Welcome to The Crown at Hopton situated in Hopton Wafers, Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow in Shropshire.


Welcome to The Crown at Hopton, here we like to continue the tradition of warm hospitality with excellent accommodation accompanied with fantastic, homemade high-quality food. We open our doors to customers old & new looking for a Traditional Inn, with a choice of three dining areas and traditional or modern Accommodation to suit everyones taste in this beautiful part of Shropshire, situated just outside the famous market town of Ludlow.


The Crown was originally a Sixteenth Century Coaching Inn. During the days of mining and quarrying there were many other public houses in the area, but The Crown is the only one remaining. At one time coaches from Birmingham to Ludlow ran past The Crown and it is likely that the Inn would have kept extra horses to assist the steep climb up the hill. Today The Crown is still a popular place for travellers to stop for lunch and refreshments. The original building, which is full of character and period charm, the idyllic setting and not to mention our imaginative, yet traditional menus all add up to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The area has something for everyone looking to experience the quieter side of life whether it is long walks in the country or visiting places of historical interest.


We have the following facilities of:

- 3 Superb Dining Areas

- 18 En-Suite Rooms

- Private Dining & Function Rooms

- Close to Shropshire Tourist Attractions


Events Catered for:-

- Use our facilities for the perfect Shropshire Wedding Venue - view our wedding packages HERE.

- We are also able to host events such as funerals, birthday parties, etc. Contact us to see what we can do for you.



The Crown at Hopton, Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow can provide you with an ideal base to visit and explore the beautiful county of Shropshire. We offer bar, restaurant and accommodation facilities with local Shropshire towns and villages such as Cleobury Mortimer, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Clun, Bishops Castle, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth and Ironbridge only a short distance away.

We are a particularly popular alternative venue for people looking for Ludlow restaurants, accommodation in Ludlow and rooms in Ludlow which is just a short drive away. See what our location has to offer or contact us here for more details.

• Shropshire County Hotel Dining Pub of the Year 
• Good Pub Guide 
• “Best Dining Experience - Shropshire” www.dinewithus.co.uk 
• AA Pub Guide





Spring Lunch Menu
Selection of dishes from our main menu, 2 Courses £10!
Served Monday-Saturday 12-2pm. Evenings 2 Courses £12.95 Served Mon-Friday 6-7.30pm. Also daily specials. Sample menus

Ludlow Races:

Special Rates Available. Throughout the racing season we are offering Racer-Goers a special Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate. Available from £95 per room, per night. Ludlow Races Room Rate Details here.
Wedding Receptions.
We have all-inclusive wedding packages starting from £2750. More here