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“Lovely B&B in heart of beautiful Shropshire”
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Porch House
Ranked #7 of 12 Bishops Castle B&B and Inns
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely B&B in heart of beautiful Shropshire”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Three of us stayed for 3 nights last week. We had one twin and one double for single occupancy B&B(They also have self catering apartments).
Genuine Elizabethan building, very cosy, excellent breakfast and very convenient for walking on Longmynd, Stiperstones etc. I had full English on two mornings and kippers with poached egg on the other. Always well cooked and plentiful, accompanied by fresh fruit, cereals and lovely home-made bread.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed recently and had 2 wonderful nights, Jill and John have done a great job with the house.
We stayed in the red room with it's lovely big comfortable bed and a nice tidy little bathroom. The breakfast included is large and set us up for the day.
At the front of the house you can hear the town hall clock chime so there are earplugs provided but we slept soundly and didn't bother us.
A lovely old house full of history and charm.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Just back from a very nice weekend in Bishops Castle. The Porch House is a lovely B & B with bags of character. The building has a fantastic history if you like that kind of thing. The hosts are very welcoming and make the stay better. We stayed in the blue room that is in the back of the house. The room was very spacious with a big comfy bed a nice view from the window The bathroom was big you could almost throw a party in it. The bath was a nice big double bath. No shower though so if that's what you want this room may not be for you. Also included in the room fridge was a bottle of water and coke. The breakfasts were very nice and plentiful. The food tasted fresh and well cooked. There is a choice of fruit, cereal as well as a good cooked breakfast and toast. depended on how you feel about sharing a table, the table is big and from our point of view was not an issue, that said you sat with the other guests and some may prefer not to do that. Interesting point is when we arrived we were asked what time we wanted it, not an offer you always get. Bishops Castle is a nice town and for those that enjoy real ale there is plenty of choice with tow breweries at either end of the town the Six Bells Inn is out the door and to the right, the Three Tuns to the left.

All in all a very nice B & B with very friendly hosts

Room Tip: The blue room has a nice view, and is away from the high street that may attract some noise
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This is a great place to stay if you are walking in the area or visiting for a wedding (as we were).. The house is lovely and has a very interesting history- the rooms are timbered and pretty. We appreciated having a small couch in ours, a nice touch! The hosts were friendly, very good recommendations on local cafes, etc. The town itself is lovely and friendly- the galleries were great!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We had a winter break in this wonderful B&B. The historical house is lovely, the hosts really friendly and the breakfast different, delicious and generous. The room itself was lovely, specious with sitting area and a luxurious bathroom. We were given a tour of the house, with some of its fascinating history and that of the town. It's right on the main street of Bishops Castle itself, which is a great place to stay, with excellent pubs.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Spent 2 nights at this absolutely beautiful house on the recommendation of a friend. Gill and John were very hospitable, helpful, personable and just great people. The room was (as with the rest of the house) just a visual delight with stunning traditional features. The breakfast was more than I could have wanted (literally) and what I had was simply delicious, fresh and high quality. Free wifi; all the facilities you could need; good parking; a peaceful town - there is no doubt that I will be going back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Spent a wonderful weekend in this fabulous house. Gill and John are very friendly. We were shown our room then offered tea and wonderful homemade cake. The breakfasts were great - made from top quality ingredients. We will definitely stay here again and can't recommend it highly enough.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Porch House
Address: 33-35 High Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Bishops Castle
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Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Bishops Castle
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Number of rooms: 2
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Porch House Bishops Castle, Shropshire

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