The Castle Hotel

Bishops Castle, Shropshire
Hotel


Lovely small hotel in quirky market town surrounded by miles of stunning country - pretty rooms, tasty food and fine ales wait

Bedroom

12 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

This thriving medieval market town sits amid some of the loveliest country in the land, a launch pad for walkers and cyclists alike, with Offa’s Dyke, Long Mynd and the Kerry Ridgeway all close. After a day in the hills, roll back to this quirky hotel for a night of gentle carousing. You’ll find heaps of country comforts: hearty food, impeccable ales, super rooms with honest prices. Downstairs, there’s a coal fire in the pretty snug, oak panelling in the breakfast room, and Millie the short-haired dachshund who patrols the corridors with aplomb. Stylish bedrooms upstairs have all be refurbished. Expect good beds, warm colours, flat-screen TVs, an armchair if there’s room. Some are up in the eaves, several have views of the Shropshire hills, two have baths in the room. Back downstairs you find the sort of food you’d want after a day in the hills, perhaps hot garlic prawns, beef and ale pie, sticky toffee pudding. Don’t miss the hugely popular real ale festival in July, the beer drinker’s equivalent of Glastonbury. The garden terrace, with long country views, is a fine spot for a sundowner.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Bedrooms from £65 per night B&B from now until the end of February 2019. Available any midweek night Sunday to Thursday on our Dinner, B&B Rate. Dogs welcome and stay free of charge.

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Extra beds for children £20.
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dogs

Dog Welcome Box in the room for your pet which includes a feeding mat, food bowl, drying towel, lead, treats and poo bags.

Dogs are welcome with you at the table for all meals in bar areas. Let us know on booking, so we can give you a dog-friendly table throughout your stay.

Meals
Lunch from £4.50. Dinner, 3 courses, about £25.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Surcharges
Singles from £75. Dinner, B&B from £82.50 p.p.
9 Doubles
From £95
1 Twin
From £110
2 Family rooms for 4
From £130

Reviews

The Castle fully lived up to expectations and proved to be the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Shropshire hills. The staff were all very welcoming of us and our cocker spaniel Bonny and it was easy for us to take our meals in the bar where (well-behaved) dogs are allowed. On our last day owner Henry made a great recommendation for a walk nearby where we could let Bonny off the lead. We shall return, I'm sure.

Robert

Spent two delightful nights here. Faultless service, very welcoming bar and dining-room, and an extremely comfortable and quiet room. Will definitely return.

Bob

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Henry & Rebecca Hunter

  • The Castle Hotel is built with stone from, and on the site of, the original castle in Bishops Castle. Some excellent castles within a few miles drive are Clun Castle, Powis Castle, Stokesay Castle, Montgomery Castle and Ludlow Castle.
  • Lying within a giant loop of the River Severn and guarded by its castle, Shrewsbury has been called England's finest Tudor town. Black & white buildings abound with their ancient connecting 'shuts' or passageways. There are over 660 listed buildings here!
  • Within easy reach of Bishops Castle, the ancient Market town of Ludlow and its castle sit on the steep banks of the River Teme. It is one of Britain's best-preserved medieval towns. The Bull Ring was once the site of bull baiting in the Middle Ages.
  • Often described as one of Britain's most unspoilt towns, Montgomery is well worth a visit, with its mix of timber framed buildings and grand Georgian and Victorian houses. Montgomery grew up around the hill-top castle in the early 13th century.
  • For walking, try the famous walks of the Shropshire Way, the Long Mynd and Offa's Dyke, to the hundreds of miles of public footpaths across the county. The South Shropshire Way runs right past the front steps of the hotel.
  • For anyone looking for a more leisurely stroll take an amble up Carding Mill Valley in nearby Church Stretton. Owned by the National Trust you will be rewarded with glorious and panoramic views.