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 has two AA Rosettes and is recommended by The Good Pub Guide 2020
  • It's less than 20 minutes' drive from the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Enjoyed This
"Excellent service. Staff extremely helpful and pleasant. Food excellent - beautifully served and delicious."
11 Mar, 2020 - Swindon, UK
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The Lion and Pheasant occupies a Grade II-listed former coaching inn on Wyle Cop, in the market town of Shrewsbury. Parts of the inn date from the 16th century, and Charles Dickens reputedly 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 around 15 minutes' walk away, and the hotel is less than 20 minutes' drive from the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The restaurant has two AA Rosettes and is recommended by The Good Pub Guide 2020. It is split between two floors and serves modern European dishes, made with local and seasonal ingredients. The Daily Telegraph praises the "plentiful" menus and "cosy, relaxed feel".

The hotel's décor features 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, creating a "light and airy" feel (The Daily Telegraph).



  • 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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 11 Mar, 2020 Swindon, UK
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 10 Mar, 2020 Birmingham, UK
Enjoyed Most
A very pleasant experience
Other Comments
Friendly & helpful staff, the cosy room was very satisfactory made for a relaxing experience
Angela 10 Mar, 2020 Ellesmere Port, UK
Enjoyed Most
Was so relaxing & enjoyable. Many thanks!
Jackie 10 Mar, 2020 Childer Thornton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very helpful. Heating in room not working after floods totally understandable. Gave us electric heater and complementary bottle of wine.
MS AV 10 Mar, 2020 Pontypridd, UK
Enjoyed Most
A sytlish hotel that has made a remarkable recovery from the recent floods
sally 04 Mar, 2020 READING, UK
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 03 Mar, 2020 Ammanford, UK
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 25 Feb, 2020 Ramsbottom, UK
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 25 Feb, 2020 Shefford, UK
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 25 Feb, 2020 Chesterfield, UK

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