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The Boars Head Pub

Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 1027356)

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  • Sleeps 23

  • Bedrooms 10

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Summary

  • Curly Tail: All-ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x family room with one king-size and one triple bunk with Smart TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 3 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Smart TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Main pub: Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV, 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 2 x double with Smart TV, 1 x twin with Smart TV, 1 x bunk beds with Smart TV
  • 2 x bathrooms with freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Open-plan living space with commercial kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Snug
  • Cinema room
  • Games room
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Commercial gas oven and electric grill, induction hob, commercial dishwasher, 5 x fridge, freezer, 3 x microwaves, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TVs, WiFi and a selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Off-road parking for 10 cars
  • Garden with furniture, hot tub, outdoor Bluetooth speaker and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000
  • Note: For catering and beverage enquiries please contact Sykes where will be able to provide more information: This property accepts Stag/Hen or similar parties, however, you must agree to the housekeeper coming to check the property once a day for the duration of you stay
  • Please note between 12 April - 16 May 2021 inclusive the property will accept bookings for one household and up to 4 bedrooms will be available and between 17 May - 20 June 2020 the property will be available for up to 6 persons or two households and up to 5 bedrooms will be available
  • Between 12 April - 20 June 2021 all other facilities will remain open for guest use.

The property

This incredible former 16th century pub and inn rests within the centre of Bishop’s Castle in south Shropshire, offering superb accommodation with all the fantastic facilities you’d expect from a former pub and coaching inn.

Split into two sections, this accommodation is perfect for large groups of friends or families seeking a fun-filled escape to this charming county.

Park up in the pub’s private gated car park, hosting enough space for ten cars, and pick your sleeping spot for your holiday, choosing between the 'Curly Tail' accommodation and the main pub.

Curly Tail offers all-ground-floor accommodation, perfect for those less able or seeking to escape the excitement of the group, here you will find four en-suite bedrooms made up of three king-size rooms and a family room, each with their own Smart TV and bathroom, with a simple yet stylish interior to make you feel right at home.

The main pub hosts all of the fantastic amenities you could need on a self-catered stay, with all of its traditional fixtures and fittings of a pub, you can make full use of the commercial kitchen, with a range of wonderful appliances at hand to cater to the whole group; there's even a panini press, dessert fridge and so many more wonderful additions, perfect for your celebratory escape and delicious dining experiences, with the owner's offering catering too so you don't have to lift a finger!

For a sociable event you will have full use of the traditional bar with personal packages available from the owner to either supply a stocked bar with beers on tap or bring your own supplies!

The dining room can seat up to thirty people or just prop up the bar in the traditional lounge area soaking up the heat from the woodburning stove for that authentic pub feel.

Each evening, seek comfort in one of six bedrooms resting on the first floor, with all of a super-king-size, a king-size, two doubles, a twin and a bunk room, served by two beautiful bathrooms and also with their own Smart TVs, this property provides a wonderfully flexible sleeping arrangement for a variety of group needs.

Look forward to spending your time in the snug, cinema room for your relaxing evenings, or enjoy some family fun with a game of darts and pool in the games room!

During the warmer months, you and your loved ones can make the most of the outdoor garden area with a hot tub with Bluetooth speaker, seating and impressive, perfect for that morning coffee after an evening of celebrations in the pub!

If you don’t feel like cooking one morning the owners once again can offer a traditional full breakfast if required, or venture out into the local town and enjoy a treat in one of the many eateries just a stone's throw away.

Bishop's Castle is well-known for its art and craft as well as festivals, plus offering a further selection of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, while you can also find a number of shops to pick up any essentials for your celebratory dinners.

For days out, you can simply explore the town from the doorstep or head off on many different walks taking in the beautiful countryside, leading you past castles, gardens and much more.

Brush up on the local history by visiting the National Trust owned points of interest, including Powys or Ludlow Castle, each offering outstanding days out, or venture to Mid Wales or the Welsh coast for a fun day out.

The hill walks around this area are stunning including trekking on Offa’s Dyke or heading to the Long Mynd hills of Church Stretton and beyond.

Choose The Boars Head Pub for a memorable stay in Shropshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

Reviews

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ridout

    “This place is a delight.”

    All the facilities you'd expect in a pub and all to yourselves. The games room was a lot of fun. Outside bar/garden/hot tub was a very relaxing oasis. Rooms clean and comfortable. We had the chefs in on a couple of nights and food was very high quality. We were just a family(dictated by lockdown) but the Boars Head plus Curly Tail would be excellent for a large family party etc. The town and area also rather lovely. Terrific friendly host on Darren.

    All the facilities you'd expect in a pub and all to yourselves. The games room was a lot of fun. Outside bar/garden/hot tub was a very relaxing oasis. Rooms clean and comfortable. We had the chefs in on a couple of nights and food was very high quality. We were just a family(dictated by lockdown) but the Boars Head plus Curly Tail would be excellent for a large family party etc. The town and area also rather lovely. Terrific friendly host on Darren.

    - Mrs Ridout, May 2021

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About the location

BISHOP'S CASTLE

Montgomery 10 miles; Ludlow 17 miles; Shrewsbury 21 miles.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the South West Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. It is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival, Tandem Triathlon and regular festivals and fairs, including Party in the Park and the particularly popular, Michaelmas Fair. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire, while the fascinating and well-known towns of Montgomery, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are all within easy reach. You can also enjoy the numerous nearby attractions, including Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along Offa’s Dyke and The Shropshire Way.

Region Information

Please note: For catering and bar enquiries please contact Sykes where we will be able to provide more information.

Please note between 12 April - 16 May 2021 inclusive the property will accept bookings for one household and up to 4 bedrooms will be available and between 17 May - 20 June 2020 the property will be available for up to 6 persons or two households and up to 5 bedrooms will be available. Between 12 April - 20 June 2021 all other facilities will remain open for guest use.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas