See also Rocks Green

Artisan Ales

This is a dog friendly 'pop-up' pub situated above an off-licence. Open from noon to 8pm, except Sundays when it's 6pm. Beers are served straight from the barrel and there are usually two available. Situated at 4 Old Street, at the top near the traffic lights.  Tel - 01584 319184
Readers comments - It is a shop selling bottled ales and ciders, whilst upstairs is a lounge with a small bar where you can order ale from the cask to drink on the premises (you can drink any of the bottles bought downstairs). Usually beers available on cask are from a Shropshire brewery - Mar 2017 

Blood Bay

The Blood Bay is the latest addition to the Ludlow real ale scene. Opened in 2018 - It's high on Victoriana and is situated at 13 High Street. Beer details to be added.

Blue Boar

Another Ludlow pub that's undergone a transformation. Several real ales on offer. Food served. Beer garden at the back.  Accommodation. Situated on 52 Mill Street. Tel - 01584 872429. Visited Jul 2019  Pub website
Black Sheep 
Hobsons Town Crier
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Wye Valley HPA 
Readers comments - Reopened under new management - Jun 2015 

The Bridge

Now a freehouse. Hops above the bar. Friendly pub with a bar and lounge. Pool table and darts. Old theatre and Butlins posters and memorabilia. Situated on Lower Corve Street. Tel - 01584 872963. Visited Oct 2009
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Old Speckled Hen
Shropshire Gold 

Bull Hotel

Marstons pub. The oldest pub in Ludlow - also a hotel. Nice chips and lunchtime snacks. Loud music on Saturday nights. Situated at the Bull Ring. Tel - 01584 873611. Visited Apr 2010  Pub website
Ludlow Gold

Charlton Arms Hotel

Overlooking the River Teme. Food served. Good chip butties. Hobson's beers well kept.  Accommodation. Car park. The pub scene shows a different scene on each side. Situated by the Ludford bridge. Tel - 01584 872813. Visited Oct 2011   Pub website
Hobsons Best Bitter 
Hobsons Twisted Spire
Readers comments - Comfortable interior, friendly staff and newspapers to read. Ticks all the boxes for me. The food menu looks excellent too. Ludlow Gold very drinkable stuff with a nice hoppy flavour 9/10 - Mar 2009
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon. The refurbishment has certainly been extensive and is sympathetic to the location, which is superb. We spent our time on the upstairs balcony overlooking the Teme and the bridge, with the Clee Hills in the background. Four beers on all of which were local. (Hobsons, Wye Valley and Ludlow) My sample was excellent - a 4 star - Nov 2010

Church Inn

The pub has had a makeover.
It's a bustling town centre pub featuring several local real ales. Food served. Accommodation. Situated close to the church in the town centre. A real fire. Tel - 01584 872174. Visited Jul 2019  Pub website
Salopian Oracle
Ludlow Blonde
Ludlow Gold 
Readers comments - Visited on a Tuesday afternoon Hobsons Mild - 3 stars - others in my party were not so complimentary about their beers – perhaps too many beers on for the winter season - Dec 2010

The Compasses

Pubmaster pub. Open all day. Large screen television. The beer is served so cold - this is just not the way to treat real ale.  Accommodation. Lots of sporting paraphernalia. Situated at the top of Corve Street. Tel - 01584 872967. Visited Oct 2009 Pub website
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Readers comments - Visited late afternoon midweek.  Purity Mad Goose, Speckled Hen & Black Sheep on handpull - and a real cider.  The Mad Goose was ok - two and a half stars, but a bit too cool for my taste - Nov 2010 

The Dog Hangs Well

This is one of Ludlow's newest pubs, based on the old idea of having a bar in your parlour. Set up by Jon Saxon, there is no external signage and just a single real ale available. Open only on Thur, Fri and Sat between 5 and 9pm. Situated at 14 Corve Street. Tel -01584 872381  Website


The Feathers

pic001.jpg (28642 bytes)Freehouse hotel. Renowned for its half timbered frontage - but the contemporary bar area belies the ancient nature of the hotel. Three real ales are served - and CAMRA members get a 20p discount with their membership card. Food served - the hotel won the Ludlow Food Festival Peoples Choice in 2013 & 2014. Accommodation. Front page from The Telegraph is displayed in the gents. Situated at the top of Corve Street. Tel - 01584 875261. Visited Apr 2010  Website

Hobsons Twisted Spire
Ludlow Best 
Ludlow Gold
Readers comments - Now constantly selling 3 local real ales including Ludlow Brewing Co. Best/Gold/Boiling Well and Hobsons Old Prickly/Twisted Spire. Also - the Feathers has won first place at the Ludlow Food Festival in both 2013 and 2014 for the Peoples Choice serving Ludlow Brewing Co. Boiling Well. In addition CAMRA members are offered a 20p a pint discount with their membership card - June 2015

