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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What is on in the area

Restaurants and Pubs

In no particular order except as we have sampled them!

(12/4/21 Please contact the venues or check their websites for Covid 19 status)

The Crown Inn Clunton 01588 660265 A friendly traditional pub with delicious well cooked food.  15 minutes from Squire Farm.


The Cider Barn Pembridge 01544388161 A beautifully converted farm barn situated alongside the Dunkertons Cider Mill.  The restaurant as owned and run by it’s chef, the food is delicious and different and most of the ingredients come from local sources.

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

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’.   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 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 the Co-op (formally Harry Tuffins), which also has a petrol station, a Spar and a Cost Cutter.  There is also on organic grocery shop Rhos Market Garden, The Old Garage, at the top of the town.

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.  John Harris’s Walking in England/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, Darky Dale Forest Stables offers plently of options for riding and is only about 5 miles away the other side of Bucknell and 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.

Mickey Miller’s Family Playbarn is a must for anyone with small or large children. Their barn includes 21ft and 16ft Demon Drop Slide, a 3-Lane Astra Slide (whatever that is), Ladder Climbs, Spinning Discs, Over-and-Unders, Roller Pole, Zig-Zag Chamber, Spinning Poles, Tumble Tower, Horizontal Squeeze Rollers, Slither Chicane, Ball Pit and 5’s & Under soft play Area.  They also have a cafe and free wi-fi and lots more which you can find on their website.

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Knighton Taxis

01547 528165

Arms Cabs (Craven Arms)

01588 672010

Craven Arms Taxis

01588 673333

Arriva Trains Wales

0845 6061660

National Rail:    Bucknell Station  Knighton Station

                            Ludlow Station

0845 484950

 Heart of Wales Line:

01597 822053

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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April 2021

Please note that the recommendations and links here do not necessarily reflect the venues’ current status due to Covid 19. Please check before committing!

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

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530

Or Contact Becky - email

Holiday Cottages in South Shropshire

4-Star Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation in the beautiful

Shropshire Hills near Ludlow

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