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The Clive Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire

The Clive Arms

4.6
4.6
621 Reviews
£25 and under
British
There are a wide variety of restaurants in Ludlow, but Clive Arms stands out if you want traditional British food that makes the most of Ludlow’s local ingredients.

Our food is inspired by the seasonal produce of Shropshire and our surrounding counties. Many of our ingredients are handmade at Ludlow Farmshop. Our meat is reared in the fields surrounding us on the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate and is prepared by the award winning butchers at Ludlow Farmshop

Please note, we do add a 12.5% discretionary service charge onto the bill for groups of six or more.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:00 Sun 12:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Wed–Sat 13:00–16:30 Bar Mon, Tue 15:00–19:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    01584 856565
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Ludlow
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    Multiple dates available
    Whether you are planning a celebration or a catch up with friends, you can enjoy a selection of traditional and unique afternoon teas. Featuring the finest quality and locally sourced ingredients that are, wherever possible, grown on our own farms. So, whether you want to cosy up next to one of our roaring fires or sit outside in our sunny courtyard – we have something for everyone.
    Afternoon Tea photo
  • Steak Experience

    7 Jun 2024 only
    Steak night with a difference – our butcher from Ludlow Farmshop will be onsite at The Clive Arms! You will have the opportunity to choose a cut and weight of steak of your choice and then have it cooked to perfection by our head chef. This is a real butchery steak experience like no other and is set to be very popular.
    Steak Experience photo
  • Puddings Galore

    £27.50 per person

    18 Jul 2024 only
    Join us for a relaxed evening, exploring a range of handmade delicious puddings. Enjoy a savoury sharing platter, followed by a quad of mini desserts and finished with a handmade truffles and hand-roasted coffee. £27.50 per person. Booking is essential.
    Puddings Galore photo

What 621 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shropshire

    Best Overall

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambience

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Great for brunch

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Child-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Good for groups

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Shropshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Shropshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Shropshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

621 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All staff extremely friendly, efficient and helpful. Food excellent. We felt comfortable and welcome. Altogether a very enjoyable experience. We will be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff service and food! Not the cheepest but the best value of all!

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  3. MalF

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food well presented and as always friendly staff

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Smart, clean, modern restaurant, great parking, super service and the food was beautifully done. Not pretentious, just great food.

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  5. ChrisB

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely excellent food and service. Great menu and value for money.

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  6. ChrisEvans

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our recent visit to The Clive. Food and service was as good as our previous visit. Well done to all the team.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was absolutely delicious and way beyond what I expected from gastropub fare.

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  8. crimewriterkate

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Clive is a regular Sunday lunch destination for us. The food is always good, but this time it was outstanding! Loved the local asparagus starter.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I loved our meals. The food was cooked perfectly. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

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  10. Sany

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Frankly the food was a surprise. Was expecting average but got an above average, really nice pub meal. If you don’t like your burgers cremated and cooked just right then this is your place. Music for a bit of atmosphere but not so loud you can’t hear each other, but loud enough that you don’t feel you are talking to the people across from you or the whole room. Definitely worth trying!

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  11. KevinW

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very good restaurant with a great menu serving very good portions of great food. The loin of venison was particularly good.

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  12. SuzanneM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant decor & comfortable chairs. The staff were so very friendly and polite but the best was the amazing food. It was so incredibly delicious

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great Sunday roast here, the food was fantastic and we’ll definitely be back.

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  14. crimewriterkate

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We regularly enjoy Sunday lunch at the Clive Arms. This week the food was even better than usual but the service was worse. We waited quite a while for our food order to be taken. And I was cheated out of my cauliflower cheese! A small bowl was brought to the table for the other two people who had ordered the roast lunch, and when I asked whether I would be getting any, the server shrugged and said he'd check on it. It never arrived.

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  15. SharonC

    Shropshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just glorious food at the Clive Arms! Thoroughly recommend a visit ! We have been twice now and we are impressed. It was busy in the bar but it had been a race day! The restaurant was not so busy so it was fine !

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  16. JayneR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous afternoon tea, beautiful decor, amazing staff. We will return!

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  17. RachelW

    Shropshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.

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  18. RonaldM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff arrived early but shown to our table straight away. Did not rush us to order our food which was really good. Also the food was superb desert Sticky Toffee Pudding oh my word it was best I tasted in years another good thing was the time between courses for us

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  19. DeniseB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue for the racecourse.Lovely clean and well appointed rooms. Food excellent and good value. This is our third visit and can highly recommend.

