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Stokesay Inn

(also known as Stokesay, formerly Stokesay Castle Hotel)

School Road
Craven Arms

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 5.30 - 8 Mon - Tue
12 - 2.30, 5.30 - 8.30 Wed - Sat
12 - 7 Sun


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About the Pub

A small hotel situated just off the busy A49 trunk road. The partly panelled lounge is quite large and comfortably furnished with easy chairs. The room to the right of the front door is principally the restaurant area, having been incorporated more into the pub by the removal of a partition wall. To the left the lounge bar area has a certain elegance with a piano and guitar available for impromptu music nights. The public bar has its own entrance, and is equipped with a darts board, pool table, large TV, a couple of fruit machines and a fire.

The Castle referred to in the hotel's former name is English Heritage's Stokesay Castle which is nearby. This is said to be "quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England".

The Stokesay appeared in the second Good Beer Guide in 1975, and stayed in for the next 11 editions. The first entry was brief and said it was "a warm, clean and friendly local with unusual beer engines". The beer was Davenports Mild and Bitter.

Historic Interest

Behind the bar in the lounge is a wall painting signed 'Bruce Bairnsfather /46'. Bruce was a First World War soldier who became a noted cartoonist. His most famous character was a soldier called 'Old Bill', who appeared in morale-boosting cartoons during both world wars. The Stokesay painting was reputedly done in lieu of payment of his bill while staying there (he spent most of World War Two in nearby Clun).

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Wye Valley HPA

Changing Beers

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Occasional guest ale.

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Stokesay Inn, Craven Arms


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Home cooked food from local sources, traditional Sunday roast.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Home cooked food from local sources.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    10 rooms.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts & Pool in the bar, board games available in the lounge.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Stokesay Inn

School Road
Craven Arms

Sat Nav Reference

52.4382, -2.83299


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

435 745 860

Nearby Station (600m)

Craven Arms

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