My wife and I have just returned from a couple of days in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. We stayed at the Old Bucks Head Inn, Frankwell.
We are generally leery of staying in pubs that offer accommodation having had too many bad experiences still, it looked a nice place from the web site and from a variety of reviews and I have to say, we were not disappointed.
The Inn itself is warm and comfortable with a decent range of beers, the staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
The food was excellent! Generous servings that tasted fresh and home cooked and at a very reasonable price too.
For those with a larger appetite, I recommend the 14oz steak that comes with plenty of chips, peas, mushrooms and fried onions and a small side salad.
The room, number 9, was a little on the small side but clean and bright, the bed large and comfortable. The en- suite bath with shower was a good size with plenty of hot water available on demand. The only downside, and this is a little nit picking, was the lack of storage and clothes hanging space. This was limited to two bedside tables each of three draws, a small desk with three draws also. In addition there was a small open hanging rack with about four hangers for coats and such like. For entertainment / business, all the rooms have free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV with most channels activated. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided, again in generous amounts and fresh milk available from the kitchen upon request
The location of this Inn is very good, although on a main road, the area was quite quiet. It is also easy to find and offers a limited amount of off road parking. The Inn is only an easy ten minute stroll across the Welsh Bridge from the centre of Shrewsbury and very close to the Severn Theatre.
The outdoors parts of the Inn are very nice also if the weather happens to be good, a secluded beer garden at ground level, ideal for children and an elevated roof area that offers a number of picnic style tables and benches.
All in all, thoroughly recommended for people looking for a short break to enjoy Shrewsbury and should my wife and I return to the area, we would certainly consider staying at the Old Bucks Head Inn again.
- Also Known As:
- Ye Olde Bucks Head Hotel Shrewsbury
- Ye Olde Bucks Head Inn Shrewsbury, Shropshire