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Darwin's Townhouse

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This Grade II-listed "beautifully restored Georgian property" (The AA) was renovated in 2016
  • It is steps away from the River Severn & Shrewsbury town centre
  • Breakfast is served in the conservatory, which has views of the gardens
  • Battlefield Falconry Centre & Attingham Park, an English country house owned by the National Trust, are 15 minutes' drive away

"Everything was perfect"
Apr 19, 2019 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Darwin's Townhouse is a late-18th-century Georgian property that underwent a complete refurbishment in 2016 to turn it into a 20-bedroom boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre.

Located on a quiet street, the hotel overlooks many of the town's Tudor buildings and it's a short stroll from the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre. The hotel is 100 metres from the River Severn path -- great for a waterside stroll.

Battlefield Falconry Centre and Attingham Park, an English country house owned by the National Trust, are 15 minutes' drive away. The Dana Prison, which offers jailhouse tours, is 10 minutes' walk away. The ruins of Haughmond Abbey are less than 20 minutes' drive away.

Awarded 5-Star B&B status by The AA, the hotel has an octagonal lounge with a fire, books, and games. Retreat to the snug (with a fully stocked honesty bar) or head to the large, bright conservatory with views of the gardens. The modern décor is complemented by features such as a stone staircase and original fireplaces.

Breakfast is served in the conservatory, and features local seasonal produce. While the hotel does not serve lunch or dinner, it has two sister restaurants within a short stroll: The Loopy Shrew, serving traditional English cuisine, and Porterhouse SY1, which offers American-inspired dishes.



  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib not available.
Extra bed on request in Superior Rooms only: £20 per person, per night, for children aged 15 and under; £25 per person, per night, for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. 
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(21 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Darwins Townhouse Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.9 Value for the Money
4.9 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Everything was perfect
Other Comments
Fantastic friendly staff
Dee Apr 19, 2019 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The hotel and staff were brilliant the only fault we had was that the room we were in needed a bit of sound proofing between the floors as you could hear every footstep. Having said that it didn’t spoil our experience
Gerald Apr 18, 2019 Benllech, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent. Rooms and house were very nicely decorated.
Joyce Mar 24, 2018 Penarth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hilary Mar 20, 2018 ross on wye, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Honesty bar, and the attention to detail throughout
ELAINE Mar 15, 2018 Ludlow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great service from lovely staff
Other Comments
This is a fantastic place to stay in Shrewsbury. Lots of quality touches and a really nice environment
Stuart Mar 05, 2018 Bourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast - fantastic vegetarian selection, gluten free options, cooked well and friendly waitress
Other Comments
Room was lovely and clean - just too small and noisy for me to get a decent sleep! Staff were great! Thank you so much. Although we didn't use the lounge as we were too tired, I thought the honesty bar was a brilliant idea!
Karen Feb 23, 2018 Denbighshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Central location, beautiful house and furnishings and friendly staff and of course the lovely breakfast!
Jean Feb 19, 2018 Stafford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, the breakfast was absolutely amazing
Other Comments
Great location and car park not to bad to get to and from. If you park after 6 its free
Jason Feb 19, 2018 BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Excellent accommodation in good location. Rooms nice, honesty bar a great idea and well stocked.
Matthew Feb 17, 2018 Swansea, United Kingdom

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