Fine position for popular pub with plenty of space for both drinking and dining and extensive terraces looking over the river; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
If you're sitting on the balcony at this attractive inn overlooking the River Teme and its massive medieval bridge, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife: kingfishers in spring and summer and otters and swans in winter. Inside, the character bar has proper pubby tables and chairs on tiled and bricked floors, gluggle jugs along the gantry, a double-sided woodburner, and stools against the hop-hung counter where friendly staff serve five ales on handpump from local breweries such as Hobsons, Ludlow, Woods and Wye Valley, 15 wines by the glass, several gins and whiskies and a farm cider. The two rooms of the lounge (sharing a two-way woodburning stove) are comfortable and chatty with tub chairs, armchairs and high-backed black leather seats on pale wooden floors. The dining room also has views of the river and Ludford Bridge; background music and board games. The 12 bedrooms are well equipped and comfortable, and some have river views. It's a short walk uphill to the town centre and Ludlow Castle.
The good pub guide food review
Enjoyable food includes lunchtime sandwiches, fish soup with rouille and croutons, rare-breed pork, cranberry and chestnut terrine with piccalilli and toasted sourdough, Thai-spiced octopus with avocado, bacon cheeseburger with barbecue sauce and skinny fries, stuffed chicken breast with ricotta, pine nuts, parma ham and fondant potato, braised short beef ribs with spring onion mash, haddock with crushed peas and chunky chips, 42-day dry-aged sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce and chips, and puddings such as roast plum and stem ginger fool and chocolate fondant with mint chocolate ice-cream.