Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

The reviews below have been given by customers who have stayed with us.  The reviews were independently collected and verified by our on-line booking system service provider.

2nd April 2016, guest from Dorchester:

“As before, a most relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. Rooms leave nothing to be desired; breakfast (and dinner) excellent. We’ll be back!”

Tip:  “Church Stretton (Cardingmill Valley), Elan Valley. Do drop in to Bucknell church (Wednesday morning) for coffee and a cake – very warm welcome.”

31st March 2016, guest from Yate:

“Couldn’t fault our stay at all, room excellent (we had room 5), breakfast and the restaurant quality and price of food was excellent. We will definitely stay again.”

Tip:  “As keen walkers, the ability to walk out direct from the Baron was perfect. It was a pity the weather wasn’t on our side at the Easter weekend, otherwise we would have walked every day.”

27th March 2016, guest from Halifax:

“Everything was perfect food was amazing and staff could not do enough, perfect location for the Phil price rally!”

26th March 2016, guest from Warwick:

“The Baron has everything for us – all points covered: friendliness, beer, food and wine, dart board, advice about walks, easy going and no formality, lovely position in the hills, help with Trivial Pursuit answers, easy parking, comfort, cleanliness. In 3 stays for the 6 of us, these have always been the standards.”

Tip:  “1. Walks from the Baron + pub lunch + return by bus. 2. Offa’s Dyke stretch north of Knighton, with various circular routes back. 3. Croft Castle”

21st March 2016, guest from Glossop:

“Wonderful stay at the baron at bucknell. Extremely peaceful and relaxing. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable ”

20th March 2016, guest from Telford:

“I was made very welcome. I was staying alone on business and everyone went out of their way to be helpful and thoughtful. ”

19th March 2016, guest from Esslingen:

“Lovely, we enjoy the Hotel and our meal in the evening! ”

17th March 2016:

“As a frequent user of hotels I look for 4 things…a comfy bed, a good beer, excellent food and a good shower. The Baron has them all. I’ve stayed here half a dozen times, never had a bad meal, the breakfast is superb and give the mattress 10/10 (despite alarm going off I fell back to sleep again!).”

Tip:  “Book in advance!”

16th March 2016, guest from Egmating:

“Great place to stay if you want to get away from it all. Very friendly service and lovely food.”

14th March 2016, guest from Nottingham:

“Lovely Inn, beautiful surroundings. Excellent food with friendly service.”

Tip:  “Ideal for walkers and cyclists.”

14th March 2016, guest from Northampton:

“Rooms were lovely, food was excellent and the staff were more than helpful. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend”

Tip:  “Leave extra time if you are walking to stop and enjoy the peace and quiet, views and birds. I didn’t and nearly missed my breakfast, I blame the woodpeckers”

12th March 2016, guest from Sevenoaks:

“Lovely hotel which we cannot fault at all. Comfortable and well equipped rooms, and superb food at dinner and breakfast. We enjoyed our brief stay very much.”

6th March 2016:

“A very pleasant stay over two nights. There is great attention to detail in the bedrooms – everything you expect and need. Deborah’s cooking is top notch – we wanted to stay longer to try more dishes on the menu! Lovely meals, including breakfast. Phil is the perfect front of house host.”

Tip:  “Ideal for Phil Price Rally School.”

4th March 2016, guest from Twycross:

“This is, unequivocally, an excellent place in which to take a break: spotless comfortable bedrooms with first-class bathrooms; a dining room which has retained much of the character of the original mill from which it was exquisitely converted some years ago; delicious food superbly cooked and served by friendly, helpful and considerate staff. As for the setting in the beautiful Shropshire hills – outstanding!!”

Tip:  “There is a good choice of some of the finest walks in the rolling Shropshire hills – a booklet is available from the hotel owner. You will not need to find a restaurant for an evening meal; it’s all in ‘The Baron’.”

4th March 2016:

“One again, a brilliant short stay at the Baron. The service and friendliness cannot be beaten ”

Tip:  “Just prepare yourself to have a great time. Perfect for unwinding ”

27th February 2016, guest from Bucknell:

“Rooms really nice, very clean. Food delicious. We will be regulars”

Tip:  “New to area so still looking”

23rd February 2016, guest from Swadlincote:

“Stayed here three times now which says it all really.

This time introduced our daughters to the Baron of Bucknell in the twin room, they really enjoyed their stay.”

Tip:  “Book a table for evening meal can get busy at weekends. ”

22nd February 2016, guest from Gloucester:

“Friendly, efficient, and delicious food.”

Tip:  “Walk 1 from the pub was a great way to get our bearings ready for the Long Mynd the next day. The traditional tea shop in the middle of Ludlow is wonderful.”

21st February 2016, guest from Hastings:

“Friendly people and such a nice place to stay. Food was good and never stayed in such clean and well presented rooms before and I use lots of hotels for business trips. ”

Tip:  “Eat at the hotel as service is great. We stayed here the night before a rally driving experience and it was ideally located and very well priced for such high standards. ”

15th February 2016, guest from Macclesfield:

“Our 4th stay. Excellent as always. Room 5 this time which was lovely -more spacious – but all rooms are great. Excellent evening meal and breakfast. Family run

With attention to detail”

Tip:  “Baron at bucknell is an excellent base for this lovely part of the world . Good value and 5 star standard”

4th February 2016, guest from Guernsey:

“Very friendly place to stay. Food very good.”

2nd February 2016, guest from Gravesend:

“We received a friendly welcome from Debra and Phil and had a great time. ”

Tip:  “We booked here to do a rally school day in Powys. This is a lovely place to stay and can thoroughly recommend. Great atmosphere, great food. ”

6th January 2016, guest from Telford:

“We enjoyed our stay at The Baron.

