It comes as no secret Shropshire is home to some outstanding restaurants, but did you know over 10 Shropshire restaurants feature in the Michelin Guide?
Take a look at some of our favourites and how you can still enjoy some of these eateries at home.
Fishmore Hall is a privately-owned boutique Shropshire country house hotel, overlooking the charming town of Ludlow. At the heart of the hotel, you’ll find the restaurant Forelles, in which you will discover the best of Shropshire dining with innovative cooking.
To quote the Michelin Guide “attractively presented dishes use local produce and modern techniques, and feature some unusual flavour and texture combinations”.
And for the locals, Fishmore-at-home launched in January giving you a unique and exciting way to dine with Fishmore. Each week you will receive a menu, all of the ingredients (mostly prepared for you) and a method card to talk you through finishing the meal.
Located in the Market town of Whitchurch, Docket No.33 offers a tasting menu by Stuart Collins, focusing on the best local and seasonal produced sourced from Shropshire, Cheshire and the Welsh Borders.
Michelin describes Docket No. 33 as “ A sweet little restaurant set in an old market town and run by a friendly couple. The set tasting menu changes weekly and offers modern dishes which are inspired by the restaurant’s location and enhanced with some international influences. Appealing drinks pairings complete the picture.’
Local to Whitchurch? Try Docket at home!
Located in Whitchurch, Wild Shropshire offers Terroir led micro seasonal dining. On any particular evening, the food served is informed directly by what is outside in that moment. Wild Shropshire’s philosophy is to give many small courses, the dishes distilled down to their essence.
Michelin guide describes Wid Shropshire: “The epitome of a field-to-fork experience, Wild Shropshire’s cooking focuses on terroir-led, micro-seasonal dishes using ingredients from artisan producers and growers in the surrounding area. The surprise, multi-course tasting menu changes daily and dishes are creative, sophisticated and full of depth.”
Set in an 18th-century farmhouse with views across the Shropshire countryside, Old Downton Lodge is just 15 minutes’ drive from Ludlow’s historic town centre and castle. Their head chef produces a small a La Carte Menu as well as a tasting menu, and inspiration is often drawn from local produce when he visits the market.
Michelin guide describes Downton Lodge: “Set on a 5,500-acre estate, these supremely characterful farm buildings dates from medieval to Georgian times. Dining takes place in a 13C stone and timber barn. adventurous cooking has a strong classical base and well-judged flavours. Bedrooms combine period features with modern amenities”
The Haughmond is a modern coaching Inn located in the picturesque village of Upton Magna, just outside of Shrewsbury. Dine at The Haughmond for bold, unpretentious cooking with brilliant, seasonal Shropshire ingredients.
Michelin guide describes The Haughmond:“A stylish dining pub with a village shop and a recurring stag theme. Lunchtime sees a good value set priced menu of ambitious modern dishes; evening menus include an à la carte and a creative, sophisticated tasting menu. Bedrooms are smart and modern – the Red Room has a terrific country outlook.”