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'We make this a place to be in the summer': The pub which shines brightest when weather is nice

As pubs continue to battle the cost of living crisis, the Star continues its Love Your Local series which celebrates our local inns.

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It's a pub which packs a lot into a small amount of time and has a spectacular view.

The Boatyard in Bridgnorth is one of the most notable sights in a town full of great sights and views, sitting in a prime location on the edge of the River Severn, next to Bridgnorth Rugby Club.

Crossing over the Severn on the Bridge Street Bridge, the pub sits in leafy surroundings, with trees and foliage next to it and a clock tower on one side, standing out due to the white paint work and distinctive livery on the outside.

Inside, the pub carries plenty of reminders of the river, with boats and nautically-themed items around the bar area inside the pub, and also had a large garden patio which, on a nice day, provides a calming area to sit and watch the river flow by.

The Boatyard offers a great view over the River Severn

Owned by a private landlord, it went through several incarnations, including being an Italian restaurant and a shoe shop, and has been run by husband and wife team Hamid Zare and Joanna Pokarska-Zare for about 10 years.

Joanna Pokarska-Zare said the couple had taken on the pub as her husband had been looking for a new adventure, but had taken a bit of convincing.