The Stiperstones Inn

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Stiperstones Inn - Re-opening!

At the time of writing it looks like the Inn will be able to reopen on Monday 12th April.

All outdoor gatherings at this point will be subject to social distancing rules which currently limits us to a maximum of 6 people or 2 households per table.

We will be able to serve both food and drink in the beer garden, but orders will be limited to table service only, this means you must order, eat & drink whilst seated. Until lockdown rules are relaxed further all customers including children must remain at their table for the duration of your visit. (Apart from bathroom breaks of course)

Sharp eyed shop visitors will have seen that there has been some rather drastic remodelling of the beer garden over the last few weeks. The old grass beer garden really struggled last year with the amount of traffic on it in wet weather and so this year we have taken the opportunity to transform it into an all weather surface (although at the time of writing it does look a little more like a huge fishpond than a beer garden!). Opening hours will be:

Sunday -Thursday 11:30 - 10:00
Friday - Saturday 11:30 - 11:00

The government have not set a curfew for beer garden sales, but due to the English climate in Spring we may close earlier than this on some days if we are empty after 8:30pm.

We are endeavouring to create an outdoor space with some protection from both the wind and the rain, however a 2 hour beer garden visit should probably be treated as a mini camping adventure, the sun might be shining when you leave the house, but you will need to come prepared for inclemency - layering is definitely your friend here. We will be happy to refill hot water bottles or microwave heat pads for you, but we won’t be able to hand out blankets so we recommend that those who are climatically challenged bring their own.

We are currently taking bookings for the beer garden from April 12th. We usually allow up to 2 hours for each booking, but obviously you are welcome to extend your visit as long as there is availability.

We will of course still be offering food all day everyday and take aways are always available.

Hopefully we will have an update about opening for indoor dining from the 17th May.

Phone us on 01743 791 327 to book a table
in our new all weather beer garden!

Since the start of the pandemic The Stiperstones Inn no longer offers bed and breakfast,
however we do have three holiday cottages to let within the Village of Stiperstones!

Check them out here!

Lara & Phil would like to welcome you to The Stiperstones Inn, where we offer refreshments, food and self catering accommodation in the heart of the beautiful South Shropshire Hills, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We are happy to say that the Inn's Beer Garden is now open once again following the Corona Virus (Covid 19) lockdown.

Our revised opening hours are now Sunday - Thursday 11.30am - 10.00pm, Friday - Saturday 11.30 am - 11pm - serving food from 12.00pm - 8.30pm daily. Takeaways are also available during these hours.

We recommend booking tables, due to the current restriction on numbers using the beer garden during the Corona Virus pandemic.

The Inn is in a great location for walking or cycling the Stiperstones ridge, the Long Mynd and surrounding countryside, or for just chilling out in beautiful surroundings with a good book.

Originally built in the 1750’s as two cottages and a smithy, the building was converted to a public house in the mid 1800’s. In the bar areas much of the original character of the building remains with exposed beams, small cosy rooms, and open fires.  In the dining rooms and public bar we have been restoring the building, exposing some of the stone walls and beams, opening up old fireplaces, and creating a space of traditional decor with a contemporary twist. (Don’t worry the ballroom mirror remains and the Red Stag still has pride of place).

The Inn is a traditional free-house pub, which has been in our family for 50 years, and has a public bar, lounge bar, newly designed beer garden and two dining rooms. Function space is available for small parties (we can also offer conference facilities and equipment on a day and half day basis).  

We now offer three self catering properties within in the village. The Old Chapel, a stunningly converted methodist chapel which sleeps up to six.  The Hayloft, a converted cowshed and hay barn directly opposite the Inn, which sleeps two and a twin unit chalet located behind the Inn which sleeps four. As a member of
Brit Stops we’re always happy to welcome motorhomes and camper vans for those who simply want to stay overnight.

We offer morning coffee, afternoon tea, and real ale. Between 12:00pm and 8:30pm we serve a full menu with over 30 main courses, including: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options. Served in either of our two dining rooms, beer garden, or by one of the roaring log fires in the lounge and bar areas. For larger parties, or if you are visiting during peak hours we do recommend booking a table, please call us on 01743 791327.

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The Stiperstones area is best known for great walks, stunning scenery and the wild growing whinberry which covers the slopes of the hills surrounding the Inn. If you don’t have time to pick your own then stop in to try our world famous home-made Whinberry Crumble, and pick up a jar of our home-made Stiperstones Whinberry Jam or even a bottle of our home infused Whinberry Gin.

For more information please have a look around the website, you can see our menus and accommodation, or you can check out the local area and attractions. We have even included a few sample walks for you to try out. Full details on how to get here can be found on our getting here page and other local amenities are available on our links page.

You can also check out the accommodation available in one of our four star self catering cottages;
The Old Chapel and The Hayloft and the three star Ercall Cottage are also located in the village of Stiperstones.

“If it’s friendly service with a smile you’re after then head to The Stiperstones Inn. It’s like a big hug from a long-lost friend” Shropshire Star

The Lounge Bar

Featuring a roaring log fire in winter, and offering a cool shaded space in the summer. An ideal place to relax and unwind, but don't be surprised if you find yourself in the middle of a room-wide conversation, this is a natural space for meeting old friends and making new ones.

The Public Bar

The newly designed and refurbished bar (2020) has always been a favourite space for wet walkers and hikers, to dry off by a roaring fire, after walking the Stiperstones hills or the Shropshire Way. It is an even more relaxed area, equipped with HD television, ideal for drinks and light meals. Dogs are welcome within the bar area, but on a lead and not on the furniture please.

Food is served in both the lounge and the bar but table reservations cannot be made for these rooms, should you wish to book we do have two dining rooms where this is possible.

With spirits from £2.10,  Carling at £3.40 and local bitters also at £3.40, our prices are difficult to beat!

The Dining Rooms

The Inn has two dining rooms.The first of which is a cosy snug which can comfortably seat fourteen people.

The second is a larger more formal dining space which can comfortably accommodate a further 26 people. Bookings are recommended Friday - Sunday and throughout the week for both smaller and larger parties. A high chair is available upon request. Please order food at the bar.

Disabled access to the dining room is via the beer garden path, at the rear of the Inn, accessed from the car park.

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The Beer Garden

The beer garden provides seating for approximately 60 people in a sheltered location. We are more than happy to serve meals and snacks, but you are also welcome to eat your own sandwiches and packed lunches here if ordering drinks from the bar.

Dogs are welcome in the beer garden, but on leads please, as the car park is near by and there are plenty of cats to chase.

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Our Take-away & Specials menus

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Stiperstones Post Office

12.15 - 2.15 every Tuesday
The Inn is happy to host the post office
to keep this vital service within the village!