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The Feathers Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A Grade I-listed timber-framed building, The Feathers Hotel dates from the early 17th-century
  • The Feathers Hotel is reopening in December, 2019, after undergoing a £2 million refurbishment
  • Ludlow Castle and the historic Ludlow Market are both a 5-minute walk away
  • All bedrooms feature brand-new Samsung smart TVs

Enjoyed This
"Beautiful hotel, lovely room, nice staff. No criticisms."
18. Jan 2020 - Melksham, United Kingdom
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Built in 1619 by attorney Rees Jones, The Feathers Hotel was converted into an inn by 1670 and is one of the most well-known Grade I-listed buildings in Ludlow. The ornately half-timbered building features motifs of the Prince of Wales's feathers, from which the hotel gets its name.

Former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom John Betjeman once described Ludlow as "probably the loveliest town in England". Once a site of frequent clashes between English and Welsh forces, Ludlow has a ruinous 12th-century castle and some of its medieval town walls still survive, as does Broadgate -- one of the seven medieval gates to the town. Head to Ludlow Museum and the castle to learn more about Ludlow's history -- both are less than five minutes walk from The Feathers.

Ludlow also has many fine Georgian buildings, and you can take in excellent views of the Welsh Marches from the top of the tower of St Laurence's Church, also five minutes' walk from the hotel.

The Feathers Hotel received a £2 million refurbishment in 2019, with the bedrooms reopening in December. The Feathers Tea Room provides a selection of freshly baked scones, cakes and savouries prepared using local ingredients, while the Plume@Feathers Restaurant serves more local and seasonal produce alongside their carefully curated wine list. Both the Tea Room and Restaurant have maintained plenty of traditional décor to admire, while being refreshed for the 21st century.

All 42 bedrooms have been refurbished to a high standard. Classic rooms feature an ensuite bathroom, king-size bed and a lounge area.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Cot available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 or under.
Extra bed available upon request, free of charge, for children 3 to 12.
Extra bed not available for older children and adults.
Breakfast for children is £5 per night.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Only small pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 10 £ per pet per night.

Fees: Car park fee: £5 per night.

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 Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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.

Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Feathers Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel, lovely room, nice staff. No criticisms.
Lynda 18. Jan 2020 Melksham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A brilliant break, with a beautiful historic hotel, fabulous staff, comfortable room and excellent food. Couldn’t be beaten.
Other Comments
Every member of staff could do no more than they did for us. All were friendly and put themselves out to make sure our every need was catered for.
Pamela 13. Jan 2020 Rugeley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location and a beautifully restored building with high quality bedrooms and excellent food
Christine 12. Jan 2020 Saint Helens, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful ancient property being renovated to a good standard. Stay helpful, friendly and professional.
Other Comments
The food was excellent.
Peter 12. Jan 2020 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food
Peter 11. Jan 2020 Bridgend, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A great birthday experience. Great service, food and amenities. The newly refurbished room was beautiful, as were all the public spaces. The food was excellent.
Christopher 09. Jan 2020 Newport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We stopped for a two night break in this this historic inn. The refurbishment has been done to a very high standard. The rooms were beautifully decorated and well equipt. We ate in the restaurant the first night and the service was superb as was the food. We also had a cream tea in the bar area which was delicious. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Thank you to all the staff.
Other Comments
We really had a fantastic time with you and thanks are due to all the staff. The only comment I would make is that we were in room 124 and my wife really missed a mirror in the main room and also we found it strange that there was no hanging space for clothes. This didn't matter to us as we only had casual clothes but if we were going to a wedding we would want to hand dresses and suits somewhere.
colin 07. Jan 2020 Rossett Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Christine 07. Jan 2020 Penzance, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were exceptional and gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble (even warming up a pain au chocolate that had gone cold). Food was some of the best we ever had - cooked to perfection, hot and fresh tasting. It was great to hear the barkeep asking me for feedback about my drink so he could look to continue to improve the cocktails he made. The hotel is obviously very old but there is a good balance between the wonderful antiquities around the property and the rooms which are very nicely furnished in a modern style.
Other Comments
The only slight negatives were: parking is quite tight, lots of stairs between rooms due the the hotel spreading across multiple buildings, room was lovely and warm but there was no way to get fresh air into the room as the windows were seized shut,
Deborah 06. Jan 2020 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful staff, great room, excellent food.
Other Comments
I thought the builders had skimped on some of the work in the expensive major refurbishment: doors not closing properly, no doorstops, poor carpentry and scratched paintwork. Finger plates to switches should be loosened before painting round. All reception and waiting staff get top marks for professionalism.
Frank 05. Jan 2020 Crediton, United Kingdom

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