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The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk

The area is well stocked with Places to Eat, whether in pubs, cafes or posh restaurants.  Ludlow, being known as the Food Centre of Britain, can provide some really top class dining.

Food shopping can be fun too; Ludlow being a good place to shop for food.   There is a little village shop, a garage a butchers and a post office in Bucknell and Knighton has a larger range of shops.  Clun also has a good range of small shops.

Whether you want to walk, cycle or ride, there are plenty of well marked footpaths, cycle tracks and bridle ways as well as quiet country lanes.

When you or the children are bored with walking or your parents want a more gentle form of entertainment, visit the numerous castles, houses and gardens, wildlife, forestry and farms in the area.  The Snailbeach Lead Mine, which is the best preserved lead mine in Britain, provides guided tours when they are open.

There are taxi firms you can ring for transport  Don't rely on them to come out unless you give them plenty of notice.  We are remote out here, public transport is for other people as far as I can tell; it is rare!  However, there is a train service from Bucknell and a bus comes through once a week.


This page gives you plenty of information about the local area; what is going on on the farm, where to eat, what to see.  There are links to local sites of interest and walking and cycling information. 

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Places to Eat


Restaurants and Pubs

In alphabetical order.  There are many more wonderful places to eat - too many to mention here; these are our favourites or local go-to’s!

The Bell Inn Yarpole 01568 780537 Friendly, community owned and run with an excellent value for money Sunday Lunch.

The Cider Barn Pembridge 01544388161 Restaurant open every day except Tuesdays A beautifully converted farm barn situated alongside the Dunkertons Cider Mill.  The restaurant as owned and run by it’s chef, the food is delicious and different and most of the ingredients come from local sources.

The Crown Inn Clunton 01588 660265 Restaurant open for limited times. Click here for Opening Hours A friendly traditional pub with delicious well cooked food.  15 minutes from Squire Farm.

The Green Cafe Ludlow 01584 879872 Csons are taking feeding people very seriously; check here https://www.csons.uk/ Situated by the river on the site of the old swimming pool, The Green Cafe is run by four brothers Crouch who call themselves the Csons.  They serve delicious food from 9.00 to 4.00 from Mondays to Sundays.  It is worth booking especially at lunchtime and is totally well worth a visit.

The Horse and Jockey  Knighton 01547 520062 Lovely old coaching inn, easy to get to and open every day.  Serve good quality pub food and is popular with the locals.

The Lion at Leintwardine Leintwardine 01547 540203  Booking probably essential.  Good food in serviced restaurant or bar meals.  Lovely for a special occasion or a casual lunch by the river Teme.

The Royal George, Lingen  01547 530213 A nice cosy 'pubby' pub, which serves very good food.

Saffron Restaurant, Knighton.  01547 528510 Indian, eat in or take away.

The Sitwell Arms, Bucknell  01547 530213 The nearest pub.  Serves very good fish and chips on a Wednesday evening to eat in or take away, booking is necessary.

The Sun Inn Leintwardine 01547 540705 Open for food and drink and seating for fish and chips from next door.  They say, ‘one of the last remaining parlour pubs in the UK’.   I believe you can buy your fish and chips next door and eat them with your real ale in one of the parlours.

The Three Tuns Bishops Castle 01588 638797 Check out their website/Facebook page Home brewed beer, good food and live music.

The White Horse Clun 01588 640305  Recommend to book in advance   The go-to pub in the area with home brewed beer and good food and live music.

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Food Shopping

Ludlow  In the town there are cheese shops (The Mousetrap), delicatessens and organic food shops, not forgetting the Ludlow Food Centre, which is out of town on the A49 heading north. For cheaper food, there is also a Tescos and an Aldi

Knighton provides us with the Co-op (formally Harry Tuffins), which also has a petrol station, a Spar and a Cost Cutter.  There is also on organic grocery shop Rhos Market Garden, The Old Garage, at the top of the town.

Farmers Markets

Knighton Community Market

Knighton Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DR

A twice monthly market, held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. 9.30am-12.30pm

Local to Ludlow Produce Market

Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AS

Held on the Second and Fourth Thursday of the month. 9am-2pm.

Craven Arms Farmers Market at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS

A regular Farmers' Market on the First Saturday of every month based at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. 9am-1.30pm

Bishops Castle Farmers' Market is held on the Third Saturday of every month in the Town Hall and the adjacent Market Square. 8.30am to 1.30pm.