The rooms were beautiful with spotless on sweet facilities; which included well provided toiletries and quality bedside refreshments.

Good food in atmospheric surroundings finished off our day.”

4th January 2016, guest from Tranch:

“We had a lovely stay with you, the hotel was perfect and the staff were very hospitable.The hotel catered for all our needs and the food was delicious in the evening and at breakfast time. I particularly liked the decoration of the hotel and the fine details. We would most definitely recommend you!! ”

4th January 2016, guest from Baschurch Shrewsbury:

“Never fails to please ”

Tip:  “Walk, ride or drive ….it’s a beautiful part of the world”

2nd January 2016, guest from Boylestone:

“We enjoyed our stay and the staff were friendly”

31st December 2015, guest from Llanelli:

“The owner’s go above and beyond to cater for all your requests, the hotel is in a quiet relaxing location with stunning countryside views, the food was superb in every respect, especially the creme brulee.”

Tip:  “Visiting Ludlow is a must, with its amazing architecture and quaint streets and houses.”

31st December 2015, guest from Wolverhampton:

“The above marks given say it all. We will continue to stay throughout the coming year as its a relaxing pleasant break with everything to hand. ”

Tip:  “The location is an excellent base to visit many market towns, but there is really no need to go anywhere. The accomodation is excellent and the restaurant first class. If like me you enjoy a pint then the cask ales are in perfect condition. If you like a walk then you have a number of distances and styles to choose from. Also perfect for cyclists. Enjoy !”

23rd December 2015, guest from Northampton:

“Top service from this family run business. Room excellent and well appointed, meals delicious. The setting also is lovely.”

14th December 2015, guest from Northampton:

“Our second stay, which won’t be our last. Amazing accommodation with exceptional food, all the things anyone would want, for a relaxing weekend. Will definitely be back next year.”

6th December 2015, guest from Lichfield:

“Very warm and friendly welcome. Room warm and inviting and a very comfortable bed. Food very well presented and most enjoyable. Can throughly recommend a stay at The Baron.”

Tip:  “Stokesay Castle and a trip into Ludlow.”

6th December 2015:

“Another very nice visit for us. Thank you”

3rd December 2015, guest from Leedds:

“Lovely hotel ”

1st December 2015, guest from Melbourne:

“Third visit, so me most like it! Good ‘food’ tray in bedroom, with bottled water and chocolate. ”

Tip:  “Lovely countryside around (in good weather!) Places to visit: Clun, Bishop’s Castle, Ludlow, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury.”

30th November 2015, guest from Bebington:

“Another lovely stay. I fail to see how the experience could be bettered in any way.”

Tip:  “Stayed after a visit to the Ludlow Medievalk Christmas Fayre. The absolute icing on the cake!”

27th November 2015, guest from Knighton:

“5 Star rating in every respect. ”

23rd November 2015, guest from Wokingham:

“Lovely rooms, good food and service. ”

Tip:  “Lovely location with not too strenuous walks from the pub. ”

19th November 2015:

“Both dinner & breakfast was again superb on my 4th stay here this year.”

12th November 2015, guest from Spalding:

“Wonderful place to stay with lovely views, welcoming staff, good food and ambiance. We plan to return in the spring.”

Tip:  “Well placed to visit Ludlow, Knighton, Presteigne and others.

If you like walking there are several local walks.

You must visit the local church too.”

12th November 2015, guest from Sutton Courtenay:

“We don’t think there’s much more to say – excellent ratings for all the above says it all and we have already begun to recommend The Baron to others. Don’t change a thing!”

11th November 2015, guest from Verwood:

“Super place to stay ”

8th November 2015, guest from Uttoxeter:

“Very friendly, nothing too much trouble.Lovely food and relaxed atmosphere. Must be the 7th time we’ve visited Phil and Deb at the Baron and it is always kept to exceptionally high standards.”

Tip:  “Ludlow especially nice to see with the Castle, market and shops. Many other nice little shropshire villages to visit or country walks to do.”

8th November 2015, guest from Epsom:

“Very enjoyable stay at The Baron. Spotlessly clean. Good sized room (no 5). Delicious evening meal and very hospitable hosts.”

Tip:  “Loads of great walking in the vicinity.”

6th November 2015, guest from Rugby:

“very friendly, efficient staff, made us very welcome”

Tip:  “don’t need to look for other restaurants, every thing you need is right here”

3rd November 2015, guest from Middlesbrough:

“Beautiful hotel, with fantastic staff.  We enjoyed everything about the hotel!”

2nd November 2015, guest from Shutford:

“We (a party of six) enjoyed a lovely three night stay here. The rooms were spacious, beds comfortable and the standard of cleanliness was very high. The Breakfast had a very good selection of choices and we particularly liked the fact that ingredients had been locally sourced. We also enjoyed evening meals here, the selection of choices was good and all meals were delicious. I have already recommended you to friends!….And we will be booking again when we return to the area.”

Tip:  “We used the maps provided for local walks, which had some fabulous views. We also cycled locally (using our own bikes) as lanes were quiet and scenery breathtaking. We enjoyed Knighton for a cafe and used the Tourist Information here. Ludlow Castle worth a visit as is Croft Castle mearby (NT). Carding Mill Valley walk was lovely to see the waterfall (NT) and my 5 year old son liked the stream for paddling. Also visited Hay on Wye and the drive there took us through some fantastic countryside.”

2nd November 2015, guest from Brentwood:

“Lovely breakfast, clean comfortable rooms, friendly staff. Fantastic location for walkers.”

25th October 2015:

“stayed in room 1 very high standards throughout would recommend to friends”

25th October 2015, guest from Caernarfon:

“Superb location for not too arduous walking with several great rural walks starting and finishing at the hotel. Lovely comfortable rooms and really tasty food. Everything from rooms to menu has been well thought through and is perfectly and consistently executed by the friendly family team. Very friendly village too!”

