The Stagg made history in 2001 as the first pub in Britain to earn a Michelin star – a coup for Nicola and Steve Reynolds, who’d taken on the abandoned inn just three years before, and have run it with grace and flair ever since.
‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay – and our dog loved it, too.’ Teeming with pastoral character, Henry and Rebecca Hunter’s ‘well-presented’, refurbished 300-year-old hotel, built on an ancient castle bailey, is a refuge for walkers and cyclists seeking good-value Shropshire accommodation – and a fine selection of real ales to go with it.
Enjoy a sweet welcome at Chris and Linda Baker’s country B&B where visitors are greeted with tea and cake. (The treats keep coming, well after guests arrive: ‘Linda made sure that I was never short of her delicious gluten-free cakes and biscuits,’ a guest this year reports.)
Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.
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