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Castles, Gardens and Houses

First on your list would have to be Ludlow Castle, which is so steeped in history and although mostly ruined, you can still climb up onto the walls and turrets.  Stokesay Castle is also well worth a visit, not so much a castle as a fortified manor house and Powis Castle at Welshpool is a must.  For more castles in Wales visit Castles in Wales and of course, just down the road is our own Clun Castle.

Croft Castle and Berrington House are both National Trust properties with gardens, grounds and tea rooms or restaurants.  Then, for gardens and house there is Hampton Court (the original) just south of Leominster.  Hergest Croft Gardens at Kington and other gardens all within easy reach in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys.  Perhaps you want to buy plants for you own garden?  Then visit The Plant Centre at Bromfield, next door to the Ludlow Food Centre

Other places to visit are The Space Guard Centre near Knighton and the Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne. 

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Walking, Cycling or Horse Riding

There are many walks through the beautiful countryside.  From Squire Farm itself you can walk out of the door and head off in three different directions along well marked footpaths.  About three miles west is the Offa's Dyke path, which runs from near Chepstow in South Wales to Prestatyn in the north.  Also not far away is the Jack Mytton Way and The Shropshire Way.  Lots of information is provided by the Shropshire Ramblers, so do check out their website.  John Harris’s Walking in England/Shropshire has more than 260 Shropshire walks to download for free, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county

Cyclists are also well catered for in Shropshire.  Nearby Hopton Wood has its own downhill trail and footpaths.  Most of the lanes are quiet and relatively traffic free and if you can bear the uphill slogs, there are plenty of downhills to enjoy!  There is more sedate cycling available if you don't fancy the hills though, with quite easy routes to Bucknell and Knighton and even as far afield as Ludlow or Craven Arms.

If you want to go pony trekking, Underhill Riding Stables at Dolau (pronounced ‘Dolly’) is about 30 minutes drive from here south of Knighton.  They are very friendly people and offer pony trekking for a couple of hours, a half day or a full day with pub lunch.

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Knighton Taxis

01547 528165

Arms Cabs (Craven Arms)

01588 672010

Craven Arms Taxis

01588 673333


Arriva Trains Wales  www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk

0845 6061660

National Rail:    Bucknell Station  Knighton Station

                            Ludlow Station

0845 484950

 Heart of Wales Line: www.heart-of-wales.co.uk

01597 822053


There is a a bus from Knighton on Thursdays at 1.45 pm.

For more information about travel timetables, follow this link Traveline

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Mickey Miller’s Family Playbarn is a must for anyone with small or large children. Their barn includes 21ft and 16ft Demon Drop Slide, a 3-Lane Astra Slide (whatever that is), Ladder Climbs, Spinning Discs, Over-and-Unders, Roller Pole, Zig-Zag Chamber, Spinning Poles, Tumble Tower, Horizontal Squeeze Rollers, Slither Chicane, Ball Pit and 5’s & Under soft play Area.  They also have a cafe and free wi-fi and lots more which you can find on their website.

Mickey Miller’s Family  Playbarn

Find out what is on in Ludlow in the coming months Ludlow Events and Knighton Events

Go to Chapel Lawn for more information on the Flicks in the Sticks and other village events.  

Knighton and District Concert Society concert details: KDCS website

Worth a mention are the LUDLOW TOWN TOURS, with a full programme of regular tours every Saturday and Sunday from April to October this year, plus every day in July, August and September, and every day during Whitsun half term week and October half term week. Click here for more info.

8th, 9th and 10th September

Bringing together a thrilling line-up of chefs, food writers, producers and authors across the weekend. They’ll be sure to entertain and inspire.

From vegan and vegetarian cooking, to meat and fish, they have something for everyone on each day of the Festival.

Bishops Castle information

Visit the Bishop’s Castle and Beyond website for a lot of information about the area; things to do and places to walk.  

Check out the Assembly Rooms website for details of upcoming shows, live music, films and theatre.  

Ludlow Castle is always worth a visit and is open most days.  Visit the website to find out more…

Order a beautiful bouquet for your special occasion and have it delivered to the door from our local florist.

Visit their website, email

or ring 01547 528 786 to order flowers

Guided town tours of the medieval centre of Ludlow have been organised for over 40 years by Ludlow Historical Research Group. They aim to interest visitors and locals in the history of the town and at the same time raise money to support further research into Ludlow’s fascinating history.

For more information Click here



Visit their website here