The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5BN. Tel 01588638403


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The Castle Hotel in Bishops Castle, Shropshire, has thirteen delightful en-suite bedrooms, three bustling bars, a fine oak panelled restaurant and one of the finest hotel gardens in Shropshire. Situated in a quiet little edge-of-town square too, so no passing traffic! Red Kites soar above the castle top terraced gardens.

Dogs are very welcome to stay at The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle. As recommended by Rough Guides places to stay with your Dogs

Bedroom 1 at Castle Hotel in Bishops Castle Shropshire


The Castle Hotel boasts 13 excellent quality, characterful & atmospheric bedrooms in the county of Shropshire, in which to base yourselves while you explore this beautiful part of England. Each room has its own on suite and is individually decorated with lovely views of the surrounding Shropshire Hills a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Welsh hills just a stones throw away all offering some of the best unspoilt walking countryside in the land.

Amazing Country Dining

Food & Dining

Served Everyday! Call 01588 638403 to book a table.

  • Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm.
  • Dinner: 6.30pm – 8.45pm.

We don’t do Michelin at The Castle Hotel, but we certainly use many of the same local high quality suppliers. We’re spoilt for them actually. We  produce modern, good pub food that is hearty, flavoursome & fresh at great value!

Pet Friendly Accommodation

Dogs Welcome

Dogs are very welcome at The Castle Hotel. We are spoilt for fabulous walking countryside for you and your four legged friends right from our front door steps. Dogs stay free of charge and are welcome to be by your side for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in our bar areas.

We’ll even cook them a sausage or two to make sure they enjoy their stay with us as much as you.

Let us know when booking and we’ll put a dog welcome box in the room for you on arrival.

Good value hotel accommodation in Shropshire since 1719

The Castle Hotel is a Shropshire hotel in Bishops Castle, one of the most charming and unspoilt market towns in England  and conveniently close to the medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

We are surrounded on all sides by the beautiful South Shropshire Hills (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB), the Welsh borders, and in some of the best walking countryside in the country. The Castle Hotel is an eighteenth century inn with good food, panoramic views, fabulous gardens and one of the finest selections of real ales in Shropshire.

We are a Pet Friendly hotel, Dogs are very welcome and stay free of charge.

Free onsite parking and free Wi-Fi throughout, plus some of the finest locally brewed Real Ale in the land.

Recommended by the Good Hotel Guide, awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row, and graded a Four Gold Star Inn by The AA.

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  • Set in a quiet square well away from passing traffic
  • Close to Powis Castle, Ludlow, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Wales
  • All bedrooms en-suite, TV, tea and coffee making facilities & Spa Treatments available.
  • Three bars and an oak panelled restaurant serving local produce
  • The Shropshire Hills, Offa’s Dyke, Powis Castle, Clun and The Long Mynd
  • We are a Four Star Inn and have been recommended by The Good Pub Guide for fifteen years continuously
  • Fabulous beer garden with panoramic views of the Shropshire Hills
  • Recommended by The Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays Special Places, and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last three years continuously.
  • Three crackling log fires in the cooler months
  • Children and well behaved dogs welcome
  • Walkers are Welcome with great hill walking countryside

30% OFF Bed & Breakfast any midweek night from NOW until the 12th April - Available any Sunday to Thursday

30% OFF prices below Bed & Breakfast per night:
Smaller Double Room - £87 B&B
Standard Double/Twin Room - £98 B&B
Master Double/Twin Room - £119 B&B
Luxury Suite - £136 B&B

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The Bedrooms

We have twelve lovely bedrooms, all en-suite, TV, pillows, sheets, all mod cons you see. And all suffused with that "away from it all" feeling. Some bedrooms have lovely views of the town and the surrounding hills, and others look out over the fabulous hotel gardens.

The Gardens

The gardens really are a feature in their own right. South facing, you gaze over the top of the little town to the big hills beyond, serenaded by the tinkling waterfall in the adjoining lily ponds. Have lunch in style on the extensive decking area with seating for over 50 guests, shaded by vine-covered arbours.

Things To Do

With various activities to do close by you will never be short of things to do during your stay ion Shropshire at The Castle Hotel. Take a lazy stroll around the ancient cobbled streets of Bishops Castle or for the more energetic activities try some walking or cycling around the surrounding hills.

Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle is a small and ancient market town encircled by the South Shropshire Hills, and is only a few miles from the Welsh Border. It is approximately equidistant from Shrewsbury and Ludlow It therefore makes the perfect place to start your exploration of this beautiful corner of Britain.


Shropshire may be one of the countries quietest counties but don’t be deceived- there´s still plenty to see and do. Shropshire has over 90 places to visit – historic houses and castles with beautiful gardens, the famous Ironbridge Gorge, and several National Trust properties nearby, including Powis Castle and Attingham Hall.

What our visitors say

  • 3 night stay - perfect - Food absolutely lovely, staff friendly - perfect mini break with our dog. Glorious countryside, wonderful walks - would highly recommend, thank you we will certainly come back. Maria x Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple

    Maria FTripadvisor
  • We stayed with a group of friends to take part in the Bishops Castle Challenge Walk. Everything about the hotel was great. Rooms, food, very friendly and helpful staff . A good location for exploring the beautiful countryside of Shropshire. Definitely a hotel to come back to. Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple

  • We stayed at The Castle Hotel for one night. Our room was fantastic with a beautiful view down to the village. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Fabulous garden with a great panoramic view of the village. Our evening meal with lovely as well as breakfast. We will be back for longer next time. Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple