Spent 2 nights in a standard room which was very large and comfortable. The room could be described as shabby chic, I guess, which was totally in keeping with the age of the hotel. Our room overlooked the busy mainroad but traffic noise was minimal and the curtains were almost "black out" curtains allowing us a long lie. The bathroom was immaculately clean, with perfect mastic around the bath and no trace of dust etc on pipes or skirting boards. The flooring would have been nicer with tiles but at least there wasn't carpet! Breakfast was good but the cooked full breakfast could have been more generous. The staff could have been more aware of the polite guests who were waiting to be seated and perhaps have told them more quickly, to sit anywhere in the magnificent Lion room.
We walked up the road for dinner at the Rococco which was a trendy place to eat opposite the Prince Rupert. It was lovely, on a cold wet February night. We returned for drinks by the fire at the Lion.....lovely! The second night, we walked out the hotel and turned right. We walked about 10 paces and turned into a lane signposted for Henry Tudor House. What a fantastic place! Beautifully decorated in a warm, ancient, yet very contemporary style with amusing "oil" paintings on the walls.We are keen music lovers and were amazed to see that Scott Matthews was playing here in April. After drinks, we returned to the Lion and ate in the cosy wood-panelled bar. The Spanish waitress was lovely and the bar food excellent.
We stayed 9th and 10th feb and then moved on to a boutique hotel in Bath......considerably more expensive but I have to say the standard room here, was every bit as good.(the carpark was a bonus too)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grade 1 Listed 16th Century Coaching Inn & Hotel. The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality we are located in the heart of the beautiful historic town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. The Lion Hotel combines stunning 16th Century architecture with every classical comfort. Famous for its warm and friendly hospitality and traditional character, the hotel is perfectly situated to enable guests to enjoy all that this unique area has to offer. Our 59 bedrooms which include standard doubles, twins and singles as well as suites, each have their own unique character and include all the comfort and facilities you would expect. The Hayward Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers a quintessentially British menu with a few subtle twists, using fresh local ingredients. The Oak Bar offers a more informal dining option and is open all day for teas and coffees, homemade cakes, healthy light bites, delicious lunches and exceptional value dining. The hotel has a number of outstanding function rooms including the magnificent domed Adam Ballroom; creating a very special atmosphere for events including Weddings, Christmas Parties, Private Dining and Conferences. Free Wi-Fi is available in the bar and lounge areas of the hotel. ... more less
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