According to popular legend the uniquely titled Running Horse Inn pub received its name from a sheep rustlers who partook in cross-border raids into England from over the Welsh border and reputedly fled through Welsh Gate. The Running Horse Inn stands on the edge of the diminutive Worcestershire town of Bewdley in a tranquil rural spot overlooking the majestic bluebell-covered landscape of the Wyre Forest. Bewdley’s history and beauty bely the town’s small size handsome brick homes and timbered shops nestle alongside one another and the River Severn winds through tree-lined fields and up through the centre of this picturesque Medieval town. Further afield in the town lie the magnificent Beaucastle a spectacular country home with a romantic tower and spires and to the East a different kind of incredible sight at West Midland Safari & Leisure park where you can glimpse the only white lions in the whole of Britain. With the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within half-an-hour by car and Birmingham less than an hour away The Running Horse Inn is ideally situated for exploring the rich culture and beautiful vistas of scenic Worcestershire and the west of England.