Tip:  “Good area for landscape painters and photographers as well as walkers. Peaceful location, but easy to get to Ludlow (by bus if you don’t want to drive!). ”

25th October 2015, guest from Oxford:

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19th October 2015, guest from Bolton:

“Fabulous room supperb veiws very welcoming hosts lovely evening meal and great pint of local craft ale fab breakfast and also catered for my wifes dietary needs .would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family”

Tip:  “Ludlow close by really interesting”

18th October 2015:

“A truly fabulous place to stay. Everything was of the highest quality and spotlessly clean. A very relaxing time. Delicious, fresh, home cooked food and nothing was too much trouble. Very comfortable beds with the most beautiful view out of the window.

Thank you! We will be back! ”

Tip:  “A very good base for visiting Shropshire, Wales, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.”

13th October 2015, guest from Newcastle-under-lyme:

“Fantastic location with great hosts, rooms were lovely and the food delicious, couldn’t ask for a better place to retreat and relax.”

Tip:  “Loads of walks from the door, Ludlow is a wonderful place to visit.”

12th October 2015, guest from Penton Mewsey:

“The owners have thought of everything to make the guests comfortable. The bedrooms are stylish, warm and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the home cooked food and even cancelled dinner at another pub to take advantage of the varied and tasty menu.”

Tip:  “Great local walks for all abilities”

12th October 2015, guest from Barwick:

“Service, facilities and food all faultless. A lovely place to stay.”

12th October 2015, guest from Stratford Upon Avon:

“This was our forth visit to the Baron and once again we couldn’t fault the welcome and facilities. The family go out of their way to make sure their guests have everything they want to make their stay memorable. We will be returning next year. ”

11th October 2015, guest from Yarwell:

“Very good evening meals and breakfasts.  Phil and Debra were welcoming and helpful.”

Tip:  “Walking, Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Judges Lodgings”

9th October 2015, guest from Hale:

“Short stay whilst visiting Food Festival. Very enjoyable, good beers as well.”

Tip:  “Menu small but good food.”

9th October 2015, guest from Cowbridge:

“A warm welcome at what proved to be a gem of a hotel. The food at dinner was delicious and beautifully presented. The bedroom was tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The whole Baron experience was top class!”

6th October 2015, guest from Basildon:

“Absolutely fantastic. All staff were extremely welcoming, food was superb as were the views all around this wonderful area.  Definitely coming back for another visit.

Thank you all for a wonderful few days.”

Tip:  “Elan Valley is an absolute must and less than an hour away, lovely scenic drive there too. Watch out for sheep in the road.

Ludlow was lovely, great market and quirky shops. Great to see local butchers and bakers haven’t been replaced by supermarkets.

Far too much to see in a couple of days however its a good excuse to come back, not that you’ll need one when you arrive.”

6th October 2015, guest from Birmingham:

“A perfect place to relax. Deborah and Phil were the best hosts and their staff were very accommodating and friendly.

The inn is just lovely .. You won’t be disappointed.

We only managed to reserve a room at the last minute as they just had a cancellation that day ( fortunately for us ) It certainly won’t be the last time we visit as it has quickly become one of our favourite places to stay ! Oh yes .. You can’t forget the countryside … Just beautiful …and the food .. Can’t forget the food .. Very good !

If you’re planning a weekend away you don’t need to look any further, just book a room with the Baron of Bucknell and you’ll be so happy you did. ”

2nd October 2015:

“On arrival my cousin Joy was given a warm welcome and throughout her stay found service friendly and efficient She felt the room was very comfortable, well equipped, and generously supplied with toiletries and refreshments.

Joy was particularly impressed by food presentation at breakfast and said she had enjoyed “perfect poached eggs”. Thank you for all your efforts – really appreciated.”

Tip:  “Stay at the Baron! My cousin (who is a globetrotter and stays in plenty of hotels) felt Phil and Deborah had thought of everything and that the hotel couldn’t be bettered, so we thoroughly recommend the Baron as an ideal place to stay in our lovely Shropshire village.”

2nd October 2015, guest from Tarvin:
“Very friendly
Very comfortable bedroom
Good food”

2nd October 2015, guest from Wolverhampton:
“Recommended to us by friends and it did not disappoint. Loved the sensitive conversion of the building, the contemporary styling of the bedrooms and the emphasis on locally sourced produce in the restaurant . Everyone was very welcoming too. Camping pitches too available right outside the garden – it does not get any better than that !! We shall definitely return at some point.”

Tip:  “Stokesay Castle nearby – well worth a visit. Ludlow – 15 minutes drive away – we came for the Food Festival – use the Festival Park & Ride option for getting in and out of Ludlow on the day ”

1st October 2015, guest from Swansea:
“again another lovely stay in such a beautiful area!! Cant fault it!!”

Tip:  “If you like walking its wonderful, particularly at this time of year with the autumn colours.”

30th September 2015, guest from Worksop:
“Booked this at the last minute, we were not disappointed, friendly welcome, beautiful setting and our room was lovely. Had our evening meal sat looking out over a brilliant view pretty patio must be lovely when it’s warm to sit out. Had an evening meal red hot, tasty and beautifully presented.  Breakfast was excellent as well.”

Tip:  “We didn’t venture far, but spent a lovely day pottering in Ludlow well worth a visit.”

28th September 2015, guest from Bracknell:
“Friendly people, food excellent, room great though the one we had was a little small. Nevertheless it was extremely comfortable.
If ever in the area again would certainly book a room at The Baron.
Thanks Phil, we enjoyed the stay.
Mike M.”

