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There are pubs who prefer local, quality cider and not just the big brands!
BRIDGNORTH & AREA
Bridgnorth Bowling Club - Cricket Meadow, Bridgnorth WV16 4LB
Dog Inn & Davenport Arms, 4 Main St, Worfield near Bridgnorth WV15 5LF. New owners Mark & Maggie are continuing the tradition of great food, wines, ale and of course cider at this very pretty pub in the middle of picturesque Worfield.
Falcon Inn, St Johns St, Bridgnorth WV15 6AG. In low town across the River Severn. A lively venue, especially at weekends.
Fighting Cocks, High St, Stottesdon DY14 8TZ. New owners Mark and Bre are now in charge of this ancient building, cleverly updating it while keeping its cosy and welcoming feel..and of course great home cooked menu too.
Harbour Inn, Upper Arley, Bridgnorth DY12 3NF. A huge garden right by the Severn Valley Station and the River Severn. Cosy in winter too. New landlords in charge.
New Inn, Oreton, Shropshire, DY14 0TL. Kayleigh runs this cosy country pub in gorgeous countryside near Brown Clee Hill and Titterstone Clee Hill.
Railwaymans Arms, Severn Valley Railway Station, Hollybush Rd, Bridgnorth WV16 4AX. Like stepping into days gone by this inn is not only a fascinating place to spend your time the choice of ales and cider is second to none!
Red Lion, 6 Six Ashes Rd, Bobbington, Stourbridge DY7 5DU. Family owned village pub in beautiful walking country.
The Wheel at Worfield, Bridgnorth, WV15 5NR. A large carpark, welcoming hosts and great food make this a popular pub all day. Best to book ahead.
The Woodberry Inn, 70 Victoria Rd, Bridgnorth WV16 4LF. Re-opened in August 2015 after a stunning makeover, in addition to the smart bar and restaurant there are beautifully decorated rooms too so you can even stay over after your evening out.
Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 8HQ. The Pain family who run the club are old friends of Geoff's at Oldfields Farm, they farmed at Newhouse Farm before it became Hobsons Brewery! The course itself should be in every golfer's address book.
Colliers Arms and Farm Shop. Tenbury Rd, Clows Top, Bewdley DY14 9HA. Charlie runs this welcoming pub and tea room next to a farm shop with possibly the best bottled beer and cider selection around.
Live & Let Live, Neen Sollars, Kidderminster, DY14 9AB. Lovely country pub, well worth seeking out.
Old Lion Inn, Lower St, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 8AB is a fun pub with a lively crowd and new pub garden too to enjoy the sunshine.
Cleobury Mortimer Sports & Social Club Love Ln, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster DY14 8PE. Gouldy is always organising something to keep the crowds entertained at this lively local venue.
LUDLOW & TENBURY WELLS
Bennets End, Clee Hill. Ancient pub and new landlords are breathing new life into it. Well worth a visit for home cooked food too,
Boot Inn, Orleton, Shropshire SY8 4HN. Chris and the team run this black and white inn in pretty village near Ludlow. There’s good food too and the beer and cider festivals are well worth a visit. Sit outside in the garden in the summer.
Fountain Inn, Oldwood, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8TB. This old coach house and cider mill ticks all the boxes – good food, drink, accommodation, garden, bags of character and the ghost of a previous landlord!
Kings Head, Cross Street. Tenbury Wells WR15 8EG, Sixteeth Century pub with good range of drinks, plus music nights and pub games too.
Ludlow Brewery, Ludlow. The brewery has a visitor centre near the train station, great event nights too.
The Peacock Inn. Newnham Bridge, Tenbury Wells WR15 8LL. An old fashioned coaching inn with a French twist. Run with flair by owner, Jean, who is rightly proud of his fine food and offers three rooms too for those wanting to stay a little longer, and perhaps visit the Oldfields cider orchards just up the road.
Rose & Crown, Boraston Ln, Burford, Tenbury Wells WR15 8AG, Simple guestrooms and a cosy country pub complete with welcoming fireplace.
Talbot Hotel, Newnham Bridge WR15 8JF. An Alistair Sawday 'Special Place' and a CAMRA award winner to boot! This very attractive hotel and restaurant is a great base for touring the beautiful Teme Valley.
Vaults Tenbury Wells. A traditonal pub in the middle of town, open all hours - well most of them anyway!
TELFORD & NEARBY
Cock Hotel, 148a Holyhead Road, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2DL. Pete runs this authentic and popular pub specialising in local real ales and of course, Oldfields Cider. Visitors often have a CAMRA book in their hands when they visit.
Compasses Inn, 72 Beveley Rd, Wellington, Telford TF2 6SD. A must for Jenkos Mongolian Grill and Sunday lunches!
Crown Inn. Market Street, Oakengates, Telford TF2 6EA. John Ellis is very proud of his cellar, and rightly so. A maximum 120 points at the latest Cask Marque inspection is just one of many awards to his credit, topped only by his acclaimed beer and cider festivals and open mic nights.
Horse & Jockey near Ellesmere. A new one, review to follow.
The Huntsman, Wellington Rd, Little Wenlock, Telford TF6 5BH. Max and the team are always busy at this popular pub, good for food & drink as well as fab surroundings. Oldfields is back in the spring.
Moat Shed, Northwood Hall, nr Wem, Shrewsbury SY4 5NU. Delightful cafe in gorgeous surroundings. A great place for any special occasion.
