The Lion, Leintwardine Great pub and restaurant, shown above on a winter’s day. Owned by an entrepreneurial friend of ours but we are not biased. Food is excellent and a lovely place to sit by the River Teme on a summers evening. We think best to eat in the bar. Recently named best pub in Shropshire. 20 minutes drive.
The Harp Inn, Old Radnor Great location and charming in the ancient capital of Radnor. Perched up on a hill next with fabulous views. The smallest bar you’ll ever see, don’t expect speedy service! Flagstone floors, open fireplace. New owners who have really improved the food. Best to go weekend lunchtimes or early evenings. 20 minutes drive.
The Angel, Kingsland Nice pub with pretty good food. Steak nights a real bargain. Friendly bar staff and tends to be a bit busier than some if you like a bit of atmosphere. We quite often go there. 10 minutes drive.
The New Inn, Pembridge As pubs should be. Unmodernised. It’s 1.5 miles walk exactly. Good honest non-fussy food as far from Nouvelle cuisine as you could get! (and not a microwave in sight). If you are a large group then if you give Jane (the landlady) some advance notice they’ll cook a whole joint of beef for you and it’s worth it. They really know how to cook beef well.
The Royal Oak, Gladestry Old fashioned and charming pub over the border into Wales. Best to leave a car there and then walk to it for lunch over Hergest Ridge – gorgeous views.
The Salutation Inn, Weobley Nice pub in idyllic really pretty Herefordshire village. Really pretty.
Tram Inn, Eardisley Good restaurant-type food with a boule court.
The Bell Inn, Yarpole Gastro pub in very pretty village.