28th September 2015, guest from Hornchurch:
“Hospitable, friendly staff, exceptionally clean and well organised premises, excellent breakfast.”
Tip:  “Set in an outstandingly picturesque part of the country, this is the ideal place for a quiet retreat.”

28th September 2015, guest from Torfaen:
“A very relaxing place to stay and beautifully kept.”

Tip:  “Go there”

28th September 2015, guest from Buriton:
“Both hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly. They were attentive to us as guests and enjoyed having a chat! The accommodation was excellent. The room we stayed in was beautifully decorated, the decor was modern but the kept lovely original touches of a Country Inn. The room was extremely clean and there was a good selection of amenities included. The modern en-suite bathroom was also very clean and spacious. The breakfast selection we had included was also excellent with plenty of choice , the Full English was very tasty! The location of the Inn was also perfect, there were lovely views across the Countryside and was in a quaint area but also not far from local activities etc. We would definitely stay here again, perfect example of a little Country Inn! ”

27th September 2015, guest from Bodmin:
“Thanks Phil, Debra et al for another great stay. Special thanks to Debra for the tasty, interesting gluten free dishes. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, and also the weather was kind. Our daughter and husband enjoyed their stay on your peaceful campsite. Hope to return to the Baron before too long. ”

Tip:  “Lovely walks from the door; catch the train and the local bus; visit Ludlow; relax and enjoy the wildlife and the peaceful countryside.”

26th September 2015, guest from Leics:

“Idyllic location, extremely quiet. Clean spacious room. Helpful friendly staff. Good choices on breakfast menu. This is our fourth visit and would highly recommend to potential visitors. Only one tiny niggle – not enough shelves in bathroom – seems to be the same everywhere – or do we have too many toiletries?”

Tip:  ” Definitely glorious walking country.If you like that sort of thing, pay a visit to the Sun Inn (a tiny parlour pub) at Leintwardine -it’s like stepping back into the past!. Or even better is the Museum Of Lost Content in Craven Arms – packed full of things from yesteryear. Can’t comment on anything else as we visit mainly to see relatives in the area.”

21st September 2015, guest from Diss:
“Lovely warm welcome, nothing too much trouble. The bedrooms were spotless and spacious with lovely comfortable beds. The room was supplied with a well stocked tea and coffee tray including biscuits and a bottle of water lovely finishing touch was the chocolate. The bathroom was spotless too and had a supply of lovely toiletries. The breakfast was of a very high standard and a vast choice, especially recommend the homemade granola! We ate in the restaurant, food was hot delicious and good value for money. Nicely decorated and a gorgeous outside area to sit if the weather permits! Would highly recommend.”

Tip:  “We stayed here because our son had a rally car experience at knighton. Ideally situated for this and also Ludlow a beautiful town to wander around and explore.”

20th September 2015, guest from Chester:
“Tastefully decorated rooms,spotlessly clean and great attention to detail-have already recommended you to friends who have made a booking.”

19th September 2015, guest from Huddersfield:
“A good quality inn”

18th September 2015, guest from East Devonport:
“Gorgeous setting and quality establishment.”

16th September 2015, guest from Shrewsbury:
“Friendly small hotel – superb evening meal and breakfast. Very comfortable and well equipped bedrooms. Recommended with no hesitation!”

Tip:  “Great area for walks (see “Walking with Offa” booklet)”

14th September 2015, guest from Kidderminster:
“What an amazing place!!! Perfect food, amazing walks and the most comfortable bed ever!!!! Will defiantly be back!!!”

Tip:  “Beautiful walks…take your boots!!”

14th September 2015, guest from Bar Hill Cambridge:
“Very friendly welcome, accommodation and facilities excellent. Lots of extra touches that showed that the proprietors wanted to make your stay relaxing. Food was locally sourced and had real taste, also well presented with lots of homemade additions.”

14th September 2015:
“Already recommended The Baron to family and friends. Great place to stay, good food and beer and friendly,helpful staff.”

10th September 2015, guest from Churchdown:
“Excellent service, top notch!”

8th September 2015, guest from Bracknell:
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and could not find fault with anything.
Everything from the location to the staff to the cleanliness of our room was first class and we would happily return to stay again.
The Baron at Bucknell is somewhere that we would have no hesitation in recommending to friends and family.”

7th September 2015, guest from Northampton:
“A relaxing stay in a beautiful location. We could not have asked for any more – clean, comfortable room and delicious food.”

7th September 2015, guest from Bromley:
“Lovely room and breakfast. Room was cosy and warm, slept with the windows open all night and not a sound to be heard outside, lovely peaceful location but easy to get to Ludlow, etc. Had dinner as well as breakfast and all the food was tasty, fresh and good quality. Black Pudding was one of the best I’ve had in a B&B. Staff were friendly and welcoming. A very pleasant stay. ”

7th September 2015, guest from Hemel Hempstead:
“Very comfortable”

Tip:  “Lovely walks. Ludlow, Leominster and Hereford all within reach. On the borders of Wales. Beautiful countryside all round.”

7th September 2015, guest from Meliden:
“Fabulous base for walking in south Shropshire. Really friendly pub and top quality rooms and food.”

5th September 2015, guest from Preston:
“The waitress”,crumble girl!,was great,could go far in the hospitality industry”

1st September 2015:
“Very nice friendly and helpful
staff nothing was  too much trouble. Thank you for that.
Location was perfect. So quiet – no traffic noise – we live on a main road. ”

Tip:  “Food is delicious no need to go elsewhere.
Lots to see – only a short drive away. ”

29th August 2015, guest from Wells:
“Warm friendly service,rooms are comfortable and of a high standard, great food & good beer, wonderful location. We certainly intend to go back.”

Tip:  “If you love the Shropshire countryside and like walking, the Baron is a great place to stay. We liked the food so much on the first night we didn’t bother looking anywhere else. A great place to get away from it all.”