The Globe
It's now the Chang Thai Restaurant situated on Market Street

Readers comments - Whilst the Globe no longer exists and has been replaced by a Thai Restaurant, an adjacent room was converted into a bar area separate from the restaurant (known locally as The Thai Bar) Usual pub / bar facilities apply here with one guest real ale on amongst a couple of the usual lagers etc. Generally relaxed with a mix of sofas and comfy chairs, with a more lively atmosphere on a Friday night. Occasional Thai style barbeques in the summer. Worth a look in - Jun 2011


Ludlow Brewery Bar

Not exactly a pub - but a real ale bar as part of the brewery. We visited the old brewery in 2009 so need to visit again soon. Tel - 01584 873291. Visited Oct 2011  
Ludlow Best
Readers comments - 
Ludlow Brewery has moved to the old railway building near the station and they now have a proper bar, on two levels, serving all four of their ales. Worth adding to the list of Ludlow pubs I feel - Aug 2011

The Old Bakehouse

Freehouse. Opened in late 2017 in an old bakehouse. Food served. Local real ales are served. Situated in Quality Square - and there's a courtyard at the front of the pub. Tel - 01584 875057. Visited Jul 2019  Pub website
Hobsons Best
Wye Valley HPA
Thundering Molly Cider

The Queens

Freehouse. Comfortable pub formerly called the Queens Head before it was refurbished. Food served. Beer garden - but gravel instead of grass. Situated at the top of Lower Galdeford. Tel - 01584 872800. Visited Oct 2011  Pub website
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Readers comments - Visited on a Tuesday afternoon and sampled Ludlow Gold @ £2.25 a pint. I scored it a good 3½ stars. There were 3 other beers on: Hobsons Best, Ludlow Stairway to Paradise & Wye Valley Butty Bach, although these weren’t as keenly priced! - Dec 2010

The Raven
Closed. Ex-M&B keg pub on Gravel Hill - destined to be knocked down for new houses


Rose & Crown

Joules pub. Open all day. Good food served. Located out of the way at the end of a small alleyway off Church Street. Tables outside in the courtyard at the front and in the patio area at the back of the pub. The Rose and Crown has friendly staff and is popular with visitors to the town. Tel - 01584 872098. Visited Jul 2016 Facebook page
Joules Blonde
Joules Pale Ale
Joules Shropshire Hop
Joules Slumbering Monk
Readers comments - the Joules Brewery have purchased the pub - Sep 2013
Pub reopened after a major re-fit - Jul 2016


Marstons pub opened in 2008. Exposed brick, beams and the odd leather chair together with lots of pink lights give this new pub a nice comfortable feel. Big car park and it's right next to a motel and petrol station. The food was served quickly, and it was good value and tasty. The Sneck Lifter Bitter was on top forim. Situated at the top of Foldgate Lane where it meets the A49. Tel - 01584 879940. Visited Mar 2008 Pub website
Banks's Bitter  
Jennings Sneck Lifter
Marstons Pedigree Bitter 

The Unicorn

Freehouse. Pub has bags of character with low ceilings and heavy oak beams. Food served - and very popular it seems . you must try the chip butties,big chunky chips ideal  with a pint of real ale.  Accommodation. Beer garden. Tasty drop of Darwin's Origin and Butty Bach.  This pub is well hidden being situated on Lower Corve Street. Tel - 01584 873555. Visited Oct 2011   Pub website
Ludow Best 
Salopian Darwins Origin 
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Wye Valley HPA
Readers comments - Salopian Darwin's Origin 4.5/5 and Ludlow Gold 4.5/5. A really nice multi-roomed pub with friendly staff. Food was great too. Will definitely return when in Ludlow next - Mar 2010

The Wheatsheaf

Long bar with beams and hops. Nice log fire. Accommodation. Food served - everything on the menu is written up on a large blackboard. Situated on Lower Broad Street. Tel - 01584 872980. Visited Apr 2010  
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Jennings Cumberland Ale  
Marstons Bitter
Readers comments - Visited on a Tuesday afternoon. A pleasant pub and I'd go along with the description. Also the range and quality of the beer available - Nov 2010 

Ye Olde Bull Ring Tavern

Nice leaded windows in this old pub dating from 1365. Bar and lounge. Food served. Pool table. Situated on the Bull Ring. Tel - 01584 872311. Visited Oct 2009 Pub website
Black Sheep Bitter  
Hobsons Town Cryer 
Ludlow Best   
Readers comments - Visited on a Tuesday afternoon & the Black Sheep Bitter was an acceptable 2½ stars - Dec 2010