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AA rating
Restaurant with Rooms

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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 81 reviews

Excellent service and hospitality, allied with outstanding cooking

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At a glance

3 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

Originally a farm, this high-end establishment has bags of character, and is a stylish, comfortable and tranquil place to stay. Bedrooms are spacious and very well appointed, with comfortable beds and luxurious bathrooms. Old Downton Lodge is within easy reach of Ludlow's many attractions, and is in a peaceful location with good parking, pleasant grounds, ideal for walks and country pursuits. There is an honesty bar and excellent wine list. Breakfast should not be missed, and the three AA Rosette-worthy dinner is a highlight, with an imaginative five- or seven-course tasting menu using local, seasonal and foraged produce, served every Tuesday to Saturday evening.

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  • Rooms: 10
  • Ground-floor rooms: 5

Room rates

  • Single room minimum price99
  • Double room minimum price99
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 24-26 Dec


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 25hrs notice


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Speciality toiletries, home-made biscuits
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Accessible bedrooms: 2


  • No children under: 13yrs


  • Maximum number of delegates: 40
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum):40
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum):40
  • Boardroom-styleholds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 60

Getting here

From Ludlow onto A49 towards Shrewsbury, 1st left onto A4113. After 1.9m turn left signed Downton, 3m on single track road. Turn right, signed

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Room prices from £99**Based on the minimum price of a standard double room *Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
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