Dining Out

The Peach Tree, Shrewsbury

Peach Tree head chef Chris Burt

In the court of public opinion, there’s one Shrewsbury restaurant that is first among equals. The Peach Tree, on Abbey Foregate, is a class apart.

The Huntsman, Little Wenlock

The Huntsman, Little Wenlock

On a wet wild and windy night, our reviewer visited The Huntsman at Little Wenlock, which offered a cosy, inviting environment to sample the delights of some of Shropshire’s tastiest food.

Tally Ho, Bouldon

Tally Ho, Bouldon

Sharon Walters set off for the Tally Ho at Bouldon in the  beautiful Corvedale which she last visited not long after it was sold and was completely refurbished.

D’arcys, Ironbridge

D’arcys, Ironbridge

Nestling in countryside at the end of Ironbridge is D’arcys at the Station, a Mediterranean-inspired bistro. But is the food worth stopping off for?

Dorrington’s Horseshoes, Dorrington

Fowl play – the guinea fowl was slightly overcooked and underseasoned. Pictures by Russell Davies

Rating ***If it’s a lively night out you’re after then Dorrington’s Horseshoes is for you. But what’s the restaurant like? Andy Richardson discovers it’s a pub of two halves.

Review: Romolo, Shrewsbury


Classic Italian food, served by attentive staff in chic surroundings, there’s certainly lots to like about Romolo as Andy Richardson finds out.

Nando’s, Shrewsbury

Nando’s, Shrewsbury

Rating ***Posh nosh is all well and good but sometimes only fast food will hit the spot. Andy Richardson checks out the pick of the bunch.

Review: The Bellstone, Shrewsbury


Its flamboyant interior has the wow factor but what’s the food like? Our Andy finds out if there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Saracens at Hadnall

Pressing of wild rabbit

Rating **** David Martin won’t be appearing on TV any time soon, writes Andy Richardson. He’s a low-key chef focussing on serving brilliant, locally-sourced food.

Review: Zenna, Pontesbury

Frying high – the mixed starter platter was packed with flavour, particularly the juicy spare ribs. Pictures by Russell Davies

Rating **** Zenna is a long-standing favourite on the Shropshire dining scene serving up authentic Chinese food with flair. Our Andy pays a visit

Eat Up, Shrewsbury

Eat Up, Shrewsbury

Rating: **** Yummy mummies, couples, packs of pals or family gatherings, Eat Up welcomes everyone with its tasty food and quirky style, writes Andy Richardson.

Review: King and Thai, Broseley

Starter for ten – the generous Thai platter for two featured prawn toast, satay chicken, vegetable spring rolls and pork meatballs Pictures by Andy Richardson

Rating: **** Award-winning Thai chef Suree Coates serves up authentic, locally-sourced food from her homeland to grateful diners.

The Stiperstones Inn, Snailbeach

The Stiperstones Inn, Snailbeach

Rating: **** If it’s friendly service with a smile you’re after then head to  The Stiperstones Inn – it’s like a big hug from a long-lost friend, writes Andy Richardson.