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nalky
04 Nov 16 22:25
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making my 1st visit next week, whats peoples opinion of course and town for pubs ?

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By:
ImSoLuckyLucky!
When: 04 Nov 16 22:34
Pubs?

Gourmey Foodie CAPITAL

Devil
By:
Cantthinkofaclevername
When: 04 Nov 16 23:09
If you've got a runner, there's a superb place with free tea and lovely home made cakes - yum!
By:
Dotchinite
When: 04 Nov 16 23:16
Its a nice stroll from the train station to the course.
By:
call it a day
When: 04 Nov 16 23:33
Pub which is a working brewery adjacent to railway station highly recommended. scotch eggs etc. are magnificent. At the course get up on the open roof...fantastic view. Enjoy one of the best smaller courses in the land.
By:
Dr Crippen
When: 04 Nov 16 23:53
Last time I went, the parade ring and winners enclosure were on the inside of the track. While the stands and the main bookies were on the outside.
You have to keep crossing the track if you want to see what's going on.
By:
halcyon days
When: 05 Nov 16 09:50
^ Yes, but on top of the grandstand a wonderful view of the course !


Quaint, but very enjoyable experience.


Miss Tote Credit office to get out of the cold/watch the ''away's!''
By:
halcyon days
When: 05 Nov 16 09:51
And, of course Shropshire is Gods county !
By:
halcyon days
When: 05 Nov 16 09:53
Sorry, call it a day... didn't read your post !
By:
iswearitsoath
When: 05 Nov 16 10:02
went there in february for a meeting that was called off (wrongly in my opinion)

the course looked very nice but harder to form a strong view on it without watching the racing

i agree that the walk to the course from the railway station is pleasant

the town is much smaller than i imagined. if you've got time, it's worth a pootle around the castle if you're into that kind of thing

the pubs seemed a little disappointing to me, didn't appear to be much local ale about, but others with greater knowledge of the town may know better
By:
One Nation
When: 05 Nov 16 11:03
Am I missing a nice alternative walk to the course from the station?

The only route I know is along the Bromfield road, which isn't very nice at all. The final half mile doesn't even have a footpath!
By:
iswearitsoath
When: 05 Nov 16 11:26
i didn't walk along the road, i took a route from a walking magazine that passed through hedgerows and fields (bit muddy though)
By:
sean rua
When: 05 Nov 16 13:18
Yes, One Nation,

there is a footpath, but 'tis not a particularly nice walk bc of all the traffic and ye have to sprint across the busy, fast, road when ye are near.
Key points:
           ye must pass a school and the soccer ground. Where the road splits, keep left past the farm selling spuds. Bicyces are a big danger. There is a bus back, though I never ever caught it. Oft times soaked to the skin walking in the dark!

Up in Ludlow, I have had some good ould sessions - all pretty near that market square and castle.
On the rare occasion that I get a winner, I go in the Feathers or in one down near the wooden bridge for a steak.

Owners and trainers is alright, but, 'tis true ye have to keep crossing the track to get to the paddock.

The roof is great except in fog, rain, and mist. And ye need strong legs to carry yer winnings back up them steps! Happy
By:
parispike
When: 05 Nov 16 13:18
Wonderful course.

View from Grandstand roof spectacular.

Yes you have to cross the course for pre parade and parade ring but so what?

A proper NH country course.

Town unspoilt with plenty of independent eateries and pubs.

Believe they run a bus from the station to the course now?
By:
iswearitsoath
When: 05 Nov 16 15:35
correct there is a free bus from the station, worth checking the racecourse's website to see when it is due

good luck nalky, as others have said, it's a very pleasant course and town
By:
loper
When: 05 Nov 16 15:36
If you want to use a Betfair app to bet then forget it. No internet signal.
By:
parispike
When: 05 Nov 16 15:39
Networks vary loper.
By:
ghostlygunner
When: 05 Nov 16 15:53
been to all bar a few and one of the nicest imo , old fashioned but great views from the roof
By:
windsor knot
When: 06 Nov 16 00:23
nalky ...lovely town . best pubs ;  charlton arms next to river , church inn is buzzy in centre and the ludlow brewery place near railway station as someone mentioned .all serve great beer .  views in good weather at course wonderful but unless owner / trainer / restaurant catering is rubbish . beer and food hopeless .also  if you are under 70 years of age you are likely to be the youngest there and by 3pm you could have tweed blindness  . water jump right  in front of stands but now size of a kitchen sink .avoid middle of course silver ring which looks like a camp in the great escape film . in fairness they do an excellent job with prize money for such a venue .
By:
foxy
When: 06 Nov 16 00:33
windsor knot

as it happens  the middle of the course you say looks like a camp in the great escape has as good as atmosphere  you will get midweek racing.
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