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

"Had a wonderful stay in a fantastic place! Staff lovely . Highly recommend ."
Aug 10, 2019 - Runcorn. Cheshire, 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


  • 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 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.

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(26 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Darwins Townhouse Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
4.9 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Had a wonderful stay in a fantastic place! Staff lovely . Highly recommend .
Other Comments
Just wonderful. Beautiful place in a lovely place with amazing staff. We will be returning !!
Joanne Aug 10, 2019 Runcorn. Cheshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quirky decoration, good breakfast. Enjoyed dinner in sister location more in town centre
Jennifer May 31, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic breakfast and the 'little touches' that made it homely and welcoming.
Other Comments
Really friendly, helpful staff. Central location, clean and very comfortable, places to sit and socialise other than your room, honesty bar, amazing breakfast choice delivered with a smile. All this makes Darwin's Townhouse a real winner and we would definitely like to come back. The proximity to Darwin's kitchen was also great and their meals were lovely. I cannot fault this place.
Rebecca May 30, 2019 Abingdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Jane May 29, 2019 Hereford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast excellent and staff very helpful and friendly.
Sally May 17, 2019 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Exceptional value and great service. Fantastic food both at breakfast and the evening meal at The Loopy Shrew
Jennifer May 13, 2019 Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were so helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them.
Janet May 13, 2019 Reading, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Honesty bar, breakfast
Other Comments
Garden room walls thin (could hear next door’s tv). Also too much light enters through door window and gaps in blind. Needs blackout curtain too.
Sandra May 10, 2019 Cheadle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location , friendly service, Beautiful breakfast
Leena May 04, 2019 Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location,wonderful breakfast and a lovely garden
wendy May 02, 2019 Penarth, United Kingdom

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