I have always enjoyed The Lion since my first visit in 1957. It's probably better now than it was more than 50 years ago but the character and integrity remains. I had a 3rd floor room with a wonderful view of Wyle Cop and the Long Mynd on the horizon. If you need swimming pools,
Fitness centres, jacuzzis and health spas, this is not for you. Of course the staircase and floorboards creak, and the single lift is ancient and slow but it is 400 years old - well perhaps the lift is a bit younger at 299 years. Breakfasts were perfect with attentive and polite waiting staff and food quality very good. Bedroom, more than adequate and supremely comfortable four poster bed. Well equipped full size bath and shower and endless supply of teas and coffee.
I enjoyed it more than ever.
The room was clean and spacious. Everything was as it should be! Checking in and out was quick and trouble free. The breakfast included was delicious and just what was needed.
My one criticsm - and given the age of the building this is more of an observation - is that the route from entrance to the room was rather circuitous/labyrinthine. While the way to the rooms was well signed the reverse route was not quite so clear. As that is the only *slightly* negative comment to make that should indicate the high regard in which I now hold the OPO. When I return to Shrewsbury I will look to stay here again!
Went to visit Wroxeter Vineyard and sought an inexpensive local hotel through the internet.
The The Mytton & Mermaid Hotel had availability at a reasonable price and the reviews were quite good overall.
What we discovered was a nice and friendly hotel/restaurant/pub sitting on the banks of the River Severn.
The staff were welcoming and the atmosphere was good although check in after 3:00pm is a bit on the late side.
We ate in the restaurant in the evening and the food was first class as was the service and it really had a nice Gastro feel to the whole evening.
The English breakfast was also excellent and overall, we had a really good and enjoyable break.
Thanks go to the staff who really make an effort to demonstrate hospitality.
Perfect hotel to visit above attraction. We had a basic double room which was roomy and light with one of the most comfortable beds in any hotel we have stayed in. Staff always helpful and friendly. Breakfast plentiful and good choices. We only ate dinner on one of the 3 nights we stayed and that was room service, all good. Lots of people staying for the golf and everyone we met was very sociable and fun - no cliquey golf types! For either the golf or The Follies, a great place to stay - also for exploring the area further, which we also did. Highly recommend.
"A country Inn bed and breakfast at its very best"
The Stiperstones Inn sits in some stunning Shropshire countryside. It's a solid, old fashioned looking Freehouse that provides a relaxed stay in three thoughtfully decorated ensuite rooms. We were there only a night, but it is the type of place that would easily become a default choice.
The pub offers a wide ranging and extremely enjoyable food menu, that covers most special dietary requirements (and, if yours isn't mentioned, they'll most probably be able to provide it anyway!). The options range from salads to generously portioned main meals, followed by delicious puddings - including whinberries.
However, the well thought out breakfasts were the highlight for us. The Inn offers fresh fruit, cereals/muesli, yogurt and dried fruits followed by a full freshly cooked English breakfast, juice, toast and tea or coffee. Just the thing to set you up for a day exploring the lovely countryside around the Inn.
The bedroom was clean, with sweet smelling, freshly laundered bedlinen, amazing pillows and one of the most comfortable mattresses we've ever slept on. The height of the bed was great, and the duvet weight was just right.
The Landlord and staff seem genuinely interested in making your stay just right, and nothing seems to be too much trouble.
There are homemade jams on sale in the pub, made by the Landlord, and really rather delicious!
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