24th August 2015, guest from Belfast:
“Perfect for a short relaxing break”

24th August 2015, guest from Walditch:
“Lovely good sized room decorated to a very high standard. Bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. The inn is in a quiet and picturesque location. Definitely a place to visit again.”

23rd August 2015, guest from Wadebridge:
“Lovely peacful location.Beautiful accomodation and great breakfasts.
Mountain biking was terrific, and I am sure there is potential to attract more riders.
Hope to see you again in a few months.”

Tip:  “Bring a bike either thin or fat tyres.”

17th August 2015, guest from Cork:
“Beautiful stay.would be great if breakfast time could be till 10.”

Tip:  “Stokesay was magical,quiet,relaxing.”

17th August 2015, guest from Bracknell:
“All staff friendly and hospitable. Very welcoming with a ‘regulars’ experience despite us having only stayed a couple of times. On our first stay we were allocated Room 5 which is lovely. Very boutique hotel. Our second and more recent stay was in Room 3. The décor and cleanliness again was faultless although due to the nature of the building, Room 3 only has a small window which made it feel a little dark. That said, the lovely high ceiling give a sense of space. Would highly recommend the Baron. ”

Tip:  “Although we stayed in the Baron itself, their campsite is fantastic. Located in the most glorious setting with access to the Baron’s amenities. ”

16th August 2015, guest from Box:
“Friendly. Rooms lovely and food very good”

15th August 2015, guest from Widnes:
“Great location in stunning surroundings.”

Tip: “Not many other facilities in the town, but great location for walking.”

13th August 2015, guest from Gosport:
“Beautiful location with a stunning garden. Total tranquility. Food nice, and service good. Breakfast was great actually. Comfy bed, although the rooms could probably do with air conditioning. The fan kept us just about at a reasonable temperature though. Would stay again. Many thanks.”

Tip: “A trip to Ludlow is nice – a staff member at The Baron was nice enough to let us know that if we approach the church shop assistant in the church in Ludlow, and ask about climbing the 200 steps to the tower, they will show you the way and you’ll get your own private tour of the tower. That was fun! Ludlow is also very pretty with 500+ listed buildings, pretty tea shops and a market. Worth a visit.”

10th August 2015, guest from Nairn:
“Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.”

5th August 2015, guest from Brookwater:
“Excellent room, so very clean and spacious.”

3rd August 2015, guest from London:
“The room couldn’t have been cleaner- everything seemed brand new.
Really friendly, welcoming staff. Plenty of parking. AMAZING breakfast.
I would stay here again in a heart beat. ”

27th July 2015, guest from Telford:
“Lovely setting, place and food, couldn’t ask for more!”

Tip: “Don’t forget to ask for maps of the local walks from reception.”

27th July 2015, guest from West Midlands:
“Everything was perfect. The location,the device and the comfort and quality of the rooms.”

Tip:  “We visited Croft Castle and parkland a National Trust property which is only a 20 min drive. Well worth a visit.”

26th July 2015, guest from Midhurst:
“Very friendly. Relaxing stay. Campsite looks excellent as well”

26th July 2015, guest from Cramlington:
“Everything was of an exceptionally high standard. Would definitely visit again. ”

24th July 2015, guest from Glyn Ceiriog, Nr Llangoll:
“Lovely location, exceptional cleanliness. The evening meal was excellent and finished off a perfect day after visiting The Royal Welsh show. Can’t recommend highly enough.”

21st July 2015, guest from Stoke On Trent:
“superb in every respect couldn’t recommend more highly must find an excuse to visit again ”

20th July 2015, guest from Bromsgrove:
“We were looking for a nice place for myself and my wife to enjoy our wedding anniversary and we weren’t disappointed. Really nice, friendly place. Lovely rooms and the food was outstanding.”

19th July 2015, guest from Worcester:
“Lovely well restored building with pretty setting. Warm welcome. Immaculate comfortable bedrooms. Good food & ale! Slight problem with TV reception for BBC1, but that was only a very minor issue.”

8th July 2015:
“Really pleased with our stay,hotel lived up to our expectations.Lovely room which was spotlessly clean with views over the Shropshire hills in a very quiet location.Very nice beer garden.Food good we ate in the restaurant but you could also eat outside.Would definitely stay again and would certainly recommend.”

6th July 2015, guest from Manchester:
“5 stars in every sense!! On arrival we were met by Debra who was really obliging. Its location was truly breath taking. All the staff were very helpful. Rooms kept immaculately clean. Everything you would want when you are away from home. No more to say other than thank you to Debra & Phil. Cant wait to go back.”

Tip: “Do not miss this hidden gem !!!”

4th July 2015, guest from Talybont:
“Charming and caring hosts in an excellent down-to-earth pub with rooms.
Exceptionally high standard of guest accommodation.”

Tip: “Would recommend the walks provided on the Baron Website.
Aardvark Books at Brampton Bryan is a massive new and second hand bookshop with cafe.
Berrington Hall NT property is well worth a visit.
Land of Lost Content is a nostalgia museum in Craven Arms which brings back memories and is very quirky”

2nd July 2015, guest from Swansea:
“ATTENTIVE STAFF FRIENDLY . PLACE SO CLEAN COMFORTABLE BEDS”

Tip:  “ENJOY THE PEACE AND BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS. GREAT PLACE TO STAY AFTER A LONG WALK!!”

2nd July 2015, guest from Basingstoke:
“A beautiful setting, lovely room and immaculate bathroom.It was a very hot afternoon when we arrived and Debra went to the trouble of bringing us cooled water and fresh milk for our tea.
We had a drink in the sunshine on the patio before dinner and then enjoyed a very nice meal in the conservatory.Breakfast there the following morning was super.
All staff were very friendly and welcoming.”

