A boutique townhouse hotel, the lion + pheasant is perfect for a long weekend in the country. It comes with all the trimmings, from a delicious Sunday roast in front of a roaring fire to chic cocktails before a night out.
The lion + pheasant is in the middle Shrewsbury, said to be one of the prettiest market towns in Shropshire. Sat on the river Severn, the boutique hotel is a short stroll to the river, or from independent boutiques and delis that reside in the quaint medieval streets.
The hotel is home to Shrewsbury’s finest fine dining restaurant (awarded two AA rosettes in 2014). Inspired by French cuisine, the menus are seasonal and showcase local produce while the kitchen team has Michelin star experience and turn out dishes as pretty as a picture.
A large elegant Georgian space, the ‘Crystal room’ can host a range of celebrations from weddings to parties. Plenty of natural light, contemporary furnishings and a fine dining menu will make it an occasion to remember.
The hotel’s minimal Scandi-style bar is a perfect place to people watch along one of the main shopping streets in town. Settle into an old shop window and take it all in with an afternoon tea, served on Saturdays – with or without Champagne.
The hotel also has a bar food menu, stocked with favourites such as local steak, fish and triple cooked chips and small sharing plates if you want to keep things simple. Leave room for the homemade ice cream!