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Open Daily 10am - 5pm

01588 676060     info@shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk

 

Eat the View Cafe at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Our Christmas menu is now available and will be available every day throughout December, click here. Served alongside our usual menu, no minimum number required, booking is advisable, please see a member of our catering team.

Local lunches, frothy coffees & Shropshire cream teas

We are very proud of our award winning café, where we make dishes from scratch on the premises using locally sourced produce. Soon we plan to grow produce on site especially for the café – it doesn't get more local than that! Relax over a delicious home cooked meal, enjoy coffee and a cake or buy a delicious ice cream to eat as you wander around the meadows. We also have free WIFI available in the cafe. 

Our 'dish of the day' offer is a firm favourite with a selection of 3 different hot meals ranging from cottage pie, lasagne, fish pie, fish and chips, vegetarian bean casserole, warm quiche and much more, served 12pm-2pm every day. All our sandwiches are freshly prepared for you to enjoy, inside or out. There is always soup and a roll on offer, toasted sandwiches and not forgetting proper jacket potatoes (baked fresh in our oven). 

There is always a children's menu available ranging from sausage or fishfingers, chips and beans or any main meal as a child portion.

We can cater for your special dietary requirements and our chefs are brilliant at meeting individual needs, just ask if there is something specific you would like.

On Sundays, we dress the tables with linen tablecloths, flowers and crystal and offer a fantastic roast dinner - it's very popular so best to book ahead!

Lamb and the Landscape

For hundreds of years, sheep farming has been an important industry in the Shropshire Hills. Once, wool was important but now it is meat in the form of lamb and mutton which generates income for hill farmers.

The upland landscape you see has been shaped by grazing. Without it, many upland areas would revert to birch scrub, which was the predominant habitat before the areas were cleared in the Iron Age.

Whilst over-grazing reduces biodiversity, controlled grazing allows for a mosaic of habitats. On Long Mynd and Stiperstones, heather, gorse, bilberry, open grassland, and bracken all thrive providing a home for a range of rare wildlife.

With out sheep farming, much of upland Shropshire would not be economically viable and habitat would be damaged as a result. You can help to preserve the rural economy and our landscape by buying some our delicious local produce, including our famous lamb. Hence our slogan “Eat The View”

The Discovery Centre is home of Grow Cook Learn, are you feeling inspired? Come along to our cookery sessions, click here for more information!


'An excellent Sunday lunch. Cooked to perfection. Tasty beef.' 


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Upcoming Events...

24 Nov - 02 Jan

Rotary Tree of Light

Sponsor a light for a loved one.

17 Dec

Craven Arms Girls Group - Book Art

Girls Youth Club for girls aged 9-14 years

27 Dec

Festive Winter Crafts

Carry on the fun with our drop in craft session.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve - Children Cookery Celebration

Join us to celebrate the New Year.

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is operated by Grow Cook Learn, a registered charity, connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills, providing opportunities to local people and visitors to learn and discover.
Registered Charity in England Number 1158795