Dining Out

The Woolpack, Telford

The Woolpack, Telford

As any parent knows, when taking your children out to eat it’s not easy to find a venue to please everyone’s appetite, writes Cathy Stanworth.

Lion + Pheasant, Shrewsbury

Lion + Pheasant Shrewsbury

There’s a new chef at the helm of the Lion + Pheasant whose flavoursome food is a real asset to the town’s dining scene.

The Greyhound Inn, St Martins, Oswestry

The Greyhound Inn, St Martins Oswestry

Looking out through the window of my warm and toasty lounge on to a cold, wet and windy night, I questioned my sanity on planning an hour’s drive from Telford to St Martin’s to test out The Greyhound Inn, writes Cathy Stanworth.

Kynnersley Arms, Shrewsbury

The Kynnersley Arms at Leighton

The Kynnersley Arms, or the Kynn, as it is known is a beautiful old English pub on the B4380 between Ironbridge and Shrewsbury at Leighton.

Charlton Arms, Ludlow

the Bosi family has hit the ground running with their latest venture

The Bosi family are back in town. Ludlow town, that is. They’ve taken over a top pub and have quickly turned it into a must-visit destination.

Rowton Castle, Halfway House

Rowton Castle, Halfway House

After a mix-up over his booking our reviewer returns to Rowton Castle near Shrewsbury ready to give it a second chance.

The Malthouse, Ironbridge

The Malthouse, Ironbridge

The Malthouse sits on the famous Wharfage at Ironbridge and has been a fixture of the historic town for a number of years.

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.

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