The Lion Hotel

(52 Reviews)
Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shrops, SY1 1UY
British, Afternoon Tea

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Lion Hotel
3.8
(based on 52 reviews)

77%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (36)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (2)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (3)
  • value (9)
  • By Kerina R from Shropshire
    25 August 2017

    Was disappointed with cups as ther were not China Got charged £18 for 2 even when I said that there web page stated £17 ... and STILL states £17 for 2 ..did think the waitress could interact with customers more .... other than that very nice

  • By Elaine S from Walsall
    18 August 2017

    Staff friendly, food very good just the right mix of sweet and savoury.

  • By Raymond J from Shrewsbury
    4 August 2017

    Enjoyed the experience very much. We will recommend afternoon tea to our friends. Five

  • By Richard A from London
    4 August 2017

    Altered for vegetarians - pleasant surroundings - frienfly staff

  • By Nigel B from Craven Arms
    24 July 2017

    very pleasant experience in nice surroundings

  • By Graham D from Shrewsbury
    17 July 2017

    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

  • By Michael S from Derby
    14 July 2017

    All round great service

  • By Ann W from Stoke on Trent
    3 July 2017

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

  • By Bridget J from Birmingham
    20 May 2017

    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.

  • By Jackie H from Shrewsbury
    13 April 2017

    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.

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The Lion Hotel
Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shrops, SY1 1UY