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Lion & Pheasant, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Immerse yourself in history and modern-day comforts at this 16th-century boutique hotel which offers 22 contemporary-styled bedrooms and delicious two AA rosette dining. Dine on imaginative dishes - salt-baked celeriac with seaweed sauce - under low oak beams in the Inglenook restaurant before retiring to the lively bar for a night cap. Grey panelling, décor in a neutral palette and flowing white drapes provide a relaxing ambience in the bedrooms - a king-post trussed roof and stand-alone roll-top bath in the Loft and four-poster beds provide an extra touch of romance. Flagstone floors, oak beams and vintage fireplaces blend seamlessly with modern furnishings, bedside reading lights, a retro Roberts radio and a docking station.
We loved strolling along the River Severn and through The Quarry and pretty Dingle garden designed by Percy Thrower.
Make the most of the beautiful riverside location, or visit Shrewsbury Castle (10-minute walk) or Attingham Park (10-minute drive).
By car: around 2 hours from Manchester, 1 hour from Birmingham and 3 hours 20 minutes from London. Free parking available.
By train: trains run to Shrewsbury from Cardiff (1 hour 50 minutes) and London (2 hours 30 minutes). The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Anyone wanting a comfortable elegant stay in historic surroundings - couples, friends, business travellers and people celebrating an occasion - will love it here. Dine in the romantic Crystal room with its Georgian windows, ornate ceilings and lavish crystal chandeliers.
Service & Facilities
The relaxed seating area in reception is the ideal place to watch the comings and goings of the hotel and passersby.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The romantic Loft Suite has a private winding staircase, free-standing roll-top bath and 16th-century king-post trussed roof. The Superior room (room 1) has a four-poster bed with white floaty floor-length drapes.
Snug, Cosy, Deluxe, Supeior, Loft Suite, Studio
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, iron and ironing board, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The wine list is categorised by style and character such as juicy and aromatic or citrusy and mineral. The chocolate cremeux with miso caramel and chocolate shards is rich, indulgent and to die for.
Inglenook restaurant: restaurant, bar and terrace. Locally-sourced, seasonal produce. Mains include crab linguini, sticky belly pork and market fish. All-day dining, open daily.