The Lion Hotel Shrewsburry by Compass Hospitality

Wyle CopShrewsburySY1 1UYUnited Kingdom
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About The Lion Hotel Shrewsburry by Compass Hospitality

Situated in city centre Shrewsbury, the classic Lion Hotel stands, a remembrance of sixteenth century Elizabethan grandeur.  Amidst the stately landmark bridges and favourite shopping areas of Shropshire and the refreshing breezes off the Severn River, this old coaching inn has everything setting guests desire.

Rooms vary in size and amenity at the Lion Hotel, each offering its own exclusive features.  Expect tea and coffee making facilities, modern bathing options and traditional atmosphere.

Hotel features comprise several stunning event venues, complimentary Wi-Fi in the bar & lounge and convenient on-site parking for a fee.

Dine in at the on-site Hayward Restaurant and Oak Bar.  Please observe dress code as smart casual.

Don't miss a historical tour of Shropshire's architecture at St. Mary's Church & the Norman Castle or other attractions of the waterfront, Wyle Cop, the Severn Valley Steam Railway or the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.


Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1743353107 | Fax: +44 1743352744 | 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 room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Stately Character

Nicely furnished with spacious rooms and adequate amenities for most Previous guests have included Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin and the violinist Paganini Possibly more comfortable for an older clientele, the hotel has a definite dated feeling, but its irresistible historical charm pulls off an air of casual luxury Great service for your money as well, with the spotlessly clean rooms and impeccably dedicated & welcoming staff.

Superb Base Location

For easy exploration of the attractions of Shrewsbury/Shropshire, this central locale is perfection Everything relevant is within walking distance, or at most a short ride.

Divine Dining

From the tasty continental options & the hearty Full English breakfasts fried up every morning to the exquisitely prepared, mostly locally sourced and high quality lunches, teas and dinners to follow, the food here is flawless Delicious & perfectly paired wines Crisp and clean table settings properly set the mood for an outstanding dining experience.

Negative Reviews

Creaky Floors

Without a doubt, the hotel has creaky floorboards This is even in the description on the hotel's main website, and considered part of its charm However, some guests are somehow surprised and complain as it disturbs their enjoyment of their rooms and their sleep Some even posit the resident ghost is causing the creaks Bring your sense of humour and your earplugs if this might be an issue for you.

Hot Rooms

No air conditioning and hot rooms, seemingly without the heat even being turned on at times, causes some guests unbearable discomfort and sleeplessness Consider your needs and book as you see fit.

Low Shower Pressure

Apparent shower pressure issues increase with your floor level, so a bath may work out better in the end If you hate baths and can't survive without a hard pressure shower, you might want to book elsewhere.

Rating Overview

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7.9 out of 10 based on 757 reviews