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Lion Hotel

(also known as Lion, formerly Red Lion)

Wyle Cop
Shrewsbury
SY1 1UY

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12:00 - 21:15

Owner

Compass Hospitality

About the Pub

A difficult venue to summarise, as whole books have been written about the place, this is one of the most historic hostelries in the town. The standard is set from the outset with entrance from the front being through a classic revolving door. It is a Grade 1 listed 16th century coaching inn and hotel, with 57 rooms and 2 suites, though most visible architecture is early Georgian.

There are three bars, but the principal public bar is the Oak Bar at the front. This is wood-panelled, with intricate carved benches and walls decorated with natural history pictures. The ageing but immaculate wooden floor is distinctly uneven, resulting in the bar furniture leaning at various odd-looking angles. It's a small bar area, but larger more comfortable lounge areas with grand fireplaces are nearby. Bar food is available in the Oak Bar, though the well-known Hayward Restaurant is also available for those in smart-casual attire.

Historic Interest

During the 19th century the Lion was one of the most celebrated coaching inns in the country with several mail coaches a day travelling between the Lion and London. Charles Dickens stayed here in 1838, Paganini & Disraeli were also noted guests.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Wye Valley Butty Bach

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • JW Lees --other--
  • Wood --varies--
  • Wye Valley HPA

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Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    59 rooms.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Hayward Restaurant.

  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Outside smoking area, left out of hotel, towards garage.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Lion Hotel

Wyle Cop
Shrewsbury
SY1 1UY

Sat Nav Reference

52.70659, -2.75143

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (650m)

Shrewsbury

Directions

From south or east, pass Abbey, cross River Severn and continue up Wyle Cop. Hotel near top on left. From north or west follow one-way system for Telford. Hotel faces you at end of Dogpole

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