The Castle Hotel

Built on the bailey of a hilltop castle, this dog-friendly hotel overlooks ‘a lovely town in stunning countryside’. More

Contact details

The Castle Hotel
Market Square
Bishop’s Castle
Shropshire
SY9 5BN
England
01588 638 403

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12.

Open

all year except 25 Dec.

Facilities

3 bar areas, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), in-room spa treatments, patio, terrace, garden, parking, bicycle storage, bars and restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, bar, at owner's side at meal times in dog-friendly areas, not in restaurant, dog welcome box, no charge.

Credit cards

Mastercard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £100-£115, double £110-£195, D,B&B single £127-£142, double £165-£250. A la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Built on the bailey of a hilltop castle, this dog-friendly hotel overlooks ‘a lovely town in stunning countryside’. A sister to Pen-y-Dyffryn, Oswestry (see entry), it has gained a full entry after Guide inspectors called. Beyond ‘a little patio with water feature’, the interior is ‘a pleasing mix of traditional country pub and a more contemporary, sleek style’. A master bedroom had ‘comfortable armchairs, a roomy bathroom with bath and shower over’. All rooms are individually styled; some with in-room bath; others with walk-in rain shower. Three bar/dining areas had ‘open fires in cosy spaces’, where dinner was ‘comfort food, ideal for walkers’. Curried peppers, courgettes and hazelnut loaf with raita and ‘a good portion of vegetables’, proved ‘a cut above pub food’, as did chicken stuffed with garlic mushrooms, leek and Shropshire Blue sauce, while vanilla panna cotta with mixed berries was ‘outstanding’. In the morning, tables were attractively set in the panelled dining room for a breakfast of avocado toast, poached egg, smoked salmon; ‘perfectly cooked eggs Benedict’. In summer ‘an upper-level patio with ornamental pond would be truly lovely, with wonderful views’. (David Lowe, Anne Sprason, and others)

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Special offers

Midweek Special Offers from £65

Midweek Special Offers from £65 B&B – Available any Sunday to Thursday; Smaller Double Room – £65 B&B Per Room Per Night. Standard Double/Twin Room – £75 B&B PRPN. Master Double/Twin Room – £85 B&B PRPN. Luxury Suite Double/Twin – £95 B&B PRPN. Available any midweek night Sunday to Thursday inclusive from now until the end of February 2019. Upgrade to include Dinner for just £27.50 per person, which includes a three-course evening meal. Dogs welcome & Stay free of charge. Book online now or call 01588 638403 or email stay@thecastlehotelbishopscastle.co.uk to book your stay. Not available from 24th December to 11th January. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Good Hotel Guide 2019Guide Book Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.

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Map

The Castle Hotel
Market Square
Bishop’s Castle
Shropshire
SY9 5BN

Guest comments

'We felt well looked after. The hotel is slightly quirky, but so is Bishop's Castle (none the worse for that). The bedroom was a decent size and had stupendous views The en-suite shower was excellent but we’re not sure the bath in the bedroom itself is a good idea. The lighting was rather poo. The food at dinner was generally very good, and hotter than you often get. Portions quite generous. The menu choices are all right, but the menu isn’t very long . The cooked breakfasts were excellent; the self-service bit rather sparse and located in the main corridor as if it were an afterthought. The hotel is ideal for dog-lovers. ' - - October, 2018
'We took it over as a group; it was perfect: All the rooms are up to the same good standard; there are no duds. Breakfast and dinner,were exemplary; notably pleasant service every time; good food. No a residents' lounge, but a delightful outdoor patio area for guests only. The Castle is very well run, and is clearly a centre of local activity. A model of what a small town hotel should be. ' - Tony and Ginny Ayers - September, 2018
'A pleasing mix of traditional country pub with a more contemporary sleek look. Lovely arrangements of autumn leaves. Very good value. Very helpful owners and staff. Blazing fire and welcoming dining area. Bishop’s Castle is a lovely town in stunning countryside. Great for hill walking and dog owners. The resident hotel dog is a small, friendly Dachshund, more of a lapdog and unsuited for any sort of walking. ' - Niki Howes - November, 2017

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