The Crown Country Inn was awarded 2 AA Rosettes for the quality of their food in October 2006 and every year since. We have twice won "Best Restaurant" at the Deliciously Shropshire Good Eating awards. The restaurant was also "highly commended" at the Heart of England "Food and Drink Excellence" awards in the "Best Restaurant using Local Produce" category.
We are the only pub in Shropshire to be featured in the GastroPub Cookbook by Diana Henry, who called the Crown "a shrine to local food producers and farmers."
We are also featured in the Real Ale Pub Guide, the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide, the AA Pub Guide, the AA Bed and Breakfast Guide and Which Good Food Guide.
Some of our customer comments....
"Cosy Quiet Getaway"
One of the warmest welcomes we have ever had!
A very pleasant owner, always helpful and some very attentive staff too (not that easy to find these days!) The Crown is a real gem, with some interesting places nearby and some beautiful walks. Which is just as well, you'll need to work up an appetite because the food is very good indeed! All the food on the menu is locally sourced and there is also a good selection of local beers/ ciders to keep you going back for more (we certainly are!) Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Jason Dawson, Derby.
"Escape from the Hustle and Bustle!"
We only stayed one night but wished we could have stayed longer as it was so relaxing. The owners were extremely welcoming,the food was first class. In a lovely part of the country, recommend visiting Ludlow,Much Wenlock and Church Stretton all very pretty!
Reviewed by E Croll, Stoke on Trent.
"Fabulous food in excellent surroundings"
Thank you for such a great stay! We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend with simply delicious food. The breakfasts were excellent and the diningexperience was just superb - fabulous food in excellent surroundings. Wewere disappointed not to have stayed longer in order to sample more! Thanks again and we shall certainly be back again.
Reviewed by Jill and Tom Scuffham, UK.
"... a delight"
Your enthusiasm for good food and seemingly endless energy preparingyour own fare from scratch (black pudding and smoked chicken as just two examples) was a delight.
Reviewed by Paul and Berni Anderton.
"We had a wonderful meal"
..We stayed over at The Crown on Saturday night and had a wonderful meal. Thanks so much for a brilliant stay. Everything was fab.
We really look forward to booking in again.
Reviewed by Mr and Mrs Blincoe Feb 2014
...Just a quick email to say thank you so much for our lovely meal on Friday evening, we all had a lovely time and all enjoyed ourselves.
Reviewed by Julie Watkins, Dyke Ruscoe & Hayes Ltd Dec 2013
....Just a quick thank you for the excellent evening we had with you last night.
You're Inn is so warm and welcoming but we really liked the way you've kept the period features.The food was excellent, really good choices, beautifully cooked, well presented and served by staff who actually looked as if they were genuinely interested in their customers.
Four of us came, two from Dudley and two from West Brom. The sat nav was less than helpful but, my word, the journey was well worth it.
Thank you for a really enjoyable evening.
Reviewed by Mrs Hazeldine April 2014