Having been looking for the 'perfect' pub around the country for a couple of years, we arrived at The White Horse Inn, Pulverbatch. Grade II listed and surrounded by the stunning Shropshire countryside, we knew this was the one. We purchased the pub as a family venture at the start of the year in 2012, keen to return it to its former glory as 'the village pub', leaving our jobs in retail and teaching to undertake this new challenge. Our philosophy is to provide quality food with a contemporary twist.
Whether it be a hearty meal by the fire on a cold winter's day, a refreshing drink outside in the summer sun or a room for the night after a long day's walking, you'll be met with a warm welcome and attentive service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Steve & Vikki
HAPPENINGS AT THE INN
There is plenty to suit everyone & we are very much a community pub. With the pub being the only real 'meeting point' in the village we have lots to get involved in..
Monthly Book & Wine Club - Second Wednesday of the Month
Monthly Coffee Morning - 1st Tuesday of the Month
Monthly Quiz Night - 1st Sunday of the Month
Dominoes Knockout - 2nd Friday of the Month
Friday Beer Club
Church Stretton League Dominoes
Community Litter Picks
Wags & Wellies Walks
Pulverbatch Golf Society
Live National Sports Shown
ABOUT THE INN
The White Horse Inn, a farm-house until the 19th century, is partly 14th or 15th century in origin but was extensively re-modelled early in the 17th century. It contains 3 cruck trusses, in positions which suggest that they may be the remains of two houses at right angles to each other and an exposed timber frame (square and rectangular panels) to the ground floor. Beside the front door, there is a poem inscribed on a piece of wood and referred to as "old doggerel":
Wilderly down in the dale.
Churton for pretty girls,
Pulverbatch for good ale.
Church Pulverbatch has long been known locally as Churton, probably as a corruption of 'Church Town', as it possesses the church, while the Inn is located in Castle Pulverbatch.
The Refurbishment: April 2012 – May 2012
A lot of hard work by a variety of professionals and locals offering to 'lend a hand' meant that we could open on the 1st June 2012. The project included treating damp, redecorating throughout, new kitchen equipment and the addition of 3 en-suite bedrooms. None of this could have happened without the support of some great contractors.
We would like to give a big thank you to the people who have helped us with the changes we have made to the Inn. Here are a few we would certainly recommend and have to mention:-
Chris Bradshaw - Plumbing – Installing en-suite shower rooms, as well as completing some general building work around the property and checking our heating and gas. He is also a thoroughly nice chap to do business with and completes a first class job with his team.
Gary - Dampcure - Locating and treating the damp. A great team worked on this early in the project which enabled us to get on with the redesign of the interior.
Jon 'Jubber' Morris – Everything! Well without 'Jubber' our opening date would never have been met! He has literally thrown himself into anything and everything that has needed to be done over our renovation period whether that be decorating, carpentry, guttering, gardening......
Darren from Past & Present Carpentry (07870 879038) – He’s here today, we keep finding him more jobs!
Ian Russell – Electrician – for giving us light! (and power and showers and sockets....)
Linda Russell – Curtains and Blinds – for putting up with us changing our minds weekly and for turning round the blinds and curtains so quickly for us.
Ian Holder – Builder - for exterior repairs.
Nathan - Carlsberg Brewery – for putting up with us complete novices and looking after us throughout.
Jake at Salopian – Your help and advice with our Cask Ales and setting up has been invaluable.
Mick at Diageo– Your help and advice with our cellar and cellar cleaning etc was superb.
But a few others we mustn’t forget - Chris and Val for all those hours and hours of painting, the internet when we had none, the van to move house and the wine at the end of the day! Karen Jenkins from The Woodcock for her advice and spending her bank holiday painting the restaurant. Kieran for helping with the car park and last minute cleaning. Andrew Wood for giving us the lowdown on the area and for updating all of our information on the village website and lastly all of the other locals who have been so welcoming and friendly throughout – we hope we do The White Horse Inn proud for you!