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  20. maddie

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent

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  21. JoanneA

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful in every way! The food was simply exceptional. 5 stars. We will return again and again.

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  22. DebbieWB

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food and friendly service are a hallmark of well a trained and professional staff. From arrival to departure a customer care is of the highest. well done! A little noisy at times when full. Perhaps a separate family area might help contain the noise.

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  23. Kathy

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the His & Hers Afternoon Tea as a family Birthday treat. The snug was a lovely relaxed area. There was a great variety with the food provided and all very tasty. Also good value for money. We will be back! Thank you.

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  24. Rupert

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful choice and variety of food. This reflected imagination and concern for diners health and well being within the framework of traditional fayre.

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  25. Dewi

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food,good choice menu,no issues for us whatsever,waiting staff attentive.Very good.

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  26. Alan

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Regular visitor. Will keep coming back for special occasions.

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  27. SianA

    Inverness

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious well presented and varied afternoon tea. The setting was lovely and relaxed and the group of us had a lovely time.

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  28. TobyS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely atmosphere in a restaurant that was very tastefully decorated. The food was very good quality with the Sticky Toffee pudding and Custard Tart deserts being among the very best desserts we have ever had. A lovely lunch that we look forward to repeating.

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  29. CarolS

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, overall good experience.

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  30. Veggieantiquarian

    Warwickshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm welcome, rather limited menu for non meat eaters. Food was well prepared and tasty.

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  31. Paul

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a roast lunch that was very tasty. The beef was pink for me and less pink for my wife, as we requested. The vegetables were perfect, the roasters were OK and the Yorkshire Pudding was overcooked. My pudding was lovely but the crumble was barely OK, quite tart and the crumble top was thin and very sugary. But overall it was a nice lunch and we will try it again.
    The Clive ArmsResponded on 27 January 2024
    Dear Paul, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your roast dinners with us. The crumble on our dessert menu is damson and apple, as damson is a tart fruit this isn't an overly sweet crumble. I will pass on the comments to the Chef about the topping, however, we all know crumble to-fruit ratio is a personal preference! We do hope you'll visit us again soon. Best wishes, Katie Wright

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  32. DavidW

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emily and her team outstanding service, good atmosphere

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  33. ClareM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very well treated. Good chat with our butcher to tell us about the meat. We could choose the size of our meat. I had lovely lamb, and my husband a T- bone steak.

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  34. Creen

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met some friends here for a leisurely lunch. The bar priced the perfect location, quiets and with a log fire to keep us warm. The bar staff were attentive and efficient. Couldn’t fault it!

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  35. AmandaP

    West Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice food, good choice and tasty. Service was a little slow, perhaps they were short staffed. Quite cold in restaurant 12.5% service charge a little steep
    The Clive ArmsResponded on 8 January 2024
    Dear AmandaP, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We add a discretionary service charge to tables of 6 and over. This is optional and can be removed from your bill if requested. I hope this does not deter you from visiting us in the future. Kind regards, Katie Wright Assistant Manager

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and very attentive service. Waitress was very friendly and very knowledgeable .

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  37. IainG

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, good service and great food. We had rump steak which was well cooked at medium rare and the haddock which was good as well

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  38. GrahamC

    Kent

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to eat and drink. Well worth the short trip out of Ludlow town centre.

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  39. kidsfromthemids2

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very popular. Need to book. Excellent service and right next door to a "high-end" farm shop

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  40. PaulaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed my meal at The Clive Arms where we meet up with relatives.However , the following points were disappointing- the booking was for 12 noon but we had to wait out in the cold as the doors were locked until just before noon. The discretionary service charge for groups of six or more- this whole concept is not popular with customers- we all prefer to leave cash tips. Finally , one of our group ordered 2 starters instead of 1 starter/1main as she was not too hungry- we were charged the full £25 for this , with no offer of a price reduction or a full sized ( double starter ) portion. Like most customers we don't spend hours scrutinising the bill which I appreciate could have flagged up some of these issues.

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FAQs

The Clive Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 621 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Clive Arms

Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2JR

Additional information

  • Area
    Ludlow
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:00 Sun 12:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Wed–Sat 13:00–16:30 Bar Mon, Tue 15:00–19:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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