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Rowton Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Certificate of Excellence
Shropshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our amazing day, thank you”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

For those who are looking to have your wedding here I would definitely get it booked! We got married on 28/07 and had the most magical day. From meeting with Jack initially to the day itself the place offers an outstanding service and a setting that is truly stunning! The rooms are beautiful and clean with stunning views to the gardens and countryside and the rooms where the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment takes place are beautifully decorated. The food was beautiful and so many of our guests commented on how slick the service was. We had hog roast which was equally impressive. Thank you to everyone at Rowton, especially to Caroline for her help in the run up to the day along with Alex and Keith who ran the day for us so we could spend time together with our guests! Our wedding will be remembered forever with nothing but happy memories so thank you xxxxxx

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank KSTolley
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bcherrington, Manager at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Kimberley & Steven,

Thank you for your fabulous review of your ‘amazing day’ here at Rowton Castle. There is nothing more satisfying that knowing that we have contributed towards your wedding day in such magical way.

We believe one of the most important roles for us as a wedding venue is to put you both at ease so that you are able to focus on taking in some of the day; it goes so quickly! I am delighted that we were able to achieve this from your very first meeting with Jack, until the day itself. Alex, Keith and the whole team will be thrilled by your comments.
Thank you for your recommendation, and once again for entrusting Rowton Castle with your big day; it was a privilege.

Wishing you and your family the very best for the future.
Ceri
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner, have recently been to Rowton Castle to have a look around for our wedding venue. Now I knew Rowton was nice but I was shocked to see how perfect it actually is !! We spoke with a wonderful man Jack who explained everything in great detail. He really does care about you and your day rather than the financial side to it. Needless to say , we ended up booking the venue and we came away thrilled to pieces.

Stayed July 2014
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4 Thank vicki s
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Dear vicki s
Thank you for feeling compelled to write a review following your recent visit to Rowton Castle, and thank you for booking your wedding day with us!
Jack will be delighted that you were happy with our offerings, and you are right, our primary focus is listening to and fulfilling, where we can, a couples requirements for their big day.
Due to the high standards we maintain at the castle, there are of course days of the week or times of the year where we have to ask couples to choose such packages as "Exclusive Use", but along side this there are times when couples are free to book as much or as little of our packages as they wish. Whichever route they take, they receive the same levels of service we afford to everyone, as each day is of equal importance.
Thank you once again, and we look forward to planning your big day.
Best wishes
Bryan
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London
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78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed briefly, overnight and for dinner. The setting is magnificent and the rooms are pretty good - ours was furnished with dark wood furniture which was entirely in keeping with the style of the property. Public areas are a bit like stepping back into an Agatha Christie novel, but pretty well done. Staff were really helpful and put themselves out to make us comfortable, meal was very well thought out and cooked.

Room Tip: Standard room was fine, but superior rooms are likely to be worth the extra
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank choppingLondon
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear choppingLondon
Thank you for your review regarding your recent overnight stay and dinner here at Rowton Castle.
I was delighted with your heading "Helpful, Friendly, Excellent" - that it was we set out to achieve here at Rowton Castle, and I am delighted we did not disappoint.
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Rowton Castle in the future.
With very best regards
Bryan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We had my sons wedding here on the 18th July and it was truly magnificent from start to finish. The venue was spectacular and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The weather was perfect we all sat outside until 1am and there was nothing to fault.
All in all it was the perfect venue & perfect weather, thank you Rowton Castle

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank maldeb1962
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Maldeb1962
Thank you for your review regarding your son's recent wedding at Rowton Castle, and it is lovely to read that it was "truly magnificent from start to finish"; We were pleased to arrange the perfect weather for you also!
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you all back to Rowton Castle in the future.
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

July 2014 was our second stay at Rowton Castle, our first was in 2010, and we can not wait for our third! It certainly will not be in four years time, in fact we are starting to plan our next Shropshire / Wales trip now. The castle is a treasure, the grounds have plenty to see and walk around and the rooms are comfortable and full of character.
The staff are just great, including the two gardeners and Alfie who were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Special thanks to Abbey and her reception colleagues and a big thanks to the restaurant staff, not forgetting the chef who must surly qualify for "Master Chef"
It was nice to see a privately run hotel show a steady development, but it will be now difficult to improve on near perfection. Our friends felt the same and thought the dining area one of the nicest he had ever eaten in. We would now like to bring our family up next time as the grand children would love it all. Thanks again to Rowton Castle!

Room Tip: Have a look at the photos, but also ask the staff as they will be honest in describing the rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Don694
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Don694
Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent return visit and overnight stay to Rowton Castle. I will of course pass on your comments to the team, particularly Alfie (Dave our property managers dog!) who will be delighted he warranted a special mention!
I was particularly pleased to read that you noticed our "steady development" of the castle, its interior and grounds on an ongoing basis, looking to "improve on near perfection". We strive to keep improving our offerings, and maintain the property to a very high standard, hopefully we are achieving this!
Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back for a third visit!
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Linda B
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 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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wolverhampton
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank speedybella
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 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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Property: Rowton Castle
Address: Halfway House SY5 9EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Halfway House
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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