4 rooms from £125 per night
Photo of Huxley's at Drapers Hall

“Established in 1485, this Tudor residence is the epitome of traditional English hospitality and comfort. Four rooms offer the perfect base to explore the historical market town of Shrewsbury and within the same building is an established and popular fine dining restaurant. Great Shropshire hideaway.”

“Established in 1485, this Tudor residence is the epitome of traditional English hospitality and comfort. Four rooms offer the perfect base to explore the historical market town of Shrewsbury and within the same building is an established and popular fine dining restaurant. Great Shropshire hideaway.”

Hotel Review

The drapers of Shrewsbury in Tudor times were rich men and they built a fine guildhall in the heart of the city. Nowadays, its great panelled room on the ground floor is a restaurant, still furnished with 16th-century pieces and lit by candles. Upstairs, two bedrooms and two self-catering suites have been created without destroying the higgledy-piggledy character of the old house. Decoration is rather theatrical, with big gilt mirrors and bold patterns, a heavily carved Spanish bed and even some chandeliers. The showers and bathrooms (only two rooms have baths - one a Jacuzzi) are conventional, but modern and well-equipped. To eat dinner by a crackling fire and then to take the ancient stairs to your 450-year-old attic bedroom is to move as far from a bland modern chain hotel as it is possible to go.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Award winning and inventive menu, remains unpretentious and stays true to its locally sourced ingrediants.
  • Romantic Break
  • Romance is in the air with double spa baths, scenic views, and candlelite dinners.
 

Written by George Pownall

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • Award winning and inventive menu, remains unpretentious and stays true to its locally sourced ingrediants.
  • Romantic Break
  • Romance is in the air with double spa baths, scenic views, and candlelite dinners.
  • Other Activities
  • The Quarry plays host to summer music concerts and is a great place for a lazy picnic in picturesque gardens.
  • Cycling
  • Cycling around Shrewsbury is a fantastic way to see the city and go into the countryside.
  • Close to nightlife
  • Shrewsbury is a vibrant town with a few bars and pubs to enjoy a glass of wine in.
  • Great walks
  • Up to Haughmond Hill for some scenic views of forestland and Shrewsbury town.
  • Art Classes
  • Art lovers do not miss the hidden gem of Shrewbury's Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Learning
  • Shrewsbury Abbey is an 11th Century building with some educative displays.
  • Sights nearby
  • Be sure to check out the nearby castle and the market square.
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcomed.
  • Traditional
  • Quiet
  • Full of character
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Antiques
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Intimate
  • Townhouse
  • Charming
  • Contemporary
  • Restaurant with rooms
  • Wellbeing
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Public parking close by, charges are applicable.
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcomed.
  • Hot Tub
  • In one room
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • In room DVD
  • Safe
  • Meeting Room
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Bicycle hire
  • No pets
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • The Quarry plays host to summer music concerts and is a great place for a lazy picnic in picturesque gardens.
  • Cycling
  • Cycling around Shrewsbury is a fantastic way to see the city and go into the countryside.
  • Close to nightlife
  • Shrewsbury is a vibrant town with a few bars and pubs to enjoy a glass of wine in.
  • Great walks
  • Up to Haughmond Hill for some scenic views of forestland and Shrewsbury town.
  • Art Classes
  • Art lovers do not miss the hidden gem of Shrewbury's Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Learning
  • Shrewsbury Abbey is an 11th Century building with some educative displays.
  • Sights nearby
  • Be sure to check out the nearby castle and the market square.

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Huxley’s boutique hotel offers a unique combination of a historic 16th. century location, beautiful, contemporary, individually designed rooms and a superior restaurant where you can enjoy fine dining, our brasserie menu or even just a sandwich or glass of wine by the log fire in our bar. Situated in the very heart of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, just five minutes walk from the railway station, Drapers Hall is ideally placed to enjoy our beautiful and exciting market town. The local area is full of activities for all, from magnificent stately homes, over 200 independent retailers, a brand-new theatre, numerous beauty spots and the magnificent Shropshire and Welsh countryside within a very short drive. For a very special place to stay, be it a short break or a longer stay in on of our self-contained suites, Huxleys’ at Draper’s Hall offers the perfect choice.