The Lion & Pheasant

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
+44 (0)1743 770345

A warm, inviting boutique hotel in Shrewsbury’s historic centre; potter about the medieval streets, relax in a sun-catching courtyard


26 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The foundations date back to the 16th century but there’s a welcoming bar serving great cocktails and numerous gins, and a big open fire in the dining area. The warren of bedrooms above are packed with character and atmosphere; find slipper bath tubs, cavernous walk-in showers and good views – those seeking more independence can opt for self-catering.

Food is very good: breakfasts are continental or hot, brunch goes on until midday so late risers can happily chomp bacon or sausage sarnies before heading out for the day; lunch and dinner menus are seasonal and change throughout the week and service is relaxed and friendly.

Explore the Stretton Hills and Long Mynd on foot, go canoeing and fishing on the river Severn. Return for afternoon tea in the café bar, then flickering candles and Wye Valley ales on tap – the smart Georgian building shines after dark. You’re central in town, for shopping, dining and the historic abbey.

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We think you'll love

  • Discovering the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • Shopping in Shrewsbury
  • Luxuriously soaking in a sleek bath tub under ancient beams
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You should know

  • There’s no lift
  • The car park is small, so you many need to use the NCP car park opposite
  • Light sleepers should request non roadside rooms


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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
Check out
Christmas Day
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £7. Lunch from £8. Dinner from £16.


Nightly price
from £125
Singles £99-£149. Dinner, B&B £179 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.
4 Suites for 3
From £130
1 Twin
From £130
1 Single
From £125
20 Doubles
From £145



A great find. Comfortable, stylish and lovely staff.

Becky, Bristol

A perfect base from which to explore this beautifully compact historic town.A wealth of independent shops, cafes and bars in areas with names dating back to medieval times: Wyle Cop; Dogpole; and Bear Steps. Walk beside the River Severn then return to cool uncluttered spaces in which to enjoy some very good local produce and drinks

David, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Shrewsbury is a small medieval town and the hotel is at the heart. It’s just a few steps to Wyle Cop’s independent shops, cafes, bars, the half-timbered buildings of the Bear Steps, and the ancient Dogpole (not as odd as it sounds). Within half an hour’s drive there’s lovely Georgian Ludlow; Ironbridge – the birthplace of the industrial revolution; and Powis Castle’s Baroque gardens.

Local points of interest from Rachael Chidlow

  • The lion and pheasant is an independant hotel dating back to the 16th century . its recently had a make over and is now very contemporary with historic features and quirky interiors
  • The building is on the Wyle Cop an ancient medieval street with lots of independant shops and cafes
  • Horse drawn carriages used to stop here as it was half way between London and Holyhead in Wales It used to have stables for 17 horses , as it was a coaching Inn.
  • Its huge inglenook fireplace is lit every day in winter and is very cosy on frosty mornings
  • The loft suite is a treat to sleep in , its ancient timber beamed interior is very special !
  • Explore the town and find black and white town mansions and speciality shops .