The Castle Hotel

Built on a castle bailey, this ‘superbly located’, good-value hotel is liked for its ‘delightful staff’, ‘well-appointed rooms’, ‘first-rate food’ and ‘easy access’ to walking routes. More

Contact details

The Castle Hotel
Market Square,
Bishop’s Castle
Shropshire
SY9 5BN.
England
Tel 01588 638403,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

13.

Open

All year except Christmas Day.

Facilities

3 bar areas, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), in-room spa treatments, patio, terrace, garden with fish pond, parking, bicycle storage, mud room.

Background music

In bar area.

Children

All ages welcomed.

Dogs

Allowed in bedrooms, bar, not in restaurant.

Prices

Per room B&B £105–£170, D,B&B £160–£225.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Built on a castle bailey, this ‘superbly located’, good-value hotel is liked for its ‘delightful staff’, ‘well-appointed rooms’, ‘first-rate food’ and ‘easy access’ to walking routes. ‘Our dog was given the loveliest of welcomes, too,’ says a guest in 2017. In an ‘interesting town’ surrounded by hill-walking country, the 300-year-old building is run with ‘genuine warmth’ by Henry and Rebecca Hunter. (It is joint-owned with Henry Hunter’s parents, who own Pen-y-Dyffryn, Oswestry – see main entry.) Individually styled bedrooms of various sizes are up a Georgian staircase. ‘The box of goodies and other necessities in the room was a really nice touch.’ Order bistro-style dishes in the bar or ‘handsome’ oak-panelled restaurant; eat in the enclosed garden on a fine day. Breakfast is ‘particularly good’.

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Special offers

30% off Seasonal Special Offer

Enjoy an overnight stay in anyone of our 13 elegant bedrooms and get a whopping 30% OFF the Dinner, Bed & Breakfast prices. Available any midweek night (Sunday to Thursday) from 15th October 2017 to 15th February 2018. Prices start from £61 per person & include a three-course evening meal each. Terms and conditions: Offer is available any midweek night Sunday to Thursday, subject to availability; dogs welcome and stay free of charge; not available from 24th December to 12th January; not available for single occupancy. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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

Guest comments

'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
'We much enjoyed our night , and so did our black lab, she has never been made to feel so welcome ! Dinner and breakfast were excellent with a wide choice of dishes beautifully presented. Highly recommended! ' - Kirstie Chippendale - November, 2017
'A lovely country hotel with a history and lots of character. Our room had been modernised to very good standards and tastefully done. The food was excellent and the staff catered well for my gluten allergy. Being on top of the hill and central to the the town, the hotel has lovely views and there are great walks round and about. The only downside is the size of the car park ' - Barry Johnson - June, 2017
'Excellent food, service and accommodation. easy access to walking . ' - Laura Heath - September, 2016
'Impeccably restored hotel, with great character yet also very comfortable. Excellent bar and wonderful food. We shall certainly be returning to this glorious corner of England ' - Charles Scott Scott - July, 2016

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