Traditional Church Stretton Pub; The Kings Arms

  • Dog at bar of The Kings Arms
  • Kings Platter
  • Wooden Car crop
  • Planter
  • Pie n mask
  • kings sign
  • Jacket
  • Man outside
  • Sandwich
  • Soup bowl
  • Snow Kings
  • Picture of the bar of The Kings Arms pub in Church Stretton


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Blues’n’Roots Festival News

A massive ‘Thank You’ to all the volunteers who gave up their time and worked tirelessly to help before, during and after this years Blues’n’Roots festival.

Without them and all their hard work the event could not have happened. Thanks also to all the companies and businesses who donated equipment, merchandise and sponsorship to help fund the festival.

Hallelujah Happy People we raised a staggering £1678 .00 for Macmillan Cancer Support so well done everyone.

Once again thanks to everyone involved for making this another successful day and for keeping the great community spirit alive in Church Stretton.

Have a look at the fab Kaz Hawkins & her Band O’ Men jamming in the bar the day after treating us all to an impromptu song. What a treat.

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”

Frank Sinatra


Hello and a very warm welcome to The Kings Arms, Church Stretton. A traditional English Pub in the Shropshire Hills. The King Arms or The Kings, as it’s known locally, is situated on the High Street of Church Stretton in Shropshire, England. Dating back to 1593 the pub is one of the oldest pubs in Church Stretton .

The timber framed building was built by Bonham Norton. Norton, a local politician, was commissioned by King James the 1st to rebuild the town after most of the town center was destroyed by the great fire of early 1593.

King James granted Norton a market to assist him with the improvement of the town. He received building timber from the lord of the manor, Sir Henry Townshend’s woods of Hawkhurst and Womerton. Norton used this timber wisely and not only rebuilt the pubs and lodging houses but also a school and a court house.

In 1611 Norton was made High Sheriff of Shropshire.

The Kings pub was originally a house and later became an inn. The Odd Fellows Lodge held its meetings in The Kings from 1850, as did the football club from 1880.

Today The Kings remains the only traditional bar in Church Stretton. Our reputation for keeping fantastic cask ale is second to none. We also have lagers and ciders  and wines and spirits. We like to make our own fun in the pub so have irregular music nights, quiz nights and darts competitions. Check our WHAT’S ON page to find our next event.

We serve food Tuesday to Sunday  from 12 noon through to 5pm.  We are closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

We are the only pub in Church Stretton that serves food all afternoon.

Of all the Church Stretton pubs we believe The Kings Arms has the most charm and character.


In 1901 the pub was said to have “good stabling for 11 horses. Unfortunately this facility is no longer available. :)