The Baron At Bucknell

Bucknell, Shropshire

Debra and Phil Wright’s village pub-with-rooms on the Welsh borders ‘puts to shame places that charge twice as much’, writes a regular Guide reader. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Debra and Phil Wright’s village pub-with-rooms on the Welsh borders ‘puts to shame places that charge twice as much’, writes a regular Guide reader. A former Georgian farmhouse with hefty beams, millstones and a cider press, it mixes and matches rusticity with contemporary comforts. Four beamed rooms have ‘calm, neutral colours, natural wood and stone’, tub chairs, a walk-in or over-bath shower; a superior room has French doors to a balcony, a spa bath and separate shower. Thoughtful extras include ‘fresh coffee, home-made shortbread, mini-choc bars’. Four adults-only garden suites have a sofa by a log-effect fire, an espresso machine and minibar, a wet-room shower, a wall of glass on to decking with a hot tub and a natural swimming pond for a morning dip. The menu runs from classics to dishes such as lamb shoulder, pistachio and herb crumb, redcurrant sauce; good plant-based options. ‘The jungle curry (veg or chicken) with sticky-rice cakes and crispy salad were nice and spicy, full of fresh veg.’ Breakfast brings a full Shropshire with local free-range eggs, or ‘an interesting vegetarian choice’. (Jill Cox)

Hotel details

Address

Chapel Lawn Road
Bucknell
Knighton
Shropshire
SY7 0AH
England

Telephone

01547 530549

Bedrooms

8. 3 in garden annexe with decking and hot tub, 1 suitable for wheelchair.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Sun dinner.

Facilities

lounge, restaurant, conservatory, bar, in-room TV (Freeview), beer garden, swimming pond for use of Garden Room guests, public areas wheelchair accessible, ramp to restaurant, adapted toilet.

Background music

‘easy listening’.

Children

children welcomed in 
2 inn rooms, on Z-beds, not in Garden Rooms, children’s menu.

Dogs

allowed in bar, beer garden (water bowls), on a lead, not in bedrooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £125, singles from £110. À la carte £32.