Lion Hotel

Shropshire - Shrewsbury

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: I

Wyle Cop
Shrewsbury
SY1 1UY

Tel: (01743) 353107

Email: info@thelionhotelshrewsbury.com

Website http://www.thelionhotelshrewsbury.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Shrewsbury

Station Distance: 650m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Shrewsbury) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The inclusion on the website is for the Oak Bar, situated just inside the hotel on the left hand side.

Twin multi glazed doors lead to a small room with a bare wood floor and walls of oak panelling to picture frame height all around. The servery, has a shape that matches the ornate plaster cornice all around the room and appears to be from the inter-war years. The counter is of oak panelling and above are a series of five working shutters with multi glazed panels matching the doors. The shutters are closed at the end of every day – something very rare in pubs nowadays. The bar back retains a tapestry which looks like it was always there and in recent years some shelves to form a bar back have been placed in front of it.

The inclusion on the website is for the Oak Bar, situated just inside the hotel on the left hand side.

Twin multi glazed doors lead to a small room with a bare wood floor and walls of oak panelling to picture frame height all around. The servery, has a shape that matches the ornate plaster cornice all around the room and appears to be from the inter-war years. The counter is of oak panelling and above are a series of five working shutters with multi glazed panels matching the doors. The shutters are closed at the end of every day – something very rare in pubs nowadays. The bar back retains a tapestry which looks like it was always there and in recent years some shelves to form a bar back have been placed in front of it.

The Lion Hotel has parts dating to the 15th and 18th century and there is evidence of a significant refurbishment in the inter-war years. As a coaching inn it was the departure point for a direct coach mail service from Shrewsbury to London. The rear bar on the right has a 1930s brick fireplace with an old fireback. The open lounge at the front has an impressive wide segmentally-arched stone fireplace with quatrefoil timber panels in hood and dado panelling from the inter-war period. Many parquet floors throughout the hotel and a revolving door entrance. Don’t miss the grand ballroom at the rear built in 1770 in the style of Robert Adam.

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