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The Charlton Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire
The Charlton Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire
The Charlton Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire
The Charlton Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire
The Charlton Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire
Award-winning

The Charlton Arms

4.5
4.5
1339 reviews
£25 and under
British
Overlooking the historic Ludford bridge, just a few minutes walk from the town centre of Ludlow, the Charlton Arms is the epitome of a charming Pub. The kitchen, headed up by Krizstian Balogh, focusses on great British food and features a wealth of local produce. Fantastic pub classics feature strongly alongside accomplished dishes. Real Ales and local Ciders sit proudly amidst the eclectic selection of wines to suit every budget. To make the most of a visit to the Charlton, there are nine comfortable en-suite bedrooms. The breakfast menu, from Clun Valley Eggs, locally cured bacon and Ludlows' famed sausages to the finest smoked salmon has something for everyone. Independently run by Cedric and Amy Bosi, a warm welcome is guaranteed. Children are welcome and are provided with a children's menu. For the dog lovers amongst you, well behaved dogs are allowed in, and with the beautiful walks around Ludlow and its Whitcliffe Common, muddy boots are always a feature of the pub!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:15 pm
  • Phone number
    01584 872813
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kristian Balogh
  • Private party contact
    Amy Bosi: 01584 872813
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
  • Area
    Ludlow
  • Parking Details
    Behind the Charlton Arms, parking is available for up to 30 vehicles. In the event of overspill, there is additional parking in town or on the Whitcliffe Common viewpoint, both are a 3-5 minute stroll from the pub.
  • Public Transit
    Ludlow train station is a ten minute walk from the pub, and has firm links to London Paddington, via Newport and Manchester Piccadilly. There is a good local bus service, with several stops in the town.
  • Entertainment
    With its stunning location and views over the Ludford bridge and Weir, the Charlton Arms is the place to visit. Please check our website for upcoming food and drink festival and Art festival news. Local live music events will be held in our de Lacy room, again, please refer to our website for news.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 1,339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Shropshire

    Best Overall

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambience

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Shropshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Shropshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

1,339 Reviews
  1. SuzieT

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently high standard of food quality and customer service. Varied menu and the items we had were delicious.

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  2. LucindaS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal out at The Charlton. Sat watching the wild river raging below. It is a fantastic place with efficient, friendly staff.

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  3. ChristopherD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived 30 minutes early and were taken to our table immediately. Tanqueray Zero available - splendid! The menu looked a bit limited but as we came for the Sunday roast which was excellent we had no complaints. Service impeccable until it got busy at about 1.30 then just a tad slow. Overall we were very happy with our meal and would go again.

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  4. RichardB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding! Food was excellent and the staff were totally on it.

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  5. MelvinM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food service atmosphere and location 👍👍👍

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  6. CatherineT

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, very good value. Good service and not rushed.

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  7. KarenB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, great service but felt drinks were overpriced

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  8. PaulL

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous location Fabulous food an Fabulous service. Had Sunday lunch and could not fault it. Go there you will not be disappointed just remember to book

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  9. LaurenF

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service with lovely views over the river.

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  10. AndyJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Top quality food and service . Superb location. Great value for money

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  11. BernardS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and imaginative. Delightful dining room with lovely views over the river.

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  12. petrina

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can I say, this place never disappoints, we had a fabulous mother & daughter catch up together with my two little dogs, food & service was fabulous..we will be back Thank you for a lovely Sunday ❤️

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  13. Pilleyc78

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were very good. Annoyingly the dessert we wanted wasn’t available but these things happen. Only slight negative was that the noise level seemed very high. At points I couldnt hear what my partner was saying. But would definitely recommend to others.

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  14. Cups

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed to say the least. I had higher expectations and the food did not deliver. It was a shame. I felt let down. We went for Sunday lunch. I had pork which was really dry and the vegetables for a place with a reputation were terrible. The over cooked boiled veg were beyond bad. That was it, boiled veg. They looked budget in every sense of the word. My partner had beef which he said was good. The roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding were both good. The price of our lunch was good value but I would happily pay the extra for some decent and nicely prepared veg. We have lunch in Woburn for £19.95 and it’s exceptional. Would not go again.

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  15. CardiffGrad

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The location and food was excellent. Good choice of menu. The only downside was an obnoxious party who thought speaking very loudly and swearing was the done thing.

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  16. RonC

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good but being a Sunday evening not a lot of choice but what we had was good. Service good and friendly. Would go again 🥂

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  17. DavidC

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommended for its Sunday lunch - and the other menu items looked excellent too. The cheese soufflé was wonderful as was the fish soup. Both pork and beef were very good although the beef was not quite as rare as promised - but still with good taste. Excellent Yorkshires! Service was efficient - although sad that considering the day's menu included a cocktail of Sloe Gin and Prosecco, they had run out of Sloe Gin (and it was only 1pm!). (Hint: there's a very good wine and spirits store in Ludlow; send a member of staff down there to get emergency supplies.) We were nicely seated next to the window with its views over the river and weir - so why place ornaments on the low wall to obscure the view? We will be back.

