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“Fabulous fish”
Review of Ragleth Inn

Ragleth Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated in the lovely village of Little Stretton 12 miles south of Shrewsbury, The Ragleth Inn is set in beautiful countryside a quarter of a mile off the A49.Dating back to 1663, the Ragleth Inn offers all you expect from an English Country Inn. The village is just south of Church Stretton, lying snug between the hills on what used to be the main road to Ludlow before it was by-passed. To the east are the wooded slopes of the Ragleth and to the west rises the Long Mynd.The Ragleth boasts one of the best pub gardens in Shropshire, set in approximately half an acre of lovely shrubs and trees. With the Ragleth Hill to one side, and the Longmynd to the other, the surrounding views are spectacular.The garden itself has benches which can seat up to 70 and is ideal for younger children with two large trampolines. Just two minutes walk behind the pub is the Small Batch campsite, nestled at the base of Ashes Hollow.The Ragleth offers two lounges with seating for 40 between them. There is also a separate dining room, which overlooks the garden area, and which seats 30.The new propriaters took over as new owners of The Ragleth Inn in June 2005. They closed the pub straight away to completely renovate it. The first thing was to knock off the plaster and expose all the lovely old brick walls and sand blast the old beams back to the original. Having fitted a new log burner in one of the lounges, The Ragleth now guarantees a warm and friendly welcome.
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stopped for a late lunch after an 8 mile walk and were warmly greated. Good local ale and a specials menu that was two-thirds fish, much to our surprise (given location) but delight. The fish comes from Brixham, delivered three or more times a week, so no complaints about freshness. My husband is a mussels fan, and said that the moules marinieres (a starter on the menu, but he had a double helping as a main course) were quite simply the best he had eaten - plump & juicy, and served in a sauce that wasn't (as it often can be) at all watery. I had salmon in a lobster sauce with creamed spinach, again very well seasoned and presented. We can't comment on the puddings as our main courses were too delicious to try and top!

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Came for a meal with 2 friends to celebrate a birthday a few weeks ago , on arrival the staff were very welcoming , taken to our table and a drinks order was taken and brought over to us . We all had 3 courses , 2 of us choosing garlic mushrooms and one having a special as a starter , all came quickly and were good quality. We all chose steak for main , came perfectly cooked to each of our requests . Then had cheesecake and 2 sticky toffee puddings , all were excellent . Staff were very friendly and food brilliant throughout. Will definitely return .

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We ate at the Ragleth Inn as part of a trip to the area celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. We had previously eaten here the year before and were pleased with the experience.

Unfortunately this time we were disappointed with the service, the bottle of wine was corked and when we asked for a replacement the rest of the evening (the majority) the staff were quite 'off' in their attitude.

We tried to put this to one side and enjoy our celebratory meal, the food was good in terms of quality and selection but this sense of’ upsetting the staff’ by our perfectly acceptable request made us uncomfortable.

I would suggest the Ragleth Inn management enforce that a ‘customer is always right’ attitude and also open the wine in front of the customer to limit issues we had with the wine.

We will try The Green Dragon in Little Stretton next year.

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2  Thank Matthew B
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Spain2005, Owner at Ragleth Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Firstly I am sorry that you were disappointed with your evening with us. I would like to address some of your issues.

The young waitress came to me and said that you thought there was cork in your wine, I enquired of the young girl was there cork in the wine or was it corked, as she was not quite sure I asked you myself and you said it was corked so I quickly got you another. It was I who cleared your starters and you were asked if everything was alright for you your reply was 'very nice, thank you'.
You then had your main course to which the staff checked again to make sure things were alright.

I would like to point out we are not a restaurant we are a 16th century country pub with a varied menu all homemade and extensive specials board, we offer a small selection of house wine and speciality wine we certainly are not connoisseur's or pretend to be and do not feel we need the services of a wine waiter.

Ono giving the wine to others to taste, they felt it was not corked, but because the 'customer is always right' it was changed for you.

Wendy Davis

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Ate here twice with a group of 11 walking club buddies staying at the local campsite. Very hungry the first night so opted for a starter which to be honest was quite a long while coming and very good but generally the starters were main meal size portions which is good if you are hungry but meant you were a bit too full to enjoy the main course and a pudding was definitely out of the question ! Second night, lesson learnt and ordered a very good Steak only which came cooked as ordered and was excellent. Staff very helpful when dealing with a large group.Good standard varied menu and lots of fish on the Specials board.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Ate here last Friday with my husband and two year old son. Food was lovely and very well presented. We were camping at small batch just behind the pub and went early as we are conscious of not having our two year old dining too late as it can put other diners off. Staff were very friendly and helpful and even provided a small box of toys for our son to play with whilst we waited for our food. We will definitely be visiting the camp site again and will return to the Ragleth Inn.

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