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Bed & Breakfast

Hardwick House - Bed & Breakfast in Shropshire

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12 St John’s Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JJ, Shropshire
England, United Kingdom

Lucy Whitaker

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+44 (0)1743 350165 (landline)

Tea in the summerhouse, breakfast by the fire, fresh flowers all around this warm family home. Step out to historic Shrewsbury high street

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On a quiet street in the heart of Shrewsbury, this fine Georgian house has been in Lucy's family for generations. The dining room (oak panelling, a huge fireplace) is a lovely space to breakfast on locally sourced produce and homemade bread; vases of garden flowers are dotted all around this cheerful family home. Bedrooms are traditional and comfortable with pretty china tea cups; bathrooms are old-fashioned. The walled garden is fabulous; take tea in an 18th-century summerhouse. Birthplace of Darwin, this is a fascinating historic town; walk to the abbey, castle, theatre, festivals and great shops. Lucy is delightful.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Local points of interest from Lucy Whitaker:

Local points of interest from
Lucy Whitaker:

  • Guests can use Hardwick House as a base from which to explore and enjoy Shrewsbury - its fine architecture, mediaeval streets, and superb shopping.
  • The fine Quarry park, the meandering river Severn, and Shrewsbury School perched above its banks are around the corner.
  • There is a good choice of excellent restaurants and pubs nearby, all within walking distance.
  • It is exceptionally well located for all Shrewsbury's main attractions and cultural events - the famous Flower Show, the brand new Theatre Severn, the Folk Festival, Darwin's birthplace, the Abbey, the Castle and much more.
  • Hardwick House is an excellent base from which to explore Shrewsbury's environs, with many National Trust and English Heritage sites and beautiful countryside nearby, easily accessible by car or train.
  • Hardwick House is very conveniently located for Shrewsbury School, only a short walk or drive across the river.
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Guest feedback
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"Such a beautfiul house, full of character and charm. Very comfortable room with everything that one could think of provided and a very personal touch. Tea - and wonderful chocolate cake - were served on my arrival (inc). Breakfast was delicious and all food home-made including the fruit compote and bread ! Perfect position for getting into town centre. Lovely owners running a great B&B."
March 2015
"A beautiful Georgian house within a stone's throw of the town centre - but unbelievably quiet! Lucy and Giles were very hospitable and the full English breakfast, with plenty of choices, was wonderful. The room was outstandingly equipped with everything you could want and the bed was very comfortable. Thank you Lucy and Giles - we hope to see you again!"
September 2012
"Warm and gracious welcome, beautiful house in a great location, very comfortable room and a delicious breakast. Thank you!"
September 2011
"We enjoyed a delightful four night stay with Lucy and Giles who are friendly, homely hosts. We were greated with tea and home made chocolate cake which we enjoyed in the summerhouse with roaring open fire. The breakfast was equally delicious! Hardwick House is a real find - a country retreat in the heart of Shrewsbury - ideal and highly recommended."
September 2010
"Stayed for three nights in August, beautiful night's sleep, such that I asked Lucy about the bedding - Laura Ashley. Devine choc cake on arrival along with superb breakfasts, and right in the centre of town so you can enjoy a meal and walk back without the need to drive. Also the fresh milk for your tea - it is the little thinkgs which make a difference."
August 2010

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  • 2 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £90 to£100 per night

Singles £65-£75.

Booking info:


Pubs/restaurants 150 yds.


Christmas & New Year.


12 St John’s Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JJ, Shropshire

B&B 2 Twin/double rooms
a twin bedroom adjoining the Acorn room can be made available to form a large suite
Price: (i) £ 90 to £ 100 per night

Lucy Whitaker

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+44 (0)1743 350165 (landline)