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Ludlow Arms

 

 

 
The Ludlow Arms  was situated on Whitcliffe Road. This pub is now known as Bowling Green House.
 
This pub was called the Ludlow Arms until 1963 and was then re-named the Bowling Green Inn until it closed in 1968. My parents were its last proprietors.
Howard Turner (November 2013)
 
I lived here as a child 1963 to 1968.
My parents, Tom and Margaret Turner ran the pub. At that time it was known as the Bowling Green Inn. Its flat green, reputedly the 2nd oldest in England, was home to the Bowls Club. Henry VIII reputedly played fives at its court at the back of the property.
The inn offered accommodation, with one of its notable guests being Robert Robinson of the BBCs Points of View programme.
Margaret was a pioneer, the first to offer high quality cuisine at a Ludlow pub, including dressed salmon and banquets for guests.
The view from the house, over the town and towards Clee Hill is one of the finest in England.
The Bowling Green Inn's strength - its out of town setting - was also its weakness, as it was not on a busy road so lacked the passing trade that bolstered other local hostelries. Plans to adapt the pub to a motel, including the design for an extension, neer came to fruition. This lack of throughput effectively spelled the end for this wonderful establishment dating back to the 15th century.
Neil Turner (December 2022)
 

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