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Eating Out - Church Stretton

  • Housmans - Relaxed and informal restaurant with regular live music.  Fine wines, great local ales and a daily tapas and grazing menu as well as a la carte options.

  • Kings Arms & The Bucks Head - Both serve good food and have a range of wines and ales.  Both pubs also good for watching sport.  https://www.thebucks-head.co.uk/

  • Sawaddee Thai - Serving traditional Thai food, situated in the town square.

  • Jaipur Lounge - Indian restaurant on the main street, very popular and also provides a take away option.  http://jaipurlounge.com/

  • Other pubs in the town, not serving food, include The Stretton Ale House and Catch, both highly recommended.

  • There are also a number of award-winning cafes in the town, choose from Heather & Batch, The Loft, Jemima’s Kitchen, Berries, The Holly Bush and Mr Bun the Baker.

Eating Out - Around and About

  • The Green Dragon  - Little Stretton (1 mile) – serves great food and has a wide range of local beers, gins and a good wine menu. The Green Dragon is open all day for food. http://www.greendragonlittlestretton.co.uk/

  • The Ragleth Inn - Little Stretton (1 mile) – Also serving great food, ales and wine.  Serves food at lunch and from 6pm in the evenings. http://www.theraglethinn.co.uk/

  • The Yew Tree Inn - All Stretton (1 mile) - has recently re-opened to the public and offers a warm welcome and decent ales and food.  Find on Trip Advisor

  • The Station Inn - Marshbrook (2 miles) – spectacular Sunday carvery and mouth-watering evening specials.  http://www.stationinnmarshbrook.co.uk/

  • The Bridges - Ratlinghope (5 miles) - take a walk over the hills, enjoy a leisurely lunch and get the Long Mynd Shuttle bus home.  The Bridges serves a selection of ales from the Three Tuns Brewery as well as great food.  http://thebridgespub.co.uk/

  • The Royal Oak - Cardington (5 Miles) – another beautiful country pub, great food, wine & beer.  http://www.at-the-oak.com/

  •  Ludlow (14 Miles) – Not only is Ludlow a quintessential English market town, it is also home to some world class eateries. http://www.ludlow.org.uk/eat.asp

  • Shrewsbury (14 Miles) – The county town of Shropshire does not let the side down when it comes to its own places to eat. http://www.eatshrewsbury.co.uk/restaurants.php

Eating In

Shopping - Church Stretton has some wonderful shops selling a wide range of produce:

  • Hough’s butchers.  Their meat comes mainly from their own farm, with the remainder locally sourced. They make their own pies and sausages and the meat is top quality.

  • Van doesburg's specialise in quality food, cooked on the premises using fresh ingredients, free of additives or preservatives. They also produce a variety of delicious salads, quiches, pies & casseroles, desserts & cakes to take away.

  • Entertaining Elephants is an ethical food and lifestyle shop occupying a 17th century timber framed barn in the center of Church Stretton. Described in the Slow Travel guide to Shropshire as "more chic than chickpea" they stock a selection of natural and organic foods including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options. There are local products too, ranging from traditional pork sausages and bacon to organic porridge, honey, cakes, free range eggs, farm milk and artisan bread.

  • The local Co-op is well stocked and conveniently located in the town centre.

  • On Thursdays there is a local farmers market in the town square.

Catered Meals - The Loft cafe in town offers a cooked meal service.  Give them a call for full details 07825 303546.

Take Away food - Church Stretton is well served with a variety of options offering take away food including Chinese, Thai, Indian and traditional fish & chips:

  • Church Stretton Fish Bar – Tel. 01694 723542

  • New Ruby - Tel. 01694 720010

  • Jaipur Lounge – Tel. 01694 724667

  • Flamingo’s Pizza & Kebab House - Tel. 01694 724747

  • Best Kebab & Burger House – Tel. 01694 724617


Woods Brewery in Wistanstow (6 miles) – The brewery has two pubs on the site of the brewery – The Plough Inn which dates back to 1774 and the much newer Brewery Tap.  Both pubs sell our great cask ales and also a range of other beers – regular guest cask ale, Ironbridge craft beer and also national and international beers. We also have a wide selection of wines and spirits.  Both pubs also serve food all day.  http://www.woodbrewery.co.uk/



Three Tuns in Bishops Castle (9 miles) - A brewing licence at the site was first granted in 1642. Part of the existing brewery is of 17th Century origin and this would be consistent with it having been the original brewhouse, which would make it the oldest working brewery premises in Britain.  Brewery tours available.  http://www.threetunsbrewery.co.uk/home.htm



Six Bells Brewery in Bishops Castle (9 miles) - Upon your arrival you will find a very welcoming atmosphere. Great beer and tasty, home-made, locally sourced ingredients used to cook delicious food. Open from midday to 11pm 7 days a week. Cafe now open in the old brewery serving teas, cakes & sandwiches.  Feel free to drop in with your dog or cat, wet clothes and muddy boots.  If you’re hungry, we can feed you (vegetarians too!). Children are welcome, pets are welcome, your all welcome.  https://www.sixbellsbrewery.com/


Ludlow Brewing Company (14 miles or catch the train from Church Stretton) - Located in a specially converted railway shed, just over 50 metres north of Ludlow railway station. The building has been fully refurbished to latest building standards and houses a 20-barrel brewing system. Ludlow Brewery produces award winning, high quality ales right in the heart of the beautiful town of Ludlow.  Brewery tours available.




The Salopian Brewery Shrewsbury (14 miles or catch the train from Church Stretton) - Salopian Brewery was founded as Snowdonia Brewery in 1994 by Brewer Martin Barry at his Pub in North Wales.  In 1995 he relocated to Shrewsbury and renamed it Salopian (meaning of Shrewsbury). At that time, it was the smallest commercial brewery in the country (not attached to a Pub) with a 2 barrel brewlength.  A new 30 barrel brewery was installed in 2010 to cope with demand and when this was overwhelmed the brewery relocated in 2014 to a purpose built 50 barrel plant.  Brewery tours available.  http://www.salopianbrewery.co.uk/

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