Wining and Dining near the Old Hall
We are very lucky to be surrounded by some great places to eat within a few minutes drive of Cressage. If you are planning to eat out, please phone ahead to check opening times and availability to avoid disappointment. Please note all drive/walk times and mileages are approximate.
Much Wenlock (10-minute drive) has two pubs, serving food –
The Talbot inn ( TF13 6AA 01952 727077) is a friendly pub serving good pub grub. www.thetalbotinnmuchwenlock.co.uk
The Raven, a former coaching inn (TF13 6EN 01952 727251) is a more upscale dining establishment with two AA Rosette Awards and has both informal and formal dining rooms. https://ravenhotel.com
There are also several cafes and tearooms in Much Wenlock.
The Mytton and Mermaid at Atcham( SY5 6QG 01743 761220)is a coaching Inn on the banks of the Severn with an AA Rosette. approx. 6 miles away. Food is served all day either in the dining room or at the bar.
The Huntsman at Little Wenlock (TF6 5BE 01952 503300) has a good selection of food to be enjoyed in the bar or restaurant. www.thehuntsmanoflittlewenlock.co.uk
The Woodbridge Inn at Coalport is 10 miles away and offers indoor or outdoor dining overlooking the River Severn. As part of the Brunning and Price group it has good quality all day dining.(TF8 7JF) 01952 882054.
The Haughmond at Upton Magna is about 8 miles away and has 3 AA rosettes. We love the simple but expertly executed menus that they offer in relaxed surroundings with great service. ( SY4 4TZ) 01743 709918 www.thehaughmond.co.uk
The Mill at Leighton-re-opening under new stewardship, having been refurbished. This is particularly exciting for us at The Old Hall, as it can be reached by taking a leisurely 30 minute walk along the river. (SY5 6RN) 01952 443559 https://themillatleighton.com
Riverside Inn at Cound is our closest restaurant and pub, just over a mile away. It has recently reopened and is part of the Greene King Inns chain. (SY5 6AF) 01743 296613 www.greenekinginns.co.uk/hotels/riverside-inn-shrewsbury
Band of Bakers-a real treat on a Saturday morning, next door to us at The Old Hall. Freshly home baked breads and cakes to take away or enjoy with freshly brewed coffee in the courtyard.
Further afield but only 8 miles away is Shrewsbury (the county town) with a wide range of independent and nationally known restaurants, wine bars and pubs.
Other things to do
There are an extensive range of walking opportunities directly accessible from The Old Hall as well as further afield throughout Shropshire. Views from the top of the Wrekin should not be missed, with varying ability routes to the top or on the lower slopes through the glorious woods. A five minute drive away, Wenlock Edge has The Shropshire Way and Jack Mytton Way, and, following either, you can walk all or part of the 19 mile route to Craven Arms. Driving a few miles to the south of the county there are endless opportunities for walks and hikes through valleys, and up and down the South Shropshire Hills (which are designated An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). To the north of the county there are Meres and canal routes to follow. To the west, Rodney’s pillar rewards those who reach the summit, with far reaching views back across to Shrewsbury and beyond Welshpool into Wales. Offa’s Dyke has its midpoint as it passes through Shropshire as well as some of its most challenging walking through the Shropshire hills.
The medieval market town of Shrewsbury is just 8 miles away. There are numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs, a thriving market hall, independent shops and frequent outdoor markets in the town’s historic square. The Severn Theatre and Old Market Hall cinema are very popular, along with the museum and Shrewsbury Castle.
A visit to Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution can fill many hours. The scenic gorge straddled by the world famous Ironbridge has many museums and tours which represent different aspects of Britain’s industrial heritage. There are many pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Much Wenlock is our nearest town. It is a beautiful medieval town which has a host of small traditional shops including the award winning Paddy Ryan’s Butchers, as well as a bakery, flower and gift shops and pubs and restaurants. There are also some interesting circular walks which take you out into the countryside and back into the town.
Bridgnorth is 20 minutes drive away with it's Cliff Railway and Severn Valley Railway.
There are many castles and ruins in Shropshire. Within a ten minute drive from the Old Hall there is:
- Wroxeter Roman city, the fourth largest in Britain, is well worth a visit.
- The ruins of Acton Burnell Castle, understood to be the seat of the first parliament in 1283.
- Buildwas Abbey.
- Much Wenlock Priory
Within 30 to 45 minutes drive:
- Whitchurch and Ellesmere to the north.
- RAF Museum at Cosford.
- Ludlow with it's Castle, Racecourse & Golf Course
There are range of other activities e.g. horse riding, wine tasting, canoeing, pottery classes, visiting National Trust properties. Please do ask us if there is anything you are particularly interested in.
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