Check-out ends at: 11:00
16 Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AB, UK - Shrewsbury, Shropshire - UK - 12
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Cheap but not so cheerful sadly
Reviewed 15 october, 2022
Phoned the day before to arrange early check in, arrived to find guests from dah before just leaving so had to go away and come back later. Strong smell of bleach both in the pub itself and in the room but I guess that could be worse. Entered the room, opened the curtains to find the roof terrace, literally table and chairs against the window. Luckily it was raining so no one was outside as I can imagine you wouldn’t get much sleep. The bed itself was clean and sufficiently comfortable but the carpet didn’t look like it had been hoovered and the chair was dirty and covered in previous spillages, we didn’t even want to put our bags in it! The en-suite was serviceable and again had a strong smell of bleach but really grubby around the edges and tired. Although toilet and sink were clean. We didn’t expect bells and whistles for £49 a night but chucking bleach around doesn’t mean a place has been cleaned and we did expect that! I took one photo of something that would have been so cheap or easy to rectify yet clearly been overlooked time and time again.
Reviewed 25 march, 2022
Hmm, this pub is a little odd. As a plus it's clean, the prices are reasonable and it's ideal for a quick one before getting the train. It's soulless and I promptly moved after noticing my seat was by the open toilet door with a plum view of the urinals, i mean why on earth is a table there? There are a lot of better options nearby so i can't recommend this pub.
Reviewed 16 february, 2020
Well, what can I say, we've stayed in many many hotels for what we payed here and never has one of them been in as much disrepair as this one. The room smelt damp, there was mould on the walls and when you see the pics I've posted of the shower, you can see why we decided not to partake in stepping inside it. £80 for this is despicable.
Cheap, cosy and overnight security was a pleasant surprise
Reviewed 8 february, 2020
Basically rooms above a pub, but cosy and warm, and definitely comfortable. Unlike one of the recent reviews on here, seemed to be a security person who spent night sat in pub on his laptop (I got in at 11pm and left at 6am) which surprised me as didn't see a single other person staying but reflects well on how seriously they take the welfare of their guests, perhaps this is a new feature. Rooms are a bit tired and up several flights of stairs but well maintained and what you'd expect above a pub. Only downside, and I've no problem with pubs - I spend enough time in them myself! - but for older or more sensitive travellers worth noting seemed to be a bit of a weekday (this was Tuesday) 'afternoon drinking' spot if you're familiar with the type of people in them, so awkward checking in getting key from bar, one strange bloke wanted to shake my hand and rambled away to me. Room is reached through the pub goers from the corner of the bar. Minor grumble given the price.
Reviewed 7 december, 2019
Will never stay here again! Under our bed was filthy bathroom a complete nightmare especially door to go in! Dangerous step to shower outside our door ceiling falling down narrow winding stairs to rooms. Nobody around after pub closes and checkout not even an emergency contact number! AVOID.