Old Downton Lodge

Ludlow, Shropshire


Superior Double room


Superior Double room


Superior Double room


Rustic charm and award-winning dining in foodie Ludlow, with optional six-course dinner

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Accommodation in a Superior Double room, including full English breakfast.

This offer is available for stays between May and August 2017 and is based on two adults only.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 11am.

Travel is not included in this offer.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 32% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the best available rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 29/05/2017, two people may book a one-night stay in a Superior room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £99 per room, per night, compared to the best available rate of £145 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 32%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 08/05/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Picturesque rural escapism, chic interiors and gastro indulgence near Ludlow, with breakfast and optional six-course dinner included

The historic market town of Ludlow in Shropshire, once described by John Betjeman as “the loveliest town in England'' is famous for being a foodie heaven with gourmet festivals, Michelin-starred restaurants, farmers markets and gastro pubs galore. Add to this beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside, historic country houses and cider farms, and it still offers English country living at its best. Immerse yourself in all this and more with a blissful rural stay at the aptly named Old Downton Lodge, a few miles out of town.

Gazing towards the Hereford hills, its picturesque collection of medieval, half-timbered and Georgian buildings are grouped around a herb and flower-filled courtyard. Within its immaculately restored walls, you'll find a cosy lounge housed in the former stable, with wood-burning stoves, beamed ceilings and timber floorboards, where you can hunker down after an exhilarating day in the great outdoors. Enjoy a warming tipple at the snug, sociable bar and get to know fellow guests.

Old Downton Lodge's pride and joy, however, is its medieval hall-style restaurant, holder of three prestigious AA Rosettes. Its extensive tasting menu of locally sourced fare (the creation of renowned head chef Karl Martin) attracts diners from far and wide. Serenely satisfied, pad over to your room, which oozes individual character and is lovingly kitted out in contemporary-meets-traditional English country style. Also on site is a museum (housed in an ancient building of uncertain date), complete with original stone cider press.

Good to know

Complimentary parking is available on site. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday night only.


Literally packed to the rafters with their own unique character, each guest room is individually decorated, with exposed beams, high ceilings and quirky nooks and crannies. Solid wood bed frames, antique dressers and unusual accessories prove a winning combo.

Room amenities:

- DVD / CD player
- Flatscreen TV
- En-suite bathroom with bathtub or shower
- Telephone
- Tea and coffee-making facilities
- Hairdryer


Housed in an ancient building built around the time of the Norman conquest, with the feel of a grand medieval hall, the three AA Rosette-awarded restaurant is headed up by chef Karl Martin. A full English breakfast is included in your stay and you can opt for the daily changing six-course tasting menu for dinner, which could include duck, lamb, oysters, a selection of British cheeses, and tiramisu.


Old Dowton Lodge is remotely located in the village of Downton on the Rock in the heart of the rolling countryside, accessed by narrow winding lanes. Despite its rural apsect, it's only six miles from Ludlow. Here you'll find a ream of gastro inns, delicatessen, quirky shops, markets and a handful of Michelin-star restaurants. Hike the undulating Hereford and Shropshire hills, visit cider and dairy farms, or explore Croft Castle and its parklands, around 20 minutes away.

Downton on The Rock Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2HU United Kingdom

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We like

  • The away-from-it all rural location with scenic views of the Hereford hills
  • The beautifully restored buildings, a picturesque mix of medieval and Georgian
  • The three AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, where you can opt for a six-course tasting menu

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