Old Downton Lodge

Ludlow, Shropshire

Superior Double room



Superior Double room

Superior Double room


Rustic charm and triple AA Rosette dining in foodie Ludlow

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This offer is available for stays between July and October 2018 and is based on two adults only. A minimum two-night stay is required.

Please note that the hotel restaurant is closed for dinner on Mondays and Sundays.

Travel is not included in this offer.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 36% 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 05/08/2018, two people may book a two-night stay in a Superior Double or Twin room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £99 per room, per night, compared to the best available rate of £155 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 36%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 03/07/2018.

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

Picturesque rural escapism, chic interiors and triple AA Rosette-awarded dining near Ludlow - including breakfast and optional three-course dinner

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 idyllic English 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, Old Downton Lodge's 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, guest rooms are 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.


- En-suite bathroom with bathtub or shower
- Flatscreen TV
- DVD / CD player
- Telephone
- Tea and coffee 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, who oversees a menu of gourmet delights, such as pigeon, duck, a selection of British cheeses and sumptuous desserts.


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 aspect, the hotel is only six miles from Ludlow. Here, you'll find a ream of gastro inns, delicatessens, quirky shops, markets and a handful of Michelin-starred 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

  • Making the most of the away-from-it all rural location with scenic views of the Hereford hills
  • Admiring the beautifully restored buildings – a picturesque mix of medieval and Georgian
  • Dining at three AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, where you can opt for a three-course gourmet menu

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