The Old Bell

115 Abbey ForegateShrewsburySY2 6BAUnited Kingdom
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About The Old Bell

Set on a prime location along Abbey Foregate in the heart of Shrewsbury, The Old Bell B&B is an eight minutes’ walk to Shrewsbury Abbey and 15-minute walk to St. Mary's Church. This smoke-free property features a small private garden, sun terrace, and complimentary Wi-Fi access in all rooms.

Offering private bathrooms, the simple accommodations are well-ventilated and have modern designs. Each is equipped with a flat screen TV and coffee & tea making facilities.

Daily maid service and luggage storage are available at The Old Bell B&B. Free on-site private parking can also be availed by guests.

The award-winning restaurant on-site serves free breakfast and offers a la carte menu of gourmet English dishes for lunch and dinner. Various refreshing beverages are also available.

Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology are one mile from this establishment. Greenhouse Meadow is two miles away, and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is four miles away.


115 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1743)246185 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Highly trained staff offers impeccable service

Most of the guests have observed that the property has a highly motivated team that are prepared to go the extra mile for all of its occupants. The staff members are very accommodating and they are always around to provide quality assistance.

Delightful complimentary services

Guests appreciated the complimentary services of the property. The generous supplies of tea, coffee and biscuits inside the rooms put huge smile on the faces of the guests. A lot of reviewers also noted the convenient free parking.

Strategic location in the centre of Shrewsbury

The establishment is not very far from the town centre while being easily accessible from the highway. Guests are able to reach attractions such as Shrewsbury Abbey, St. Mary's Church, and Shrewsbury Castle without going far.

Negative Reviews

Problematic breakfast meal

A lot of the guests complained that the breakfast starts too late during the day, at half past nine. This was a problem for travellers who needed to leave the property earlier. In addition, others complained that the breakfast food choice was limited.

Complaints about the beds

Guests also complained that the beds were weird, being set too low, and had given some guests problems for sleeping. Others stated that the beds' mattresses were too hard for their taste. Moreover, a number of previous guests also said the bedrooms were too cramped.

Showering issues can be encountered

The major issue about the shower facilities was that the water pressure was too weak, and that there wasn't enough hot water at times. Guests also noted about the lack of wardrobe or rail on the bathrooms wall to hang for the clothes.

Rating Overview

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8.3 out of 10 based on 162 reviews