Pubs, Inns and Hostelries

Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5BW
(01588) 638797

This famous and historic pub and brewery has been the “beating heart” of Bishops Castle since 1642. Refurbished and enlarged, it still maintains the spirit of the original pub – public bar, snug bar, lounge bar – but with the addition of a classy oak framed, glass sided dining room.
A bustling, lively atmospheric pub created by the many charismatic locals who regard “The Tuns” as their home from home; it serves a wondrous array of real ales from the adjoining brewery, XXX, Best, Clerics Cure, Rantipole plus seasonal offerings. Open all day, every day.
Open for food: Mon – Sat 12.00noon – 2.30p.m. and 6.30p.m. – 9.00p.m.
Sun 12.00noon – 3.00p.m. Average dish price: £13.50.
Type of menu:
A modern, eclectic menu using locally sourced, fresh ingredients includes firm favourites, the famous Three Tuns burger, Beer Battered Fish & Chips as well as ‘probably’ the best ribeye steaks in Shropshire.  Vegetarian and Vegan options always available.
A restored and characterful function room sees everything from live music (jazz to rock to classical) to Morris Dancing and the Film Societies screenings. No piped music or fruit machines.  We are proud to be supporters of the annual Bishops Castle Real Ale Festival and the Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival.
Food Hygiene Rating 5
(See the Three Tuns Brewery in “Places to Visit” section)

The Square, Bishop’s Castle,
Shropshire, SY9 5BN

(01588) 638403
Henry & Rebecca Hunter
An eighteenth century Coaching Inn on elevated ground on the site of the original castle, with panoramic views and fabulous gardens. The Castle has a busy kitchen producing modern pub food that is healthy, hearty, flavoursome and fresh. And great value. And you’ve a wide choice of eating venues.
Three bars, each with their own individual character, some with terraces out into the garden, some with real fires, and all with real ale. Try the oak panelled restaurant, believed to feature in the Mary Webb novel “The House in Dormer Forest”. And when the weather is warm, take a drink, (or even dinner itself), to the beautiful south facing gardens with fantastic terrace and raised fish ponds. And watch the sun go down over the Welsh hills beyond.
Open for food: Mon to Fri 11.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. – 8.45 p.m.
Sat/Sun open all day. Breakfasts from 8.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
Booking advisable for Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday lunch.
Average main dish price: evening £10.95, lunchtime £8.00
Type of menu: modern pub food cooked on the premises using local ingredients whenever possible. And very good coffee! Trad. ales: supplied by Hobsons, Six Bells, Three Tuns and Clun Breweries.
Food Hygiene Rating 5
(see “Where to stay” section)

 The Crown & Anchor Vaults
32 High St, Bishops Castle SY9 5BQ. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm

 The Kings Head
48 Church St, Bishops Castle SY9 5AA. Tel: 01588 630 770
Located in the centre of the delightful market town of Bishops Castle,
this popular South Shropshire pub is Grade 2 listed and features two bars, pool table, dartboard and Sky and BT Sports for everyone to enjoy all the major sporting events all year round and a secluded suntrap of a courtyard to the rear.
If you are coming in for a drink, you will find a proper pub serving a great selection of local ales and the atmosphere of a popular pub that we all love.The town is a thriving market town that has a strong agricultural community as well as becoming known for its alternative community including artists, musicians, writers and craftspeople.

The Six Bells
Church Street, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AA
(01588) 630140 Or 07971213728
Mandy Green
Closed Monday and Tuesday…
Opens from Wednesday at 4pm for our Fish and Chip Night Eat in or Take Away…
Thursday to Sunday we open at noon …
Serving food from 1pm to 8pm Thursday to Saturdays and from noon till 6pm on Sundays …
Live music outside weather permitting on Sundays at 3pm through the summer months.
The Six Bells no longer has a brewery attached but we stock a varied selection of real ales, ciders, wines and spirits.  Hot drinks available.
Special parties catered for.
Food Hygiene Rating 5

The Square, Clun, Shropshire SY7 8JA
(01588) 640305
Jack Limond
A cosy lively 18th century coaching inn & post-house standing on the old Market Square, 2 minutes from the castle. Enjoy a warm welcome and relax in front of the log fire.
Open for food.
Trad. Ale from our own microbrewery: Wye Valley, Butty Bach, Hobson’s Bitter, plus two guest ales and a real cider. Cask Marque Holder.
Food Hygiene Rating 5
(see “Where to stay” section)

The Powis Arms, Lydbury North, Shropshire SY7 8AZ
(01588) 680254
A traditional Georgian coaching inn, B&B and Campsite, situated in the rural South Shropshire village of Lydbury North. The Powis Arms has four simple but comfortable bedrooms on the first floor of the pub. Three of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and one has an ensuite shower. Rooms start from £80 per night and include a full English breakfast. The campsite has 12 pitches for touring caravans, each with an electrical hook up, plus additional pitches for tents. Facilities include a heated amenity block with showers, toilets, washing up area and chemical disposal point. Disabled facilities.
Caravans and tents £7 per person per night and electric hook-ups available for £10. Children under 5 free. The village shop is within walking distance and there is fishing and riding available locally.
Dogs allowed. Closed November to February inclusive.