Oddfellows Arms, Wellington, TF1 1JT. Mike and Angela Little have recently re-opened this pub and will be specialising in locally sourced drinks and food, particularly great steaks
Parish Pump, Dudleston Heath, Ellesmere, SY12 9LE - New
The Royal Oak, Ellerdine Heath, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6RL (01939) 250300. Known as 'The Tiddly' to the locals it's harder to find a cosier pub and warmer welcome than from Gary & co.
Three Horseshoes, Sambrook, Newport TF10 8AP (01952 551133). Wonderful home cooked food served by Pete and Alison in their family friendly pub which also has a large beer garden for cider on summer days.
Travellers Joy, 20 Woodhouse Ln, Horsehay, Telford TF4 3BL. There's always something going on in the evening at this popular pub, possibly at its greatest in the summer with its fantastic outdoor entertainment area. Pete likes his darts too.
STOUBRIDGE & KIDDERMINSTER
Barbridge Victoria Passage, Stourbridge DY8 1DP. This is a cleverly designed contemporary craft bar in the middle of town. Its artistic owner, Mark, says he was influenced by travels in the USA but it has a unique look of its own. Great choice of ale and cider too!
Hollybush, Bromsgrove Rd, Belbrougton, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 9UG. A cracking pub with Hobsons ales as well as Oldfields Cider and good homecooked food from Dave and the gang. Book to make sure you get a table.
King & Castle, Station Approach, Kidderminster DY10 1QX. You can buy Oldfields at both pubs at ends of the Severn Valley Railway. The bar at the King & Castle has been much improved and is a great place to start and finish your journey. Of course you can buy Oldfields by the bottle on the trains too.
The Park Gate Inn, 178 Kidderminster Road, Dodford, Bromsgrove B61 9AJ. A warm welcome from Chris and Dawn in this famed real ale pub with its lovely garden too. BACK SOON!
WORCESTER & AROUND
Baiting House, Upper Sapey, Worcester, WR6 6XT. Tim Lawson and his team have transformed this gorgeous pub in a gorgeous location. One for great food as well as a great selection of local drinks.
Bell Inn, Lower Broadheath WR2 6QG. Lindsey and her team source as much local food and drink for this pretty country pub as they can. As well as a great menu they run events too, look on their website for more information.
Bell Inn, Pensax, Worcester WR6 6AE. Ian runs this multi-Camra award winning pub with just a small team. The drinks are interesting, home cooked food portions generous and the garden in the summer is a fab place to sit.
Crown & Sandys Main Rd, Ombersley, Worcester WR9 0EW. A former coaching in famous for its food.
Marwood, The Tything, Worcester WR1 1JL. Contemporary pub, food too.
Masons Arms, Wichenford, Worcester, WR6 6YA. Cosy but modern with great food from Laura and Nibs. Very pretty drive from Worcester.
Paul Pry, 6 The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PA. Back open with Worcester's own Pope's Brewery.
Swan at Whittington, Worcester, WR5 2RL. Great atmosphere and great food, they mix modern and traditional very well. Lovely garden in summer, cosy in winter.
Tap House, Station Road, Hartlebury, DY11 7YJ - Refurbished station house serving great food and drink.
The Talbot at Knightwick Bromyard Road, Knightwick, Worcester WR6 5PH. This ancient coaching inn with its gardens set by the River Teme is well worth a trip. Annie and the team serve organic and locally grown food and their bar is well stocked with locally made drinks too.
SHROPSHIRE HILLS AND WELSH BORDERS
Apple Tree, Onibury, Craven Arms, SY7 9AW. Characterful converted village shop with a small but carefully chosen range of drinks.
Balance Inn, Luston, Leominster, HR6 0EB. An old wool weighing station (hence the name), newly renovated in a little village.
Crown Inn, Wentnor, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EE. Country pub with great food in the beautiful Shropshire Hills AONB.
Lion at Leintwardine, Leintwardine High St, Craven Arms SY7 0JZ. Lovely riverside restaurant and bar.
Oak at Wigmore. Ford Street, Wigmore HR6 9UJ. Beautifully decorated, great food and carefully chosen local drinks too.
Stables at Craven Arms. A traditional drinkers pub, very popular with the locals.
The Sun Inn, Rosemary Lane, Leintwardine, Herefordshire. SY7 0LP. The famous parlour pub was run by Flossie Lane her whole adult life and you can still imagine her sitting in her favourite armchair. It’s a piece of living history, carefully preserved but sympathetically extended. Great garden too, look out for the events and annual beer festival.
Swan Inn, Aston Munslow, Craven Arms,SY7 9ER. Said to be the oldest pub in Shropshire, this pretty pub in Corvedale does great food and drinks too,
The Windmill Inn, Halfway House, Rowton, Shropshire SY5 9EJ (01743) 884234. A gorgeous family-owned pub which serves great food and has a beer garden with amazing views.
Ye Olde Tavern, 22 Victoria Rd, Kington HR5 3BX. Dave and Sarah have taken on this listed Victorian pub and added their own touches, including a great little restaurant at the back – look out for the Sunday lunches!
Masons Arms, 6 Aston Cantlow, Wilmcote, Stratford on Avon, CV37 9XX. Old fashioned country pub away from tourist route. Lovely food.
Old Post Office, 12 West Street, Warwick, CV32 6AN. Fantastic choice of beer and cider plus much more in this cosy pub in the city centre.
Three Tuns, 34 High Street, Alcester, B49 5AB. Mandy Downes runs this single bar pub with an antique shop window. Great selection of beers as well as Oldfields Cider!
Weighbridge, Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch, Birmingham 48 7SQ- coming soon
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