The idea of alfresco dining is becoming a little less appealing as nights draw in. We still want to meet up with friends and family for a meal out but the latest social distancing restrictions mean you can only do this in a group of six. Where in Ludlow accommodates this number? We put that question to our readers, who gave us their top choices to dine out in and around Ludlow for six people. The good news is there is plenty of choice, here are the recommendations (in no particular order):
The Queens Pub
Set in the heart of historic Ludlow, The Queens is a family run freehold pub with a warm and informal atmosphere. This popular local pub specialises in real ales and homemade, traditional dishes. Enjoy home- cooked food in their lovely vaulted ceiling restaurant or relax with a few drinks at the bar.
Need to know: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 12 – 2pm, 6pm – 8pm | 113 Lower Galdeford, SY8 1RU
The light, airy and charming Elliotts Bistro and Bar, which has its own entrance next to the Dinham Hall Hotel, serves modern English and Mediterranean cuisine in a delightful conservatory setting overlooking the gardens and ornamental pool. The restaurant entrance also leads to the hotel bar that is open to both guests and the public.
Need to know: Open Tues-Sat 12 pm – 2pm, 6:30pm – 9 pm | By The Castle, SY8 1EJ
The Charlton Arms
Situated on the iconic Ludford Bridge, a short walk from the town centre of Ludlow. Enjoy homemade food, local ales, luxury accommodation and stunning views over the River Teme. The menu of modern British and pub classics feature the best seasonal produce available at the time. There is a wide selection of local draft ales and a small, carefully designed and eclectic wine list to choose from.
Need to know: Open Wed to Sun Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm Dinner: 6pm – 8.30pm | Ludford Bridge SY8 1PJ
Situated in the heart of Ludlow and popular with locals, the philosophy of Bistro 7 is simple: smile, buy great produce locally, cook it well and never say no! Beautiful homemade food from the finest ingredients.
Need to know: Open Tues-Sat, lunch 12 – 3pm, dinner 6 – 10pm | 7 Corve St SY8 1DB
Chang Thai Bar & Restaurant
Authentic Thai food served in the convivial atmosphere of a bamboo-filled garden. There is a heated patio area, relaxed lounge bar or dine in the more formal restaurant.
Need to know: Open Mon 5-11pm Tues-Fri 12pm-11pm Sat 11am-12pm Sun 12pm-10.30pm | 3 Market St SY8 1BP
The Blue Boar
The Blue Boar was built in 1650 and its story continues today. Great local beers and fine wines compliment a traditional atmosphere for all those who like to drink eat and converse either outside in the patio-style garden or by a warm crackling fire.
Need to know: Open Tues-Sat 12pm-2pm 6-8pm Sunday 12pm-4pm | 52 Mill St, SY8 1BB
The Old Bakehouse
Located in picturesque Quality Square in the centre of town, The Old Bakehouse dubs itself ‘Ludlow’s only Burger Joint’ where they aim to build the best burger using only the freshest ingredients and to build it the way you like it.
Need to know: Open Sun-Thurs 12pm-3pm & 6pm-8pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-3pm & 6pm-9pm | Quality Square SY8 1AR
Please note opening times are correct at the time of publication.