Lion and Pheasant Shortlist*

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. More

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Lion and Pheasant
50 Wyle Cop,
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 1XJ
England
01743 770345

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.

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Lion and Pheasant
50 Wyle Cop,
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 1XJ

Guest comments

'Friendly staff. Bedroom a bit basic. Bar very popular. Food was well cooked. Breakfast had good choice of hot dishes, and service was prompt and pleasant. ' - Elspeth and John Gibbon - May, 2017
'Some of the best customer service we have experienced. They made every effort to compensate the difficulty of operating in a listed building. Good location. Good selection at breakfast. Comfortable bed in light room. Traffic noise including early-morning deliveries. Muzak in public rooms was unnecessary and not to our taste. ' - Catherine Held - January, 2016

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