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1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished

The Lion

3.5 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLand of the Lost Content Museum12 min drive
    Popular LocationMortimer Forest18 min drive
    Popular LocationNational Trust's Croft Castle and Parkland18 min drive

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  • Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Standard Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Small Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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About this area


Located in Craven Arms, The Lion is in a rural area and on the riverwalk. Ludlow Castle and National Trust's Croft Castle and Parkland are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include The Spaceguard Centre and Clee Hills.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Land of the Lost Content Museum - 12 min drive
  • Ludlow Castle - 13 min drive
  • The Spaceguard Centre - 17 min drive
  • Mortimer Forest - 18 min drive
  • National Trust's Croft Castle and Parkland - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Hopton Heath Station - 5 min drive


  • The Oak - 5 min drive
  • The Castle - 5 min drive
  • Dado's Bistro - 6 min drive
  • Sitwell Arms - 6 min drive
  • The Baron - 8 min drive

About this property

The Lion

Rivewalk hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, 2 bars/lounges and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this hotel. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, a garden and a picnic area are on-site. All 8 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also find electric kettles and free bottled water.
The Lion offers 8 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 27-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Linens
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • 27-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished



Check-in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 30.00 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 30.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Lion Hotel Craven Arms
Lion Craven Arms
Hotel The Lion Craven Arms
Craven Arms The Lion Hotel
The Lion Craven Arms
Lion Hotel
Hotel The Lion
The Lion Hotel
The Lion Craven Arms
The Lion Hotel Craven Arms

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Lion and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Lion offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Lion cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Lion pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Lion?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Lion?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Lion?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is The Lion located?
Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Mortimer Forest, Ludlow Castle and Shropshire Hills. Land of the Lost Content Museum and Offa's Dyke Centre are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 17 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 22 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Staff, food & decor all excellent and made to feel very welcome.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Super country hotel
We had a great couple of nights, comfort, food, smart decor, lovely garden by river, good service.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

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Great location, amazing food, very friendly staff.
Booked one night on the way home and will definitely be returning. Great location right beside the River Teme, very friendly staff, clean and spacious room (No. 8, twin single). Ate in the bar and the food was really nice and plentiful. The breakfast was something else! Amazing. Careful if asking for the Full English as it is definitely filling. Great value and you also get Muesli, fruit, yoghurt and toast if you want it.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

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Pub with rooms in a lovely location
We stayed at the Lion for an anniversary meal and night away. The pub is in a lovely location - the garden runs down to the river and the old stone bridge makes it a very picturesque setting. All the staff were wearing masks, which was great to see, and the dining room had 'socially distanced' tables for dinner and breakfast. The room was cosy with 'shabby chic' wooden furniture. The bathroom was a good size and obviously recently refurbished. My only major criticism was the bed - I think another reviewer has also commented on this! As soon as you moved a muscle the bed creaked loudly and the mattress was very soft so felt more like sleeping in a hammock. I would think this could be easily rectified by putting a board under the mattress. There were nice touches, like a welcome gift of two bottles of lemonade and crisps from a local farm shop, but then other small details had been missed (only half a toilet roll with no spares and the mugs for tea and coffee looked like they hadn't been washed up). We had dinner in the restaurant, which was lovely. The service and the food were both excellent. Breakfast similarly was excellent - a good choice on the menu - and was only slightly marred by the waitress forgetting part of our order (juice and toast were requested but never materialised). Overall, we enjoyed our stay and I would return - attention to the minor details would have made it excellent rather than very good.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Lion Hotel
Lovely hotel on the riverbank next to a bridge, within easy reach of Ludlow. Nice room and an excellent breakfast, would definitely go here again
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

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