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Rowton Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed at the Rowton castle overnight on our way to a few days in Wales. When we arrived at this magnificent place we thought it would be very expensive and were pleasantly surprised of the cost (in fact it was cheaper then staying in a B&B in Aberdovey) and we experienced 1st class service.

We could not fault anything about the place, the staff were welcoming and friendly, even when we showed up at 8.45pm, they advised the kitchen was closing at 9pm and suggested we take a seat in the lounge and order a meal and they would bring us a drink and let us know when the table was ready. The meal was excellent!, " compliments to the chef."

The staff were attentive without being intrusive and nothing was to much to ask.

Would highly recommend a stay in this beautiful hotel and surrounding environment!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Linda B
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Dear Linbar1234
Thank you for your kind words.
Due to our popularity as an exclusive use wedding venue, the times when we are able to take care of people visiting the local area either for business or pleasure are quite limited. However, I was delighted to see that we were able to accommodate you, take care of you, and meet your expectations; I do hope that you are able to return to us in the future.
With very best wishes to you
Bryan

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed here in January for a family wedding. Lovely day and amazing hotel. Room was beautiful, lovely and clean. Breakfast was fab too. Would defiantly recommend and return in the future. All staff friendly and very helpful!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank speedybella
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear SpeedyBella
Thank you for your very kind words - succinct, informative, and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Rowton Castle.
We hope to welcome you back in the future!
With very best wishes
Bryan

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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Attended a family wedding here and it was outstanding.

The staff were very attentive without being intrusive and always ready to help.

The venue itself though is what captured our hearts and the fact that the weather held off and we were able to hold the ceremony outside was what tipped it into perfection.

If you don't manage to book your overnight accommodation here, don't worry as The Old Hand and Diamond Inn is only 3 miles up the road in Coedway and is fantastic.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank Minotaur3868
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear Minatour3868
Thank you for your kind words regarding the family wedding you attended at Rowton Castle, and also your feedback for The Old Hand & Diamond.
It was lovely that the weather held off and the wedding ceremony was able to take place in the gardens of the castle, within the "Linden Belvedere". This facility is new for 2014, and to be able to offer couples such a beautiful setting, surrounded by rolling countryside is wonderful - we are delighted you enjoyed it!
With very best wishes to you
Bryan

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

My husband and i got married at Rowton Castle on the 17th April 2014. This was not a local venue to where we lived it was an hour and 20 minutes drive away.We had visited lots of venues before going to Rowton Castle and as soo as i walked into the reception i knew this was the venue for us.The castle is spectacular , clean, immaculately maintained and the staff are so friendly and made you feel relaxed and welcome. We had a tour round and we were impressed with everything it was perfect for our wedding. Once we had booked everything was so easy and the staff were very professional and nothing was too much trouble. They are experts in their field and i had every confidence that the day would run smoothly. On the day i couldn't fault anything the food was fantstic the staff attentive and everyone said it was the best wedding they had been too. I can not reccommend this place highly enough. FANTASTIC

Room Tip: all the roms are lovely
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Louise C
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear Louise C
Thank you so very much for your kind words.
We work very hard to ensure guests receive the kind of first impression that you experienced. This is achieved by all elements you would wish for being our focus of attention - friendly and welcoming staff, an impressive building kept clean and immaculately maintained. We believe that first impressions count for everything, but we ensure that this level is maintained throughout the planning of the wedding and the big day itself; It is lovely to read we did not disappoint!
As you touch on, weddings are our primary area of expertise, hosting approximately 270 a year, most of which are held on an Exclusive Basis, ensuring that the Bride, Groom and their family and friends are the only guests at the castle. However, nothing is a success without the right people taking care of you, and we are privileged to have a long serving team of staff who ensure your needs are met in a professional, attentive but unobtrusive manner. "With comments like "Fantastic Food", and "Best wedding they had ever been to" - what more can you say. Thank you once again!
With very best wishes
Bryan

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We have recently returned from a wonderful overnight stay at Rowton Castle and highly recommend the hotel for a visit. Whilst primarily a wedding/function venue the hotel boasts breathtaking beautiful views, coupled with luxurious accomodation and amazing, well presented, high quality food. There was a varied choice of dishes on the menu and we found the food and beverage prices were very reasonable.
We chose to stay at Rowton Castle as it was my mum's 70th birthday and from the offset the staff impressed us with their professionalism, enthusiasm and warmth. It turned out that we were the only guests staying in the castle on the eve of mum's birthday (following a run of weddings) and the staff could not have done more for us. We were allocated a stunning room which overlooked the main courtyard and fountain, were served chilled Pimms on the terrace and were extremely well attended to and entertained over dinner. Alex and Lewis were absolutely amazing, warm and genuine. Breakfast was delightful, we were served heary dishes by a lovely friendly lady, accompanied by bucks fizz (as it was mum's birthday) to toast the birthday girl.
We really did feel like royalty. It seemed impossible to find fault with such a delightful and enchanting venue. Thank you so much, we hope that we will return very soon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Lesley B
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear Lesley B
Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to Rowton Castle for your mum's birthday. As you touch on, we are very popular as an Exclusive Wedding Venue, however on the days when there is not a wedding, we still seek to offer a high level of service to our guests, and I am delighted that we did not disappoint!
When are pleased to have the opportunity to contribute so positively to a family occasion, and to read that the team made you feel like royalty is praise indeed.
We do hope that you get the opportunity to return very soon, and thank you once again.
With very best wishes
Bryan

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We have just stayed at this Hotel for a wedding,it was a beautiful setting,wonderful food, and great service,the rooms were decorated in the style you would expect for a Castle. I would def recommend this if you are getting married or just for a break to travel the Shropshire countryside.

Room Tip: any room they are all great
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stuartlunn
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear StuartLunn
Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to Rowton Castle.
We are delighted that you enjoyed our offerings, very much appreciate your recommendation, and hope to welcome you back to Rowton Castle in the future.
With very best wishes
Bryan

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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights and had a lovely time
Excellent food and service helpful and friendly staff too even though the hotel was very busy ,, had a great atmosphere

Will be returning for a wedding in the autumn can't wait to sample the excellent food again

  • Stayed: May 2014
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3  Thank Shrimpo1609
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Shrimpo1609
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your two night stay, and the food and service was excellent, and not compromised in any way whilst the hotel was very busy.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the autumn, and thank you once again.
Best wishes
Bryan

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Additional Information about Rowton Castle

Address: Halfway House, Shrewsbury SY5 9EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury > Halfway House
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Price Range: £118 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rowton Castle is a beautiful 17th century, grade 2 listed building, set in 17 acres of tranquil grounds, six miles west from the historic town of Shrewsbury. We are the perfect venue for a prestigious function, or a few days away from it all. We are the fairytale venue for a Wedding. A perfect setting, coupled with excellent food and service, guarantee you and your guests a most memorable occasion. ... more   less 
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