Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Darwin's Townhouse

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Why We Love It

  • The AA calls Darwin's Townhouse a "beautifully restored Georgian property"
  • It's steps away from the River Severn & Shrewsbury town centre
  • The Grade II-listed property was completely renovated in 2016
  • Breakfast is served in the conservatory, which has views of the gardens

97% (90 Member Ratings)

"Everything the hotel was lovely staff very welcoming breakfast was yummy gardens were beautiful!"
Sep 03, 2016
Lancashire, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Shrewsbury railway station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, or there's a taxi rank right outside. If arriving by car, head to Shrewsbury town centre. There is no on-site parking, but the hotel is next to St Julian's Friars long-stay car park which costs £4 per day, £1 per day on Sundays, and is free from 6pm-8am.

Rooms & Rates

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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 steps from the River Severn path -- great for a waterside stroll.

Awarded 5-Star B&B status by The AA, the hotel feels like a home from home: the octagonal lounge has a fire, comfy chairs, books, games and a TV, and overlooks the garden. 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 from 7-9:30am on weekdays and 8-10am on weekends, using the finest local seasonal produce. Or if you fancy a lazy lie-in, you can order a continental breakfast tray served to your room.

While the restaurant does not serve lunch or dinner, the hotel has two sister restaurants within a short stroll: The Loopy Shrew, serving traditional English cuisine, and Porterhouse SY1, which offers American-inspired dishes. Residents of Darwin's Townhouse get a 10% discount at both.

The 20 rooms are either in the main house or in the garden rooms to the rear of the property. Superior Rooms are more spacious, with super-king-size beds. The AA says the bedrooms are "stylish and comfortable" -- all come with DAB alarm radios with iPod docking stations, tea- and coffee-making facilities, luxury toiletries and free Wi-Fi. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the Garden Rooms.



  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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90 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: Everything the hotel was lovely staff very welcoming breakfast was yummy gardens were beautiful!
Tracey Sep 03, 2016 Lancashire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Location, room, food, hospitality.
Other Comments: Fabulous and would fully recommend. We felt looked after from beginning to end.
Helen Aug 30, 2016 Loggerheads, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Very nice room. Very good breakfast. Very good service from all staff. Highly recommend.
maurice Aug 30, 2016 northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Realy friendly made you most welcome, and breakfast.
Maureen Aug 27, 2016 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Decor, garden, shower
Andrew Aug 26, 2016 Lymington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: ~The whole thing - absolutely top class - will be back
Other Comments: We had a garden room which was lovely - there is nothing you want for as everything is perfect. The breakfast menu was vast and so very well presented - first class everything - Would certainly recommend to people
Elise Aug 24, 2016 Eccles, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: It was very pleasant sitting in their garden in the sunshine. The location was very good being only a short walk to the centre and river.
Other Comments: There were no coat hangers in the wardrobe to hang our clothes up which seemed a bit strange.
Julie Aug 24, 2016 Newport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The Darwin themed decor. The honesty bar. The friendly staff.
Grace Aug 23, 2016 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Style and location
Patricia Aug 19, 2016 Oxford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room size and friendly staff
Graham Aug 19, 2016 Warlingham, United Kingdom

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