Restaurant with rooms
M54, Junction 4; 10 minutes
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Electric car charging
The heady, scented gardens set The Hundred House apart, encircling the eclectic Shropshire restaurant with rooms with a secret garden, running streams and around 70 varieties of herb, fruit and vegetable. The Times recently named it as one of their Top 20 cool places for food and gardens, so if you’ve had enough of the M54, you’ll be revived the moment you step out of the car here.
The building’s name reveals its rich history, Hundred House being the term for an ancient administrative centre and court of law. The hotel and restaurant are an unusual warren of buildings, from 14th century to Georgian, red brick to thatched. They are quirkily decorated and show their age in parts. In the cosy farmhouse kitchen restaurant – hexagonal floor tiles, dried herbs hanging from the rafters – flavour is king: chef Stuart prioritises home-grown produce and herbs, which are plucked liberally from the garden.
It’s worth factoring in a longer stop to savour your meal and explore the Severn Valley, David Austin Rose centre and the famous Ironbridge Gorge nearby.