Stayed here for a couple of nights Xmas shopping in December. Dripping with historical connections, and once a part of Trust Houses, now privately owned, it has to be said that it is a bit faded, and the owner has a terrible seaside landlady taste in wallpaper! Nevertheless, we had a nice stay. We had a warm welcome. Relaxing in the bars and lounge in front of roaring wood fires, eating perfect fish and chips with local ales, was perfect on a cold winters night. If you judge a hotel by its' breakfast, then this would get 10/10. A good buffet, and the whole range of stuff individually cooked and served in a nicely furnished dining room. We didn't dine in the restaurant, as the food served in the lounge was just fine, and the open fires were too attractive to miss. All in all, a good stay, but could do with a bit of renovation in the bathrooms etc. And, replace the awful wallpaper with something more in keeping with the hotels' period character. Tip. If you are travelling from London, take the Wrexham and Shropshire Railway from Marylebone. They do a travel and stay deal and you get the room for a fraction of the direct booking price. Upgrade to first class and you get a pretty decent train meal thrown in. Travelling on the renovated ex BR Intercity trains is a real treat.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
- The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury By Compass Hospitality Shropshire