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Cleobury Mortimer

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Cleobury Mortimer is a small market town in Shropshire.

Understand[edit]

The town's name is usually shortened by locals to simply Cleobury, which is pronounced "Clib-bree" or "Clee-bree". It is located in the far southeast of the county, some 33 miles by road from Shrewsbury.

The town has a population of around 3,000, and has had a town charter since 1253.

Visitor information[edit]

  • Cleobury Mortimer Town Council
  • 1 Market Hall. Local tourist information displays in the foyer of the grade II listed building. The hall is also used for various local events.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

The 292 bus route from Kidderminster offers a regular service to Ludlow via Cleobury Mortimer.

Get around[edit]

Map of Cleobury Mortimer

Everywhere in this small town is accessible on foot. Unless you've been to too many of the pubs.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Walk the Simon Evans Way. A 17 mile (27km) walking track which runs in a loop from Cleobury Mortimer. Simon Evans (1895 - 1940) was an author who was a rural postman here, and the walking route is based on his daily postal round.

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Co-op. daily 06:00 - 23:00. Midcounties Co-operative Supermarket with filling station.

Eat[edit]

  • 1 The Lamp, 15A High St. daily 18:00 - 23:00. Indian restaurant from £10.

Drink[edit]

Large number of pubs per capita — six in total:

  • 1 The Bell Inn, Lower St, DY14 8AA, +44 1299 270305.
  • 2 The King's Arms, 6 Church St, DY14 8BS, +44 1299 271954.
  • 3 The Old Lion, Lower St, DY14 8AB, +44 1299 271460.
  • 4 Royal Fountain Inn, 13 Church St, DY14 8BS, +44 1299 272720.
  • 5 Stable Tavern Inn, 1 Talbot Square, DY14 8BQ, +44 1299 270382. Sun-Thu: noon-11:00pm; Fri-Sat: noon-midnight.
  • 6 Talbot Inn, 29 High St, DY14 8DQ, +44 1299 270331.

All of which, depending on one's mood, can be highly entertaining venues for a pint or two. The town has its own brewery — Hobsons.

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Ludlow, a town to the west, where the 2L bus terminates. The journey to Ludlow via the A4117 road takes you right past Titterstone Clee Hill, offering fabulous views of Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.
  • Bridgnorth, a town to the north, also home to many public houses.



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