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Arthurs

Who are they

Fordhall Farm has been owned by community sharholders since 2006 and has been operating as an organic farm since the middle of the last century. In August 2012, the old dairy was opened as a restuarant called Arthurs, named for the original owner of the farm Arthur Hollins.

The building has been constructed from wood, recycled newspaper, natural hemp and chemical free plaster, and Welsh slate. An outdoor walkway, showing in the picture opposite, links the tea room and restaurant to the farm shop. As well as a natural vegetation roof, there are also solar panels to provide the building with all its power needs, and the floor paving is reclaimed aggregate. Little cut outs from the exterior wall, within the restaurant, show off the construction materials that have been used.

What do they offer

Inside there is seating downstairs for perhaps thirty people, with two large function rooms on the floor above which can be used for parties. The menu changes with the seasons and for the current menu we recommend you visit the website link above, where you can download the latest pdf version. eatShrewsbury were kindly invited to the opening night and we can tell you without any hesitation, they have a good chef. We were able to try a number of dishes from the menu, including ham hock and parsley terrine with quince jelly, beetroot soup, and a stunning pea risotto. It struck us as the kind of place that would be equally cosy and intimate on a warm summer's evening or in the depths of winter. We are already planning to head back to eat again and you probably should too.

Why do we like them

Fordhall Farm is a real success story. A farm that was struggling to operate organically in a society that was favouring heavy chemical use to maximise yields, even though that often means minimising taste. Now that people are realising that farming organically is the sensible way forward, this farm has strong credentials and now boasts a restaurant that serves some of the best organic food you will find in Shropshire. The fact that they can cater for vegans as well as the most staunch carnivores is a great credit to them. If you do visit Arthur's restaurant, please let us know what you thought of it.

Who are they

Fordhall Farm has been owned by community sharholders since 2006 and has been operating as an organic farm since the middle of the last century. In August 2012, the old dairy was opened as a restuarant called Arthurs, named for the original owner of the farm Arthur Hollins.

The building has been constructed from wood, recycled newspaper, natural hemp and chemical free plaster, and Welsh slate. An outdoor walkway, showing in the picture opposite, links the tea room and restaurant to the farm shop. As well as a natural vegetation roof, there are also solar panels to provide the building with all its power needs, and the floor paving is reclaimed aggregate. Little cut outs from the exterior wall, within the restaurant, show off the construction materials that have been used.

What do they offer

Inside there is seating downstairs for perhaps thirty people, with two large function rooms on the floor above which can be used for parties. The menu changes with the seasons and for the current menu we recommend you visit the website link above, where you can download the latest pdf version. eatShrewsbury were kindly invited to the opening night and we can tell you without any hesitation, they have a good chef. We were able to try a number of dishes from the menu, including ham hock and parsley terrine with quince jelly, beetroot soup, and a stunning pea risotto. It struck us as the kind of place that would be equally cosy and intimate on a warm summer's evening or in the depths of winter. We are already planning to head back to eat again and you probably should too.

Why do we like them

Fordhall Farm is a real success story. A farm that was struggling to operate organically in a society that was favouring heavy chemical use to maximise yields, even though that often means minimising taste. Now that people are realising that farming organically is the sensible way forward, this farm has strong credentials and now boasts a restaurant that serves some of the best organic food you will find in Shropshire. The fact that they can cater for vegans as well as the most staunch carnivores is a great credit to them. If you do visit Arthur's restaurant, please let us know what you thought of it.

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avatar 's review
We went to the Harvest Banquet hosted by Arthur's last night and it was fantastic. I went with 6 friends and we were seated on a large table with 20 other guests. The four course meal was delicious. The chef introduced each course, telling us the source of the ingredients and inspiration behind each dish. All the food was seasonal and locally sourced, where possible, organic. All of the front of house staff were lovely and it was a very enjoyable evening. I would highly recommend Arthur's as a place to eat.



avatar J&J's review
Great Sunday Lunch, all organic produce and reasonably priced. Staff are all friendly and helpful. We have Ben half a dozen times and never been disappointed. All profits go to fund education.


Most recent review:

Arthurs Reviewed by on . We went to the Harvest Banquet hosted by Arthur's last night and it was fantastic. I went with 6 friends and we were seated on a large table with 20 other guests. The four course meal was delicious. The chef introduced each course, telling us the source of the ingredients and inspiration behind each dish. All the food was seasonal and locally sourced, where possible, organic. All of the front of house staff were lovely and it was a very enjoyable evening. I would highly recommend Arthur's as a place to eat. Rating: 5


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