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Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury

Pub added by Oggwyn Great
Wyle Cop
Shrewsbury
SY1 1UY
Phone: 01743353107
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ROB Camra left this review about Lion Hotel

An old and famous hotel on one of the towns main roads. Oggy has described the interior below and very impressive it is too. The Oak Bar to the left as you enter is the public bar, but once served you can visit several other grand rooms and sit anywhere. The bar itself is unsurprisingly wood panelled and made of oak. Only 1 beer available on our visit, but this was a very passable pint of Shropshire Gold and at a decent price for this sort of place. The other half loved it in here, so I'm guessing we'll call in again next time we're in town.

On 13th February 2019 - rating: 7
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Oggwyn Great left this review about Lion Hotel

The Grade 1 listed Lion Hotel sits at the top of Shrewsburys historic Wyle Cop , it is considered one of the most important buildings in Shropshire .
Records for the Lion go back to 1618 although the building is much older in parts , the central part is timber framed and dates back to the 15th century , the place has been re-modeled several times over the years including the addition of a large domed Adam style ballroom , the Lion that stands guard over the entrance dates from 1777.
Many notably guests have stayed over the years , Shrewsburys most famous son Charles Darwin was a regular here and Charles Dickens wrote the Pickwick papers here , Paganini , Disraeli and Jenny Lind .
Today it is an hotel but has a public bar at the front , the main entrance is through an old and well used revolving door , there is a huge old Tudor fireplace and lots of oak panneling , the public bar is the Oak Bar and is to the left of the entrance , it has a small bar with a few keg taps and three handpulls , Butty Bach , Shropshire Gold and a decent Woods Shropshire Lad .
While not a traditional pub it is worth popping in for a pint and absorb some of the history of this grand old place.

On 29th March 2015 - no rating submitted
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Al Bundy left this review about Lion Hotel

Very grand interior with various rooms to sit. Though it is basically a hotel bar it is quite pleasant to sit in. Ha a nice roaring fire with what seemed to be a whole tree stump burning away.

On 23rd March 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Oggwyn Great
Shrewsbury, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Yorton, 8.64 miles, 2 hr 46 min walk (show)
Wellington (Shropshire), 11.73 miles, 3 hr 46 min walk (show)
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21st Oct 2019, 12:06
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21st Oct 2019, 11:48
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 18 March 2019 by Nancy Giles
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Car Park : Yes - residents only - last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 February 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
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