The visitor to Shropshire is spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing his tipple. Bishops Castle (population just 1600) is blessed with two breweries in the town itself, and several more within a few short miles. And at The Castle Hotel we  stock a representative sample of these for your delectation. The town itself hosts a fantastic beer festival each year, when out come the marquees and barbecues, and joy is in the air.

We’re not just lovers of the amber nectar however – we also keep an extensive wine cellar, sourced mainly from our marvellous wine merchant, Tanners of Shrewsbury. But it would be a lie to tell you we are blessed with a plethora of local vineyards. (Well there are one or two actually).

The Castle Hotel doubles as  a traditional Shropshire country pub and has three bar areas, each of which has either a log burner or open fire in the cooler months. All the bar areas can also be used for dining or drinking, as you prefer.

Beers on offer include several local brews  such as Big Nevs from The Six Bells Brewery and Rantipole from The Three Tuns, both located in Bishops Castle. Hobsons from Cleobury Mortimer and Cambrian Gold from Stone House Brewery in Oswestry. For more information on local real ales and to arrange brewery tours click here. We have been listed by The Good Pub Guide for the last 15 years now!

The three bar areas range from a cosy wood panelled room, to the recently extended old public bar, which is light and airy. The bars also contain a selection of pub games such as Dominoes, Shut the Box, Darts and many others. This bar also leads onto a pretty paved terrace area (with water feature) that then leads up some steps to the fantastic beer garden.

Here you can settle down round the fish-pond and grapevines, with a cooling drink and some great value food, and scour the surrounding hills for invading Celts, just like the old Bishop Of Hereford, the first inhabitant of The Castle at Bishops Castle.

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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

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  • 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