The Haughmond

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

This welcoming country inn draws a devoted crowd for its excellent food. Attractive bedrooms, local ales and good walks wait


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This is one of those lovely places that sits in beautiful country, serves delicious food and looks after guests without the slightest hint of pomposity. It’s an 18th-century inn that doubles as a hub for village life, and it comes with a small shop full of local produce. It ticks to its own beat, locals pop in to chat, cyclists and walkers drop in for coffee, dogs are very welcome. The big draw is Martin’s food and the restaurant is busy for lunch and dinner most days, no mean feat for a country inn. Whatever can be is sourced locally and the seven-course tasting menu is a steal; highlights include mackerel with cucumber, beef with horseradish, a sinful pistachio soufflé. You can walk it all off from the front door; the place takes its name from a nearby hill, where big views wait at the top. Back at the inn, spotless rooms are both warmly stylish and nicely priced. A couple are bigger, all have comfy beds, crisp linen and good bathrooms. One has a Juliet balcony, those at the back have country views, all have fresh flowers, local art and smart TVs. Shrewsbury is close. An affordable treat.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Christmas & New Year.
Lunch from £8 (Tues-Sat). Dinner, 3 courses, about £30. 7-course tasting menu, Mon-Sat, £40. Sunday lunch £16-£20.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles from £80. Extra bed £10.
3 Twin/doubles
From £90
2 Doubles
From £90


Warm welcome, comfortable room with an amazing view, delicious seven course taster menu for dinner, nice wine and lovely/friendly staff. Perfect nights sleep followed by a hearty breakfast made from local produce. You do not need much more than this for a short break in an inn like this. Thank you!

Will, Liverpool

always fabulous the Haughmond is our special place

Shirley, Telford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Martin & Mel Broad

  • The Haughmond was renamed in 2014 when Mel & Martin bought the property. Inspiration was Haughmond Hill, some 2 miles away, where the wild deer can regularly be spotted. It now boasts, entry in The Michelin Guide, 2 AA Rosettes for culinery excellence.
  • Upton Magna is 8 miles from Shrewsbury, packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. Boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, & world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fiction Brother Cadfael.
  • Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town. The River Severn forms a loop around the town offering gentle riverside walks or you can enjoy a trip on the Sabrina.
  • Upton Magna is situated some five miles from Shrewsbury and approximately ten miles from Telford in a picturesque and historic village. Our village Store & Pedal Stop caters for many cyclists and walkers year round, being positioned on 2 main cycle routes
  • The Haughmond overlooks The Wrekin, a Shropshire landmark, popular area for walking & cycling. The are fine views of the River Severn and the Severn Gorge, Coalbrookdale and Iron Bridge, birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, are just downstream.