its battle in 1459) and a short walk from historic Ludlow Castle, this smart, modernised stone-built pub has a lovely tiered terrace overlooking the River Teme. Inside, the airy dining area is relaxed and informal with scrubbed wooden floorboards and mismatched chairs. Whether it’s dogs, children or muddy-booted walkers, everybody is made to feel welcome at this riverside pub. Well-kept local ales such as Ludlow Gold keep beer drinkers happy and there are 14 wines by the glass. The food is excellent and the concise menu focuses on classy renditions of British classics. Nine en-suite bedrooms are available, some with wonderful views over the river and across to the castle.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Charlton Arms
Ludford Bridge,LUDLOW,SY8 1PJ


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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