Odley Inns http://www.odleyinns.co.uk Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:13:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 Synergy at Odfellows 24 February · 18:00 – 23:30 http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2011/01/synergy-at-odfellows-24-february-1800-2330/ Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:31:00 +0000 http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/?p=408 A fun filled night with a great selection of Tapas dishes, Sangria, Tasting Flights of Modern Spanish Wine and great Mediterranean music from ‘Synergy’image

Game Night http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2011/01/game-night/ Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:23:38 +0000 http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/?p=386 27 January 18:00 – 21:30

Game Night at Ods

Smashing selection of game dishes2 courses £12.953 courses £16.50
Book before January 14th and get 10% off your drinks bill on the night!

Game Night at Coach & Horses
Thursday 27th January 2011

Warm salad of pigeon breast with beetroot puree, hazelnuts and thyme £4.95
Game Consommé with a paysanne of vegetables and stilton croutons £4.25
Wild boar and black pudding salad with soft poached quail’s eggs £4.95
Rabbit and smoked bacon terrine with pickled vegetables and warm toast £4.95
Main Courses
Half a roast Pheasant with dauphinoise potato and smoked bacon sauce £12.95
Spatchcocked Partridge with parsnip mash, thyme gravy and parsnip crisps £12.95
Roasted Quail wrapped in smoked bacon, with chestnut stuffing, celeriac puree and red wine gravy £11.95
Casserole of mixed game in a rich sauce topped with sliced potatoes and served with warm crusty bread £10.95

Pub lifts hat ban – for one night only… http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2010/12/pub-lifts-hat-banfor-one-night-only/ Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/?p=378 imageA Shropshire pub which was criticised when it ejected a pensioner for wearing a hat has scrapped the controversial policy – at least for one night.

But 60-year-old Patricia Sheldon is still unlikely to be allowed in, however, as the manager at the Odfellows in Shifnal is still outlawing her particular choice of headgear.

The pub is throwing a "silly hats night" on December 27 but, in a tongue in cheek nod to Mrs Sheldon, the management is insisting there is still a strict dress code and "no elegant or smart hats" will be allowed.

Mrs Sheldon, of Compton Road, Wolverhampton, was asked to leave the Odfellows just over a week ago because she was wearing what she described as a "smart and elegant" fur hat and the pub operated a strict no-hats policy.

Manager Matthew Jones, explaining the policy, said CCTV security cameras in the pub were unable to make out customers’ faces if they wore hats.

He added: "We can’t just stipulate the ban applies to everyone except middle-aged women. We can’t
differentiate on style grounds either." Mr Jones appears to have done an about-turn now, not only on the no-hats policy but also on discrimination against styles as well.

He refused to say today whether the general hats ban had been lifted permanently and why he was now just outlawing smart and elegant hats. Mrs Sheldon said: "What did I expect in response?"

Shropshire Star 14/12/10

Woman in Shifnal bar hat ban row http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2010/12/woman-in-shifnal-bar-hat-ban-row/ Tue, 07 Dec 2010 13:48:00 +0000 http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/?p=373 Patricia Sheldon in the offending hat

Pensioner Patricia Sheldon thought she would round off a day’s Christmas shopping in the freezing cold by retiring to the warmth of a Shropshire pub and having a drink.

But she was stunned when staff at the Odfellows Inn, in Shifnal, told her to remove her expensive fur hat before they would serve her.

Mrs Sheldon refused – and on being told the pub operated a strict “no hats” policy, she and her 64-year-old husband Jim promptly left in disgust.

The couple, of Compton Road, Wolverhampton, have now vowed never to use the bar in Market Place again unless the policy is either revoked or enforced “more sensibly”.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” said 60-year-old Mrs Sheldon.

“There were only two other people in the Odfellows when we went in so it’s not as if they were trying to thin out the crowd.

“I love that hat. It looks very elegant and smart. Quite how it could make someone think I was some kind of hoody or would-be thug is beyond me.

“I know some pubs have policies about hats designed to weed out people who cause trouble and want to disguise themselves but surely there should be some common sense in the way they are enforced?”

Matthew Jones, manager of the  Odfellows Inn, confirmed there was a “no hats” policy in place.

