Hardwick House

Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1743 350165

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


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Please get in touch to arrange
Check out
Booking restrictions
Luggage can be stored post check out on request
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 150 yds.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £70-£80.
2 Twin/doubles
From £95



I love this beautiful Georgian house. The guest bedrooms are both lovely and full of character, with supremely comfortable beds. You'll breakfast in an elegant oak-paneled dining room and are spoilt for choice. Outside, a colorful garden features a beautiful 18th century summer house perfect for tea when the weather is fine. You are in the very heart of medieval, historic Shrewsbury, with verdant Quarry Park along the banks of the river Severn only 2 minutes walk away. Warm welcome, lovely hosts.

Kristina, London

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.


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!


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The neighbourhood

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 popular 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.