The Old Three Pigeons
“Rural roadside pub with resident ghosts”
The spirits of Sir Humphrey Kynaston and his horse Beelzebub are said to return occasionally to this ancient watering hole in deepest Shropshire; a local 'Robin Hood', he was outlawed by Henry VII and in 1493 ultimately pardoned by Henry VIII. Red leather-clad armchairs, a forest of black beams and local real ales set the charming ambience, while the menu’s broad range of pub dishes pleases all tastes and appetites. Starters range from black pudding Scotch egg with mixed salad to button mushroom and blue cheese crumble with crusty bread. Typical main courses are herby lamb cobbler with mixed greens; crispy chicken burger topped with pulled pork and mozzarella; and grilled salmon with beetroot risotto, asparagus and crisp leeks. Vegetarians are also well catered for.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- 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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