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The Church Inn, Ludlow, Shropshire

The Church Inn

4.5
4.5
468 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Using Fresh and Locally sourced ingredients, The Church inn provides a menu of down to earth pub classics, perfect for snacking on with drinks or enjoying a hearty meal amongst friends.

Nourishing pies and traditional British desserts are served alongside an extensive selection of wines, beers and Ales for lunch an dinner.

A menu express is available from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–20:30 Sun 18:00–20:15

  • Phone number

    01584 874034

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Ludlow

  • Parking Details

    Ludlow castle car park is available 200 yards from the church inn.

  • Public Transit

    Assembly Rooms bus stop (2 minutes walk).<br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

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What 468 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Shropshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. CS

    ChrisS

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with very helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
  2. JE

    JoEllenZ

    Shropshire

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always something new and tasty. The pulled bbq pork sandwich has just the right amount of zing. Thank you!
  3. LL

    LucyLL

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Too noisy for us. Too many loud non diners just having drinks. Wouldn't eat here again as felt a bit self conscious. Maybe one area for diners and another for just drinks would work.
  4. KC

    KevinC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent cross section of delights on the menu to suit all tastes and portions were well judged. Lovely atmosphere and service was good with staff allowing plenty of time between courses. Maybe tap water on the table without having to ask and follow up on drinks more proactive but these are minor niggles and in no way detracted from enjoyable evening.
  5. TG

    TonyG

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Good value. The staff are friendly and dogs welcome. We'll worth a visit
  6. AC

    AdrianC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A short menu but excellent cooking as usual. Being a Wednesday evening the pub was fairly quiet.
  7. RB

    RobinB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    During our stay in Ludlow we enjoyed our first meal so much we returned later in the week. An added bonus was 3 choices of gluten free food for starters - main course and sweets - good selection of beers and ciders.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, attentive staff and a lovely pub atmosphere. We had pre-concert dinner and went back there afterwards, for a last drink.
  9. CW

    CarolW

    Shropshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Three meals were ordered, two of which would have achieved 5 Stars, one meal was dreadful. I ordered a greek salad with heritage tomatoes as a main course, it arrived as a starter. OK so a miscommunication. The dish was returned to the kitchen and reappeared with more tomatoes. The olives in the salad tasted of vinegar (presumably from a jar) the beef tomatoes were overripe and the sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese was minimal. Suggest you review this dish or take it off the menu. The only nice thing about the dish was the heritage tomatoes - deeply disappointed .
  10. NG

    NoelG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Good to have a vegan choice that wasn't a beyond burger ! [aside that a bought in burger is lazy, I am not a vegan that is not looking to replace the taste of meat ] Husband was disappointed by his Corden Bleu Chicken [ he is a chef ] Veg was a little too al dente also potatoes were not cooked enough, great chips though. We didn't have a starter or dessert so can't comment . We however could not fault the service or ambience.
  11. K

    Kenny56

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good food and the service was absolutely superb.
  12. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Although quite a limited menu, we really enjoyed a delicious meal. A cosy pub in the heart of the beautiful town of Ludlow.
  13. AT

    AngelaT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good and the service very good. The garden is a great location for a quiet drink.
  14. PS

    PaulS

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gastro pub food all round. Quality service too.
  15. CM

    CeliaM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Personally I couldn't fault the food. Delicious. Service was quite slow. An hour and a quarter for mains to arrive (OK for me as I had a starter) Haddock scotch egg was lovely, my steak was cooked to perfection (medium rare) and dessert super tasty. My friends steak was not so great. Generally would recommend but needs to improve service
  16. P

    Peregrinus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very good experience. Staff were friendly and helpful. As vegetarians we found a reasonable selection on the menu as well as a very pleasant Sangiovese. Thank you
  17. JE

    JoEllenZ

    Shropshire

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu. Brilliant choice.
  18. F

    Flowers

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Historic inn with good food and excellent service and very good value
  19. SW

