It’s no secret that Shropshire is famously talented at one thing in particular – food.
Shropshire’s strong farming heritage naturally attracts talented chefs with field to fork mentalities, all of which produce the outstanding food on your plate all year round. Christmas, however, is a particularly spectacular dining experience in Shropshire. Find out why this devilishly tasteful county should be at the top of your Christmas wish list, here are the best restaurants to indulge in festive dining this Christmas.
This quintessentially British restaurant is located at the foot of Shrewsbury’s English Bridge. The offering at The Lion & Pheasant is suitably decadent, filled with seasonal treats both sweet and savoury. With roast chestnut soup, chicken & duck liver parfait, traditional turkey and more on the menu, you really can’t go wrong choosing the Lion & Pheasant for your festive feast. Where you can go wrong, is not leaving room for dessert! Book your Christmas table at the Lion & Pheasant here
Nestled within the rolling hills of Shropshire, you will find the magnificent grade 1 listed, Hawkstone Hall & Garden Estate. Come Christmas, the Hall is transformed with tall, bushy trees, gold glided ceilings and roaring fires to cosy up to. Hawkstone’s festive dining is served throughout December in the Saloon restaurant. Here, you’ll indulge in a culinary celebration of succulent roast turkey and clementine flavours. Perhaps you’re looking to dodge the washing up altogether this year? Luckily, Hawkstone Hall has a truly exquisite Christmas day menu to spoil yourself with. Find Hawkstone Halls festive dining menus here
Situated in the picturesque market town of Oswestry, Townhouse Bar & Brasserie brings a contemporary dining experience to the area within it’s elegant Georgian exterior. Christmas is no exception as their festive offering is always a hit. Their menu boasts the seasons classic warming dishes, alongside their extravagant bar serving the most flamboyant cocktails. This informal yet stylish festive dining experience will entice any creature of comfort. Find out more here
The Feathers Hotel is a stunning building, packed with history, charm, character and culture. Decked out with seasonal floristry and twinkling fairy lights, The Feathers Hotel gets even more beautiful during the festive season. Head to their elegant a la carte restaurant, the Plumes for a seasonal menu featuring dishes such as duck rillette, slow-cooked pigs’ cheek and prune and thyme stuffed turkey escallop. Alternatively, scale up the indulgence this year and dine at the Feathers on the big day.
Discover the Feathers Christmas menus here