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Scandi-chic in Shropshire

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


United Kingdom

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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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While the hotel’s design channels cool Scandinavia and contemporary colours, you’ll receive only the warmest of welcomes on check in here. Nothing is too much trouble for the very friendly staff.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


United Kingdom

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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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22 rooms make up this charmingly chic townhouse. While each is individually styled, you can be guaranteed a luxurious wrought iron or oak bed and plenty of medieval beams.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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The hotel’s bar is the place for an artisanal gin and tonic or a cocktail. It’s an easy spot to unwind after a day’s walking or shopping.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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The 11th century Shrewsbury Abbey is just down the road, it’s one of 660 listed buildings in this ancient town that hasn’t changed much in 500 years. A short drive will see you cross the Welsh border.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Luxurious country chic is the name of the game here, you’ll sleep like the lord of the manor on fine linen and pocket sprung mattresses.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Quirky aesthetic runs throughout this medieval inn come townhouse, creating a light and airy space despite the building being nearly 500 years old.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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The lion + pheasant also has self-catering options for families or groups, between two and four people.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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A large ‘inglenook’ fireplace gently warms the flagstoned bar in the winter months, it’s a truly English experience.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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No matter which room you’re in, you’ll be treated to a Full English or Continental breakfast at no extra charge.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Each beautifully appointed, Farrow & Ball painted room comes with a flat screen TV, power shower and luxury toiletries.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Don’t miss the hotel’s tucked away courtyard for a slow sunny lunch or relax with a glass of wine from the excellent list.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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A self-catering option, the separate cottage, Hotspur, can sleep three and has its own modern open plan kitchen and living room.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Guests will find plenty of unique and extra touches throughout, from cool Mason jars as lights over the bar to the urban café style chairs.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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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.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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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!

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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The hotel’s location in Wyle Cop means you’re in the middle of a network of ‘shuts and passages’ (crooked medieval streets) that are full of vintage stores, independent designers and jewellers.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Shrewsbury Abbey was founded as a Benedictine monastery in William the Conquerer’s reign and has featured stunning stained glass windows since the 14th century.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Cool designer touches are off set with the warmest welcome you can imagine with staff who are keen to please and are truly knowledgeable about their home town.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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A more modern duplex flat, The Stables can sleep four people and has its own contemporary kitchen, dining and living rooms for ultimate privacy.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Having undergone a huge refurbishment a few years ago, the lion + pheasant has been voted one of the UK’s best gastro pubs with rooms.

Daily Travel Inspiration: 3 August 2015

Lion + Pheasant


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Don’t miss The Market Hall, a nearby farmers’ market that also sells locally made arts, crafts and curios.

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