A Horse-Friendly Pub in England

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The Brewery Inn

Let’s get this out of the way: HorseChannel.com does not condone drinking and riding. However, HorseChannel.com did find this story about The Brewery Inn, a horse-friendly pub in England, quite intriguing.

Before you get too excited, the pub doesn’t welcome horses through its doors. But newly installed tie rings along a sturdy new fence give riders a safe place to park their horses while they go in for a drink or a bite to eat. The pub provides a water trough for the horses as well. There’s even a mounting block for when you’re ready to get back out on the trail.

On its website, The Brewery Inn touts itself as a family-friendly establishment, and horses are surely considered to be part of the family by many patrons, so the horse-friendly makeover just makes sense. The pub offers meals, snacks, soft drinks, and not-so-soft drinks. So you can enjoy a lemonade or an ice cream while your horse gets a Guinness.


Dogs are also welcome in the pub’s covered patio area.

The project was a sentimental one. Owner Fiona Hotchkiss tells Horse and Hound that her late father had always wanted to make the pub horse-friendly. The Brewery Inn is located next to the River Severn and along the Silkin Way, a 14-mile multi-use trail popular with local equestrians.

We’ll be planning our relocation to Shropshire, but in the meantime, do you have any horse-friendly establishments in your area? Tell us about them in the comments or send us a note.

Leslie Potter is Managing Editor of HorseChannel.com. Follow her on Twitter: @LeslieInLex.

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Leslie Potter
Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, KY.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.

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