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Llanfair Waterdine | Near Knighton, Llanfair Waterdine LD7 1TU, England
+44 (0)1547 528214
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Mon 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Nestled in the Shropshire countryside is a half timbered building, the...
Nestled in the Shropshire countryside is a half timbered building, the picture of relaxed country living. Luckily for us The Waterdine, just outside of Knighton, is a restaurant and B&B, open to world weary diners who want to experience good food without pretentious surroundings and obsequious service. Rustically charming and comfortably homely, The Waterdine restaurant feels welcoming and restful thanks to burgundy painted walls, knobbly old beams and feature wood burning stoves, not to mention staff who’ll make you feel like one o the family. With an experienced chef in the kitchen the menu, based on local and organic produce as far as is possible, is a modern take on traditional British dining.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxing high quality meal.

Excellent food in a delightful setting, Isobel and Ken are very welcoming and are very good at what they do. We enjoyed our meal and stay enormously, it was finished off with a top notch breakfast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
AKE1966
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent food in a delightful setting, Isobel and Ken are very welcoming and are very good at what they do. We enjoyed our meal and stay enormously, it was finished off with a top notch breakfast.

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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Isobel was fantastic and welcoming us with some locals into the dining area and some complimentry olives and salmon/cheese The food was the best ive had in a very long time, and no i dont have a diet of Kebabs and McDonalds :). The Pork Belly was amazing and the mustard mash, The Starter of Smoked Salmon was fantastic too.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just back after a lovely weekend staying at The Waterdine. What a gem. Charming building in most peaceful village on the Wales- England border. Beautiful location. Most warm welcome from Ken and Isobel - nothing too much trouble. The evening meal among the best we've had - seasonal foor - Ken certainly talented chef. Venison top notch. Home grown veg... More 

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cambridge
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If your looking for excellent food,pleasant surroundings and really nice people, then this is the place for you. We have had some meals here over the years but this is the first time we have stayed the night. It is out of the way but definitely worth finding. Ken Adams is one of the best chefs we have come across.... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

As Ludlow locals we can say this is in our top 3 restaurants in the area and we are happy to drive the half an hour to get there. The service by Isobel is friendly and welcoming and the food by Ken outstanding; imaginative, clever taste combinations and different every time we go. Sweet little Welsh cottage, unspoilt, with a... More 

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Ennerdale Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our third visit and just as good as our previous visits. The dinners are delicious and its good to know much is home/locally grown. Excellent bread and its worth staying the night for the Breakfast the next morning.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We were very impressed by the reasonably priced three course Sunday lunch menu but then the quality of the food surpassed expectations. The food was delicious and it was great to eat all local and seasonal produce. They offered the traditional options as well as courses with deer, pigeon and mackerel etc. The setting was also stunning. However they have... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a truly characterful restaurant on the Shropshire / Welsh border in amazing hiking country. The building is very old and quirky, the welcome and food amazing and to top it all we were sitting in a conservatory overlooking snow capped hills watching birds including hawks and red kites glide by. Fresh fish including a John Dory starter and... More 

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MIlton Keynes
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The first time we came to the restaurant, the food was fabulous. This time it was very dissapointing. The service was very good but the food was of poor quality and overpriced, We now know why there were not may diners. It would seem that the chef can be temprimental and this is reflected in his food. What a shame... More 

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LONDON
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The cooking at The Waterdine is nearly always exceptional , I have enjoyed many very good meals carefully prepared and cooked by the Chef Proprietor. I first tasted his food when he was based in Ludlow several years ago and knew then that this was well above average cooking. Not the easiest place to find or get to but well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Llanfair Waterdine | Near Knighton, Llanfair Waterdine LD7 1TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Llanfair Waterdine
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1547 528214

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52 - 75
  • Cuisine: British

Description

Nestled in the Shropshire countryside is a half timbered building, the picture of relaxed country living. Luckily for us The Waterdine, just outside of Knighton, is a restaurant and B&B, open to world weary diners who want to experience good food without pretentious surroundings and obsequious service. Rustically charming and comfortably homely, The Waterdine restaurant feels welcoming and restful thanks to burgundy painted walls, knobbly old beams and feature wood burning stoves, not to mention staff who’ll make you feel like one o the family. With an experienced chef in the kitchen the menu, based on local and organic produce as far as is possible, is a modern take on traditional British dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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