Find this good restaurant just outside the town, in a Georgian Palladian-style house, which since 2007 has been a comfortable hotel, with a contemporary dining room with splendid views of the Shropshire countryside.
The kitchen team, headed by chef David Jaram, has already built up a good network of local producers. An Autumn menu brought 'Parsnip & Thyme Velouté with Caramelised Apple'; 'Naturally-Smoked Haddock with Parsley, Egg Yolk & Curry Oil'; Braised Pig's Cheek with Langoustine, Celeriac & Anise' and 'Carpaccio of Rare Breed Beef, Truffled Green Beans, Pickled Girolles & Parmesan Shavings' among the starters.
'Seared Brill with Thyme Mash, Sweet & Sour Shallots and Hazelnuts'; 'Loin of Pork, Smoked Bacon with Apple & Madeira Jus' and 'Butternut Squash Risotto with Sage' listed among the mains.
Desserts maintain the high standard, with perhaps 'Pear Mousse with Warm Berries & Nut Crumble'; 'Rum-Roast-Banana, Coffee Jelly & Pistachio Ice Cream' and Lemon Parfait with Black Pepper, Caramel & Popcorn among the offerings.
They have won National awards for their Sunday lunches so you have to plan ahead.
Service is both professional and friendly.
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £20 (2 courses), £25 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; set D £39 (2 courses), £49 (3 courses), Tasting Menu £59 (available before 21.00) mains £18.95 to £22.00
- Seats: 36
- Wine: a well-chosen list, has a good selection by the glass, and some choice under £20
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Ludlow Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Rooms available