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The Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bishops Castle
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We visited and chose The Castle Hotel as it was close to an event we were attending. What a find though. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. The Castle is a very old building and the stairs might be a problem for some, but the bedroom was lovely (only a shower) but spotless and tastefully furnished with a lovely view over the town and countryside. It was the staff and food that made it great though. Everyone could not do enough for us and the fish menu was "just up my street". Friends joined us for Saturday dinner and were also impressed. The residents balcony area with views over the Shropshire countryside was delightful. Not an area we have visited before and we would certainly like to return and stay at The Castle Hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

£115 a night b&b -
Good: Excellent and very friendly staff - nothing was too much trouble, charming old building with nice rooms and a good bed (room 7), parking, decent breakfast, great location - Bishops Castle and the surrounding area is a gem.
Bad: Hopeless showers - Triton electric shower that dribbles water at an inconsistent temperature; either freezing cold or scalding. Our group were wet and cold after a days cycling and everyone complained of the same issue. There is no bath as an alternative.
Poorly maintained ale: Bishops Castle boasts some of Shropshire's best beer but the cellar maintenance is clearly not happening. We tried 3 Tuns and Big Nev both of which were cloudy and seriously sub-optimal. We drank both beers later the same evening in pubs in the town and they were terrific.
Indifferent food - the menu is ambitious for a small operation and as ever it is about the ingredients. This is more Brakes Brothers than Roux brothers.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We recently spent the week-end here for a family get together. We were 6 adults and 6 children. The hotel staff looked after us very well and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is in a great location with lovely views and a big garden for the kids to run around in (and they did!). We even had a dog with us which was easy too. The food at the hotel was just right and we were given a separate dining room to ourselves which meant we were more relaxed in such a big group. The rooms were very comfortable and the recently renovated master rooms were luxurious. We enjoyed the surrounding area - there is plenty to do and the countryside is beautiful. Thanks to all the staff at the Castle Hotel!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Paula D
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights at The Castle Hotel as we wanted somewhere a bit special to celebrate our Silver Anniversary - good choice, it was a fabulous break. The food was absolutely superb, the staff were very friendly and the room was very spacious and comfortable. We shall have some lovely memories of our time at the hotel and will definitely be making a return visit.

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Thank Anne M
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Only had a 2 night stay, but wished could of stayed longer! Could not fault any bit of the hotel, room, staff, food, area.........even Penny (Dog) found it relaxing!

Highly recommended to friends and family. Will return for a longer stay soon.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Debbie C
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I stayed with my mum in a twin room for one night mid-week. The owners and staff were very helpful and accommodating, finding us a comfortable table where we could have dinner, and take the dog into the pub. The room was beautiful - lovely modern bathroom and attractive furnishings. We had the dinner, B&B option, which felt quite good value. The food was excellent, and very good local beers on tap. Beautiful town and worth a good explore. Much recommended for a relaxing trip away.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The Castle Hotel sits overlooking the lovely village of Bishop's Castle with magnificent views of the rolling Shropshire countryside. Our newly refurbished bedroom was beautiful but the most impressive part of our stay has been the friendly, efficient staff and the excellent food. We stayed during the Michaelmas Fair celebrations in Bishop's Castle when everywhere was 'buzzing' but nothing was too much trouble and we would recommend a stay here to explore this wonderful part of England!

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Address: Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Bishops Castle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bishops Castle
Price Range: $91 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Georgian Coaching Inn in one of Shropshire’s prettiest towns, with lovely gardens, countryside views and no passing traffic. Eight pretty en-suite bedrooms, three bars with open fires and an oak paneled restaurant serving great value modern British food. Or relax with a cooling beverage on our fabulous south-facing terrace and watch the buzzards and hang-gliders soar the surrounding hills. Great walking from the hotel front-door. Ludlow, Clun, Shrewsbury and Powis Castle all within easy reach. ... more   less 
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