The Pheasant at Neenton
“Thriving village inn run by the local community” - AA Inspector
Closed and derelict for nearly a decade, this 18th-century village pub was bought by the local community, restored to its former glory, sensitively extended and reopened. Very much the hub of this picturesque village, it's an award-winning social enterprise, drawing diners from all over Shropshire and neighbouring counties to sample Head Chef Mark Harris's constantly changing menu, with an endless stream of specials to supplement pub classics and proper pies. Wash it all down with one of several local ales, perhaps Hobsons Twisted Spire or Ludlow Gold.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Main course from: £12
- Open all year
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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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