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The Hopton Crown, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire

The Hopton Crown

4.1
4.1
186 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Having undergone a major facelift over the past year, the Hopton Crown is now restored to its former glory as a destination inn for food lovers from all around.

Serving amazing yet unpretentious food, the Hopton Crown has already acquired a reputation for its food and its eclectic wine list and fine selection of local ales and ciders.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 17:00–22:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01299 270372

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Rav Skopans

  • Area

    Ludlow

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Group Bookings

  • Shropshire

    Lunch

  • Shropshire

    Romance

  • Shropshire

    Special Occasions

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  1. GM

    GailM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our food was amazing. Staff friendly and dining room tables were not crowded. By chance we saw and spoke to the chef who welcomed any feedback we had.
  2. MP

    MikeP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly, polite staff. Comfortable room. Nice food - crab starter was outstanding. Breakfast needs fresh, real fruit juice and some fruits to go with yoghurt. Outside seating area lacks character. Good value for an overnight stay.
  3. D

    Diane

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic Sunday lunch! We had the most delicious Sunday lunch out in quite some time.. everything was freshly cooked, nothing frozen, and the portion size was so generous. We will definately be returning
  4. NC

    NickC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very poor experience . Menu limited and not as promoted on web site. Moderate quality of food. Young waiting staff did their best, pub was overbooked with a party. Management showed little interest in diners. Will not be returning to eat anytime soon.
  5. B

    Butty

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Chef went above & beyond to assist as I have an allergy & friend is gluten free. Although the menu was a little limited they were happy to mix & match for us. Quality of food as always was excellent & the staff are so polite and helpful, a very refreshing change from lots of restaurants. The only slight niggle is that dining area is open plan to the bar and depending upon how busy it can be noisy fortunately this wasn’t the case this time. Thank you we’ll be back.
  6. BW

    BrendaW

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch menu was a little limited but the food and service was very good. Will return to try full evening menu.
  7. T

    Toots

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spot on hot tasty well presented.... And good on price
  8. LH

    LisaH

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food, lovely lady looked after us. Timing is difficult as some people like to have a break between courses and some people don’t. We found the break a tiny bit longer than we would have liked but it won’t put us off as waitress was lovely and food was fab!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was really lovely but the service was a bit slow. The only thing I would say is that we had 2 small children with us and there was not a children’s menu for them. They did do a smaller roast but for those that don’t eat much there was no option
  10. D

    Dianne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu/new chef very good. Starters all went down well. Steaks cooked as ordered and other mains tasty and well presented. Service perfect - attentive and efficient without being rushed. Staff friendly and helpful. Coped well with food allergies.
  11. KS

    KatherineS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Baked Hake curry was exceptional and memorable.
  12. C

    Chris

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The garlic bread was two small pieces which were burnt as a side and also 4 wafer thin onion rings which were cold The steak I had was very grisly and the pepper corn sauce was like dish water My wife had tagliatelle with green veg the green veg consisted of a couple of peas and also just warm We had to ask for a steak knife and condiments. The table next to us was given a bottle of wine with a cork that was unopened and they had to call the waitress over and she tried unscrewing the bottle as if it had a cap At the end of the meal they did not ask if everything was okay The meals we had planned to have were not available as shown on the website I expected a lot better quality and service for the price we paid. The owner did say he would get in contact with us but he didn’t bother in the end so I suggest save your money and go to another place
  13. MM

    MartinM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, arrived a bit damp having walked 2 miles to get there. Nice log fire to warm us up
  14. J

    Janella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed our lunch time visit. Service was excellent as was the food. The only thing we didn’t appreciate was a table of 4 in the restaurant who had a dog which continually barked. We put up with it but it certainly wasn’t ideal as we couldn’t hear our selves speak at times. Perhaps something for the owners to think about for the future.
  15. RR

    RoseR

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing service and overall fantastic meal! We’ve been before and the crown has never failed to disappoint but this visit seemed even better! We cannot wait to visit again!
  16. MP

    MichelleP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good affordable family dining in a stylish environment.
  17. AS

    AngelaS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, overall a really great evening
  18. SD

