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Best Places to Stay in Shropshire

We’ve selected the best places to stay in Shropshire, including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels and pubs with rooms. With rates provided by our Booking Partners, it’s easy to check availability and book.

Old Downton Lodge Ludlow Shropshire

Old Downton Lodge

Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Set deep in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, you’ll find Old Downton Lodge, an idyllic restaurant with rooms housed in a charming 13th Century building. With its tasting menu, wow factor dining room and proximity to the foodie town of Ludlow, it’s an ideal place for a gourmet getaway. Stay at the hotel in September and you can combine it with a visit to Ludlow’s renowned Food Festival. The festival is known for its stalls teeming with local Shropshire produce and food-themed events. Stay at Old Downton Lodge in August and you can take part in the MagnaLonga tasting walk. The hotel’s peaceful location, warm and attentive service, delicious food and comfy en-suite bedrooms make this a truly relaxing place to stay.  Read our Expert Review of Old Downton Lodge.

Foodies will love:

  • An aperitif in the pretty courtyard garden or cosy bar area
  • The beautifully presented seasonal dishes on the Tasting Menu and accompanying wines

Rooms from £125 a night.

Draper's Hall Restaurant With Rooms Shrewsbury

Draper’s Hall Restaurant With Rooms

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Drapers Hall is a fine dining restaurant and bar with 6 boutique bedrooms. The building itself is an architectural gem. Dating back to the 16th-century, its rich history and character really do add to the experience of both dining and staying here. The restaurant is particularly atmospheric with its wood-panelling, beamed ceiling, stone fireplace, dark wood furniture and candelabra. On the menu, dishes created using locally sourced seasonal produce such as organic meat from the Rhug Farm Estate and seafood from Angelsey. For dinner, perhaps fish pie, pheasant or venison. Located in the heart of Shrewsbury, this restaurant with rooms is in an ideal spot for exploring the delights of the town.

Foodies will love:

  • A pre-dinner G&T in the bar
  • Modern British cuisine

Rooms from £95 per night

Bedroom The Haughmond near Shrewsbury Shropshire

The Haughmond

Near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Just a few miles from Shrewsbury, in the village of Upton Magna, lies this modern country inn with seven en-suite bedrooms. The Haughmond is a special place where they really do celebrate good food. Stay here and you’ll enjoy a great dinner and an award-winning breakfast the next morning. The clever concept on offer at this old coaching inn means that guests can also enjoy a tasting menu in the restaurant, afternoon tea in the lounge and shopping for delicious local produce in its farm store and café. The Haughmond welcomes everyone – cyclists, walkers and muddy paws. If you’re passing through en-route to Wales, this is a friendly and welcoming place to stay.

Foodies will love:

  • The Scrumptious Sunday lunch menu
  • Buying artisan bread and local produce in the farm shop

Rooms from £90 a night

Pen-y-Dyffryn Oswestry Shropshire


Oswestry, Shropshire, England

If you’re seeking peace and tranquility, wonderful views and good walking country on your doorstep, book a room at Pen-y-Dyffryn. After a day spent exploring the Shropshire hills, you can relax in the warm and welcoming surroundings of this delightful country house hotel. There are twelve homely bedrooms to choose from. The four Coach House rooms are dog-friendly and come with their own patio area. Interesting places to visit nearby include National Trust Property- Attingham Hall. An hour’s drive over the border to Wales will take you to Portmeiron Village or the Ffestiniogg railway with its amazing views of the Snowdonia mountain range.

Foodies will love:

  • Relaxing in the bar with a drink by the open fire
  • Tasting the excellent food in the restaurant

Rooms from £80 a night.

The Castle Hotel Bishop's Castle Shropshire

The Castle Hotel

Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England

A genuinely dog-friendly and family-friendly Shropshire gem. The Castle Hotel is a quirky and delightful old coaching inn with three bars situated in the heart of the glorious Shropshire Hills. As the sister property to country house hotel, Pen Y Dyffryn, they know how to do warm and friendly hospitality. Nice touches include a daily information sheet with the weather forecast, suggestions for places to visit nearby and recommended countryside walks. Expect hearty pub food and good beer. In the oak panelled restaurant, innovative dishes created using local produce. Bedrooms are well appointed. Some come with roll top baths and countryside views. Bishops Castle makes a good base for exploring the delightful Shropshire towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury.

Foodies will love:

  • Tucking into dishes such as shepherd’s pie and filet steak
  • The excellent selection of local ales
  • Visiting The Three Tuns – a renowned micro brewery just down the road

Rooms from £49 a night.

The Charlton Arms pub and river Ludlow Shropshire

The Charlton Arms

Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Riverside views, real ales and tasty dishes are all on the menu at this gastro pub with rooms in the foodie town of Ludlow. It’s been praised by former guest and food critic, Jay Rayner. The bar is friendly and welcoming and offers a great selection of local beers. Stay in one of nine en-suite rooms. Choose the Othello room and you’ll have your own terrace and hot tub. The Charlton Arms is an ideal place to stay if you are visiting in September for the Ludlow Food Festival as the pub is just a 5-minute walk from the centre of town.

Foodies will love:

  • Pub classics such as fish and chips and traditional roast beef
  • Sitting with a glass of wine on the sun terrace
  • Eating breakfast with a view of the river

Rooms from £100 a night.


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