north of Ombersley A449
turn left at the reindeer pub [bank's]
times vary, please check
This is the sort of pub which you could miss if you are driving too quickly round country lanes. Situated on the bend of the road, the sign is obscured from sight by trees, but the pub is no more than 800 metres from the main road.
From the front it looks just like a house with large porch, but was actually built in 1848 and is still owned by the May family.
Once inside you can choose from a 'bar' which is plain and bare apart from the pool table, or a 'lounge' which is much more eclectic in its décor. Both bars are served from a single wood panelled Jacobean bar. The lounge has quite a lot of seating for its size, but that illustrates the sort of crowd it gets - friendly locals from the outlying villages. Its very cosy and comfortable with a real enclosed stone fireplace. The walls are 'mock' (see above) Tudor beamed, bedecked with photographs and memorabilia.
The beers come from the Cannon Royall brewery which is situated out back of the pub. At the time there were three Cannon Royall beers on:- Arrowhead, Mild, Buckshot. They also had John Smiths for those without a palate. Real cider, not keg is served and there are traditional pub games for those that remember them. The brewery is a 12 barrel a week set up which supplies 10 other establishments directly in Worcestershire and Shropshire. Tours by arrangement please.
It is a good place to talk as there is no music, or you can go out into the garden and make your own in the summer.
Food is served at lunchtime only and finishes at 2.30. The fayre is standard home-cooked food of good quality and tasteful.
This pub has been a previous winner of the local CAMRA pub of the year award.
There is no accommodation here, but just down the road (3 minutes in car, 20 mins on foot) there is the Crown and Sandys Arms which does do B&B.
None as yet
Cannon Royall Beers
Single B&B from £35, D:£70 per room.