The Three Tuns Inn
“Historic inn famed for its home-brewery ales” - AA Inspector
BISHOP'S CASTLE, SHROPSHIRE
The memorable old town of Bishop's Castle tumbles down steep hills on the fringe of Shropshire's Clun Forest. Traders from the time of King Charles I onwards have enjoyed the hospitality of The Three Tuns, where England's oldest brewery, licensed in 1642, continues to produce beers in its eye-catching tower brewery. The engaging warren of rooms is generally music and games machine free, although regular live music and morris dancing events prove popular, along with the beer festival held as part of the town's summer festival each July. Timbers, beams and redoubtable fireplaces add tremendous character, and menus include Three Tuns XXX beer battered fish with hand cut chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
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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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