Shrewsbury was a quintessential medieval market town, and these days plenty of its medieval architecture survives. It’s also retained a traditional feel and a great local produce market known by foodies far and wide. The best places to stay in Shrewsbury include some fabulous inns and restaurants with rooms, so this is a truly great destination for anyone interested in eating well.
Just nine miles from the border with Wales, Shrewsbury was strategically important, as well as commercially, and it has historic garrisons, a regimental museum and a castle, as well as market squares, the Market Hall and the Elizabethan Old Market Hall - now an art house cinema. There’s also an 11th Century castle, the scenic ruins of an abbey and a museum and art gallery. Shrewsbury’s other great claim to fame is as the birthplace of Charles Darwin.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Shrewsbury are all great bases for exploring the city whether you're here for the history or simply to sample the food!
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Period on the outside, modern from within this property enjoys a prime location close to the River Severn. Chic, minimal rooms are decorated with natural colours. Michael Jordan runs a popular restaurant, serving modern, locally sourced British cuisine. A smart, inexpensive base for local exploring.
This property, dating back to 16th century is located in Shrewsbury's historic centre. It is where old meets new: exposed oak beams and flagstone floors juxtaposed with retro metal chairs. Rooms are light and airy with wrought iron beds and Louis XI print throws. Prebook a table at the restaurant!
A traditional country Inn, this Grade II listed Georgian property offers guests six individually decorated bedrooms, classic in style. The Inn has a popular, quintessentially British restaurant specialising in food from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Great for local exploring.
Grove is a family house and guests are treated as such. Stone built, with an array of self-catering cottages, it sits in Shropshire's rolling countryside. Rooms are decorated in duck egg blue and cherry reds, with magnolia backdrops, antique pieces and artworks. There is breakfast and afternoon tea.