Tip:  “We went for a walk round part of the village in the evening and on speaking to a couple of local people who enquired if we were lost, we were shown a route across fields which we would never have found ourselves.
Ludlow was definitely worth a visit too.
A gorgeous area which we will return to.”

29th June 2015:
“Fantastic as always, if you want a place to relax and get away from it all, this is it.”

Tip:  “Superb walking from the door.”

28th June 2015, guest from High Wycombe:
“Lovely quiet location with great views of the hills, the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast is superb, lots of choice of cooked food and a delicious fresh fruit salad. ”

Tip:  “Lots of walking nearby, pretty towns and great views of the Shropshire hills.”

28th June 2015, guest from Holywell:
“Very attentive friendly hotel staff and in a beautiful setting. I loved my stay”

26th June 2015:
“A very warm welcome from hosts Phil & Debra.
The room & bathroom was excellent, very comfortable with Juliet balcony and spotlessly clean. Delightful staff, Good food with superb breakfast. Good bar with friendly locals.
Would certainly stay again.”

Tip:  “Lots of good walks and a good base for exploring Shropshire & mid Wales.”

26th June 2015, guest from Nowich:
“Attention to detail exceptional in the rooms. Comfortable beds, efficient showers and thoughtfully thought out welcome tray. Especially liked the fresh milk offered!
Evening meals in restaurant good – perhaps a couple of ‘daily specials’ for people staying with you a number of nights. Wine list variety at reasonable prices.”

Tip:  “Good walking locally. Variety of ‘things to do’ within 30 mile radius.”

22nd June 2015:
“No really sure how this could be improved upon.
The rooms, food service, countryside, staff can only be described as being excellent. Thank you. ”

19th June 2015, guest from Ilkeston:
“We have stayed at at Baron on many occasions over the last four years and have always found it thoroughly excellent in every respect. ”

15th June 2015, guest from Sidcup:
“Outstanding service, hospitality and excellent food (breakfast and dinner).
The most comfortable beds. Views stunning and fabulous garden area.
All staff friendly and helpful – a most enjoyable stay.”

14th June 2015, guest from Nottingham:
“Excellent in all respects. Great staff. Well done Debra and Phil. PS, regards to Janet.”

Tip:  “Stokesay Castle and Ludlow nearby and well worth a visit. Powis Castle a bit further away, but a great place to see. The walkers’ guide (£2 at the bar) is a must.”

14th June 2015, guest from Harlow:
“As soon as we arrived, we were shown to our room straight away. The room was great filled with the essentials, hot chocolate for me, and the restaurant is one of a kind, the food is lovely.
Surrounded by hills, very peaceful. Lovely breakfast! Great stay, definitely will be coming back. ”

9th June 2015, guest from Worcester:
“We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and felt very well looked after. The decor and cleanliness of the room was of a very high standard and we really enjoyed walking around the hills and village. We would definitely recommend the Baron to others (as long as we can still get a room!)”

Tip:  “Download and print the walk you want to do from the website so that you are prepared.
Stokesay castle is beautiful and well worth a visit.”

8th June 2015, guest from Basildon Essex:
“Location was beautiful warm and friendly greeting, all staff very polite, friendly and helpful. Room was beautiful and clean and of a very high standard of furnishings bed very comfortable. Food in the restaurant and breakfast was delicious,will definitely be returning for a longer period.”

Tip:  “Didn’t have a lot of time to wander around which is why we’ll be returning as the area is beautifully stunning.”

4th June 2015, guest from Shefford:
“What’s not to like. Well appointed rooms that still retain homely comfort. Attentive and helpful staff. The general feel is relaxed whilst you are being professionally looked after. All good, I would recommend and visit again.”

Tip:  “Talk the ‘long’ walk up Dog kennel Lane to Bucknell Hill for stunning views of this part of Shropshire”

31st May 2015, guest from Chorley:
“We have enjoyed our stay, relaxed, and been made very welcome.”

Tip:  “We have travelled through some beautiful countryside, visiting Ludlow, Church Stretton, Clun, walking to the High Tower; Bishops Castle and Cleobury Mortimer to see the twisted Church Spire.”

29th May 2015, guest from Hythe:
“Very welcoming – nothing was too much trouble. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We certainly hope to return!”

Tip:  “Food excellent so no need to go out to eat! We didn’t get any mobile phone signal which I personally found a delight! There is a phone in the room and Internet access is free.”

28th May 2015, guest from East Grinstead:
“We stayed four nights in this lovely Inn set in beautiful countryside. The room was super, the food great and we loved the happy atmosphere.”

Tip:  “We were mainly orienteering at the Springtime in Shropshire event, but we also managed to visit the garden and house at Walcot Hall. We took to a very picturesque local walk from the Inn and would recommend a visit to Stokesay Castle.”

26th May 2015, guest from Sandiway:
“Beautiful location, very friendly and helpful staff.
Lovely clean and quiet room.”

25th May 2015, guest from Farnham:
“Great place, lovely stay. Thank you! ”

23rd May 2015, guest from Brecon:
“Great stay. Hope to come back!”

Tip:  “Walk around the village, stunning.”

22nd May 2015, guest from Whitchurch:
“We really enjoyed our stay – your rooms are beautiful and very thoughtfully equipped and laid out. It was so nice to meet “the family” too. Breakfast was brilliant – freshly cooked and promptly served. We’ll certainly come back ourselves if we’re in the area, and recommend you to others.”

Tip:  “Such a pretty area – and we loved Leominster which is like a low-key Ludlow.”

