This interesting property, run by the Phillips family since the 1980s, has a genuine atmosphere…
The Hundred House
“Award-winning pub with quirky features”
Lapped by astonishing gardens, this creeper-clad old Shropshire brick inn dates in part to the 14th century. From its village location, lanes and paths filter down through verdant countryside into the depths of the Severn Gorge. It's from the same countryside that the land-based ingredients for the AA Rosette menu are garnered. Order a glass of local microbrewery beer and relax in the warren of lavishly decorated bars and dining rooms, replete with quarry-tiled floors, exposed brickwork, beamed ceilings and Jacobean oak panelling. Both à la carte and specials menus are rich in fish and game choices to accompany a starter like black pudding, apple and chorizo stack with smoked cheese sauce and crispy onion rings. Move on to main dishes like rack of lamb with moussaka, harissa sauce and rich lamb jus; or smoked pheasant breast stuffed with walnut and fresh sage, and served with orange and red wine sauce. Memorable, antique-rich accommodation is the icing on the cake here.
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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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