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The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 18 hotels in Shrewsbury
The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury we are located in the heart of the beautiful historic town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Famous for its warm and friendly hospitality and traditional character, the hotel is perfectly situated to enable guests to enjoy all that this unique area has to offer. Our 59 bedrooms which include standard doubles, twins and singles as well as suites, each have their own unique character and include all the comfort and facilities you would expect. The Hayward Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers a quintessentially British menu with a few subtle twists, using fresh local ingredients. The Oak Bar offers a more informal dining option and is open all day for teas and coffees, homemade cakes, healthy light bites, delicious lunches and exceptional value dining.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Car park
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian
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malandtrev wrote a review 18 Jun
Cannock, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
We have stayed at this hotel several times however sadly after the last stay we will not be staying again. We stayed overnight on a DB & B basis as we have always had a good dining experience. This is no longer the case, despite the menu on the website we were offered salad, pizza or burgher for our evening meal, we have stayed at mant hotels in the uk and worldwide and this was the worse hotel dinner menu we have ever seen - I’m sure this will be put down to Covid, however 2 minutes down the road the menu offered is varied and substantial. We also normally order a bottle of wine to enjoy with our meal, we were told that they don’t provide bottles of wine just glasses, at a price of £9 per glass! We settled for water and bought 2 glasses of wine at the post office 2 minutes away for £4.50 each. We reserved a superior double room, for the age of the hotel the room was fine, however the bed was the most uncomfortable we have ever slept in, the sink in the bathroom was cracked, but that all paled into insignificance by the fact that one of the table lamps had been condemned by the pac tester in May however we stayed in June and this lamp was still lighting up when you switched the main room switch on - health and safety ?? Sadly this is the last time we shall be staying at the Lion in Shrewsbury which is such a shame as we have really enjoyed previous stays
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Superior room 102, was ok but is right at the front on the main road and can be noisy
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NorfolkPete wrote a review 16 Jun
Yapton, United Kingdom84 contributions25 helpful votes
Two nights. Nearly none!. Impressive down stairs. Staff seemed helpful. Signage extremely confusing as still on a one way system. Carpets thread bare and stained. Edges to stairs looked dusty. A no longer working lift. ( there are a lot of stairs) to be fair the booking said no lift. Carpet in room stained. Wall had stains as well. Extremely tight bathroom. Hot tap to bath nearly impossible to use. And shower valve on first day would not turn to hot, only cold. Very unimpressed. We very nearly cut our losses and moved on. Place needs a lot of work on its fabric. Can't comment on the food as didn't eat there. But fail to understand the good reviews.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Extremely tight parking
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Nigel wrote a review 9 Jun
Ayrshire, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Shabby chic without the chic, and a double dose of shabby. Not so much tired - more exhausted! The bed and furnishings in our suite were not fit for purpose and dirty. Indeed, the whole hotel has clearly not been updated since Charles Dickens was a lad. Everything about the hotel appears noisy; from the adjacent road to the creaking floors and corridors and transit of people through them at all hours. Indeed, if our time in Shrewsbury was not taken up with house hunting, we would have moved out. Our attempts to talk to the manager were fruitless, and he has yet to call me back as promised by the reception staff.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: It is not the fault of the hotel that the main road next to it is very noisy - but it is - and...
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Jennie L wrote a review 4 Jun
Reigate, United Kingdom1 contribution
Mistakenly went into The Lion having booked a table at The Lion and Pheasant and what a mistake! This one has an extremely limited and basic menu. Certainly not ‘fine dining’ - burgers, pizzas and a choice of two salads was the extent of what was on offer on a Friday evening. The local kebab shop would have a greater choice of meal, if that’s what you’re wanting. Already very disappointed, and still under the illusion that we were in the right place (who knew there were two ‘The Lion...’ bars/restaurants literally minutes walk from each other?!), we ordered. It was a simple order, considering it was just the two of us, and the restaurant was almost empty at the time: cheeseburger and a chicken salad, with a side of garlic bread. Service was very slow and we waited the best part of half an hour for any food to arrive, and even then it wasn’t right. Out came a chicken burger rather than a cheeseburger. This was returned and my partner asked for the food he had ordered in its place and I started to eat my salad. Awkwardly, I tried to eek out my own dinner while he waited for his, but the service was so slow I did not succeed. Having finished my meal, and been in the restaurant for the best part of an hour, we decided to leave and get him a McDonalds instead. Do yourself the favour, don’t bother with this place. There are plenty more places to eat.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Shafeeque Fadra, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 849jenniel, Thank you for your review following your stay with us. I would like to sincerely apologise for our failure to meet your expectations. Your comments have been taken on board and have been fed back to the team to make the necessary improvements. Your feedback is invaluable to the team and I once again thank you for your comments. Kind Regards, Shafeeque Fadra General Manager
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sleepybexhill wrote a review 2 Jun
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom1294 contributions546 helpful votes
We had a good overnight stay. The staff were very helpful and pleasant and the place was clean. We had a nice room, but it needed an overhaul - old mattress, basin taps and shower dripped, etc. Having said that, the place is old with plenty of character. Breakfast was fine with a full English option. Location was very good in the centre of town, the train station less than 10 minutes walk away. Overall a good value for money stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Shafeeque Fadra, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review following your stay with us. It's good to hear what our guests think about our team and the facilities we offer which are fed back and used for training and improvements purposes. All feedback is very important to us and I thank you once again for your comments and for staying with us. Kind Regards Shafeeque Fadra General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
Which popular attractions are close to The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury?
Nearby attractions include Market Hall Shrewsbury (0.4 km), St Mary's Church (0.3 km), and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Dolce Vita, The Masala, and Planet Doughnut.
Is The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Shrewsbury.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, Polish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shrewsbury Prison (0.6 km), Attingham Park (6.1 km), and Shrewsbury Abbey (0.5 km).