The Wicked Grin, Ludlow, is relative newcomer to the Ludlow pub scene. This ‘Micro Pub’ is tucked down an alley of the high street and serves a small selection of real ales, including Helsinki and Optimist from the Bristol Beer Factory as well as local favourite such as Clerics Cure from the legendary Three Tuns Brewery in Bishops Castle. Dog Friendly.
3 Fish Street, Ludlow.
The Rose And Crown pub, Ludlow. is the oldest pubs in the town, dating back to the 13th Century. It is situated on Church Street just off the Castle Square. It is owned by the Joules Brewery based in Market Drayton and serves several real ales including Slumbering Monk and Blonde. The refurbishment of the building has retained it’s cosy character, utilising a combination of antique and reclaimed timber, and the central courtyard is very atmospheric. While you’re having a drink have a look around for the wooden mice carved by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson. There are regular music nights too – open mic nights on some fridays as well as the blues jam organised by the South Shropshire Blues Club, and a trad jazz band who play on tuesdays.
Rose and Crown
8 Church Street
Started in 2006 by Gary and Alison Walters, the Ludlow Brewery has fast established itself as one of the regions top beer makers. Situated in a renovated railway shed, the brewery has a fantastic open space where you can sit and drink in full view of the mash tuns. As well as serving their own excellent range of beers and ales, including Ludlow Gold, Black Knight and Boiling Well. you can also pick up a pork pie or sausages rolls to go with your chosen brew. The Ludlow Brewery is also one of the towns most popular music venues.
By day the headquarters of Son Of Saxon publishers, at night the Dog Hangs Well transforms into an intimate parlour pub based on the 19th Century beer houses that proliferated after the 1830 Beer Act deregulated licensing for premises. They only serves 3 drinks – beer, cider or soda water. If you’re looking for a Mojito you’d better look elsewhere. It is only open when the light is on outside – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm. The georgian townhouse in which it is situated is like a portal into another time. The back room has the rustic feel of the parlour pubs of old, while the front room has more of the members club about it. Don’t worry though, you don’t need to be a member.
The Blue Boar, Ludlow, is great dog friendly pub on Mill Street, just down from the Market Square. Good value lunches and great atmosphere. Good selection of beers including Hobsons and Wye Valley. Regular events are held in the quirky Sitting Room above the pub.