Old Downton Lodge

‘A stunning place for a special stay’, Willem and Pippa Vlok’s ‘tranquil’ restaurant-with-rooms in rolling countryside is praised for its ‘exceptional staff’, ‘warm welcome’ and ‘fabulous food’. More

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Old Downton Lodge
Downton on the Rock
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 2HU
England
01568 771826
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. In buildings around courtyard.

Open

all year, except Christmas, restaurant closed Sun, Mon.

Facilities

sitting room, dining room, museum/function room, free Wi-Fi in public areas, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, ½-acre courtyard, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

soft classical in sitting room and dining room.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms by prior arrangement.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £125, D,B&B £180. Tasting menus £40–£50.

Other Credits

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A stunning place for a special stay’, Willem and Pippa Vlok’s ‘tranquil’ restaurant-with-rooms in rolling countryside is praised for its ‘exceptional staff’, ‘warm welcome’ and ‘fabulous food’. ‘A lot of thought has gone into the design,’ Guide inspectors say. Bedrooms are spread across a cluster of ‘well-converted’ farm buildings set around a courtyard garden. ‘Up a short flight of stairs, our rustic room had high-tech touches (automatic lighting on the stairs, etc). It had a soaring ceiling, exposed stone walls, a super-king-size bed with tasteful fabrics.’ Across the gardens, step into the ‘stunning’ lounge/bar before sitting down to chef Karl Martin’s daily-changing five- or seven-course tasting menus. ‘Dinner is quite something: delicate, with wonderful flavours; a flight of tasting wines if desired.’ In the morning, enjoy a ‘wholesome’ breakfast with home-made marmalade, ‘good portions’ of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Walks abound, for afterwards. Take in the ‘panoramic vistas peppered with sheep and lambs’; Leintwardine village is three miles away, across ‘gently invigorating terrain’. (James Vincent, Roger McKechnie)

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Three for Two Special Offer

For the months of March and April 2017 book three nights for the price of two. Only valid for direct bookings. Offer subject to availability.
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Old Downton Lodge
Downton on the Rock
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 2HU

Guest comments

'I took my Wife away for her birthday and the tranquillity of the hotel was lovely. The service was exceptional and the master class 7 course meal was the highest standard of food you would be able to find locally. Fantastic hotel with very warm and welcoming staff. ' - James Vincent - November, 2015
'Beautiful place,great room, fabulous food,lovely people ' - roger Mckechnie - August, 2015

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