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About The Quarry House

Welcome to the Quarry House Bed and Breakfast in South Shropshire

Tucked away in Newcastle at the end of the Clun Valley, The Quarry House, a converted barn, offers a relaxed and friendly bed and breakfast. This rural escape comes complete with a choice of delicious breakfasts and our hugely popular evening meals.

Curl up in front of the wood burning stove with a hot drink and some of our home made cakes and either relax and do nothing or plan your next day’s walking using our collection of maps, books, and local information.

So stay a while and enjoy the peaceful, quiet, and lazy pace of life in South Shropshire.

Bed & Breakfast

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About our Rooms

Relaxed and comfortable, our rooms are well equipped to help ensure your stay is enjoyable.

We offer:

  • Comfy beds made up with crisp cream linen. Usually made up with duvets, we can substitute with blankets given prior notice.
  • TVs with freesat
  • Free wi-fi (please note: due to our location, download speeds are low)
  • Homemade cakes and biscuits
  • Selection of teas, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Hairdryers

We have three guest bedrooms, but with notice we may be able to offer an extra double room.

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Room One

A beautiful and comfortable double room, with an en suite shower room. Situated upstairs in the main house.

It contains a king size bed, plenty of wardrobe and drawer space and a view of the garden.

The en suite has an extra large shower cubicle and plenty of towels and toiletries.

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Room Two

This is the self contained room just across the drive from the house.

It offers flexible accommodation as it contains both a single and a double bed, as well as an en suite shower room. This room can be suitable as a double, a twin, or for three people sharing. It is ideal, too, as a family room. There is the added bonus of a table and chairs in this room so, if you prefer, your meals can be delivered to you.

This is also our dog friendly room where well behaved dogs are welcome.

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Room Three

This room is a recent addition and is a twin room upstairs in the main house.

Although not en suite, it does have a very spacious and comfortable private bathroom, with a bath and shower, just a door away.

There are two single beds in this room, plenty of storage space, and it is also home to my vast collection of cookbooks! Something to flick through should you wish.

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Room Rates & Booking

Rates Per Room Per Night

Single occupancy : £40

Double or twin occupancy : £70

Family or 3 sharing - price on request

Deposits

A deposit of £25 per room booked is required to guarantee your reservation.

Seven days notice of cancellation is required for a full refund, although some exceptional circumstances may alter this.

We accept cheques, paypal or direct bank transfer for the deposit, with the balance payable at the time of your stay by cash or any of the above methods.

Checking in and out

We would prefer you to arrive after 3pm but appreciate that many Offa’s Dyke walkers arrive ‘whenever they get here’

Check out is by 10am on the day of departure.

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Meals

BREAKFAST

This is served in our dining room at our large, oak family dining table. We don’t normally serve breakfast later than 9:15 am, but you can start as early as you like.

There is always a selection of cereals, yoghurts and fresh fruit available, with teas coffees and fruit juices on offer too.

A menu of hot choices will always be available, usually including:


  • A full cooked Shropshire breakfast.
  • Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.
  • Poached eggs with smoked haddock or sautéed mushrooms.
  • Omelettes with a choice of fillings.
  • Kippers.

Ending with toasted home made bread with home made jams and marmalade.


EVENING MEALS

Usually available are two or three course evening meals from £12. A menu can be found in your room.

Wherever possible, home grown, home produced and locally sourced produce will be used.

Restaurant

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About the Restaurant

Here at the Quarry House we offer our dining room for private hire.

Book in a group of four to ten and relax over a meal for the whole evening.

A selection of our most popular menus is shown here, but we are very flexible. So let us know your favourite dishes and we’ll build a menu around them.

We also offer Sunday lunches and afternoon teas which are served on our beautiful vintage china.

We don’t have an alcohol licence so feel free to bring your own drink with you.

