The Lion Hotel

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UY, England

The myriad corridors of this famous coaching inn in the heart of town creak with more than 600 years of history; rooms are small and traditionally furnished, but the glorious lounge, with its high ceiling, oil paintings, and carved-stone fireplace, sets the Lion apart. Former guests include Charles Dickens, whose suite served as inspiration for The Pickwick Papers.

PROS

  • historic appeal
  • good breakfasts

CONS

  • prone to wedding parties on weekends
  • unlike the public rooms, many guest rooms have tired decor in need of an upgrade

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01743-353107

HOTEL DETAILS

59 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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