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The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk

Becky Sherman, The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire. SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk


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Visit The Heart of England are offering vouchers and special rates for visiting attractions in the area.  Check out the current offers here. 

The area is well stocked with Places to Eat, whether in pubs, cafes or posh restaurants.  Ludlow, being known as the Food Centre of Britain, can provide some really top class dining.

Food shopping can be fun too; Ludlow being a good place to shop for food.   There is a little village shop, a garage a butchers and a post office in Bucknell and Knighton has a larger range of shops.  Clun also has a good range of small shops.

Whether you want to walk, cycle or ride, there are plenty of well marked footpaths, cycle tracks and bridle ways as well as quiet country lanes.

When you or the children are bored with walking or your parents want a more gentle form of entertainment, visit the numerous castles, houses and gardens, wildlife, forestry and farms in the area.  The Snailbeach Lead Mine, which is the best preserved lead mine in Britain, provides guided tours when they are open.

There are taxi firms you can ring for transport  Don't rely on them to come out unless you give them plenty of notice.  We are remote out here, public transport is for other people as far as I can tell; it is rare!  However, there is a train service from Bucknell and a bus comes through once a week.

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This page gives you plenty of information about the local area; what is going on on the farm, where to eat, what to see.  There are links to local sites of interest and walking and cycling information. 

The Farm

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Places to Eat

INFORMATION

Restaurants and Pubs


The Bell Inn Yarpole 01568 780537  Friendly, family owned and run with an excellent value for money Sunday Lunch.


The Red Lion Knighton 01547 428080 Recently opened, delicious food including tapas and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.  The closest think to a wine bar in the area.


The Baron of Beef  Bucknell 01547 530549 The nearest local pub and restaurant with good food in a friendly atmosphere.


The Sun Inn Leintwardine   They say, ‘one of the last remaining parlour pubs in the UK’.  It doesn’t do food, but I believe you can buy your fish and chips next door and eat them with your real ale in one of the parlours.


The Green Cafe Ludlow 01584 879872 Situated by the river on the site of the old swimming pool, The Green Cafe serves delicious food from 10.00 to 4.30 from Tuesdays to Sundays.  It is worth booking especially at lunchtime and is totally well worth a visit.


The Jolly Frog Leintwardine 01547 540298 Has a very good, extensive fresh fish menu or a handmade pizza from their Italian wood burning oven.


The Crown Inn, Newcastle  01588 640271  A family friendly local with extensive lunch and evening menus and a takeaway service.


Milebrook House Hotel  Knighton  Delicious locally sourced food in an award winning restaurant


The Horse and Jockey Knighton 01547 520062


Saffron Restaurant, Knighton.  01547 528510 Indian, eat in or take away


The Sitwell Arms, Bucknell  01547 530213 The second nearest pub.  Serves very good fish and chips on a Wednesday evening to eat in or take away, booking is necessary.


The Royal George, Lingen  01547 530213 A nice cosy 'pubby' pub, which serves very good food.


The Sun Inn, Clun  Very good food, I am told.


The Three Tuns Bishops Castle 01588 638797  Home brewed beer, good food and live music.


The White Horse Clun 01588 640305  More home brewed beer and good food and live music.




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Food Shopping

Ludlow  In the town there are cheese shops (The Mousetrap), delicatessens and organic food shops, not forgetting the Ludlow Food Centre, which is out of town on the A49 heading north. For cheaper food, there is also a Tescos and an Aldi

Knighton provides us with Harry Tuffins, a supermarket with a difference, a local family business which also has a petrol station.

Farmers Markets

Knighton Community Market

Knighton Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DR

A twice monthly market, held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. 9.30am-12.30pm


Local to Ludlow Produce Market

Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AS

Held on the Second and Fourth Thursday of the month. 9am-2pm.

Craven Arms Farmers Market at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS

A regular Farmers' Market on the First Saturday of every month based at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. 9am-1.30pm

Bishops Castle Farmers' Market is held on the Third Saturday of every month in the Town Hall and the adjacent Market Square. 8.30am to 1.30pm.


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Castles, Gardens and Houses

First on your list would have to be Ludlow Castle, which is so steeped in history and although mostly ruined, you can still climb up onto the walls and turrets.  Stokesay Castle is also well worth a visit, not so much a castle as a fortified manor house and Powis Castle at Welshpool is a must.  For more castles in Wales visit Castles in Wales and of course, just down the road is our own Clun Castle.


Croft Castle and Berrington House are both National Trust properties with gardens, grounds and tea rooms or restaurants.  Then, for gardens and house there is Hampton Court (the original) just south of Leominster.  Hergest Croft Gardens at Kington and other gardens all within easy reach in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys.  Perhaps you want to buy plants for you own garden?  Then visit The Plant Centre at Bromfield, next door to the Ludlow Food Centre


Other places to visit are The Space Guard Centre near Knighton and the Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne. 

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Walking, Cycling or Horse Riding

There are many walks through the beautiful countryside.  From Squire Farm itself you can walk out of the door and head off in three different directions along well marked footpaths.  About three miles west is the Offa's Dyke path, which runs from near Chepstow in South Wales to Prestatyn in the north.  Also not far away is the Jack Mytton Way and The Shropshire Way.  Lots of information is provided by the Shropshire Ramblers, so do check out their website.  Walking in Shropshire has more than 260 Shropshire walks to download for free, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county


Cyclists are also well catered for in Shropshire.  Nearby Hopton Wood has its own downhill trail and footpaths.  Most of the lanes are quiet and relatively traffic free and if you can bear the uphill slogs, there are plenty of downhills to enjoy!  There is more sedate cycling available if you don't fancy the hills though, with quite easy routes to Bucknell and Knighton and even as far afield as Ludlow or Craven Arms.

If you want to go pony trekking, Underhill Riding Stables at Dolau (pronounced ‘Dolly’) is about 30 minutes drive from here south of Knighton.  They are very friendly people and offer pony trekking for a couple of hours, a half day or a full day with pub lunch.

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Transport

Taxis:

Knighton Taxis

01547 528165


Arms Cabs (Craven Arms)

01588 672010


Craven Arms Taxis

01588 673333

Trains:

Arriva Trains Wales  www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk

0845 6061660


National Rail:    Bucknell Station  Knighton Station

                            Ludlow Station

0845 484950


 Heart of Wales Line: www.heart-of-wales.co.uk

01597 822053

Buses:

There is a a bus from Knighton on Thursdays at 1.45 pm.


For more information about travel timetables, follow this link Traveline

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What is on locally:

Find out what is on in Ludlow in February and March Ludlow Events and Knighton Events

Go to Chapel Lawn for more information on the Flicks in the Sticks and other village events.  

Knighton and District Concert Society concert details: KDCS website

Beautiful Croft Castle is open all summer.  A National Trust property just 30 minutes from Squire Farm.  There is plenty to do and see there with parklands, woods, gardens, a cafe, shop and of course the castle itself.  Find out more here