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The Crown Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Munslow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, UK
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3 reviews
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“Beyond hospitable.”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

What can I say? After a day out in Ludlow my girlfriend and I, perhaps rather foolishly with hindsight, misjudged our petrol situation en route home to Liverpool. We made a beeline for the nearest petrol station, which due to the time of year, was unfortunately (for us) closed. Being out in rural England we didn't fancy our chances in heading out into the abyss of unfamiliar territory. Luckily we were more or less on the doorstep of The Crown Inn, where we went inside to seek assistance in finding a local petrol station. On entering we got an immediate good feel for the place. The pub was as occupied as you may expect from a Saturday evening but the comforting and homely atmosphere was what struck us. We rather sheepishly explained our predicament to the approachable and helpful girl behind the bar who confirmed our thoughts in so much as the nearest petrol station was going to be further away than the petrol we had in our tank, would allow us to travel.

The local residents at the bar also overheard and offered their help, one of whom even said "I haven't even got any petrol in the shed, you could have had it". We resorted to 'Plan B' and asked if there was an chance of us taking a room for the night. The young girl behind the bar kindly told me that she was going to fetch the owner Jane. Sadly there are not enough people in the world like Jane; and she truly was a life saver. As it happened there had been a cancellation so we were in luck, however I got the impression that we would not have been turned away had that not have been the case. As far as hostesses go this lady was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble for her, we were shown to our room which was a beautiful and quaint en suite bedroom situated at the back of the main listed building. The original beams from the building gave the room personality and character, it was homely and comfortable. We had a large television and a large selection of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Being 6ft 6 in height I often struggle with bed size in hotels but this bed was probably big enough for 3.

After arguably the best nights sleep I've had in months we went down into the bar area for breakfast. One thing that sticks out is the fast number of commendations on display in the bar/ restaurant area. I can tell you first hand that they are more than deserving. The full English breakfast consisted of all local produce. The Shropshire sausage rivaled any I've had, the sweet cure bacon was like nothing I've ever tasted and the black pudding was quite honestly out of this world.

On departure we thanked Jane for all that she had done for us to which she said we were more than welcome at anytime in the future. She shook both mine and my girlfriends' hand and wished us all the best. I can safely say I'll make the trip out to Munslow again just to stay in The Crown. I'm looking forward to working my way through their al a carte menu on the back of such a tremendous breakfast.

We would like to wish Jane and her husband all the very best for the future. They should be proud of such a fantastic establishment in such idyllic surroundings. We can't speak highly enough of our experience.

If you're out in this part of the country you'd be mad to stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Arnieand, Owner at The Crown Country Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Many thanks for the lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed the hospitality of our staff and the 'locals' . We hope that you will manage to find your way back to us (with plenty of petrol) and visit the area again. Richard and Jane
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Just spent a lovely new year's eve at the Crown. We booked late but were lucky enough to get a cancellation. Jane and her staff were very helpful and the service was not too fussy. Food lovely with portions in just the right sizes and a decent wine list with some favourites from Tanners in Shrewsbury which we enjoyed. The fireworks and free glass of fizz at midnight really made it a special evening.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Arnieand, Owner at The Crown Country Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We are so glad that you enjoyed New Years eve with us whilst you were staying in the area, hope you see you again in the future. Richard and Jane
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

After an evening at Fishmore Hall, the night before, we had thought nothing would come close....
The Crown was an excellent choice-Scallops, Risotto, Venison, Steak, Cod in a tomato/fish broth....and an excellent choice of cheeses. Lovely fireplaces and fires throughout. Attentive staff (fabulous landlady!) The Corvedale restaurant upstairs is in a lovely room, but the whole pub has lots of seating areas and comfy sofas. We slobbed on a couple of sofas with our cheese, and a bottle of port.
A lovely, chilled night. The restaurant gets full, so early booking is essential.
Unfortunately, the pub's accomodation was full, so we had to stay at Coseley House.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Raj S
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Arnieand, Owner at The Crown Country Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us, try and find time to visit us again and enjoy our breakfasts as well ! Richard and Jane
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I have been to the Crown Country Inn for dinner twice in the last week. On both occasions, we were made most welcome by Jane and her staff. The food was truly excellent, at all courses, the atmosphere warm and friendly,and the price was perfectly reasonable.
This will now be a must include venue for us on future visits to Shropshire.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arnieand, Owner at The Crown Country Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind posting, we (all the staff ) work hard to make the Crown and special place to stay and dine and appreciate it when past guests take time to pass comments on to others. Richard and Jane
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I try to have a short break as often as we can and we can honestly say that the Crown is one of the best we have stayed at. We stayed in the Green room and found it to be spotlessly clean and comfortable. The bar area and restaurant have superb log fires which makes for a really nice atmosphere and the ales on offer are tasty and well kept. The Crown has a reputation for great food and it didn't dissapoint with a wide selection for all tastes. The breakfast was excellent especially the home made sausage and black pudding. All in all a gem of a find.....and we will be returning.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We returned recently to The Crown having stayed several times, since discovering it about nine years ago. Once again it did not disappoint. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was first class. Dinner was amazing in every respect; well presented, tasty and left us comfortably full.
The room was spotless and the bed was absolutely fantastic – the size of a small island! A nice, firm mattress with good quality, clean bedding meant that we both had the best nights sleep ever- it was nothing to do with the excellent wine we had consumed earlier with dinner.
Don’t be put off by the restricted check-in time we have often arrived about 4pm and have always been made welcome- it has never been a problem.
Thank you once again to everyone who made our stay so relaxing we have never been disappointed with the food or atmosphere. We hope to return very soon.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arnieand, Owner at The Crown Country Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Many thanks for your kind comments, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us again and look forward to seeing you soon. Richard and Jane
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Mold
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this extremely nice rambling atmospheric country inn. Owners and staff all very nice and helpful, lovely accomodation (the yellow room) which was well appointed and comfy. Food was lovely especially the breakfasts which were really delicious and included one of the nicest black puddings we've ever tasted. Room contained very useful information pack which was well thought out and comprehensive.

Jenna the resident Boxer dog is adorable. Well worth a go.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MattWrightMold
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Arnieand, Owner at The Crown Country Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Crown, and hope that you will find time to re-visit us and try our new Black Pudding dish on the A La Carte Menu. Richard and Jane
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Property: The Crown Country Inn
Address: | ludlow, Shropshire, Munslow SY7 9ET, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Munslow
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Munslow
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown Country Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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