Where to eat and drink in and around Ludlow

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Written byLucy Cook

Oh boy, isn’t it great to be able to eat out again? How we have missed our pubs, bars and cafés.

Over the past weekend, it was great to see Ludlow buzzing and families enjoying a meal and a drink outdoors in the spring sunshine. The public gardens were full of (socially distanced) picnickers, queues at both The Ludlow Kitchen and CSONS at the Green Café. And, a little pub crawl on Saturday evening saw no empty tables.

Cafes and restaurants are doing a grand job of accommodating everyone after a long absence. If you can, try to make the most of this glorious sunshine but remember to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

We are very aware that not all of our eateries are open yet (roll on 17 May), and when they do we’ll let you know! In the meantime, we’re celebrating those that have been able to open and serve you in their patios, beer gardens and on pavements.

Opening days and times may vary from week to week, so please check individual websites or social media accounts before visiting. You can find also find a complete list of Ludlow shops that have re-opened at the bottom of our A-Z Delivery list .

in town

The Bull Hotel

alfresco at Ludlow’s bull hotel

alfresco at Ludlow’s bull hotel

OPEN 1200-1900 Monday, Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun

CLOSED Wednesday & Thursday

Operating a first come first serve basis so there no need to book however there is limited number of seating available.

Click here to book or email: enquiries@thebullludlow.co.uk

The Castle Café (licensed)

OPEN Monday, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10:00 – 16:00, Tuesday 09:00 – 16:00

CLOSED Wednesday

Sunday:1 0:00 – 16:00Open for coffee and our delicious homemade cakes, lunch from 12.00 all on the terrace and the 5 June / 19 June evening seasonal 4-5 course menu is now available.

Click here book a table or phone 01584 878796

Castle Lodge Buttery

OPEN: 09:00 – 16:30 Mon to Fri, Saturday 09:00 – 17:00, Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

Open for dining outside as well as take away. Gazebo with tables and chairs over on the square.

Click here to find out more or call: 01584 873628

Chang Thai Bar & Restaurant

OPEN Tues, Wed 12:00 – 14:00, 17:30 – 21:00 ,Thurs & Fri 12:00 – 14:00, 15:30 – 21:00 Sat 12:00 – 21:00 Sun 2:00 – 14:30


Click here to book or email: globeludlow@yahoo.com

CSONS at the Green Café

River views at The Green Café

River views at The Green Café

Open for al fresco dining on the terrace. Also open for takeaway 7 days a week from 9am till 4pm (food till 2.30)

Click here to book

Church Inn

Opening from 30 April for outdoor service for weekends only (Fri, Sat & Sun). Food service will be 12-7, booking terms and conditions apply

Click here to book or email: info@thechurchinn.com

The Crown Country Inn, Munslow

Open on weekends only (Fri, Sat & Sun). Doors closed by 10pm.

Friday, dInner only 5pm to 10.30pm, food served 5.30 to 7pm. Saturday lunch food served 12.30pm to 3pm, dinner food served 5.30pm to 7pm. Sunday lunch 12pm to 4.30pm, food served 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

To book click here or call 01584 841205

Fishmore Hall Hotel

Open daily for tables in the garden or gazebo 12-7pm (last orders)

Afternoon Tea 12-4.30pm drinks 10pm close

Booking advised and essential for afternoon tea.

To book click here or 01584875148

The Granary

Afternoon tea from The Granary

Afternoon tea from The Granary

Covered outdoor area serving hot drinks and breakfasts, afternoon tea and wood fired pizzas on the patio.

OPEN Mon-Wed 08:30 – 15:00, Thursday & Friday 08:30 – 16:00, Saturday:09:00 – 16:00, Sunday:10:00 – 14:00

To book click here or call 01584 879006

Ludlow Brewery

Al fresco beers and other drinks.

Opening hours from 27th April: Mon-Thurs 11am – 5.30pm Fri & Sat, 10am to 7pm Sunday, 11am-5pm.

No booking required, to find out more click here

Ludlow Kitchen (& the Clive Arms team)

New spring menu in our courtyard area, as well as takeaway at the front door. In addition, on Fridays and Saturdays opening hours will extend until 8pm. On Fridays it’s pizza night, with a range of pizzas and sides – plus you can buy two pizzas and a bottle of wine or jug of beer for just £20 between 4pm and 8pm! Saturdays they’re firing up the BBQ for a range of delicious steaks, burgers, hot dogs and kebabs – with all the sides of course! The BBQ will start at 12pm each Saturday and finish at 8pm.

To book click here

a setting worthy of royalty at the queens in Ludlow

a setting worthy of royalty at the queens in Ludlow

The Queens

Outside with table service until May 17th. Doors open from 12pm. To avoid offending any customers the Queens will operate Monday to Saturday on a first come first served basis for food and drinking initially.

However, on Sundays you can book for lunches in the marquee , which is not weather dependent, at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.

To book click here

The Salwey Arms

Open for lunch Monday to Thursday (12-3pm) with the garden closing at 6pm, all day Friday and Saturday (12-8pm) and lunch only on Sunday (12-4pm) with the garden closing at 6pm.

24 outside tables, some covered. Running a reduced menu during this period with sandwiches and pub classics at lunch time.

To find out more click here

out of town

Pretty setting at the Boot at Orleton

Pretty setting at the Boot at Orleton

We have an amazing choice of cafés and pubs outside but not far from Ludlow, all offering outdoor dining. Many have made an amazing effort to add marquees, shelter and warmth. Below are those on LGL’s radar:

The Bell at Yarpole

The Bennetts End Inn

Blakeman’s, Church Stretton

The Boot Inn Orleton

The Fountain Inn, Tenbury

The Hopton Crown

Kyre Park Antiques Barn & Bistro

Larch Barn, Cleobury Mortimer

The Lion at Leintwardine

Live & Let Live, Neen Sollars

Pheasant at Neenton

Powis Arms

The Riverside at Aymestrey

The Stagg at Titley

The Stockton Cross, Kimbolton

The Three Horseshoes, Wheathill

The Willows, Ditton Priors


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