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The Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bishops Castle
Certificate of Excellence
Woking, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We loved it here”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed with our two dogs and all four of us absolutely loved our stay. Our room was gorgeous Thoroughly recommend this hotel if you want to enjoy long walks in the stunning countryside, good food and service and pleasant surroundings.

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank Ali W
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TheCastleHotel, Manager at The Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Castle Hotel.
We are delighted all four of you enjoyed your stay with us and we certainly agree that Bishops Castle and the surrounding area provides some wonderful walks that make the most of the beautiful scenery.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Castle Hotel in the near future, be sure to keep an eye on our website for all of our special offers.
Kind regards
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Belper
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

On a lovely day you would be hard put to find a nicer place for lunch than the gardens of this hotel. The Castle sits well at the top of the town and the view from the gardens over Bishops Castle and the Shropshire countryside is just lovely. The menu is quite extensive and we had the seafood platter for two and thoroughly enjoyed it, sitting in the sunshine and looking out over the fish ponds underneath a shady vine. What a way to spend a lazy afternoon - definitely to be recommended !

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheCastleHotel, Manager at The Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your experience at The Castle Hotel.
We are so pleased you got to enjoy our gardens in the beautiful weather we seem to be having recently, and your certainly right that the 'view from our gardens of Bishops Castle and the Shropshire countryside is just lovely'.
I do hope you are able to come back and visit us for another meal in the near future.
Kind regards

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This was the first place we stayed in Shropshire when we visited 30 years ago - so thought it was time we went back even though we now live pretty close. The ownership of the hotel has obviously changed but it is now a wonderful balance of original features and modern comforts and good food. The garden is wonderful on a fine evening - fantastic views into the Shropshire hills. Our newly renovated room was beautiful - best hotel room I've stayed in for a long while.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Peta S
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TheCastleHotel, Manager at The Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about The Castle Hotel.
I'm so pleased that after 30 years you decided to come back and see all of the changes that have been made not only to the hotel but the area too.
We take real pride in our gardens as they offer such a beautiful view over Shropshire, so its always pleasing when guests notice this too!
We do hope to welcome you back again soon, be sure to keep an eye on our website for all of our special offers.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Everything about the hotel was excellent. The attention to detail from the staff could not be faulted and was matched by the very willing attitude. Our dog was made as much part of the holiday as we were and it was lovely that he could be with us at meal times. The views were superb as was the location. We learnt a great deal from the daily newsletter awaiting our arrival at breakfast. We considered our bed and breakfast tariff to be excellent given the amazing quality of our room (number 5). Only wished it was closer to our home so we could visit more often.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Newlyretired2014
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TheCastleHotel, Manager at The Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay.
I’m delighted to hear that your dog was made as much part of the holiday as you were, we pride ourselves in being dog friendly and its always a compliment when guests remark on this.
I'm pleased to hear your wonderful comments about our staff, I shall certainly pass them on.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Castle Hotel in the near future, be sure to keep an eye on our website for all of our special offers.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Enjoyed three lovely days in the charming town of Bishop's Castle. Our base for two nights was The Castle Hotel. The welcome was warm and the room was lovely with a great shower and a stunning view across to the hills. The hotel has real character. On arrival, we noticed pretty pots of flowers had been planted and placed on the stairs leading to the front door. A simple thing but it was just one example of attention to detail and how the owners care to make the effort to welcome new guests. We would return and have already recommended to family and friends.
By the way, around the corner is a nice gallery, a great little antiques shop (with handsome owner at the helm), the Three Tuns pub with brewery, marvellous second hand book shop and other delightful shops. The locals are very friendly. Oh and pay a visit to the interesting chap who makes Clun chairs

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Potpourri
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TheCastleHotel, Manager at The Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review not only about The Castle Hotel but also Bishops Castle itself.
I'm so pleased you managed to explore Bishop's Castle and all its interesting shops, it sounds like you had a wonderful time taking in all the sights (the handsome owner being one!)
It is always nice when guests notice our little touches like the potted plants on the steps of the front door and your comments about your room are fantastic.
We look forward to welcoming you back and also everyone you have recommended us too in the near future, be sure to keep an eye on our website for all of our special offers.
Kind regards
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Beautiful hotel room 3 10 out of 10 you can sit in the roll top bath and look out over the magnificent views of the Shropshire countryside. The food was excellent , staff couldn't do enough for you, and there were the little touches such as a daily newsletter of local things going on in the area that day. Beautiful terrace and garden perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. No negatives would highly recommend .

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the car park have excellent views of the countryside.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheCastleHotel, Manager at The Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Castle Hotel.
I'm delighted you were able to enjoy the beautiful views that Shropshire has to offer all from the comfort of our rooms.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Castle Hotel in the near future, be sure to keep an eye on our website for all of our special offers.
Kind regards
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

A top place to stay if you have a four legged walking buddy in tow. Really friendly staff, great food, good beer, lovely gardens and even dog biscuits in the bar so you are all happy. We were given good suggestions of where to walk and even proper maps of the area to get you right out into the countryside. You get a sheet of news in the morning with the weather forecast and suggestions of what you can do. The dog was upset there was no sausage factory to visit but a walk up the Long Mynd cured the disappointment. Loved it. They even lent us a torch in case the dog need to get out in the night!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Janntony
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TheCastleHotel, Manager at The Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of The Castle Hotel with the Trip Advisor community. We're so glad you all enjoyed your stay with us so much, even your dog. We strive to create a dog friendly atmosphere so your comments mean a lot to us.
I'm so pleased that our suggestions sheets on the breakfast table helped plan your day and gave you plenty of ideas.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Castle Hotel in the near future, be sure to keep an eye on our website for all of our special offers.
Kind regards
The Castle Hotel
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Property: The Castle Hotel
Address: Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Bishops Castle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bishops Castle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Georgian Coaching Inn in one of Shropshire’s prettiest towns, with lovely gardens, countryside views and no passing traffic. Eight pretty en-suite bedrooms, three bars with open fires and an oak paneled restaurant serving great value modern British food. Or relax with a cooling beverage on our fabulous south-facing terrace and watch the buzzards and hang-gliders soar the surrounding hills. Great walking from the hotel front-door. Ludlow, Clun, Shrewsbury and Powis Castle all within easy reach. ... more   less 
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