The Royal Victoria is a lovely, welcoming pub/hotel on an old cobbled street, ideally placed for shopping & a short walk to the canal (non-working). It is steeped in history as Queen Victoria dined there & now is a good, central meeting point or place to stay (reasonable prices) with a large car park & lots of seating inside.
Cathy …ex-resident/went to school there
On the A41 from Telford to Market Drayton, feeling peckish but longing for something different? There's a very good Indian “The Lion” by the PO as you enter the village of Waters Upton. Very popular, large car park to rear, booking is advisable. It looks like a traditional English pub but don’t be put off! The onion bhaji are a real treat, as is their jalfrezi, but beware, as their hotter dishes really are hot! Cathryn…. ex-resident
The Agricultural Show – one of the biggest one day shows & in mid July in Chetwynd Deer Park (towards Edgmond). Plenty of parking, showjumping, various livestock classes, motorcycle display teams, craft stalls, loads of refreshments – a great family day out, as long as the weather’s kind! - Cathryn ….ex-Novaportian & regular exhibitor
Shropshire Game & Country Fair - an annual event on August bank holiday weekend. It’s in Newport at Chetwynd Deer Park, which is towards Edgmond, up Chenny Hill. There is a tractor transfer down the hill from the car park to the main ring. There’s lots going on – carriage driving, falconry displays, clay pigeon shooting, dog agility, shopping, etc! Definitely a country pursuits w/e with hands-on fun - Cathryn ….ex-Novaportian & visitor