Darwin's Townhouse

Emily Paterson
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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

"It was a lovely hotel"
3 Nov, 2019 - Wolverhampton, 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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(66 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Darwins Townhouse Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
5.0 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Superb deal!
Other Comments
Outstanding, the best b&b ever.
Linda 10 Nov, 2019 Ross-on-Wye, UK
Enjoyed Most
It was a lovely hotel
Other Comments
The hotel has a Galápagos theme which was particularly great for us as we have just come back from visiting the islands.
Jane 03 Nov, 2019 Wolverhampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely break for 2 nights--warm and cosy garden room with beautiful bathroom. Breakfast excellent and served quickly. We were made very welcome and assisted to find a car park that wasn't flooded as nearest was not recommended for this reason. Pity they have no on-site car parking. Restaurant is not attached to property but a little walk away uphill--fine for us but some may find this awkward.
Glenda 31 Oct, 2019 Blackwood, UK
Enjoyed Most
Perfect three days and two nights.
Other Comments
The breakfast was splendid and staff truly marvellous.
Michael 30 Oct, 2019 Darwen, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service, breakfast and comfy rooms
Vickie 27 Oct, 2019 Belper, UK
Other Comments
Townhouse great but first night meal disappointing. Staff good but menu choices and food not the best.
Wayne 27 Oct, 2019 Manchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Booked through travel zoo has we have booked other places through them and not been disappointed. Room clean , breakfast excellent, Rachael was very helpful and informative of places to visit and the town. Ate at Darwins kitchen which was very enjoyable .
Other Comments
My only down side was we were in a garden room and on both mornings of our stay was woken up very early 6am with people in the above room walking about which was noisy.
Warren 25 Oct, 2019 Oldham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent location, right in town centre. There is no car park at the hotel but a public car park is very near by. We had a double room in the main house. It wasn't very big but had everything you would need and was comfortable. The heated towel rail didn't work while we were there and they didn't manage to fix it during our stay as we were only there for 2 nights. We ate at the Darwin's kitchen restaurant one night which is 5 minutes walk away. We had the set meal as it was part of the offer when we booked the room. The set meal wasn't very inspiring but quite edible however the service was slow and disorganised.
Valerie 25 Oct, 2019 Horley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous. Lovely staff great stay gorgeous breakfast
Sue 22 Oct, 2019 Claverdon, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff who did everything they could to make us comfortable. Great breakfast. Beautiful situation between the river and the centre of town.
Marie 20 Oct, 2019 Alicante, Spain

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