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  18. KathyF

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish soup was the best I've ever tasted. The duck for mains was cooked to perfection. Looking forward to coming back again.

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  19. MarkC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have lived in Ludlow for two years now, and had been to the Charlton Arms before when hiking, but just for drinks. We had heard that the food was good, so booked a table for Saturday afternoon. Everything about the experience was great. The service, the staff, their attitudes, fantastic. And the food! It was not only delicious, it was also beautiful to behold. The presentation was remarkable, and the flavours were splendid. We could not have been happier with our experience, and will definitely be back.

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  20. LynnP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend

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  21. Leominsterfoodie

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Starting to forget how many times we have been here now. And that reason is the consistently great food and service. Not a very extensive menu and the pork was off, which was a shame, however the other fayre made up for it. Shame a table of rather rowdy lads were placed on the next table from what was meant to be a quiet relaxing lunch. Not their fault but the staff should have considered it. All in all a great meal etc.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From Starters to Mains everything was beautiful. I had the cheese soufflé and Sunday Roast! The service was quick and friendly. The bill was less than I expected. I will definitely be back.

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  23. AndreaP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and great friendly service. Thank you

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  24. garetho

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would recommend a visit , the food was great and the staff were lovely

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  25. TessaJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, good value. Friendly and attentive service. Will return.

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  26. JenniferJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first visit after being recommended by the friend who accompanied me. We arrived at 1 o’clock for my birthday lunch, and were warmly greeted. The restaurant had a quiet peaceful atmosphere with the swirling river below adding to the occasion. The menu was varied which I believe would suit most people. After much swapping and changing I finally decided on double baked cheese soufflé for my starter, followed by mushroom ravioli for my main. Both were excellent. Throughout our meal the service was just right. I will most certainly return again soon, and would recommend you try the restaurant too.

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  27. MarkS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, amazing food, Sunday lunch was so tasty & great value for money. So friendly

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  28. lisaJ

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting. had lovey table overlooking the river. Excellent food, vegetarian options were divine. Lovey wine by the glass choices. So nice not to have any music playing in the background.

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  29. KarenD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful views.

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  30. NigelH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first meal at The Charlton Arms and we were sadly very disappointed. The restaurant was lovely and we had a table overlooking the river, but our delight ended there.! In spite of the restaurant being virtually empty the two members of staff seemed surly and unfriendly. We ordered steak and chips and fish and chips and a bottle of wine. We got exactly what we ordered and although the presentation was acceptable the flavour, texture and odd colour of the food was really off putting. The chips were a very strange orange colour, and yet both the fish and steak were insipid in colour and taste. My husband did eat his steak due to the cost! But I couldn’t eat the fish and chips and left my meal. It was quite honestly the worst meal we have ever had out. We were looking forward to eating here, but based on the food we had we won’t be returning.

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  31. GraceV

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had a lovely evening, we arrived early and wanted to enjoy a drink by the fire however we felt rushed as we were asked three times if we would like to move through to the table. However the restaurant was well presented and the staff were all presented and attentive. The food was amazing and presented to a high standard. We will definitely be back.

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  32. MichelleB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service & views over the river are beautiful.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful cuisine at this little treasure in historic Ludlow.

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  34. MikeL

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food excellent service good beer all round very enjoyable experience would highly recommend

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  35. GrahamY

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Last minute booking Great decision as Very impressed with facilities Service was prompt and curteous Food was quality and portions were fit for majority of appetites 0verall would recommend to friends alike

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  36. CathrynB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and a lovely table over- looking the river. Would recommend we had the fish soup and crab risotto to start followed by the mushroom ravioli and fish and chips. All perfectly cooked - will be back.

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  37. Adele

    Shropshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting by the river. Friendly staff and great service. We had Sunday lunch which I highly recommend. If you get chance make a visit you you will not be disappointed the food is delicious and the desserts are to die for!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent New Year's Eve lunch. Attentive and friendly service and delicious food. Think we will be back! Thank you

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  39. SydJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must if you are considering!!! It’s the best in the area..

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  40. SteveS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely find, in a lovely location. Food very good, and not the faintest trace of a quibble when we sent a wine back (replaced with an excellent one!). We were impressed overall. A highly recommended venue.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Charlton Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 1339 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Charlton Arms

Ludford Bridge, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1PJ

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
  • Area
    Ludlow
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:15 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Behind the Charlton Arms, parking is available for up to 30 vehicles. In the event of overspill, there is additional parking in town or on the Whitcliffe Common viewpoint, both are a 3-5 minute stroll from the pub.
  • Public Transit
    Ludlow train station is a ten minute walk from the pub, and has firm links to London Paddington, via Newport and Manchester Piccadilly. There is a good local bus service, with several stops in the town.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kristian Balogh
  • Entertainment
    With its stunning location and views over the Ludford bridge and Weir, the Charlton Arms is the place to visit. Please check our website for upcoming food and drink festival and Art festival news. Local live music events will be held in our de Lacy room, again, please refer to our website for news.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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