Good to hear from you again. I keep trying to call you when I'm over but apparently the phone number I have for you is obsolete.
Unfortunately, all my pubs in your area seem to be closed, at least on weekday afternoons!
Found the pub in Wistanstow, however, and a couple of others that I'd not seen before. Bridges is closed for renovation, don't really know if it will come back as a pub or not. Status of the Craven Arms seems a bit uncertain at the moment.
What you saw, was it down along the Onney near Horderley? That would certainly strike me as a good area for them.
You will be gratified to know that I've now been driving in the UK for almost five years without an accident, not even a speeding ticket (I think!).
Now, if I could just get credit for that!
Should be back in early August to stay until end of September (Michaelmas at Bishop's Castle calls, once again.)
GPS on the GARMINfone works a treat, much more accurate and able to work in more extreme conditions than the old Garmin Venture CX. Lays down a track right on top of the location specified on the OS maps almost everywhere; actually, I guess I should be impressed by the accuracy of the OS maps more than anything else for that.
Joseph V. Morris