21st May 2015, guest from Hoylake:
“Beautifully appointed rooms.
Friendly attentive service
Homely atmosphere
Delicious food”

Tip:  “Fantastic location
Picturesque village setting
Great walks from the door step
Close to Ludlow”

20th May 2015, guest from Warrington:
“Very friendly welcome by the owners. Location was superb with fantastic views. Our bedroom was amazing and so clean, we could not have asked for more.
Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and the breakfast and evening meal were delicious. Can’t wait to return in the future and will recommend this place to our friends. ”

Tip:  “Ludlow is worth a visit especially the Ludlow Food Court just outside the town centre. We enjoyed walking round Bucknall itself which was very relaxing and the locals were friendly.
Knighton is handy for shopping and only about 10 minutes drive away. ”

18th May 2015, guest from High Wycombe:
“Excellent accommodation breakfast & evening meals very very good owners & staff very helpful enjoyed our stay at the Baron thank you from Bernie & Janet Ball”

18th May 2015, guest from London:
“Fantastic place to stay
staff amazing
The youngest daughter who served us breakfast could teach other waiters/waitresses a thing or two.
Her service in the restaurant was incredible and so was the food ”

13th May 2015:
“A peaceful retreat…perfect location for enjoying Ludlow and Shropshire country side. Stylish decor also feels at home. Great service, food, beer and wine. This was a xmas present voucher gift and recommendation from close family …..we loved our stay and have already recommended it to other friends. ”

11th May 2015:
“The accomodation is excellent, I would highly recommend it to family and friends. All the staff were very welcoming, and very attentive. The beautiful garden is an ideal place for relaxing. ”

Tip:  “The Baron is a very good location. We drove into Ludlow, which is about thirty minutes drive. A lovely little place, with quaint little shops and good coffee shops. Church Stretton is also a short drive away, again a very nice little place. ”

10th May 2015, guest from Liverpool:
“Welcoming and friendly hosts. Fabulous food. Lovely and well presented rooms, attention to detail second to none. Relaxing atmosphere with glorious countryside views”

9th May 2015:
“Delightful family run hotel and restaurant. I’ve never arrived early enough to have dinner, but the breakfast is fabulous. The rooms are very modern, comfortable and very clean, with lovely touches such as chocolate and bottled water. I look forward to my next stay.”

7th May 2015, guest from Macclesfield:
“Excellent family run pub/hotel. Visited 3 years ago – excellent then and standard continues. We cannot fault this place . Lovely family , professional, friendly, good food and beautiful rooms.”

4th May 2015, guest from Fareham:
“We were given a very warm welcome, the food was very good and the room perfect.thank you for having us,we hope to stay with you again.”

1st May 2015:
“Thanks for another lovely stay hope to see you again. Shirley & Fred Dowson Manchester”

27th April 2015, guest from Verwood: “A true hidden Gem – find a reason to stay here you will not regret it”

22nd April 2015, guest from Burton On Trent: “Phil and his family run premises was once again a delight. Service, accommodation and food were of a very high standard. We feel sure this will be maintained for our next visit…and hopefully, ones after that!”

Tip: “Pray for fine weather and soak up the environment..its delightful.”

21st April 2015: “We stayed 3 nights and it was excellent in every way we would recommend it to everyone.”

Tip: “Hereford, and Ludlow castle.”

20th April 2015, guest from Llandwrog: “Good food & range of real ales.”

20th April 2015, guest from Redditch: “The Baron offers a very comfortable stay with good food and drink. Situated in beautiful countryside it is an ideal base to explore the lovely Shropshire scenery.”

Tip: “Visit Clun (quietest place under the sun – Hausman – A Shropshire Lad) Bishops Castle, Leintwardine and, of course, Ludlow.”

18th April 2015, guest from Sherborne: “The perfect get away, loved every moment. Stylish room with rustic charm, spotlessly clean and fresh. Will be returning for a longer stay next time.”

7th April 2015, guest from Wolverhampton: “Phil and his family were very welcoming ( their daughters are a credit to them!) and there was a lovely ambience to the whole place. The accommodation is of a very high standard and kept immaculately clean. The food we had in the restaurant on the Friday evening was delicious and the breakfasts were ‘top notch’. There was a slight ‘misunderstanding’ with the final checkout bill but I’m sure this was just down to human error due to being really busy. We would really like to return here and would highly recommend it. ”

Tip: “We wanted a complete ‘chill out’ so really loved the rural location and were not really looking for lots of ‘things to do’ but I’m sure there were lots of local attractions nearby.”

7th April 2015, guest from Peterborough: “A great pub with B&B in a fabulous location. Staff were very helpful, food was of a high standard with an excellent room.”

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6th April 2015, guest from West Bromwich: “I have absolutely no negative comments to make regarding my weekend stay at the Baron at Bucknell. Every aspect exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be coming back for another stay.”

5th April 2015, guest from Colerne: “Very friendly and helpful staff, comfortable room, very good bathroom. Wonderful location and views.”

Tip: “Only there overnight but this is clearly a great base for walking, cycling or motoring tours. Very attractive campsite attached which shares the facilities.”

5th April 2015, guest from Treveighan: “Friendly and welcoming. Interesting menu, nicely presented and Debra went out of her way to accommodate dietary requirements. You both helped us to fully enjoy our stay with you. Thank you to all your staff.”

Tip: “Fabulous walking country with many good local hostelries with real ales and ciders including the Baron.”

30th March 2015, guest from Manchester: “Family run hotel, very friendly, keen to make sure you have everything you need.”

Tip: “Great place to break a long journey, or spend the weekend doing some walking”

30th March 2015: “Lovely country pub with great food.”

Tip: “Excellent location for walkers and cyclists.”

23rd March 2015, guest from Wirral: “Excellent country inn. Beautiful location. Fabulous food and outstanding service.”

Tip: “Recommend the walks on the website.”

