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The Gaskell Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Much Wenlock
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35 reviews
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“Not bad”
Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night over bank holiday, It's a very comfortable hotel, very old and interesting, bedrooms very clean, bed linin and towels fresh & clean, we didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on the evening meals but the breakfast was good.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

It was a birthday day out. We had a lovely meal at the Gaskel Arms Hotel. The food was fab, the hotel is such a nice place, very oldly worldly! lots of character and charm. We had a lovely meal, cofee and then a walk around the town of Much Wenlock. Lovely!! The perfect birthday treat.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

We had a lovely weekend break a Gaskell arms hotel.Lovely clean room great food and delightful staff. We were not short of company as other customers were happy to chat and proprietor was very welcoming. Not the first time we have stayed and it won't be the last.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Saturday December 1st was the day Much Wenlock celebrated their Christmas Fayre. The whole town, including the Gaskell Arms, was heaving with people but the atmosphere was pleasantly festive. The Mews room we were allocated was very clean with a downstairs sitting room and comfortably warm throughout. The evening meal in the festive dining room was well presented, tasty and good value for money. After a comfortable nights sleep we enjoyed a generous full English breakfast.

Room Tip: Although the bedroom and sitting room were large our shower room in the Mews was small.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed at the Gaskell Arms as a family of four. It was a bad experience from the moment we arrived.
Upon booking in, we were informed that the person who had been in our room up to us arriving had gone off with a key and was still staying at the hotel. We were given a spare key and told to leave it in the key hole to stop him coming in!!!
The receptionist was rather miserable, and in my opinion should not work in any form of customer services.
The room was big enough, but had problems.
The shower didn't work properly, the sink taps wouldn't turn off fully unless you had the incredible hulk's arms! The double bed creaked and squeaked every time either of us turned over during the night. As a light sleeper, this was totally unacceptable!
The only light in the twin bedroom came from a small lamp. No ceiling lights at all. Permanently felt dark in here.
The rubbish bin lid was completely smashed.
Numerous cobwebs on the ceiling in the twin room. The door to the fridge was coming off its hinges and didn't fit properly.

I tried a pint of Abbots ale in the bar. This was served warm. I mentioned this to the barman who said he didn't know why. I commented that it may be because it had been sat in the pipes for a while. His reply was, "yes, I haven't sold any of that today!" No offer to replace it with a fresh one either!
The only good point was the waitress who dealt with our breakfasts on both days. She was excellent and attentive and as such, must be commended. (Shame about all the others).
The taps and bed were sorted after the first night.
When we checked out the person dealing with us never even asked if everything had been ok. There wasn't even the usual "I hope to see you again soon."
That was just as well, as I don't think we will ever return to this place.
We only came to the Gaskell as a hotel we had already booked, had doubled booked us. The cost was very expensive for the accomodation and service provided.
Hugely disappointed, to say the least!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We had a very good stay in this historic Hotel with its 18th Century front windows and beams on the ceiling downstairs. We were cheerfully greeted by the young receptionist and taken up to our room on the first floor, there is no lift but they special provisions for people with Disabilities and the receptionist offered to bring up our case.
The room was comfortable and very clean, in the room was teas and coffees with biscuits. They have a large modern television. Plenty of storage to put your clothes. The bathroom is nearly as big as the main room everything worked alright except the shower. It is a mixer but it was either to hot or to cold no in between. We had a very comfortable quiet nights sleep even though we had a front room which looked onto a very busy cross roads, these roads are very quiet at night also the windows are double glazed.
We had some evening meals in the bar which is small and cosy with a fire place in the middle and beams on the ceiling. The service and quality of the food was very good with smiles and being very helpful.
We had our breakfast in their restaraunt again service is very good and helpful starters was a buffet. The cooked meals was always plentiful and hot
A good car park at the back and I noticed by the car park there is a single storie wing with a number of rooms.
I think the hotel is value for money they just want to improve their showers and yes I would go there again.
Much Wenlock is a good central point for touring South Shropshire and Herefordshire.

Room Tip: If possible go for the front rooms as they are light and airy
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Silsden, West Yorkshire,Uk
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I've stayed at the Gaskell before, but not in the actual building itself. The room I was given was huge - complete with a bathroom I'd have been happy to sleep in, had a bed been provided! The Wifi didn't appear to work (in fact, it wasn't even picked up by my iPad), but that's hardly a deal breaker if you're getting away from it all for a couple of days. The bed was very comfortable, the shower was excellent, and the whole feel of the room (number 7 - 'Olympian Way') was really tranquil and quiet - especially given the busy road outside!

But the icing on the cake was the breakfast. I've stayed in lots of places, and never had a breakfast like the one provided by the Gaskell. Freshly (and perfectly) cooked to order, great quality ingredients, including possibly the best sausage I've ever tasted, friendly service, and no 'late' breakfast just because it was Sunday (can't understand why some hotels think that you don't need to eat until later, just because it's Sunday...)

Overall, it's a great base to explore the town, and Wenlock Edge - and the perfect base for visiting Festival At The Edge - possibly the best storytelling festival in the UK. Recommended - especially for the breakfast!

Room Tip: I can tell you that Room 7 is comfortable, and huge. The Rindlesham Suite (which has its own outside...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Property: The Gaskell Arms Hotel
Address: High Street, Much Wenlock TF13 6AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Much Wenlock
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Much Wenlock
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Gaskell Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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