The Castle Hotel

Inn in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

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Tel: 01588 638403



Postal Address:
The Square
Bishop's Castle

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The Castle Hotel has been offering great value accommodation since 1719. So we've had a lot of practice you see. One of the first Landlords was Clive of India!

The three bars, where you can eat and drink and make merry, are warm and welcoming, just as they should be. When did you last see shove ha'penny or Bar Billiards played competitively? Or at all! How can you not stay awhile?

You are in the South Shropshire Hills, surrounded on all sides by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You are in one of the most charming and unspoilt market towns in the country. You are in an eighteenth century coaching inn with panoramic views, great food, fabulous gardens and one of the finest selections of real ales in the land. How can you not stay awhile?
The Castle Hotel has twelve lovely bedrooms, all en-suite, TV, pillows, sheets, all mod cons you see. Many have delightful views over the town to the hills beyond. No passing traffic either, so you'll awake refreshed. And all suffused with that elusive “Away from it all” feeling. How can you not stay awhile?

Is this the perfect place for a Hotel Break in Shropshire ? We like to think so!


South Shropshire has a long history of culinary excellence. Ludlow is just down the road, and for a while boasted more Michelin starred restaurants than London itself. We don’t do Michelin at The Castle, but we certainly use many of the same local suppliers. We’re spoilt for them actually. What our busy kitchen aims to produce is modern pub food that is healthy, hearty, flavoursome and fresh. And great value of course.

And you’ve a wide choice of eating venues at The Castle. Each of the three bars has its own individual character, some with open fires, some with terraces out into the garden. Or try our more genteel oak panelled restaurant, believed to feature in the Mary Webb novel “The House in Dormer Forest”.

And when the weather is warm, (and remember it’s always sunny in Shropshire), our beautiful south facing gardens with fantastic terrace and raised fish ponds provide the perfect spot for a light repast and a cooling beverage.

Bishop's Castle

The Castle Hotel is an excellent base for visiting the Shropshire Marches, and the surrounding Shropshire Hills. Bishop's Castle itself is a little gem, with a plethora of ancient buildings, cobbled streets, and quirky independent shops. People visit Bishop's Castle and become smitten. They give up their jobs and move here!
The nearby towns of Clun, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Welshpool are all within easy reach. The South Shropshire Hills, including The Longmynd, The Stipperstones, Offa's Dyke and the wild border country all offer excellent walking and cycling.
After a leisurely day exploring this rather special corner of England, put your feet up and sample a relaxing beer from one of the towns several micro-breweries. Enjoy a good meal, or just relax in our fabulous elevated beer garden looking out over the town to the hills beyond.

Feel like the king of the castle. Perfect!


Room / Unit Price No. Of Rooms / Units Sleeps
Double en suite £95.00 - £150.00(Per Room per night, breakfast included) 7 2
Twin en suite £110.00 - £150.00(Per Room per night, breakfast included) 3 2
Family en suite £130.00 - £155.00(Per Room per night, breakfast included) 2 4

Special Offers

20% OFF a midweek break in October, November & December

Stay at The Castle Hotel in October, November & December on any midweek night (Sunday to Thursday) on our Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate and get 20% OFF.

Prices start from just £68 per person per night and include a three course meal each. Dogs welcome and stay free of charge.

Call 01588 638403 or email to book your stay.


20% OFF Prices

Smaller Room D,B&B – £136 (£68 Per Person Per Night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Standard Room D,B&B – £148 (£74 pppn, DB&B)

Master Room D,B&B – £164 (£82 pppn, DB&B)

Luxury Suite Room D,B&B - £196 (£98 pppn DB&B)


Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer is available from Sunday to Thursday. Subject to availability.

Not available for single occupancy.

Not available from 24th December – 31st December.


New Year’s Eve 16/17 at The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle

Come and celebrate the New Year in Bishops Castle style. We have a two night or three night break away for you to choose from. Enjoy our 7 course New Year’s Eve gala evening menu, with live band, champagne cocktails at midnight and dancing until late all included. Plus, enjoy a local brewery tour and a guided walk around Bishops Castle to reveal its ancient secrets and fanatic chequered history, which gave rise to Bishop’s Castle’s “rotten borough” nickname.

Prices start from:

£248 per person for two nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

£360 per person for three nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

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To submit a booking enquiry, please visit the The Castle Hotel website »

Ratings and Awards

The AA Inn 4 Star GradingDTS Walker Friendly AwardDTS Cyclist Friendly AwardDTS Pet Friendly AwardAA Dinner Award


24 hr return laundry service Cater for vegetarians Children Welcome Central heating Conference facilities Cyclists Evening meals Games Room Groups Accepted Historic, literary or architectural interest Free Car parking Garden Hairdryer Ironing facilities Licence Bar Non smoking establishment Serve breakfast Restaurant TV Walkers Tea & coffee making facilities Room service Pets by Arrangement Open Fire Cards Visa Cards MasterCard Cards Switch Cards Delta Sterling Travellers Cheques Euros accepted


Bishop's Castle is approximately 20 minutes south of Shrewsbury and 20 minutes west of Ludlow. The Hotel is set 50 yards back from the High Street at the north end of the town.

Contact Details

Tel: 01588 638403



Postal Address:

The Square

Bishop's Castle



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