History of the Rose & Crown

Hidden away within an ancient courtyard, the Rose & Crown is Ludlow’s oldest pub, there are documents showing that there was an ale house on this site in 1102. It boasts a 13th century mullioned window with trefoil in the rear stone wall.

Following a careful restoration, this has created a more spacious pub but still with intimate areas to relax. A hidden fireplace has been exposed and beams have been revealed which had remained hidden since the 1960's. The emphasis is on ancient and characterful wood, in all its styles - some old, some new - the flooring is oak, blended with old quarry tiling and reclaimed parquet. The original pub has been enhanced by a fantastic panelled ‘Mouse room’, sister to Joules brewers hall at the Brewery in Market Drayton. Bar patrons are invited to search for all the wooden mice carved by Robert "Mouseman" Thompson.


The ancient ‘Sun Room’ the rear being the amazing medieval stone wall, this leads to the secluded back beer garden with views of Saint Lawrences Church tower. At the front there’s another lovely courtyard, a wonderful place to loiter with its exquisite stone slabs and mass of flowers….well, in the spring and summer months.





Rose and Crown

8 Church Street



Contact Details

Tel: 01584 875726

Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs - 11am - 11pm
Fri & Sat - 11am - Midnight
Sun - 11am - 10.30pm