Black Lion

Marstons pub & hotel. Nice bar with plenty of wood around. Two real ales available and we were readily offered a sample to try.  Food served - and very tasty and good value it was too. Accommodation. Check out the nice oak paneling around the bar.  Situated on Scotland Street. Tel - 01691 622418. Visited Oct 2017  Pub website
Ringwood Forty Niner
Wychwood Hobgoblin 
Readers comment - Ringwood Forty Niner at 2.20 a pint - Oct 2017 


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 - it's had a makeover since our last visit in 2015 - now the bar is on the other side and the room has some nice oak panelling. Two real ales are normally served but just one was on offer the night we called. Food served. Accommodation. Situated on High Street. Tel - 01691 622055. Visited Nov 2017 
Pub website
Coach House Ales Mere
Readers comments - It's been spruced up a bit - Oct 2017

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 - Music was a bit loud - Oct 2017

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 Bitter - however, our regular readers will know that we're not the biggest fans of Tetley Bitter, mainly because it's just not very distinctive. Open plan pub, the TV was on, there was a nice fire in the bar, and a collection of pottery swans - naturally.  Situated on Cross Street. Tel - 01691 622596  Visited Feb 2018
Tetley Bitter   
Readers comments - Only Tetley Bitter on hand-pull and it was okay - Jan 2018 

The Vault

Blink and you'll miss it. Situated just to the right of Bowen Son & Watson Estate Agents. The Vault is down some steps and into the cellars of old town hall. It's very atmospheric with amazing pink brickwork and alcoves. Two real ales on offer - we enjoyed ours. The pub is not currently open from Mon to Wed. Limited food menu. Situated on Scotland Street. Tel - 07825 649085  Visited Nov 2017  Facebook page
Chapel Brewery Angels Share
Marstons 61 deep
Stonehouse Ballast Porter
Readers comments - A nice welcome and lovely atmosphere -  Jul 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 Jan 2018  Facebook page
Cross Bay Bitter
Hobsons Mild 
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