About the Kangaroo Inn
An attractive country pub with the community at it's heart
Situated just over 2 miles from Craven Arms, Shropshire, in the vale of the river Clun, Aston on Clun’s history goes as far back as the Bronze Age and is recorded in the Domesday Book as Esten. Aston’s famous buildings range from a Watermill, Round Houses, Court House to a Baptist Chapel.
Perhaps the most important day in Aston on Clun is Arbor Day. Celebrated on the last Sunday in May, and originally known as Oak Apple Day, it began in 1660 when King Charles II returned to the throne.
By the mid 1800’s this celebration was abolished in England apart from here and is believed to be the only place in the country to celebrate it.
What describes the Kargaroo Inn?
We take pride in the choice of fine ales & good ol’ pub grub not to mention our ability to cater for small weddings, funerals, parties and ‘themed’ food nights.
Apart from supporting local schools and charities, our pet charities are Midlands Air Ambulance and CRY. Quiz nights, promise auctions, car boot sales are amongst the many fundraising events we hold that help us raise money for these causes
For more information on these charities please visit
Providing the highest quality food and service
We celebrate ales on a regular basis but especially at our beer festival – August Bank Holiday. 20 different ales, live music and BBQ’s all weekend long.
We also participate in The Clun Valley Beer Festival – 1st weekend in October. (www.cvbf.co.uk).
There are two campsites within ~1/2 mile staggering distance, B&B’s and holiday cottages which also make this area a great retreat. We have a village shop on the village hall grounds, village green, a beautician within 200m, and free wifi… There’s quite a lot going on at ‘The Kangy’ – something for everyone.
For a mere hamlet, Aston is a very well supported community. We are quite lucky to have such a well used Village Hall and Village Green. Flicks in the Sticks, dog training, rounders, cricket, line dancing are just a few examples of what goes on.
Since the naming of The Kangaroo back in 1840, the origin of its name is not quite clear, though it is believed to be associated with the S.S. Kangaroo, an Atlantic cable runner.
Lost in time and with the divisions of land, are the facts. It is hoped that with current research and a little help from friends (hint, hint) we may soon provide it’s true origin.
The Kangaroo Inn was built in 1740 but it wasn’t until 100 years later that it became a public house. Details of The Kangaroo’s past lives can be found on some of the walls in the pub including details of its sale from The Oaker Estate, back in 1949.