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Eating and drinking
Bailey Street, Oswestry
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A gem of a B&B in a gem of a county.

1 Oerley Way, Oswestry, SY11 1TD



Oswestry has some fantastic places for eating, drinking, and both!  One of the questions we get asked most is where to go for a meal out, with this in mind we're highlighting some of our favourite places in town, and further afield, that we think are well worth a visit.  We've put a            by our favourites.

Most guests eat out in the evening, so we'll start with some of the restaurants in town, prices quoted are for 2 courses per person

Always check the websites for opening hours, and we recommend always reserving a table, Oswestry gets strangely busy at times, even midweek.


On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights it can be harder to find a place to eat out, in the town centre try Prezzo, The Red Rose or The Wynnstay Hotel, slightly out of town there's The Highwayman and The Queens Head.  If those options don't appeal, you can always bring a takeaway back and we'll happily provide cutlery and plates, and do the clearing up too.

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Modern/traditional/bar food/fine dining. Everything from cocktails to coffee in a beautiful contemporary setting.  There's a tapas bar, Tiempo, at the front and a restaurant at the back.  The menu offers stylish takes on comtemporary classics.


Around £25 a head without drinks. 


 Ambers Pizza Co.   07891 906373

Homemade dough and mozzarella from an Organic Dairy Farm in the UK makes for a fine meal.  They promise seasonal sides, craft beers and irresistible homemade desserts, frankly, we're in! Also open for (wonderful) brunch and some Sundays.  A refreshingly small but perfectly formed menu with more veggie and vegan options than elsewhere, great gluten free pizzas too.  Try the squash, harissa and sage option and rethink your attitude to pizzas!

Around £10 - £15 a head without drinks.


Modern Italian chain. Pizzas, pasta and salads in a lovely roomy setting.  A great choice on a Sunday evening when many other places are closed.  A great option if you have Tesco Clubcard points to use.  OK for veggie and vegan choices.


Around £15 - £20 a head without drinks. 


Local legend Tams is not the place to go for fine dining and sophisticated ambience, but it is the place for fantastic Thai food at ridiculously low prices, and they'll add a fried egg to almost anything for 50p!  Choose a meal, choose meat, fish or tofu, and marvel how they fit so many noodles in a small carton.  We love this place, try the Red curry with tofu & mixed veg. Great range of vegan and veggie options, a lot more than just noodles on offer!

Around £7 - £10 a head without drinks, it's hard to spend a lot here!


Open all week, the newly refurbished Wynnstay Hotel has a great menu with some lovely veggie and vegan options.  From hanging kebabs to gorgeous salads, grazing platters and cocktails, you'll find something for everyone here.  The setting is light and roomy, if you've been there before you won't believe the change.

Around £20 a head without drinks


The Keys at St Martins   01691 770258

Just a 10 minute drive from us and located in Shropshire's largest village (Officially!). According to our guests, The Keys serves proper pub classics done very well, there's chicken, fish, burgers and steaks, and a few more exotic dishes too. This is a pub for families and can get a little noisy and busy.  Sadly, the veggie options are fairly limited and unimaginative.

Around £20 a head without drinks. 


Set in the tiny village of Selattyn, The Docks has a great menu (though sadly limited for vegetarians) and is just 10 minutes drive away. With some unusual options, you'll be spoilt for choice.  Everything is made in house and the setting is stylish but old fashioned in the best way, think beams and real fires.

Around £20 a head without drinks. 

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One of Oswestry's three eat in Indian restaurants, Red Rose offers decent enough formula curries with a popular 4 course meal deal.  Go for the spicier options and avoid the milder dishes which veer into bland sweetness.  The meal deal plus a couple of sides is a great idea between two people. Usual veggie/vegan options you find everywhere.

Around £12 - £15 a head without drinks.


Oswestry's oldest Indian restaurant, and the most popular. Owner George Miah received the BEM for his services to charity a while back, so well done George.  Decent formula curries and a loyal customer base means Fridays and Saturdays can get busy, so book ahead. Usual veggie/vegan options you find everywhere.

Around £15 to £20 per head without drinks.

In the town centre we also have a Wetherspoons (The Wilfred Owen) and several other pubs that serve food including The Kings Head and The Griffin Inn (very well reviewed by many guests).  Slightly out of town is The Highwayman, around 5 minutes drive away, serving the usual modern pub choices with a few veggie options too.

Our favourites in Oswestry's cafe scene includes The Courtyard Tearooms for coffee and some interesting food options, it's tucked away around a corner and easy to miss, but worth a visit.  The Old School House, in the grounds of St Oswald's Church, has a great all day brunch and lunch menu (One of the best in town for vegetarian options) and also opens some Friday and Saturday nights for meals.  Just up the road from them, opposite the park gates, you'll find The Old Coffee Pot with the most amazing choice of homemade cakes to die for, all made by chef Darren, he won Best Fidget Pie in a 2021 competition!  Niche Patisserie is run by 2019 Bake Off The Professionals semi-finalist, Adam Cleal, and sells luxurious croissants and pastries. Amber's Pizza Co. also have a great lunchtime menu available from Wednesday to Saturday, and our brilliant independent bookshop, Booka, has a cafe with a great selection of cakes, you can even buy books there too apparently!  Lastly, OsNosh at The Centre on Oak Street is a community cafe serving amazing food on Wednesday and Fridays between 12 and 1pm on a pay what you can afford basis, it's Oswestry's best kept food secret!


Oswestry's pub scene is mostly centred around the high street and the pedestrianised Bailey Street.  The Griffin Inn and the Fox Inn are worth a visit (be sure to look above street level for some interesting decorations on them both) and the award winning real ale pub, The Bailey Head, offers a huge selection of interesting ales and beers, and you can take a takeaway in there and they'll provide plates and cutlery (Amber's Pizza Kitchen is less than 1 minute's walk away, just saying).  Knock and Snitch is Oswestry's best kept secret, tucked away, it's a modern speakeasy and well worth a visit (If you can find it!) for their gins, craft beers and cocktails, and the secret location! 

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