Darwin's Townhouse

Kate Harden-England
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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

"Quirky decoration, good breakfast. Enjoyed dinner in sister location more in town centre"
31 May, 2019 - Bristol, UK
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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-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.

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(25 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
Quirky decoration, good breakfast. Enjoyed dinner in sister location more in town centre
Jennifer 31 May, 2019 Bristol, UK
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 30 May, 2019 Abingdon, UK
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Jane 29 May, 2019 Hereford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast excellent and staff very helpful and friendly.
Sally 17 May, 2019 Liverpool, UK
Enjoyed Most
Exceptional value and great service. Fantastic food both at breakfast and the evening meal at The Loopy Shrew
Jennifer 13 May, 2019 Trowbridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff were so helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them.
Janet 13 May, 2019 Reading, UK
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 10 May, 2019 Cheadle, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location , friendly service, Beautiful breakfast
Leena 04 May, 2019 Whitchurch, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great location,wonderful breakfast and a lovely garden
wendy 02 May, 2019 Penarth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Their Warm Welcome in a relaxed atmosphere
Other Comments
It’s just an outstanding hotel in every respect and it feels like a privilege to stay there.
Catherine 02 May, 2019 Ross-on-Wye, UK

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