He said: “We can’t just stipulate the ban applies to everyone except middle-aged women. We can’t differentiate on style grounds, either.”

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Coach & Horses Game Night http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2010/12/coach-horses-game-night/ Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:10:00 +0000 http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/?p=362 Now booking for


Thursday 27th January 2011

and don’t forget that every Thursday night is


Phone to book your place 01743 365 661

TV Fame comes knocking for Shrewsbury Chef! http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2010/10/tv-fame-comes-knocking-for-shrewsbury-chef/ Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:18:00 +0000 http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/?p=342  

clip_image001A young chef from Shrewsbury is about to star in popular television show Masterchef: the Professionals, starting next week on BBC2.

John Barton, 23 from Monkmoor, Shrewsbury currently works at the Coach and Horses on Swan Hill, Shrewsbury. John Commented, “ I am really exciting to be part of such a popular show, I was thrilled when I found out I had been chosen and have been desperate to tell people since it started back in January!”

The show which starts at 8.00pm on Monday is presented by the Legendary double Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr and Masterchef dining expert Gregg Wallace as they hunt for a young chef who has what it takes to go to the top of the culinary world.

John is due to appear in the episode being broadcast on Tuesday. This hour-long instalment shows John competing with seven other chefs, who all face two nail-biting elimination rounds. The two best chefs from each part make it through to the quarter-final and are a step closer to winning the title of Professional Masterchef.

John, who started his career as an apprentice – completing his Level 3 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship at County Training, part of Shropshire Council last July, has had an impressive start to his career.

Highly commended at the West Midlands Apprenticeship regional finals for his Award category at the National Apprenticeship awards held in Birmingham in June, John has SINCE been promoted to his current position as Head Chef and continues on to enhance the operations of the restaurant in which he works boosting bookings and the establishments food reputation.

Dean Morris, Executive Chef at The Coach & Horses commented “John is a great member of staff, his ability to produce food to such a high quality has moved our establishment forward and our reputation goes from strength to strength. Passion and flair are attributes clearly visible in John’s food and he has an impressive individual style.”

Councillor Steve Charmley, Portfolio Holder for Culture & Leisure commented, “John is a very able young man, and his training has allowed him to develop and grow into a talented young chef. He has demonstrated exceptional commitment whilst on the Apprenticeship programme. I believe John will have a long and fruitful career in catering. He went on to say “I would urge businesses in Shropshire to consider employing Apprentices as an excellent solution to recruitment and retention issues, and also as a method of growing a workforce that has the skills to operate effectively, not only now, but also in the future.”

County Training is the largest provider of training in Shropshire and attracts and supports a high calibre of individuals like John through Apprenticeship Programmes all year round. Currently there are almost 500 apprentices on programme with County Training demonstrating how valuable and beneficial they are to the growth and profitability for many Shropshire businesses.

County Training is encouraging more businesses to take on apprentices and reap the benefits and success The Coach & Horses has experienced. They are also hopeful young people in Shropshire may take inspiration from John’s success and apply for one of the many great apprenticeship vacancies currently available.

If you would like to find out how you can employ an Apprentice, or put an existing member of staff through the Apprenticeship Programme, County Training can help.


Coach Specials http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2010/10/coach-specials/ Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:25:07 +0000 http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/?p=344 Specials
Quiz night first Monday of the month
Cash prizes
Starts at 9pm

Thursday night is Fish night
Lots of popular dishes as well
As some exotic ones
But all fresh in that day

Monday 5 – 9 Tuesday TO Friday  5 – 7PM Sunday 7 – 10PM

Welcome http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2010/02/hello-world/ http://www.odleyinns.co.uk/2010/02/hello-world/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:41:13 +0000 http://odleyinns.co.uk//?p=1 Welcome to the  Odley Inns website

Gigs this month are:

Coach & Horses
Live music every Sunday evening 8.30pm – 10.30pm
Great local acoustic and electro-acoustic acts playing a mix of covers and original songs.
Fish night every Thursday 7-9.30

Odfellows, Shifnal
Every Sunday live music

Bell & Tabot
Bridgnorth’s No. 1 Live Music Venue – every Friday & Sunday

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