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The Lion Hotel

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UY

((()* British
  •  - Shropshire
  •  - Shropshire
  •  - Shropshire
  •  - Shropshire
  •  - Shropshire
  •  - Shropshire
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00

Enjoyed an Afternoon Tea with family members, one of whom was only expecting a scone and was surprised at the amount of food there was.

Bridget Jevons 23 May 2017
from Birmingham

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A Grade I-listed setting in the heart of picturesque Shrewsbury, The Lion Hotel presents a refined take on afternoon tea. As well as boasting pristinely manicured grounds, this stunning 16th-century building is decorated in period style.

Decked out in twinkling chandeliers, gilded mirrors and rich fabrics, The Lion Hotel dining room is a suitably luxurious setting for afternoon tea in Shropshire.

Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea stand at The Lion in Shrewsbury, piled high with traditional finger sandwiches filled with smoked salmon, home-cooked ham and cream cheese & cucumber, fresh homemade scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and hand-crafted cakes. Gluten-free and vegetarian sandwiches can also be served on request.

Evoking the elegance of a bygone era, The Lion Hotel is found 11 minutes’ walk from Shrewsbury Train Station.

The Lion Hotel

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UY

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Customer reviews for The Lion Hotel

3.6 ((()* (based on 44 reviews)
72% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (28)
  • value (7)
  • romantic (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (1)
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  • ((((* 23 May 2017 by Bridget Jevons from Birmingham

    Enjoyed an Afternoon Tea with family members, one of whom was only expecting a scone and was surprised at the amount of food there was.

  • (((** 17 April 2017 by Jackie Higgs from Shrewsbury

    Hello, the sandwiches were lovey, fresh and tasty. The cakes were uninspiring unfortunately, the cream was lovely and the scones ok, although the other cakes were eadible, but were boring. It would have been a nice touch to have them presented on 'pretty' fine bone china. Afternoon tea dates back to the 'fine'things in life.
    I suspect I was disappointed because I have experienced tea in the 'langham' and yes the price was attached.
    As for the price that was ok, although I was irritated by paying a premium for a third person! Why this price was not 50%less I fail to understand.
    The waitress was helpful, and her advice useful, when secelecting a sparkly wine, although it could have been more chilled. We were not offered any more tea or coffee which might have been good.
    The venue was not busy and staff could have been more attentive.




  • ((((* 30 March 2017 by Dawn Baker from Walsall

    We booked for afternoon tea as a Mothers Day treat for my Mom. Beautiful location, staff were very friendly and helpful. Only disapoiting thing was the cakes were not homemade.

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Ann Madeley from Shrewsbury

    Lovely afternoon Tea for mother's day. Restaurant was very busy but the service was still great. Food was lovely with a nice choice of finger sandwiches.

  • (((** 26 March 2017 by Nicola Jackson from Shrewsbury

    I had booked several weeks in advance for afternoon tea with mum as a treat for Mother's Day. We arrived and although they had reserved us a table, the chairs had been taken so we had to help the waitress find some available ones. It was rather chaotic to begin with as they were busy and only two member so staff apparent for both the bar and waitress service. Mum was really thirsty and requested three times a glass of tap water before it arrived.
    The afternoon tea was nice and very good value for money - £17.00 for two, so can't complain too much. I just think they needed more staff especially on the Saturday before Mothering Sunday.

  • (((** 20 March 2017 by Katy from Shrewsbury

    I came here with a friend for afternoon tea. Service was prompt but our waiter was brusque. We enjoyed the scones and coffee very much, the sandwich fillings were not as advertised and no explanation was given. Decor is lovely, also pretty china crockery and great toilets.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Louisa Robinson from Shrewsbury

    Relaxing afternoon catching up with the girls, staff very friendly and would defiantly Recommend to other people

  • ((((* 11 March 2017 by Kate Stone from Shrewsbury

    Enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea served in proper China teacups with sandwiches,scones with cream and a selection of cakes. Staff were friendly and obliging if a tad slow. nice , atmospheric old building. Fresh flowers and nicer cakes would have made it all a bit more of an occasion.

  • (((** 27 February 2017 by Lauren Cutler from Shrewsbury

    We booked weeks in advance, arrived and were asked to take a seat. We were left waiting half an hour! We enquired as to our table, three different people came and went. Eventually they brought us tea at the tiny table we were sat at. Not suitable for 4 people, or appropriate for eating at. After waiting again for 10 minutes, we were seated at a table that we had reserved. The actual afternoon tea was good, they brought us Prosecco as an apology. We couldn't eat all the cakes, and they said the would box them. They brought an old Tupperware box that originally had cheese in it, and sadly stunk of cheese too. We ended up wrapping them in napkins. What should have been a lovely afternoon tea was sadly let down. Especially disappointing as it was a surprise for our friends 50th. I dont think I'll be returning

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Elaine from TELFORD

    Very nice experience.

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