“Good food and local ales near the town’s iconic bridge” - AA Inspector
Just 200 yards from the famous Georgian cast iron bridge that lends the village its name, this modernised 18th-century inn occupies a lovely spot overlooking the River Severn. Drinkers make a beeline for the comfortable bar dispensing local ales like Shropshire Lad, or one of 16 wines served by the glass. Diners, meanwhile, are spoiled for choice, with a lunchtime bar menu offering pub classics such as home-baked ham, fried eggs and chips, and curried chicken. Alternatively, the pub’s Number Ten restaurant has earned an AA Rosette for dishes such as crispy duck leg, damson hoisin, spring onion and sesame, and tandoori spiced lamb, keema, cauliflower and onion masala.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £14
- 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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