The list— No. 43

The Charlton Arms

A new entry onto the 2020 list, the Charlton Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire, offers freshly made food, local ales and outstanding accommodation.

The independently-owned and family-run pub caters for everyone from locals to walkers and diners looking for a romantic meal together.

It is owned by Cedric and Amy Bosi – Cedric being related to well known chef Claude – and has been in the family since 2014.

On the sample menu you will find dishes to start that have included the likes of chorizo Scotch egg with spicy ketchup; pickled mackerel fennel and apple salad; and double-baked cheese souffle with cheese and chive sauce.

Mains have included Gressingham duck breast, quail Scotch egg, fondant potato and braised fennel; dressed Cromer Crab, skinny fries, mixed leaf salad and lemon mayonnaise; and confit pork belly, pork shoulder ballotine, mashed potato and turnips.

For afters, expect dishes such as peach trifle with candied almonds; fig and pistachio tart with vanilla ice cream; and passionfruit cheesecake with a mango sorbet.

The Charlton Arms

Ludford Bridge


01584 872813


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