    StephenD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, with really nice rooms and good home cooked food. Good produce was also used such as local butchers sausages and farm eggs. If we are in the area, will definitely stay again
  19. W

    Wellyfishster

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, but the service was slow, with over an hour before main meal came.
  20. m

    marcuso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food and service were excellent the food of a very high standard would recomend to any one
  21. H

    Hals

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Disappointed that the menu on the night was not the same as shown on the website, consequently did not get the meal that we wanted. Would not have booked if we had known.Sweet menu limited and disappointing (not everyone wants/likes chocolate)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely evening - good food, excellent service, nice ambiance and great value for money. We will definitely return. Thank you.
  23. GC

    GloriaC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to the Hopton Crown and it didn’t disappoint. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. The food we all ordered was delicious! We will definitely to going again.
  24. SC

    StuartC

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good to see the return of simple un complicated food well cooked and welll presented. Staff exceptional
  25. LT

    LikeThai

    Hampshire

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Slightly limited menu - especially for breakfast but generally the food was tasty (although we had one starter - the olives - which were fantastic one night, and basically awful two nights later!).
  26. CH

    ChrisH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday lunch. Good service, nice food and a quiet relaxing atmosphere
  27. MI

    MISSHEJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food was cold and came very quickly. The service was good and location lovely.
  28. p

    paul

    Herefordshire

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Bad day in the office. Waited 45-60 mins for main course only for colly cheese to be stone cold and missing parsnips and broccoli on some plates. Reason for delay was initially busy kitchen but later told it was a mix up. We were compensated after asking but not a great experience sadly.
  29. SG

    SueG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and staff very friendly. Simple and tasteful Room and hotel decor. Our only small gripe was our deluxe room was above the kitchen with a noisy extractor fan. Shame as we paid a little more for this room, however still good value. Check out on Sunday at 11.00am was a nice surprise!! Meaning we didn’t have to rush around!
  30. B

    Bdaygal

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Super friendly staff, food was very good, well worth a visit
  31. DW

    DesW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Booked for 6.30pm on a Saturday, it was quiet in restaurant to start with , busier later Not a large menu , there was no fish option Sirloin steak was very good , service was excellent , enjoyable evening
  32. CP

    CaroleP

    Devon

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early and were settled in the bat to wait. We were offered drinks. The meal was lunch - but we were there from 1.30 until 5.30, when the evening dinner guests began to arrive. They didn’t hassle us to clear or to leave. It was a very relaxing and welcoming place to be.
  33. JB

    JenniferB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My nephew has recently moved to the area, this was my second visit to see him and my second visit to the Crown, on both occasions its been really enjoyable, looking forward to my next visit . Food lovely and a roaring fire.
  34. A

    Andy

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub food, good service, great value for money
  35. SS

    SamS

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, reasonably priced, would definitely revisit
  36. CP

    CaroleP

    Devon

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Day. The restaurant was super busy with large parties. We had to wait a while and so we were given a free bottle of wine to compensate.
  37. g

    gladysr

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We were told an hour before arrival the gas was off so there would be a limited menu. That was fine. However the food we did order was inedible. Dry, burnt, overcooked Lasagne and steak pie. Tasteless risotto and 3 average fish and chips. The room was cold with no ambience. Such a pity as this used to be a good local pub. In desperate need of a good chef and leadership.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The staff were very friendly and each of them was attentive. Maybe one or two of them lacked experience so missed that general overseeing and checking but they made up for it in their professional approach when called upon. The food was excellent. The soup was delicious and tasty. The salmon and vegetables were well seasoned. The steak pudding was exactly like you’d want it to be. The chocolate rum torte was out of this world. A great evening - will be going again.
  39. JB

    JenniferB

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely, cosy with a roaring fire, pleasant friendly staff and nice food, will definitely be back, whenever we visit our relatives who are moving to the area in January.
  40. FS

    FSherrey

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, attentive staff.

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

FAQs

The Hopton Crown is rated 4.1 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Hopton Crown

Hopton Wafers, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 0NB

Additional information

  • Area

    Ludlow

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 17:00–22:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Rav Skopans

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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