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The Pheasant at Neenton - Pub in Shropshire

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Neenton, Bridgnorth, WV16 6RJ, Shropshire
England, United Kingdom

Sarah Cowley & Mark Harris
+44 (0)1746 787955(landline)

Close to Ludlow and brilliant for ramblers (Neenton is 4 miles from Brown Clee Hill), a chirpy food pub for walkers, families, dogs and all

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Opposite the pretty church, surrounded by picture-perfect Shropshire hills, is an 18th-century pub, lovingly reinstated and owned by the locals. John is co-op chairman, Mark is chef, Sarah does front of house. The front bar is cosy (cushioned leather sofa and chairs, wood-burner in the chimney breast, rugs strewn on the tiled floor), the second bar is painted a deep chestnut, and the dining room is in an oak-framed extension at the back, its windows filling it with light. There’s an orchard in the beer garden to stock the kitchen, they tune their award-winning menus to the seasons and seek out local suppliers (pick your lamb from the field next door!). The beers include Hobson’s and other Shropshire brewers, the wines from Bibendum; you can’t get better than that. As for their Sunday lunch, it's been proclaimed one of the best in Shropshire.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Sarah Cowley & Mark Harris:

Local points of interest from
Sarah Cowley & Mark Harris:

  • Set below the ‘blue remembered hills’ of Housman’s poetry, The Pheasant is owned for posterity by the community but run by talented hospitality professionals. A place to relax and enjoy superb Shropshire food, ales and fine wine in a real country local.
  • Ludlow, delightful market town and Slow Food mecca of the UK with arts, music and food festivals, is just 20 mins away. Pop to Bridgnorth (15 mins) and its Severn Valley Railway. See Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin, with its half-timbered streets
  • The Ironbridge Gorge, World Heritage Site and cradle of the Industrial Revolution (30 mins) has a dozen superb museums to fascinate you for days. English Heritage and National Trust properties abound: Wroxeter, Attingham Park, Dudmaston and Boscobel House
  • It’s just 2 miles to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and 4 to Brown Clee hill, the highest point in Shropshire with a 360o view. On a clear day you can see the Welsh mountains, the Peak District, the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds
  • Roam the spectacular walking country with vistas across old England and the Marches. Footpaths like the Shropshire Way lead you through Corvedale and over Wenlock Edge to the Long Mynd. Or just walk up to Five Springs and drink in the view before dinner.
  • The Shropshire Hills have an unparalleled variety of geological features for such a small area, representing most of the earth’s history. View the diverse landscapes: crags, scarps and valleys and different building materials which lend such character.
Points of interest

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"My wife and I visit The Pheasant regularly as members of their brilliant loyalty scheme “ Friends of the Pheasant” It is the go to place for the best Sunday lunch in the West Midlands and beyond. Consistently excellent and so welcoming. If you are within 50 miles - go there"

Allan - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

February 2020
"We stayed here for 3 nights last week and thought it quite excellent. This really was a good find, well situated for our purposes and efficiently run."


July 2016
"Popped in on Sunday for a roast with friends and really enjoyed it. Staff and chef were very accommodating with my picky vegetarian pals and made them roast dinners and gravy even though they weren't on the menu. Really enjoyed the beef, and the yorkshire puddings were brill! Will definitely be back. Thanks!"

Sam - Bristol, United Kingdom

May 2016

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Starters from £6.50. Mains from £12. Sunday lunch, 1 Course, £13.95, 2 Courses, £17.95, 3 Courses, £21.95


Mondays & Tuesdays.


Neenton, Bridgnorth, WV16 6RJ, Shropshire


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