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Special Occasion Menus

These are just a few ideas of menus to guide you. We are happy to create a bespoke menu to meet your personal requirements and budget. Minimum numbers apply and at times a room hire may apply.

All our food is freshly prepared from local ingredients by our award winning chefs, for a maximum of 50 guests. A 10% discretionary service charge will be added to all parties. Please advice of any dietary / allergy requirements.

Morning food


A selection of teas and filter coffee

Freshly squeezed orange or apple juice
Grilled Wenlock edge sausage and bacon sandwiches
£8 p/p

Breakfast treats

A selection of teas and filter coffee

Toasted tea cakes
Warm croissants
With butter and preserves
Shrewsbury biscuits
Blueberry muffins

Vintage Afternoon tea

Served on tiered stands with vintage crockery.

A selection of teas and filter coffee

A selection of sandwiches (choose x4)
Mature cheddar and chefs chutney
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
Prawn Marie rose and baby gem
Egg mayonnaise and cress
Home baked ham and chutney
Classic cucumber
Goats cheese Brie and red onion marmalade
Local crisps

Served with...
Home baked fruit scones with clotted cream, butter and strawberry preserve
Shrewsbury biscuits
Lemon drizzle cake
Chocolate brownie

Why not add a glass of prosecco for £3

Savoury menu

Chefs homemade scotch eggs
Tartlets of smoked bacon and Appleby’s Cheshire
A selection of finger sandwiches
Baby potatoes with smoked salmon , sour cream and dill
Chicken liver parfait on croute with red onion marmalade

Darwin's Taste of Shropshire

Sticky honey glazed butter cross farm ham
Appleby’s Cheshire cheese
Wenlock edge sausage and mustard rolls
Chicken , bacon and Wrekin blue cheese tart
Mini prawn cocktails
Buttered baby potatoes
Dressed green salad
Home baked breads
£17 p/p

The cocktail party

Glass of sparkling strawberry Bellini x2
Or cocktail of your choice (a supplement may apply)

Platters of olives , almonds, grissini bread sticks and blue cheese fondue

Mini porterhouse burgers
Petite croquet tonsure
Baby potatoes with smoked salmon , sour cream and dill
Tomato , olive , basil and Parmesan bruschetta
Goats cheese, beet root and red onion marmalade tart
Baby gem cup with Tiger prawns, lemon and chilli
£20 p/p

Private Dining

Our chefs are happy to create a bespoke menu to suit your personal taste and occasion , please call or email to discuss.

We can seat a maximum of 50 guests and the entire hotel can be reserved for exclusive use for small weddings or celebrations.

Menu suggestions:

Menu (a)

Potted rabbit and ham hock, carrot loaf, mustard seeds, rum butter
Duo do Shropshire lamb
Shepherd’s pie and grilled cutlet, minted vegetables, chargrilled asparagus, lamb sauce
Rhubarb and custard
Vanilla crème Brule, thyme crumble, poached rhubarb , rhubarb parfait
Filter coffee and chocolate truffles

Menu (b)

Posh fish fingers, tartare sauce and pea purée
Wenlock edge pork and asparagus sausages
Basil mashed potatoes, roast onion, ratatouille, purple sprouting , jus
Sticky pecan and apricot pudding
Grilled orange, stem ginger custard
Filter coffee and chocolate truffles

Menu (c)

Spiced prawns on tomato toast , Caesar salad
Pork and scallops
Wenlock edge pork belly , scallops, beetroot mash , roasted chorizo, market hall vegetables, jus
Triple chocolate and hazelnut brownie, Nutella mousse and vanilla ice cream
Filter coffee and chocolate truffles

Menu (d)

Classic prawn cocktail , avocado purée , Bloody Mary dressing
Roasted sirloin of Shropshire beef , shallot , mushroom and red wine jus,
Wrekin blue cheese mash , seasonal vegetables
sticky pecan and apricot pudding
Stem ginger custard
Filter coffee and chocolate truffles

Children's menus

Menu (a)

Crispy mozzarella sticks and tomato jam
Breast of chicken , Hand Cut Chips , Salad and Aioli
Knickerbocker Glory

Menu (b)

Bits for dunking
Bread sticks , carrot batons, cucumber sticks ,grapes , apple slices, cheesy dip
Bangers and Mash , Gravy , Seasonal Vegetables
Warm Chocolate Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream