Good Hotel Guide Review
Modernised with ‘a simple but sure touch’, this 16th-century coaching inn (‘handy for the town centre’) is on one of the oldest streets in town. It is owned by Dorothy Chidlow; Jim Littler manages, with ‘pleasant, helpful’ staff. Wend through the warren of smartly styled, beamed corridors to the ‘well-furnished, well-equipped’ bedrooms (some overlooking the river; some snug). Double glazing and earplugs help dampen early-morning traffic noise, but light sleepers might want to ask for one of the quieter rooms at the back of the hotel. Shropshire produce features on à la carte and bar menus served in several dining areas – the bar (oak floors, wide benches), the inglenook room (flagstone floors, open fire), the split-level restaurant (bare tables, cosy nooks). Dion Wyn Jones is the new chef. 2 bars, restaurant, function room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Room service. Garden terrace (alfresco dining). Children welcomed (high chairs; extra bed £15 per night). Narrow entrance to car park. 22 bedrooms. Per room B&B £99–£225, D,B&B from £95.50 per person (based on 2 people sharing). Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day.