The Stiperstones Inn
Stiperstones Inn - Covid Operating Procedures
Masks are still required inside!
On Monday most of the legal restriction which have been in place since we reopened this time last year will be lifted. Whilst this is great news, and we are all looking forward to being able to spend time with more friends and family over the summer.
Rising infection numbers, both across the country and within our villages ,however, are a stark reminder that the pandemic is far from over.
Health guidelines are very clear that we need to maintain social distancing, hand hygiene and where possible retain the wearing of masks.
With this in mind The Stiperstones Inn will remain committed to the responsible provision of hospitality throughout this summer.
- We will continue to limit the use of our inside spaces to ensure that diners can feel relaxed and safe.
- Whilst we will now allow customers to come to the bar to be served, we ask you not to congregate at the bar and we will be continue to provide table service for all those who do not wish to come to the bar.
- We request that all those who are able to wear masks continue to do so whilst they are moving around the building and particularly when waiting at the bar. Anyone who is unable or unwilling to wear a mask will be limited to table service only.
- We will be keeping the screens up at the bar and staff will continue to wear masks when serving tables.
- We will continue to provide a QR code for track and trace, and we will ask customers who are not using the app to provide us with contact details.
- We will continue to provide sanitiser stations at all entrances to the building, and encourage both staff and customers to continue to maintain an increased level of hand hygiene,
- We will continue to rotate & sanitise both menus and condiments to reduce the risk of contact spread infections.
- We will continue to ask that both staff and customers do not attend the Inn if they are feeling unwell, especially if they are experiences any of the many symptoms of Covid 19.
Phil & Lara are very sorry if some people feel that these trading conditions are not in line with the perceived feeling of “freedom day”, however we feel that we have a responsibility to both our staff and our customers to provide a safe environment.
Please help us to help you stay safe!
Phone us on 01743 791 327 to book a table
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!
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.
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
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 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 Inn has two dining rooms.The first of which is a cosy snug which can comfortably seat fourteen people.
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 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.
Our Take-away & Specials menus
Download our full menu PDF here
Our full menu is now available for takeaways
Please call on 01743791327 to book your table
or to reserve your takeaway collection slot.
10.00 - 11.30am every Tuesday
Come along for a session
of knitting, stitching and sewing
along with a healthy measure of
nattering, chattering and
tea and cake!
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!
8pm Monday 21st May
Big Money Bingo
8pm Monday 7th June
8pm Monday 21st June