Local services

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Wem [3 miles] has a small selection of local shops, a Co-op supermarket, post office, two chemists, two butchers, newsagents, deli, hardware shop, florist and old fashioned sweetshop.

Whitchurch [6 miles] has a bigger selection of larger shops with both Tescos and Sainsburys, a Lidl and Iceland, as well a range of smaller shops.

Nearby there are farm shops selling local produce such as Maynards on the A49 (SY4 5LR).


The Dog and Bull, Coton, Shropshire SY13 2RA [1 mile] Real ales and food served. Phone 01948 880559

The Horseshoes, Tilstock, Shropshire SY13 3NR [3.5 miles] Traditional local pub serving real ales.

The Castle Hotel, 14 High Street, Wem, SY4 5AA [3.5 miles] Real ales and food served. Phone 01939 236088

The Tilley Raven, [currently closed, awaiting new management, summer 2018] Tilley Village, Wem SY4 5HE [4 miles] Real ales and food served. Phone 01939 234419


The Old Rectory Georgian hotel and restaurant. Lowe Hill Road, Wem, SY4 5UA [3.5 miles] Phone 01939 233233

Alderford Lakeside café serving breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas, seven days a week. Dearnford, Tilstock Road (B5476 approaching Whitchurch) SY13 3JQ [5 miles] 01948 665914 (café).

The Boathouse Restaurant, Mereside, Ellesmere SY12 [12 miles] Phone 01691 623 852

There is also a range of Indian, Chinese and Fish and Chip restaurants which offer eat in and takeaway. A selection of menus are kept in a folder in the cottage.

There is a MacDonalds fast food outlet on the A41 in Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1JZ [7 miles] Phone 01948 661896