Black Lion

Marstons pub & hotel. Nice bar with plenty of wood around. Three real ales available and a taster tray of all three in 1/3 pint glasses was on offer. Awarded Cask Marque in July 2005. Food served - and very tasty and good value it was too. Accommodation. Check out the nice oak paneling around the bar. The Black Lion Bitter was 3.30 a pint, a bit steep for Ellesmere. Situated on Scotland Street. Tel - 01691 622418. Visited Nov 2014  Pub website
Black Lion Bitter 
Marstons Oyster Stout
Wychwood Pumpking
Readers comment - Marstons Black Gold May 2010


The Boathouse is more restaurant than pub, catering for diners rather than drinkers, but it does serve a single real ale. The view across the Mere must rank as one of the nicest in  Shropshire from where to enjoy a bite and a pint. Food served and a smallish car park. Situated right next to the Mere. Tel - 01691 623852. Visited Jan 2016. Pub website
Stonehouse Station Bitter

Ellesmere Hotel

Hotel and pub - to be fair it's seen better days - on previous visits it has been impossible to have a discussion due to the noise - but it was more subdued on our last visit. Two real ales from the Joules brewery. Occasionally Griffos Bitter is available, but there was none on our last visit. Food served. Accommodation. Situated on High Street. Tel - 01691 622055. Visited Jun 2015 
Pub website
Joules Blonde
Joules Slumbering Monk 
Readers comment - Griffos Bitter, a local brewMay 2010

Market Hotel

Nice pub with a bar and lounge, and with a homely real fire on the day we visited in winter. The Doom Bar was tasty, but the Black Sheep was average - is it just us, or is Black Sheep just a bit ordinary. Pool table and darts. Situated on Scotland Street. Tel - 01691 622217. Visited Jun 2015
Black Sheep Bitter
Doom Bar
Readers comment - Old Speckled Hen

The Railway
Closed - Cross Street


Red Lion Coaching Inn

There was a friendly welcome awaiting us. This is a fairly rare Thwaites pub. Two real ales are on offer and both were a bit bland and served too cold. The pub is very popular with diners. Free Wi-Fi. Accommodation. Food served, with really good value sandwiches. Small car park around the back evokes the old coaching history of the pub. Pub Website  Visited Jul 2016
Thwaites Mr. John
Thwaites Wainwright
Readers comments - Thwaites Bitter May 2010

Swan Inn

Only one real ale and it was quite a well kept pint of Tetleys. Regular readers will know that we're not the biggest fans of Tetley Bitter, but this was a good one. Open plan pub with a collection of sporting trophies. Nice open fire. It was pretty busy on the Saturday night when we called in. Situated on Cross Street. Tel - 01691 622596  Visited Nov 2014
Tetley Bitter   
Readers comments - Only Tetleys on handpull and pretty ropey - May 2010

The Vault

Blink and you'll miss it. Situated just to the right of Bowen Son & Watson Estate Agents. We've not visited yet, but eagle eyed readers tell us there is real ale on offer. Situated on Scotland Street. Tel - 07825 649085  Facebook page
Battlefield Archer
Stonehouse Station Bitter
Readers comments - I've got a feeling this is just a weekend venue right now - Jun 2017

White Hart

Historic half timbered pub dating back to the 16th century, so loads of beams and four  real ales. Two rooms - bar and lounge. The pub is noted for its historical interest. A log burning stove adds to the nice atmosphere. The beers we tried were well kept and tasty. Car park around the back. Tables outside at the front. Occasional live music. Situated on Birch Road. Tel - 01691 622333  Visited Jun 2017  Facebook page
Hobsons Bitter
New Brew Nova 
Rowton Pure Gold 
Salopian Shropshire Gold
Readers comments - Re-opened as a Darwin Inn serving Shropshire Gold and a range of guest beers - Dec 2011