The Pheasant at Neenton

Bridgnorth, Shropshire
+44 (0)1746 787955
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£90 - £110
per night

This restored dining pub is close to Ludlow and brilliant for walkers – Neenton is near to Brown Clee Hill – a Sawday's Community Champion


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£90 - £110 per night

The Experience

Opposite the pretty church, surrounded by picture-perfect Shropshire hills, is an 18th-century pub that’s been remarkably reinstated; today, the Pheasant is owned by the locals. John is co-op chairman, Mark is chef, Sarah does front of house. The front bar is cosy (cushioned leather sofa and chairs, wood-burner in the chimney breast, rugs strewn on the tiled floor), the second bar is painted a deep chestnut, and the dining room is in an oak-framed extension at the back, its windows filling it with light. There’s an orchard in the beer garden providing fruits for the kitchen, they tune their award-winning menus to the seasons and they seek out local suppliers (including lamb from the field next door). The beers include Hobson’s and other Shropshire breweries, the wines are from Bibendum, and if you want to stay the night, you can. Three bedrooms, reached via an external stair, are spotless, sober, spanking new, and decorated in restful colours (whites, greys, olive greens). Bathrooms are immaculate with tip-top showers, one room wakes to splendid views, and we hear the breakfasts are fabulous.

This place is one of our Sawday’s Community Champions – not-for-profit organisations receiving subsidised Sawday’s membership as recognition for their support of causes and communities.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £90
Dinner, B&B £65-£75 per person.
1 Twin/double
From £90
2 Doubles
From £90


Booking information

Check in
2pm-3pm then 6pm-8pm
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Dinner, B&B £65-£75 per person.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £6.50. Mains from £12. Sunday Lunch from £13.95. Open all day Wed-Sun.


We chose The Pheasant from the write up ref. the fact that it had been closed and derelict for many years before the community bought it and brought it back to life to be the wonderful place it is today. We stayed overnight on route from a holiday before heading home and enjoyed delicious food, local beers, a delightful room and very friendly and helpful staff. It is a real find we are telling friends about and we may well return.

Paul, Burnley

Delighted to see that The Pheasant is as good as ever. Friendly welcome from all the staff. Good choice of ales and wine and fabulous food. The bedrooms are very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The breakfasts are excellent. Please don't change anything. A special thank you for finding and posting back the ipad which my husband inadvertently left behind. We will definitely return. Soon, I hope! Thanks again.

Karen, Haslemere

We had a superb meal! Staff were all friendly and accommodating! We will go back

Shirley, Leeds

Excellent food, including v.good breakfast. Lovely location, very quiet and rural. Between Ludlow (well worth a visit, lovely old town) and Bridgnorth. Also visited Wightwick Manor NT - worth a visit. Rooms are good but quite basic, would have been nice to have a armchair. Very good band on the 1st night of our stay. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

Deborah, Haddenham

Lovely Pub. Wonderful dinner (we had one of Mark’s specials). Very friendly staff. Nice airy comfortable room. Very good breakfast. And a lovely quiet lane nearby to walk our dog. All in all excellent. We look forward to returning.

David Patrick, Gillingham

Comfortable rooms, really friendly and enthusiastic staff and wonderful food. The chef even came out and gave us a recipe after I’d said how much I’d enjoyed it. Lovely surrounding countryside for walking and only 20 minutes from Ludlow. Thoroughly recommend.


The food was fabulous, the hosts very good and it was a lovely old pub renovated well. The rooms were simple but comfortable. Definitely recommend - great chef.

Deborah, Buckinghamshire

We stayed here for 3 nights last week and thought it quite excellent. This really was a good find, well situated for our purposes and efficiently run.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from John Pickup

  • Set below the ‘blue remembered hills’ of Housman’s poetry, The Pheasant is owned for posterity by the community but run by talented hospitality professionals. A place to relax and enjoy superb Shropshire food, ales and fine wine in a real country local.
  • Ludlow, delightful market town and Slow Food mecca of the UK with arts, music and food festivals, is just 20 mins away. Pop to Bridgnorth (15 mins) and its Severn Valley Railway. See Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin, with its half-timbered streets
  • The Ironbridge Gorge, World Heritage Site and cradle of the Industrial Revolution (30 mins) has a dozen superb museums to fascinate you for days. English Heritage and National Trust properties abound: Wroxeter, Attingham Park, Dudmaston and Boscobel House
  • It’s just 2 miles to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and 4 to Brown Clee hill, the highest point in Shropshire with a 360o view. On a clear day you can see the Welsh mountains, the Peak District, the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds
  • Roam the spectacular walking country with vistas across old England and the Marches. Footpaths like the Shropshire Way lead you through Corvedale and over Wenlock Edge to the Long Mynd. Or just walk up to Five Springs and drink in the view before dinner.
  • The Shropshire Hills have an unparalleled variety of geological features for such a small area, representing most of the earth’s history. View the diverse landscapes: crags, scarps and valleys and different building materials which lend such character.


John Pickup

In 2014, without a village hall, school or playground to their name, the doughty villagers rallied. They acquired land behind the pub, got planning permission, sold seven houses, and helped fund the restoration and extension of a previously derelict 18th-century inn. Thanks to managers Mark and Sarah, and director John, both pub and village thrive.