The newest member of the Baiting House family The Hopton Crown - a classic Shropshire inn

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Please forgive this temporary web page while we wait for our lovely new Hopton Crown website to be launched!

If you'd like to call us, our phone number is 01299 270372

On 10th January 2018 we took over ownership and management of our latest venture - The Hopton Crown. It's set in stunning Shropshire countryside between Ludlow and Kidderminster, just on the edge of the Shropshire Hills AONB.

The Crown is a beautiful old coaching inn, and has been a destination for locals and visitors alike for decades. In recent years it's been feeling a little sorry for itself, but we've got BIG plans for the place!

The first change is the food - the emphasis is on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients that are freshly prepared each day. We source all our meat from the counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and you'll find plenty of game during the season.

We've also revamped the beer and cider selection to focus much more on local brews, as well as updating and improving the wine list with a great selection of reds, whites, roses and sparklers. 

The Crown currently has 20 bedrooms, a 70+ cover restaurant and a lovely bar with a big inglenook fireplace. Our plan is to keep all the good bits, but to renovate the public areas and bedrooms (particularly the bathrooms!) and to turn some of the bedrooms back into two lovely 2 waterside cottages for holiday rentals.

Bar & Restaurant Opening Hours

The Bar

Sunday - Thursday

Noon – 11pm

Friday – Saturday

Noon – 12pm

Open later at our discretion for overnight guests


Tuesday – Saturday

12.00 – 2.30pm


12.00 – 4.30pm


Tuesday - Saturday

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Sunday & Monday Evening Closed