Combining the old with the new in the countryside surrounding Telford, Mercure Telford Madeley Court Hotel impresses with its contemporary rooms lodged inside a traditional, 16th century manor house. Facilities include an on-site restaurant with an open fire and high ceilings, a cosy bar and lounge, and free parking for autos deserving a brief respite.
Duos or quartets can satisfy their stomachs with a three-course Sunday lunch (£9.95), which they may choose to begin with the smoked mackerel and trout mousse with horseradish cream, or the roasted parsnip and honey soup. Main course options include the roast topside of beef with Yorkshire pudding and red wine sauce, the breast of chicken coated in a creamy mushroom sauce, and the mushroom and artichoke risotto topped with parmesan. Rounding off the feast could be the sticky toffee pudding with warm, creamy custard, or perhaps the selection of cheese with celery and grapes. A bottle of house wine to share between each duo (£18) serves as the icing on the cake.
Choose from the following options for a three-course Sunday lunch:
• £28 for four people with two bottles of wine to share (63% off)