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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

All round great service

Michael Smith 19 July 2017
from Derby

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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

3.7 ((()* (based on 47 reviews)
74% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (31)
  • value (7)
  • romantic (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 19 July 2017 by Michael Smith from Derby

    All round great service

  • ((((( 18 July 2017 by Graham Doubleday from Shrewsbury

    We went to the lion hotel for afternoon tea to celebrate my mums birthday and it was a truly memorable occasion. Beautiful hotel, lovely pleasant staff and amazing food. Highly recommended. Thank you

  • ((((* 4 July 2017 by Ann Williamson from Stoke on Trent

    Afternoon tea with my friend Kate was excellent. Although quiet in the hotel the staff were very polite and attentive.

  • ((((* 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

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