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“The Clive”
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The Clive
Ranked #1 of 1 Bromfield B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The Clive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

A brilliant place to explore historic Shropshire and the foodie capital of England, Ludlow. A fantastic restaurant with first class service and food and great accommodation too. The rooms are in a courtyard to the rear. They are large, clean, modern and well equipped. reflecting the Ludlow Food Centre next door, all the drinks and food in the mini bar were sourced locally.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Rooms were large and comfortable. Stayed in the family suite. Breakfast was amazing and really enjoyed the fresh croissants, brilliant produce and variety in hot menu. Recommend this stay highly.

For the actual restaurant I would recommend the chef change the very bland amuse bouche as it was a poor start to the meal. The meal itself demonstrated good tasting local produce and was solid cooking.

  • Stayed May 2014
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1 Thank MayCLaw
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Edward799, General Manager at The Clive, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for this kind review. We have recently improved our breakfast with croissants, home made granola and fruit compôte, our own freshly baked bread and rare breed Gloucester Old Spot bacon, sausages and black pudding from the Ludlow Food Centre. I am sorry that the amuse bouche was bland and will of course pass this on to our chef.
I hope that you were able to take some happy memories back to Australia!
Edward Berry
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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

I have just returned from a 3 night stay here. There were 22 of us in the group that I stayed with and I cannot find fault with anything at all to do with our stay. The accommodation, food and staff were excellent and would definitely recommend The Clive to other people and would stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

We were not disappointed with our stay at this venue. The restaurant/rooms adjoin the Ludlow Food Centre and there is also a handy village shop/post office next door. The staff are mainly young, friendly, helpful and polite. The food was very good and the soups deserve special praise. Only very minor downside was a "corked" bottle of wine which was replaced without any fuss. The rooms are in blocks at the rear so you avoid noise, smells etc. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. This is an excellent location for discovering South Shropshire.

Room Tip: 213 has a side door with steps leading down to the shop - handy for your morning paper!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Somerset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Booked a Family Room which to our delight turned out to be one large twin room with a large Double room, interconnected with a hall way and large bathroom. Beautifully appointed with 2 mini bars stocking local beers, ciders and fruit juices (which is good to promote), fresh coffee and enough choice. The double room was a little stuffy as no opening window but left the bathroom window open to let air through. Pillows a little hard and 3 person to have a shower had a cold one, but then its hard to please everyone, so we were ok. Very friendly service from being shown to our room and its amenities, to the service at evening dinner.
Very accommodating to children and we were all made to feel welcome.
Evening meal in the restaurant was good and again very friendly service.
Breakfast ok, but could have done with being a little bit more choice of uncooked food, but nice juices and fresh bread.
Overall nice stay and excellent location for visiting Ludlow and Leominster. Would recommend for families wanting room, space for parents and children to have privacy and lovely welcoming staff.

Room Tip: Room 104 and 105 excellent, quiet and very comfortable
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Edward799, General Manager at The Clive, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you for the kind review. I am sorry that you found the pillows hard. We hope that you will visit again as we are replacing all pillows and mattresses!
Edward Berry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have stayed here twice and I'm sorry that I've only just got round to writing a review for this gem! We used to live in Shropshire (not far from here) and felt that living there meant that we couldn't justify a stay at The Clive - but now we can! The rooms are very stylish and comfortable and really great value for money. We LOVE the food in the restaurant - especially breakfast - although on one day on our last stay we deliberately missed it so that we could take breakfast in the Ludlow Food Centre cafe next door which was exceptional! (it's all part of the same 'complex'). They always use local ingredients and cook in imaginative and delicious ways! We will always stay here when we come back to beautiful Shropshire to see friends - it's in a great location and they couldn't be nicer and more welcoming. Highly highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

On our way to Ludlow Saturday Market we saw The Ludlow Food Centre and stopped for a mooch around. At the same time we noticed The Clive Restaurant next door so popped in for lunch. It was really nice and friendly, the service was excellent even though they were very busy.

Our starters were great but our mains were just average. The wine was of a good quality and we had a nice time. Would we go back? Yes we would definitely give it another go.

We didn't see the rooms so can't comment.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Property: The Clive
Address: Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2JR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Ludlow > Bromfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bromfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Clive 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
15 En-suite bedrooms situated in period outbuildings tastefully converted to provide contemporary accommodation. Bedrooms are very well equipped and some suitable for families. With an emphasis on fresh local produce the Clive Restaurant is renowned for locally sourced food, two AA Rosettes and entries in the Good Food and Michelin Guide. The Bar offers less formal dining and lighter menu. Located in Bromfield just 2 miles north of Ludlow with ample parking. ... more   less 
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The Clive Ludlow/Bromfield, England

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