THIS Tuesday will see fans rejoice as the country celebrates a national pudding day.

With the weather getting colder and nights drawing in the idea of a sweet to savour becomes all the more enticing.

So with that in mind the we share the top four destinations for desserts in north Shropshire as ranked by TripAdvisor reviewers.

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The Old Coffee Pot, Oswestry

A traditional old fashioned tea room situated on Church Street with lots of sofas and home made cooking along with gluten free options.

Reviewer SA Evans said: "This place never disappoints, just one look at the cake counter is every sweet-toothed person's dream.

"There is such a wonderful selection that it is always hard to choose, I think next time I will request some pieces to take away so that I can try them all!

"The owner is obviously passionate about the business and the quality of the food he serves, is friendly, and genuinely pleased to greet all customers. The staff are lovely too. When in Oswestry, visit here, eat their cake, you won't be disappointed."

Whitchurch Herald: The Old Coffee Pot. Picture: Google Street.

The Old Coffee Pot. Picture: Google Street.


The Cemist Bar, Oswestry

Situated in the heart of Oswestry, The Cemist bar is an independent bar, offering a high quality drinking experience.

Established in 2018, The Cemist Bar is housed in the towns former Chemist building, bringing two spacious floors of exceptional cocktails, drinks, food and live music.

Reviewer David B saidL "Fabulous surroundings lovely food great selection of sandwiches and desserts. Highly recommended, nice indeed, we are going back soon."


Docket No. 33, Whitchurch

Docket No.33 opened in August 2017 with a goal to create a space where people can enjoy great food and service in a relaxed environment.

Shropshire was the perfect location due to being surrounded by local growers, producers and distillers.

In October 2019, Docket No.33 was recognised by the Michelin Guide and was awarded a Plate in the 2020 Guide.

Reviewer Cathy G said: "Three of us had the peanut brittle dessert which was amazing - a beautiful presentation, one had the apple dessert, he loved the sorbet. Finished with coffee and hand made chocolate medallions. Would recommend and we are very lucky in Whitchurch to have such a great restaurant. We will be returning often."

JMarmite added: "The atmosphere was quite buzzy even though it's a small restaurant but lovely decor. There was a set tasting menu and from the amusee bouche through to the delicious dessert the food was outstanding."

Whitchurch Herald: Docket No.33

Docket No.33.


Etzio, Whitchurch

Inspired by the charm of a classic Italian restaurant with a contemporary buzz and a rustic, stylish interior, Etzio brings the true essence of Italian hospitality to guests.

Reviewer CarlR said: "Once again the Etzio team surpassed themselves to make my birthday meal fabulous. Italian Ice cream dessert so refreshingly perfect. Staff are amazing and so keen to please Thank you."

23deedee added: "Fantastic menu choices and delicious, authentic Italian food. Even though I was pretty full, I was determined to sample a dessert and was certainly not disappointed."

Whitchurch Herald: Etzio. Picture: Google Street.

Etzio. Picture: Google Street.


The Black Bear, Whitchurch

The Black Bear is an eye catching black and white timbered building at the top of the High Street and opposite the church. The theme is continued inside with its low timber beams. There are several sections to the internal layout, part of which is devoted to dining.

Reviewer British Nomads said "This was our first visit to the Black Bear. We had one of the best meals we've had in a very long time. The portions were generous and the quality of the food outstanding. Them came the! The chocolate torte was out of this world. Service was friendly and efficient."

The hilsdens added: "The food was great - a good menu and we all enjoyed our meals. Bakewell tart for dessert was just a fine end to the meal."

Whitchurch Herald: The Bkack Bear. Picture: Geograph.

The Black Bear. Picture: Geograph.