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Menu One

Smoked Salmon Pate & Toast
Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup
Goat’s Cheese, Pancetta & Thyme Tartlet
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Roast Cod Loin with a fennel, prawn & cream sauce
Duck Confit on a puy lentil broth
Spinach & Mushroom gratin
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Assiette of Chocolate: Baby profiteroles, white chocolate mousse, orange chocolate torte
Rosewater Panna Cotta
Sparkling Pomegranate Jelly

£25.00 per person

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Seafood Lovers Special

Silky smooth Fish Soup With Rouille & Croutons
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Fruits de Mer PlatterTo includeLangoustine, Crevettes, Shrimp, Crab, Smoked Prawns, Oysters
Hot Mussels
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Baby Meringues with strawberries & pistachio ice cream
Dark Chocolate & Raspberry tart
Local Cheese Plate, biscuits & fruit chutney

£30.00 per person minimum 4 persons

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Menu Three

Smoked salmon pate, toasts and dressed leaves
Warm duck and caramelized pear salad
Crispy fried whitebait with tartare sauce and rocket
Hummus and red pepper dips with crudités
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Fish stew ~ tomato based with smoky bacon, scallops, prawns and cod
Pork loin with cider, apricot and fresh sage
Chicken stuffed with goats cheese and thyme, wrapped in pancetta
Spiced pumpkin tart with broad bean and basil puree
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Trio of chocolate desserts
Mojito cheesecake, with rum, lime and fresh mint
Local cheese plate

£22.50 per person

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Thai Table Group menu for min 6 persons

Chicken satay with peanut sauce Thai fishcakes with chilli dipping sauceTom Yum soup
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Thai Green Curry with chicken
Ginger Sea Bass
Thai Yellow Curry with potato & spinach
Thai jasmine rice
Stir fried vegetables with oyster sauce
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Mango mousse
Exotic fruit salad
Coconut ice cream

£25.00 per person

Local Area

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Places of interest in the area

Walk out of the front door and within a few yards you will find Offa’s Dyke crossing the lane. In one direction is Knighton, and in the other, Montgomery. The Dyke’s halfway marker sits just up the hill behind our house, on the way to Montgomery.

The Shropshire Way is also accessible on foot, just minutes away. By taking a lane or two up onto the ridgeway opposite, you can walk a scenic route to Clun, where a pub lunch, Clun castle and a few small shops await you.

The Kerry Ridgeway, an ancient Drover’s route, is just a short drive away.

Nearby towns worth a visit include Bishop’s Castle, Knighton, Much Wenlock, Ironbridge, Church Stretton, Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Ludlow in particular will interest any ‘foodies’ with it’s vast array of restaurants, cafes and specialist food shops. It also hosts numerous markets, including ‘Local to Ludlow’, and food festivals in May, September and November.

How to contact us

How to find us

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Directions how to find us

From Craven Arms

From A49 at Craven Arms take B4368 adjacent to “Craven Arms” Pub signposted Clun.

After 9 miles arrive in Clun and at T junction in village turn left downhill signposted Knighton and Newtown and cross over old stone bridge.

Turn immediately right to continue on B4368 signposted Newcastle.

After 3.5 miles arrive in Newcastle and take 2nd turning right after the “Crown” pub into Church Road.

The Quarry House is 0.6 miles along Church Road. It is the 3rd house on your left by a junction with a minor road after you pass the Church also on your left. We have a “B&B” sign overhanging the road.


From Newtown

From traffic lights on A483 in Newtown take A489 signposted Craven Arms.

After 3 miles arrive in Kerry (Ceri) and continue on A489 for a further 1 mile before turning right onto B4368 signposted Clun.

Follow B4368 up and over the hills for 11 miles to arrive in Newcastle.

At entrance to village B4368 bends sharply to the right, but continue straight across junction into Church Road.

The Quarry House is 0.6 miles along Church Road. It is the 3rd house on your left by a junction with a minor road after you pass the church also on your left. We have a “B&B” sign overhanging the road.