By the side of the Langollen Canal this is a very traditional canalside pub. It’s sprawling and multi-roomed, with outside space both on the canalside and in the garden. Good choice of real ale, and OK if unexceptional pub food. Nice place to sit and watch boats go by. Access is by boat, towpath, or footbridge- the car park is the other side of the canal, off the A49.
There’s a couple of disadvantages: it gets very busy, and for some reason, they don’t take cards- cash/cheque only :-/.
Just by the church, this is a pleasant, and old-looking pub. Good real ale choice, with tasters available. Good outside space, clustered round a car park but still good. Decent staff too, didn’t try the food.
Pleasant looking pub just off the High St. It wasn’t actually bad, but a few things annoyed: Bar Stools for one- I’m never keen, as when they get used they block access to the bar- this was a particular problem here. Good choice of beer when we did get there, though. The outside space was OK, but a few low seats rather than high stools/tables would be better. Overall not bad, but it could have been great.
Grindley Brook,Whitchurch, Staffordshire:
Roadside pub, just inside Shropshire, off the A41.
A very pleasant pub- 6 real ales, nice proprietor, excellent food, handly location for where we were camping. It’s not canalside, but the canal is very close. We eat here twice, and drank 3 times, and each time the food and beer were excellent, and the staff very pleasant. It’s quite food-dominated, but is still a pub- walkers, cyclists, dogs, and [shudder] children welcome. Not the cheapest, but fairly priced and very good.