The Crown at Hopton is the ideal base from which to enjoy glorious countryside. We are situated in Cleobury Mortimer - (pronounced Clibbery) The name derives from the great Norman family of Mortimer established here in 1086. It is believed to be the birthplace in the 14th century, of William Langland, the author of 'Piers Plowman'. There is a commemorative window in the local church in his honour. John Betjeman described this South Shropshire town as ' A long airy curving street of brick Georgian houses and shops interspersed with genuine half-timber, the Rea brook making a splash at the bottom of the hill. The whole church seems to have slipped out of shape'.
Other places of interest in Shropshire worth visiting whilst staying at The Crown at Hopton include:
Historic market town with a wealth of black and white Tudor buildings, a weekly market and an 11th century castle. 20 minutes by car.
Stokesay Castle -
The oldest surviving fortified manor house in England. 30 minutes by car
A World Heritage Site and the valley that changed the world. Less than hour by car.
The ancient market town sits high on a sandstone cliff with spectacular views of the Severn Valley.
Much Wenlock -
A quintessentially English town, off the beaten track and the birthplace of William Penny Brookes, founding father of the Modern Olympic Games!
Church Stretton -
Church Stretton's picturesque setting in a narrow valley through the South Shropshire hills earned it the name of "Little Switzerland".
Craven Arms -
A modern Town where the name originates from the 17th century Craven Arms Inn and it was the creation of a major railway junction that stimulated growth of the settlement in Victorian times.
Bishops Castle -
The small market town of Bishop's Castle is located in South Shropshire, close to the Welsh Border.
Severn Valley Railway -
16 miles of glorious countryside. More than just a train ride and a great day out for all of the family.
Local Shropshire walks and more information on Shropshire Tourism can be found at www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk
The Crown at Hopton, Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow can provide you with an ideal base to visit and explore the beautiful county of Shropshire. We offer bar,restaurant and accommodation facilities with local Shropshire towns and villages such as Cleobury Mortimer, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Clun, Bishops Castle, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth and Ironbridge only a short distance away.
We are a particularly popular alternative venue for people looking for restaurants, accommodation and rooms in and around Ludlow which is just a short drive away. See what ourlocation has to offer or contact ushere for more details.
• County Dining Pub of the Year 2005/06 • Good Pub Guide • AA Rosette Awards 2001-2006 “Best Dining Experience - Shropshire” • AA Pub Guide (Recommended)