“ Address: The Square / Clun / Shropshire / England / SY7 8JA „
If you're in the hills of South Shropshire (and not far from the Welsh border) and you want good pub grub with a nice pint of ale, then you won't go wrong by visiting The White Horse Inn in Clun.
The White Horse Inn is a traditional real ale pub which serves food at lunchtime and in the evenings, every day of the week. We happened to be in Clun on a Wednesday lunchtime (quite possibly the quietest day of the week due to the few shops that are there being closed), but when passing The White Horse Inn we could see a hive of activity, so in we went ("We" being my Dad & I).
Locals sat chatting and some were sat eating, so we ordered our drinks before heading to a table to look at a menu. Dad is a keen fan of real ale, particularly local ones, so was pleased to see the likes of Three Tuns and Wye Valley ales at the bar. Dad chose the Three Tuns 1642 Bitter ("A damn good pint!" was his remark) while I went with the more sober Apple & Mango J2O. There's certainly plenty of beverages to choose from, with the usual Carling, Strongbow etc on tap.
Along with the standard bar menu, there were also a couple of blackboards to choose from. One blackboard was full of steak, gammon and lamb cutlets. The steak ranged from smaller steaks right up to a whopping 24 ounce steak! Vegetarian options were also available. One thing that got my notice was that many of the menu options gave you the choice of having a small portion (at cut price, obviously), which I find handy. I'm somebody who can't always stomach a big meal, so it's great to have a small portion option (plus it's handy for kids). I noticed roast dinners were available on Sundays, so I'll be heading back there one Sunday for one.
I went for the Leek & Potato soup. It came with homemade granary break which was quite thickly sliced! The soup & the bread were both delicious.
Dad chose the ham, egg, chips & salad. He wolfed it down and said it was beautiful. The ham was from a local butchers and the eggs were also local & free range (you know, when they have a deep colour to them?).
In fact, food served at The White Horse Inn is homemade with fresh and mostly local ingredients. Their website http://www.whi-clun.co.uk/ even lists where they get their produce from.
The landlord and the barmaid were both friendly and helpful. They made sure we had everything we wanted, but didn't bother us while we were eating.
So with good service, food and ale and a friendly atmosphere, I can heartly recommend a visit to The White Horse Inn, Clun (near Bishop's Castle & Craven Arms, Shropshire).
Offering a wide selection of local ales, home cooked food and lively atmosphere.