The historic Punch Bowl Inn, in Ludlow Road, has received a massive 10,000 ‘likes’ from customers and visitors on Facebook.

Owners of the popular inn, which dates back 700 years, believe its success is down to several factor including the popular AGA carvery, sensibly-priced home-cooked food, a stunning setting and a refurbishment of restaurant and rooms.

The traditional pub has recently also become known as a favourite wedding venue, and – as of 2018 – will be licensed for civil ceremonies.

The Punch Bowl Inn was the UK’s first AGA carvery and has earned a string of awards including UK Venue of The Year by the prestigious Les Routier guide and a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

The inn, owned by the Giles family – who are collectively known as Nostalgia Inns and also own the popular Plough Inn, near Bewdley – offers picturesque gardens with ornamental lake, Japanese bridge and stunning views across the Shropshire hills and countryside.

Owner Adam Giles, comments: “This has been our best year yet and this is reflected in the the popularity of our social media channels. We feel very proud to have more than 10,000 people ‘liking’ our Facebook page.

“It is great to win industry awards but to be appreciated by our customers means more than anything.

“Our popularity seems to be down to a recipe of combining a traditional venue with a forward-thinking attitude. Our multi-award winning AGA carvery is more popular than ever, alongside our new ‘gastro menu’ which offers weekday lunchtime specials from just £6.95, including our sumptuous summer salads. All our ingredients are sourced locally, and prime cut meats provided on every service. We would like to thank all our Facebook Fans and growing Twitter fans. ”