    SamanthaW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Sunday lunch and friendly staff Will definitely be returning
  20. g

    graces

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food - well prepared and tasty nothing fussy fancy or pretentious Good atmosphere the bar area was lively but the upstairs was quiet staff friendly attentive but not overly so. A good choice for an informal relaxed meal out
  21. TM

    TonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Not cheap but worth it, the food is superb. The Inn is quiet and the Staff fairly friendly.
  22. SG

    SueG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Menu very limited. Chicken sandwich didn’t have much chicken in it. Rest of food was fine, nicely presented but not exciting.
  23. SM

    ScottyM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed our menu choices very much it was obvious this was ordinary chef. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Excellent all round.
  24. B

    Bertie

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was cooked to perfection and as for the Easton Mess not enough space to say just how delicious.
  25. P

    Parks

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always everything about the Church Inn Ludlow is first class, just one small moan I couldn’t get onto the guest Wi-Fi as it wouldn’t accept my email address. But it didn’t spoil the time I spent there so thanks very much
  26. M

    Mag5

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Taken to our reserved table on arrival, which was upstairs in pleasant, fairly quiet surroundings. All waitresses were extremely friendly and efficient. The meals were beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Thank you
  27. P

    Proudparent

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly, good choice of beer and gin, food was freshly cooked and good quality.
  28. j

    jackt

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a very friendly place. Will go again soon. Gin selection intetesting. Ludlow dry a good buy.
  29. JW

    JanetW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an outstanding experience on a cold, wet Monday evening
  30. GH

    GreyHam

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always visit The Church when we are in Ludlow. The staff are always great and the food excellent, although on this visit we had to pass one of our main courses back. The meal was fairly cold and when returned the staff were very apologetic, the kitchen produced a complete new plate of food so the only complaint was that I had nearly finished my meal when my wife’s new plate of food arrived. The only reason I scored “value for money” a bit low is that I had cod supreme with tiger prawns, it was absolutely fabulous but I thought £21 was pricey when the fish was a piece of cod and there was only 2 prawns. It was a bit noisy this visit mainly down to some loud locals standing at the bar, they should have been told to tone it down a bit. All in all a great place to visit and eat, and we will certainly be back the next time we are in Ludlow, we have never had any issues of any description in the past and these small issues this trip does not change our views.
  31. PJ

    PhilippaJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food really good,had pie and fish and chips,desserts great also. Wine a little expensive but sign of the times!
  32. PJ

    PeterJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were blow-ins so this was a late booking but all went well invluding the choice of table. Beef and ale pie was up to scratch as was the sweet potato, and the landlord's info on his selection of ales was spot on.
  33. EO

    EirianO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the experience. Staff very pleasant. Food tasty and good value. Would visit again .
  34. P

    Parks

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love visiting the Church Inn great staff great food and great beer thank you
  35. G

    Grandis12

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the eating experience here. Ambiance was good and it was clean, friendly & welcoming. The menu was varied and the beer poured well. Service was excellent the girls were so lovely. We had one of the steak pies and the cod. Extra gravy asked for and it arrived straight away. Plates were hot and food delicious. Cannot fault it. Highly recommend a meal here - it’s dog friendly too in one area.
  36. RS

    RuthS

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate at the church on a Sunday evening. There didn’t seem to be many restaurants open in the town. Good choice of beers and gin! Lovely staff We just had starters and desserts All very tasty
  37. WB

    WayneB

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant food, good selection of beers, very friendly staff.
  38. MG

    MichaelG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Food is actually better than that at the Charlton Arms
  39. JS

    JonnyS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food, great service, lovely interior,
  40. HN

    HelenN

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easy to book, great service, fabulous food. Would definitely recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Church Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 468 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Church Inn

The Buttercross, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AW

Additional information

  • Area

    Ludlow

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–20:30 Sun 18:00–20:15

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Ludlow castle car park is available 200 yards from the church inn.

  • Public Transit

    Assembly Rooms bus stop (2 minutes walk).

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

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