“Polished cooking in traditional pub” - AA Inspector
UPTON MAGNA, SHROPSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Light and modern, a stag theme running through the decor is a reminder that this is a traditional inn albeit one that now serves refined food. A pale green colour scheme and exposed brick walls add a rustic and relaxed edge to proceedings. In the kitchen, accomplished dishes display plenty of technical skill, as in a starter of trout mousse paired with beetroot, both pickled and in a pannacotta. Well judged pollock turns up with crumbed cauliflower slices, baby gem and tartare sauce, followed by a smooth salt caramel tart with banana purée and ice cream and white chocolate crumb.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 48
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 21
- Wines over £30: 15
- Wines by the glass: 16
- 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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