Fodor's Expert Review The Lion Hotel

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 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
  • greats breakfasts
  • in the town center

CONS

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

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01743-353107

HOTEL DETAILS

59 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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