Lion and Pheasant

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The hotel is set in a Grade II-listed former coaching inn where Charles Dickens once stayed
  • The restaurant is listed in The Michelin Guide 2016 & has 2 AA Rosettes
  • The property has featured in The Times's Cool Hotel Guide
  • It's 30 minutes' drive from the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty

Enjoyed This
"Excellent service. Staff extremely helpful and pleasant. Food excellent - beautifully served and delicious."
Mar 11, 2020 - Swindon, United Kingdom
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The Lion + Pheasant hotel is set in a former Grade II-listed coaching inn on Wyle Cop, in the market town of Shrewsbury. Parts of the inn date from the 16th century, and Charles Dickens reportedly once stayed there.

The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the banks of the River Severn and a 5-minute walk from Shrewsbury Abbey, which was founded in 1083 and was the setting for ITV's "Cadfael". Quarry Park -- an area known for its landscaped gardens and flower displays -- is a 12-minute walk away, and the hotel is around 20 minutes' drive from the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty.

The restaurant is listed in The Michelin Guide 2016 and has two AA Rosettes. It is split between two floors and serves modern European food, using local and seasonal ingredients.

The property has featured in The Times's Cool Hotel Guide and received praise for the interior's "Scandinavian simplicity" and Red magazine picks out The Lion + Pheasant as one of the country's best gastropubs with rooms. The hotel uses natural materials such as limed oak, linens and silks. The rooms are contemporary in design, with silk furnishings, antiques and oak and wrought-iron beds.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

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.

Enjoyed This
(33 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for E CHIDLOW COMPANY LTD t/as The Lion and Pheasant Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Excellent service. Staff extremely helpful and pleasant. Food excellent - beautifully served and delicious.
Other Comments
Would definitely recommend a stay in Shrewsbury and at this hotel.
Sandra Mar 11, 2020 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous hotel, made all the more fabulous by the wonderfully friendly staff. Breakfast was delicious and so was our evening meal. Highly recommended.
Helen Mar 10, 2020 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very pleasant experience
Other Comments
Friendly & helpful staff, the cosy room was very satisfactory made for a relaxing experience
Angela Mar 10, 2020 Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Was so relaxing & enjoyable. Many thanks!
Jackie Mar 10, 2020 Childer Thornton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very helpful. Heating in room not working after floods totally understandable. Gave us electric heater and complementary bottle of wine.
MS AV Mar 10, 2020 Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A sytlish hotel that has made a remarkable recovery from the recent floods
sally Mar 04, 2020 READING, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Lion and Pheasant had been in the news re the flooding in Shrewsbury so I contacted the hotel and they assured me that they were up and running. We also had a possible problem with transport. We were travelling to Shrewsbury on the Heart of Wales line and it was suspended the day before we were travelling. Luckily it was all OK in the end and The Lion and Pheasant was a great hotel, I would toughly recommend the place.
Other Comments
The Lion and Pheasant is a very clean and well decorated hotel and has a great atmosphere. The staff are great.
Philip Mar 03, 2020 Ammanford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant hotel. Bar and restaurant lovely. The evening meal food was good and the veggie breakfast excellent. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. We needed to move car from car park as we stayed there at start of flooding and entrance was effected. They dealt with this very professionally and found us a space up the road in another hotel car park and paid for it. Flood wasn't an issue for the building while we were there. Excellent location for exploring the town. We particularly enjoyed the Charles Darwin trail.
Barbara Feb 25, 2020 Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel, great decor and ambience . All of the staff were friendly and professional. Food was of good quality. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return.
Niki Feb 25, 2020 Shefford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were very tastefully decorated, bright and modern. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the food was amazing. Will definitely go back there again.
Susan Feb 25, 2020 Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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