Bustling local with own-brewed and guest ales and good value traditional food; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
Very much the hub of this little village, this homely inn brews its own Clun beers, including Citadel, Loophole, Pale Ale and Solar. You'll find them all here on handpump, served by attentive staff, alongside guests such as Hobsons Best Bitter and Wye Valley Butty Bach; they also offer craft beers, 30 gins, several malt whiskies, wines by the glass and a couple of farm ciders. The cosy, low-beamed front bar is warmed in winter by an inglenook woodburning stove; from here, a door leads into a separate little dining room with a rare plank and muntin screen. The games room at the back has a TV, games machine, darts, pool, juke box and board games; occasional live music and open mike nights. There's also a small garden. The dog-friendly bedrooms are plainly furnished but comfortable. Good walks nearby.
The good pub guide food review
Fairly priced, honest food includes baguettes, mackerel pâté, chilli chicken stir-fry, mushroom stroganoff, pork and cider casserole, chicken korma with rice, liver and bacon with mustard mash, salmon in butter and tarragon sauce, burger with toppings, onion rings and chips, gammon with egg and pineapple, sea bass fillet with tomato and basil sauce, and puddings.
Set on Clun town square, this down-to-earth B&B in a lively 16th-century pub is a 2-minute walk from Clun Castle and 9.6 miles from Stokesay Castle. Unpretentious rooms offer TVs, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. There's 1 room with a Chesterfield sofa and another with exposed stone walls and wood beams.Breakfast is included, served in a pub dining room with beamed ceilings, stone-flagged floors and a wood-burning stove. The pub also features real ales, a game room and a beer garden.