Shrewsbury

The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Pretty 16th-century former coaching inn
  • Previous guests include Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin & Benjamin Disraeli
  • The Shropshire Star describes the food as ''exquisite''
  • You can relax with your favourite tipple by the roaring Tudor fireplace

100%
Enjoyed This
"The hotel is older style and in need of a refurb now, but the location is great, in the centre of town, the staff are friendly and the rooms are warm and clean - so on balance, we would re-visit as it offers good value for money."
Annette
Oct 18, 2019 - Welshpool, United Kingdom
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Overview

The Lion Hotel is a Grade I-listed former coaching inn in Shrewsbury. It is rich in history and has previously welcomed Charles Dickens, who wrote The Pickwick Papers while staying at the hotel. Charles Darwin also stayed here before beginning his journey to South America, the Galapagos Islands and Australia. 

Located in the historic market town of Shrewsbury, the hotel is an ideal spot from which to explore the medieval cobbled streets. Walk along the waterfront, or do a bit of shopping at the Pride Hill and Darwin shopping centres -- both are less than 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

This 16th-century hotel has retained a wealth of period features including a Tudor fireplace and portraits of noble lords and ladies in powdered wigs. Relax in the tapestry lounge or have a cuppa and a piece of homemade cake in the fully panelled Oak Bar.

Rooms are individually designed in keeping with the Tudor and Elizabethan heritage. Tea- and coffee-making facilities are included, and all rooms are en-suite with either a bath, a shower or both.

The Hayward restaurant serves modern British dishes. We like the sound of the shell-on scallops with a herb crust, the pan-fried lamb with pea and mint purée and creamy herby mash, and the warm treacle tart with clotted-cream ice cream.

The last time we ran a Getaway for this property, 90% of Travelzoo subscribers who rated their experience said they loved it. 

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 or under.
Extra bed available on request for older children/adults. Charges apply. Please contact 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

100%
Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Knight Properties (Shrewsbury) Ltd. trading as the Lion Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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The hotel is older style and in need of a refurb now, but the location is great, in the centre of town, the staff are friendly and the rooms are warm and clean - so on balance, we would re-visit as it offers good value for money.
Annette Oct 18, 2019 Welshpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lots of character and friendly staff. Right on the doorstep of town which was superb!
Other Comments
Amazing value and thoroughly enjoyed it.
David Dec 20, 2018 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Older world atmosphere and spacious bedroom
Howard Sep 02, 2018 Lancashire, United Kingdom

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