The Prince Rupert Hotel is situated right in the heart of this historic county town, surrounded by a maze of cobblestone streets and Tudor buildings. It was once home to Prince Rupert, the grandson of King James I, and is today one of the finest hotels in Shrewsbury.

The Prince Rupert Hotel’s principal restaurant is marinated in medieval personality and its bistro is housed in one of the town’s historic Tudor buildings. The hotel’s splendid tea rooms offer an extensive menu and specialist Suki Teas are served in a Japanese tea pot.

Bedrooms include 12th Century, mansion house and 15th Century, Tudor-beamed suites, with the luxurious Prince Rupert Suite offering a king-sized, four-poster bed and an oak-panelled bathroom with a Victorian roll-top bath.

The character of the building remains intact and, under the guidance of English Heritage, the original mansion house, dating back to 1150, has been carefully restored and extended. Period features include a magnificent Jacobean staircase and Shrewsbury’s only stone-vaulted cellar.

  • Wi-Fi (charge)
  • Valet parking (charge; 60 cars)
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Tea Rooms
  • Bar
  • 70 Bedrooms
  • 2 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift(s)
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches

AA Rosette for fine dining
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Bedrooms & Suites

Single Room

All standard single rooms have ensuite bathrooms, Brinton’s carpet, high quality Hypnos pocket sprung bed, Skopos and Panaz designer fabrics, flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, duvet, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, welcome tray with biscuits, BT Openzone WiFi, quality fluffy towels and quality Duck Island toiletries.

Standard Double

All standard double rooms have ensuite bathrooms, Brinton’s carpet, high quality Hypnos pocket sprung bed, Skopos and Panaz designer fabrics, flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, duvet, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, welcome tray with biscuits, BT Openzone WiFi, quality fluffy towels and quality Duck Island toiletries.

Standard Twin

All standard twin rooms have ensuite bathrooms, Brinton’s carpet, high quality Hypnos pocket sprung bed, Skopos and Panaz designer fabrics, flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, duvet, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, welcome tray with biscuits, BT Openzone WiFi, quality fluffy towels and quality Duck Island toiletries.

Double room with Enhanced Bathroom

All double rooms have enhanced ensuite bathrooms featuring Italian designer tiles, black granite vanity and luxury Roca basin with mono-tap, Brinton’s carpet, high quality Hypnos pocket sprung bed, Skopos and Panaz designer fabrics, flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, duvet, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, welcome tray with biscuits, BT Openzone WiFi, quality fluffy towels and quality Duck Island toiletries.

Twin room with Enhance Bathroom

All twin rooms have enhanced ensuite bathrooms featuring Italian designer tiles, black granite vanity and luxury Roca basin with mono-tap, Brinton’s carpet, high quality Hypnos pocket sprung bed, Skopos and Panaz designer fabrics, flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, duvet, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, welcome tray with biscuits, BT Openzone WiFi, quality fluffy towels and quality Duck Island toiletries.

Tudor Suite (15th Century)

These bedrooms benefit from Brinton’s carpet, high quality Hypnos pocket sprung bed, flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, duvet, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, welcome tray with biscuits, BT Openzone WiFi, quality fluffy towels and Duck Island toiletries

Mansion House Suite (12th Century)

These bedrooms benefit from Brinton’s carpet, high quality Hypnos pocket sprung bed, flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, duvet, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, welcome tray with biscuits, BT Openzone WiFi, quality fluffy towels and Duck Island toiletries

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Food & Drink

Royalist Restaurant

Dining is of the utmost importance at the Prince Rupert Hotel and this is reflected in its flagship Royalist Restaurant. A staunch supporter of the monarchy, the oak-panelled Royalist Restaurant is steeped in medieval character; from its inglenook fireplace, to its original tapestries and splendid suits of armour. Guests can choose from a superb à la carte menu complemented by a list over 40 wines and champagnes, with half bottles available. Wines are supplied by award-winning Tanners Wines, a family-run, independent wine merchant with its headquarters in Shrewsbury. Vegetarians are well catered for and can savour one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, Shropshire Blue: warm Shropshire blue croutons, frizza leaf, mapled walnuts, port dressing and apple.

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Chambers Bistro

Chambers Bistro takes its name from British law, but we would be surprised if a barrister’s room was ever so welcoming – oak panelled walls, exposed beams, leather sofas and an open fire. A traditional English-style menu with a great choice of meats and fish, and a real focus on locally sourced, seasonal produce, is complemented by a fine selection of wines - by the glass or bottle - from the bar. Situated adjacent to the Prince Rupert Hotel, Chambers is housed in one of Shrewsbury’s 15th Century Tudor buildings.

Camellias Tea Rooms

Camellias Tea Rooms offer a deviant afternoon tea for two or a light lunch in a stylish setting, with oak panelling, black granite tables and bulbous chandeliers. Original photographs of Shrewsbury adorn the walls and music from the Roland grand piano frames a truly charming dining experience. An extensive menu offers a wide selection of traditional cakes, loaves and slices, as well as specials of the day including delicious cheesecakes and meringue roulades. Hot and cold drinks include specialist Suki Tea served in a Japanese tea pot and a divine hot chocolate with ample toppings of fresh cream, marshmallows and Maltesers. Situated directly opposite the heritage gardens of the 12th Century St. Alkmund’s Church, guests can gaze out of Georgian windows onto St. Alkmund’s Square and the Tudor Bear Steps.

Afternoon Tea

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the Royalist lounge. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via classicbritishhotels.com.

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of the Prince Rupert Hotel present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Spa & Health

Leisure Facilities

After spending the day exploring Shrewsbury's winding cobblestone streets and fascinating historic buildings, take a moment to relax and recover with the help of the hotel's leisure facilities:

  • Spa pool
  • Steam shower
  • Sauna
  • Gymnasium

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Location

Butcher Row, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1UQ, Great Britain

M54/J7

  • Shrewsbury Train Station (0.5 miles)

  • Birmingham Airport (60 miles)
  • Manchester Airport (63 miles)

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Places to Visit

Ironbridge – World Heritage Site -

The world’s first iron bridge, an indelible symbol of the Industrial Revolution, lies at the heart of this pretty market town. The former homes of the Victorian Iron Masters and their workers are set either side of the River Severn’s wooded valley, but long gone is the grime and smoke that characterised the Revolution. Walk with the Victorians at Blists Hill Victorian Town or hop aboard the Severn Valley Railway in Bridgnorth.

Meetings & Events

Darwin

110

Theatre

120

Banquet

50

Boardroom

75

Classroom

40

U-Shape

  • First floor
  • Air-conditioned

Rupert

20

Theatre

18

Banquet

20

Boardroom

8

Classroom

15

U-Shape

  • First floor
  • Natural daylight

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