Situated close to the charming town of Ludlow, the Fishmore Hall Hotel is a privately owned Georgian country house hotel that has been extensively restored. The house boasts breath-taking views over the serene Shropshire country side and an exemplary bar dining area.
Fishmore Hall Hotel features an exquisite restaurant yet offers diners an informal alternative with plenty of the class present in the bar area as well. Spearheaded by Head Chef Andrew Birch, the kitchen staff cook up plenty of internationally inspired Modern English delights, as well as some reimagined British classics.
The chefs at Fishmore Hall Hotel’s bar and lounge area strive to champion local ingredients as much as possible and only use ingredients sourced within a 30 mile radius of the hotel, with the exception of seafood from the Isle of Skye and Brixham.
Such high quality ingredients are bound to create high quality dishes, and in Birch’s hands they all are. Introductory tastes to such stellar cuisine can be found in the starters, with tantalising appetisers such as the refreshing walnut salad, tossed with pears and blue cheese, the enchanting smoked salmon, complete with lemon, caper and crème fraiche, and for duo diners, the rich antipasti sharing board, which contains a selection of cured meats, breads and cheeses.
Further exploring the fresh flavours of Birch’s menu are the main courses, which feature delicious dishes like the irresistible all day breakfast-esque dish, an excellent ensemble of smoked belly bacon, chips and a fried egg, the enchanting herb risotto, mixed with parmesan, goats cheese and lemon, and the classic fish pie, enriched with herbs, wholegrain mustard and partnered with seasonal vegetables.
For those who still seek something sweet after a thoroughly satisfying meal there are several sumptuous desserts available to quell those cravings, with heavenly offerings such as the divine sticky toffee pudding, drizzled with a butterscotch sauce and paired with vanilla ice cream, the novel elderberry and apple Eton mess, accompanied with an elderberry sorbet, and the savoury option of a cheese board, with quince, homemade biscuits and a fruit and nut bread.
Given the beautiful scenery surrounding Fishmore Hall Hotel it would be understandable if guests take their time soaking it all in, so there’s no excuse not to take things slow and savour every bite.