The Pheasant at Neenton is a quintessential country inn serving some of the finest food in Shropshire, with local real ales and a wine list full of interest. Nestled below Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire's highest point, it lies midway between Bridgnorth and Ludlow, ideal for visiting Shropshire's many attractions or walking in the beautiful Shropshire Hills AONB.
What makes a stay at The Pheasant at Neenton unique?
The Pheasant is a real village local, restored and now owned by the local community, but drawing diners from miles around. It's a historic inn retaining all of its true pub atmosphere, but refurbished for the 21st century with a touch of style. Visitors love the warm welcome from the friendly staff of local young people for whom nothing is too much trouble. You can dine in the stylish Oak Room or in the pubby Village Bar, and frequently there's craic to enjoy with the local farmers. In summer there's an orchard garden so you can dine alfresco, but whenever it's chilly there are warm woodburners to welcome you back after a day's exploring.
What style cuisine is on offer at The Pheasant at Neenton?
Diners flock for the constant stream of rosette-quality evening ‘Specials' created by Head Chef Mark and his team, but there are classics like proper, home-baked pies and fish and chips that you'd expect in a country pub. All dishes at the Pheasant are cooked fresh, using seasonal ingredients from local suppliers wherever possible. Emphasis is firmly on modern British cuisine, using flavours and textures from around the world where appropriate. And there's always fresh fish: Mark delights in taking whatever's best that the boat's brought in – sustainable, British and not farmed – and creating something delicious. Sunday Lunch is something special too - top-quality beef, pork and chicken on sharing boards, crispy roasted potatoes, vegetables, and lashings of gravy.
What is the signature dish at The Pheasant at Neenton?
Among the pub classics, the Pheasant is renowned for the proper pies, Steak and Ale for example - pies that stand up by themselves, totally encased in cheddar shortcrust pastry. A summer evening ‘Special' might be 'Steamed Line Caught Scottish Brill Fillet, Jersey Royals, Warm Tartare Sauce, Peas, Asparagus, Crispy Haddock'.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Pheasant at Neenton?
The Pheasant has three newly-created bedrooms, accessed through an external staircase. All rooms have en-suite facilities with great showers. The décor is simple, but relaxing, with a touch of style. Visitors often describe them as spotlessly clean with super-comfortable beds. Each room has a super-king size bed, though one can be configured as a twin. Each room has a TV and tea and coffee-making facilities
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Bridgnorth area?
The Pheasant makes a perfect base for a break in south Shropshire's glorious, yet quiet and undiscovered countryside, and the "blue remembered hills" of Housman's poetry.
Maybe you'll take a trip to Ludlow (20 minutes), a timeless market town and the slow-food capital of England or spend your day taking in the stunning views around the Shropshire Hills AONB. It's great walking country. You could easily spend a week touring the bevy of museums in and around the Ironbridge Gorge, a World Heritage Site and the historical heart of the Industrial Revolution. After looking round Bridgnorth, take a trip on the award-winning Severn Valley Railway; or visit one of the many National Trust and English Heritage properties in the area.
The Pheasant is truly an Inn for all seasons. In summer, there's an orchard garden, with ancient yew trees and views across the valley. When it's chilly outside the pub is warm, cosy and relaxing, with wonderful woodburners to warm you in the bars. And whatever the season, there's sumptuous food, with carefully-chosen wines to do it justice, a constantly-changing range of local real ales and a shelf full of interesting gins. Well-behaved dogs are welcome too!