Shropshire is packed with activities and beautiful attractions to visit. One of Peplow’s top picks for June 2022 would have to be ‘Wild Shropshire’ it’s the fantasy of just about every city dweller we know to escape the pressures of London living every now and then and experience the essence of the countryside. So here we have it, food that is informed by what is outside in the moment. Immerse yourself in the forgotten flavours of the countryside and place your trust in the hands of Michelin star chef James Sherwin whilst he cooks the unseen menu of natural, organic and biodynamic verities, with all to be revealed at the end.

A wine tasting trip whilst visiting the English countryside. A small vineyard in the heart of Shropshire 24-minute drive from Peplow has been working away to produce award-winning wine and has to offer an idyllic tasting and vineyard tour. With a love for the natural land Hencotes staff work every vine by hand to produce some of Britain’s finest wines, one of our favourites being the HENCOTE VIVIENNE 2019. Dinning at the View Restaurant can also be a wonderful experience with paramaniac views of the Shropshire hills as you enjoy a selection of spectacular dishes alongside an evening of wine.

One of the oldest shooting grounds in the UK, with extensive grounds surrounded by an abundance of wildlife this shooting ground offers a true insight into country living. With the grounds manager maintaining the land and creating spectacular shooting setups with every combination of angles and speeds you could imagine, this is a thrilling experience available for all with lessons tailored to the requirements of the individuals.

Rediscover the pleasure of train travel with Severn Valley Rail on the 18th June 2022.  All abroad the gin train from Kidderminster and enjoy a gin tasting experience with The Little Gin & Rum Company as you steam ahead towards Shropshire in a first-class vintage carriage.

If you’re after a luxurious local pub (5 mins)The Bear INN Hodnet is for you, to say it’s a country pub is accurate, you’re bound to see a country pup or two, but the interiors are more elevated, recently having been redesigned by Octavia Dickinson giving an uplifting refurbishment whilst keeping a blend between the modern styles of today and conserving the ambience of its history. The Bear’s menu offers Modern British cooking with local produce being sourced and vegetables picked fresh from the “ 200 – year old walled garden of Hodnet Hall”

Shrewsbury food festival is here! Head to Shrewsbury town on the 25th – 26th June for a fabulous festival celebrating Shropshire’s delicious culinary delights. A day packed with cookery demonstrations, chef schools, classes, and live music at the quarry in Shrewsbury town centre. Loved for its tasty treats and creativity, this year’s program has a wide range of exhibitors from ‘home and gardens’ to ‘fields to fork’ being showcased. (33min drive)