Testimonials

  • Stayed: Jun ’11
    “Excellent food, service and location”
    An overnight stay, following an excellent dinner, in a beautiful location. Everything met our requirements and we would like to return again for a longer stay. Small and quiet, with an excellent focus on delivering the right level of quality and service. A very personal approach from the owners that made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived.

    Peter - Double Ensuite

    This idyllic 16th century drovers’ inn includes the flagstoned and beamed Garden and Tap dining rooms, both with bucolic views of the river Teme. Chef Ken Adams modern British style of cooking offers must-have dishes such as Gloucester Old Spot terrine with black fig and raspberry chutney; breast of squab pigeon with risotto and beetroot, and filleted dover sole stuffed with smoked salmon served with crayfish sauce. Cornish crab cannelloni with chive sauce or roast fillet of turbot on leek confit tempt further. A trio of black cherry puddings or iced apricot parfait brings a meal here to a satisfyingly sweet end. The short, well-chosen wine list includes helpful tasting notes.

    Britain’s Finest

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  • Arrived after a long journey from Suffolk to be met at the door by a very helpful and personable member of staff. This was very much the tone of the whole weekend.
    The Waterdine is a comfortable inn set on the banks of the Teme and has breathtaking views across the surrounding hills. Whilst not 4* it is comfy and clean and offers a great way to de-stress. You can sit in the garden and listen to the burbling of the river or explore some of the amazing walks.
    In the evening the restaurant has a great wine list and we were very impressed by the cooking of Ken Adams and his young protégé Tom Kinghorn (a name to remember for the future). The food was excellent, produce well sourced and well served.
    Do visit the Waterdine you will not regret it; I’m certainly going back soon.
    Oh and I forgot to mention that the breakfasts here are the best I have ever had. Where else do you get Omelette Arnold Bennett?

    Restaurant Guide.com

    Tass Patsalides - Double Ensuite

    Surely things didn’t taste this good in the olden days? J had the ham hock, hyssop and parsley terrine. This tasted so right it was as if the pig had been born in terrine form, and all you had to do was wait till it stood still near a bush of parsley then slice off its hock. The jelly, the ham, the herbs, they all tasted so integrated, so rich, but not oppressive. It was marvellous.

    Zoe Williams Telegraph - Restaurant

  • Stayed: May ’10
    “Excellent food, attentive and welcoming host, wonderful location.”
    Peaceful and relaxing stay, excellent value for money.
    Food, hospitality, ambience, laid back and wonderful location

    Amanda - Double Ensuite

    Gisele Stayed: Jul ’11″Wonderful location; excellent evening meal; unbeatable breakfast.” Friendly and relaxing. Likes: Superb location. Excellent food and service Dislikes: No

    Gisele - Double Ensuite


Blog

  • Caesar Salad and Actors By / 9th October, 2011

    During my time cooking I have served many famous people, a sprinkling of royalty, politicians,  diplomats, and even Edwina Curry.

  • Restaurant Review By / 7th October, 2011

    From my local newspaper
    My friend and I booked a midweek table and arrived to find the venue more than  half full, though by 8.30pm the reverse was true.

  • Andalucia Dreaming By / 28th September, 2011

    Perhaps because I studied classical guitar, 0r perhaps because I have worked with many spanish hotel staff, I have always held an affinity with Spain and in particular that part ca

  • El Acebuchal The Village of Ghosts Andalucia By / 26th September, 2011

    A few years ago a friend bought a villa just outside the little Andalucia town of Competa which lies a few kilometres from Nerja up in the mountains on the edge of the Natural Park

  • Licensing Act 2003 and Live entertainment red tape By / 18th September, 2011

    The Licensing Act 2003, the Culture Secretary writes on “something they call a blog”  that his department are consulting on government plans to scrap some some of the liv

  • EnglandNet Tourism White Elephant By / 15th September, 2011

    EnglandNet to loose its backing! 
    I can not find the exact details just now but about in 2005 I wrote to the person in charge of tourism in the West Midlands asking how much money

  • TripAdisvor and the invested interest groups By / 15th September, 2011

    TripAdvisor is to be investigated by the Advertising Standard Agency (ASA)
    following action by KwikChex a Bournemouth based company that makes its money by protecting online reputa

  • Fish Fight By / 11th September, 2011

    The Ludlow Food Festival has a sustainability stage featuring a sustainable kitchen, where chefs and others demonstrate and talk about sustainable food, one chef is demonstrating

  • The Ludlow Food Festival By / 11th September, 2011

    The Ludlow Food Festival
    I have somewhat lost contact with The Ludlow Food Festival event in the foodie calender in recent years, so much so that I have not even bothered to look a

  • Under Leaden Sky By / 10th September, 2011

    They were a dream they’d wandered into, in the mist; a mystery, a stream of shadows under leaden sky.

Events

  • Sep
    12

    Ludlow Food Festival Event Time: 10.00 / Event Location: Ludlow Castle

    The 2014 Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival will take place on 12th, 13th and 14th September in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, the small town with the large reputation for good f

  • Aug
    08

    Shrewsbury Flower Show Event Time: 9am / Event Location: Shrewsbury Flower Show Quarry Lodge Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1 1RN

    Two Night Dinner Bed and Breakfast £320 per couple