The Lion and Pheasant

49 Wyle CopShrewsburySY1 1XJUnited Kingdom
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About The Lion and Pheasant

The Lion & Pheasant Hotel offers boutique three-star accommodation in the historic heart of Shrewsbury. Occupying a 16th century building with original features, it boasts individually-styled contemporary rooms; some with exposed timbers and River Severn views.

Bright rooms with oak or wrought-iron beds boast an en suite bathroom with power-shower and free deluxe toiletries, flat-screen TV, hairdryer and hot drinks provisions. A loft suite adds a free-standing bath.

Amenities comprise an outdoor patio terrace, function rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout and free parking.

Free breakfast options include full English and continental. The vibrant award-winning restaurant offering lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch menus serves seasonal dishes with modern twists. The trendy bar serves ales, wines, cocktails and gins.

The Lion & Pheasant Hotel is five minutes’ walk from shopping in the medieval town centre dotted with Tudor buildings. Ironbridge, a World Heritage Site honouring the Industrial Revolution, is about 13 miles away.


49 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1XJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1743)770345 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Handy location in attractive town centre

This hotel won praise from reviewers for the way it was conveniently situated in the charming town centre. It put visitors within easy walking distance of dining options, interesting shops, riverside parks and historic buildings. It was also close to the River Severn for pleasant waterside strolls.

Praise for customer service and delicious food

Guests spoke highly of the customer service, often saying staff were pleasant, helpful and professional. Diners were overwhelmingly positive about the delicious restaurant food and often described the freshly-cooked breakfast as excellent. The well-stocked bar reportedly served a mean cocktail and had a stylish feel.

Tasteful and comfy rooms

Not only did many reviewers say this sympathetically-modernized hotel enjoy interiors which maintained the spirit of the historic premises; but it also boasted individually-styled rooms that were clean, comfortable and characterful with tasteful decor blending old and new. There was praise for the oak or wrought-iron beds with white linens, which were a luxurious touch for many visitors.

Negative Reviews

Occasional criticism of rooms and layout

Some critics claimed that some of the bathrooms might benefit from further modernization. Others found certain bedrooms fairly small. The lack of a lift was a disadvantage for those with limited mobility or lots of luggage as there were stairs and corridors to negotiate.

Too noisy or hot for some

Light sleepers noted that certain rooms were exposed to occasional traffic noise or noise from the patio and kitchens. Some critics also claimed they felt uncomfortably warm sometimes, wishing there had been individual heating controls.

Tricky parking

There was limited free on-site parking but it was reportedly tricky to negotiate for some nervous drivers. During peak periods when all the spaces were filled, some motorists were at the mercy of public parking nearby and charges often applied.

Rating Overview

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8.9 /10
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8.9 out of 10 based on 606 reviews