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The Lion Hotel

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UY

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

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

Louisa Robinson 12 March 2017
from Shrewsbury

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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 39 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (25)
  • value (6)
  • romantic (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (((** 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.

  • ((((( 7 February 2017 by Helen Amos from Shrewsbury

    Great afternoon tea. We were sat by the big fire and treated to lovely food and cakes. Very attentive service.

  • (((** 29 January 2017 by Hazel Gibson from Shrewsbury

    Five of us had the Afternoon Tea, booked for 1.00p.m.. Unfortunately it was a Saturday and their kitchen was very busy, so we didn't get served until a bit after 1.30. It spoilt the occasion a bit, but the meal was very good, and the staff friendly.

  • ((((* 24 January 2017 by Kath Pascall from Denholme, Bradford

    Nice atmosphere. Staff lovely. Had afternoon tea which was very nice .

  • ((*** 21 December 2016 by Christine Rowlinson from Telford

    Very disappointed. Pot of lukewarm weak tea served 15 minutes after arrival followed 5 minutes later by a wobbly slanted unappetising looking tiered tea plate of food. Sandwiches were okay but the cakes looked a little tired and bland. My daughter had to go and look for someone to ask for some more tea and quite a while later a lady produced some warm water to top up our already very weak tea. No one came to ask if everything was okay but my daughter said that when I visited the ladies room a man in a coat did ask her. She was polite. I would probably have said I was disappointed. Although to be fair the food tasted better than it looked!
    When we went to pay for our Afternoon Tea we were not asked if everything had been satisfactory but were told to enjoy the rest of our day.
    It did not appear to be busy in the hotel and we were the only persons in the tearoom. I must say this is the only Afternoon Tea I have not really enjoyed.
    I definitely would not recommend here to anyone for afternoon tea.

  • (**** 19 December 2016 by Becky Williams from Shrewsbury

    Every one was very helpful
    Nice sofas to relax on .
    Scones were over done brown and cakes carrot and flapjack
    Not would you would give for afternoon tea .
    I wouldn't go back as £27 for that and few butties on plates
    Not that good ...
    Thought we were getting an offer on group on but was same as in hotel ...

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