23rd March 2015, guest from Rugby: “Warm welcome from the owners. The room had all the modern amenities and yet retained its country charm. The breakfast and dinner in the restaurant was first class and I would definitely stay here again”

14th March 2015, guest from Leicester: “Stayed at The Baron a couple of times now and hope to return in the future. Friendly welcome, lovely clean room – quiet, too. Great breakfast with good choices. Beautiful setting.”

13th March 2015, guest from Worsley: “Our third visit to the “Baron” and not our last! This time it was a short visit but hope to stay longer next time.”

Tip: “This area is so beautiful, the local towns and villages provide many possibilities for shopping, wining, dining and the walking it off!”

Tip: “Ludlow is worth a visit, but we just stayed at the Baron because the food was superb.”

5th April 2015, guest from Pentre: “Friendly and hospitable. Good personal service.”

Tip: “Numerous sites, walks etc within short distance.”

10th March 2015, guest from Leicester: “We had a fantastic stay. The location is beautiful and we took a lovely five mile walk from the accomadation. The family who run The Baron are very friendly and will do anything they can to accomadate your needs. Our meal was super and home made. The rooms are extremely clean and high spec. We stayed in room 5 and it was fantastic and our friends stayed in the green room and this was a lovely room too. We will definitely be back! ”

Tip: “We took a beautiful walk which I would recommend, which took you up out the back of The Baron (routes kindly given by the owners). The following day we visited the beautiful town of Ludlow and had afternoon tea! ”

9th March 2015, guest from Leicester: “What wonderful hosts. It really is family run, with three generations involved – the service provided by their daughters at dinner and breakfast was fantastic. As soon as we arrived their welcome was sincere and warm. The rooms are all stunning ( we cheekily asked to see the others when we checked out). We stayed in room 4 which has a wonderful view over the garden, towards the hill. The decor and furnishings in all rooms is of a very high quality, and creates a lovely ambiance. We had dinner with them and all dishes were excellent. We loved the fact that local suppliers had been used. Breakfast was also excellent. The home made granola and jams were wonderful, as was the full English, that we all managed to polish off. We are already planning our next stay ….”

Tip: “They have very helpfully printed off copies of local walks, that can be done from the hotel – this was very welcome as we had not been able to print any off from the website before arriving.”

9th March 2015, guest from Huyton: “We loved spending time at the Baron at Bucknell. The room was beautifully fitted and was spotlessly clean. Our meals were delicious, especially the lamb. It was the nicest meal we have had in ages. The service was fantastic, especially from our young polite and very professional waitress! The family feel was present throughout. We would love to come back again! Thanks to all the family for a very welcome stay, we are already spreading the word! ”

Tip: “A beautiful place to stay, outstanding scenery. We were in the area for a rally day experience at Phil Price’s rally school, nearby. We had a brilliant time. However, we would like to return to explore some of the local walks as the area is so calm and perfect for a relaxing break.”

5th March 2015, guest from Bristol: “Real ale and Guinness on top form, evening was superb and breakfast even better! The bed gave me the best nights sleep I’d had in months and the room as a whole would not be out of place ina 4* hotel.”

Tip: “The 32 inch t.v.’s also have dvd capability which is useful if staying on your own.”

5th March 2015, guest from Eltham London: “Phil and Debra were very friendly; we were made to feel welcome. The accommodation was beautiful with lots of little extras that we really didn’t expect! Lovely atmosphere in the bar. Food was extremely good. Phil and Debra’s knowledge of the area was invaluable.”

Tip: “We travelled by train and the Baron was easy to find – about a ten minute walk. Managed to get around, but be mindful of the times of buses and trains.”

23rd February 2015, guest from Winsford: “Thanks for an first class stay at your establishment.”

Tip: “Relaxing place and setting with not a lot to do close by – which is exactly what we were seeking and found – thanks again. A number of walks close by which we may try on our next visit”

22nd February 2015, guest from Wolverhampton: “A smartly run, welcoming place to stay. A peaceful rural location. For the hotel weary discerning traveller this place has a comfortable classy feel. A clean cut modern appearance to all aspects.”

Tip: “If you looking for a lively bustling community this is not the place to go. This a is for a true get-away weekend of peace & tranquillity. If your looking for night-club action you’ve chosen the wrong place. This is rural living away from the madness of urban life. We recommend it…”

22nd February 2015, guest from Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon: “Lovely hotel, spotless rooms, excellent evening meal & breakfast, would definitely stay here again!”

19th February 2015, guest from Berkhamsted: “Excellent overnight stay , and we hope to return ! We have also recommeneded the hotel to some friends who , hopefully will be booking soon.”

19th February 2015, guest from Telford: “Very friendly, efficient and professional”

16th February 2015, guest from Halesowen: “Stayed here for one night for Valentine’s Day, was greeted by a very friendly man who showed us to our rooms, the interior is very modern, with exposed beams reminding you of its history, everything was immaculate, it looked brand new, good tv, fast wifi, iPod dock with Bluetooth, good bath/shower, very spacious, comfy beds. Couldn’t fault it, amazing. At here for dinner, waitresses were the daughters of the owners, which Is very nice to see, they handled the busy times very well, food was amazing! Recommend the pork belly and sticky toffee pudding! Will be returning in the summer, if your looking for a place to stay in the area look no further! Oh and breakfast was excellent!”

16th February 2015, guest from Birmingham: “Excellent service and very friendly.”

14th February 2015, guest from Dhekelia: “another great stay, staff are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble to ask. definitely will be staying there again”

10th February 2015, guest from Birmingham: “Modern, clean, comfortable and friendly. Very relaxed and enjoyable stay. Food and service also excellent. ”

27th January 2015, guest from Swadlincote: “Great inn. Always feel welcome . We enjoy the non corporate image of a large hotel chain the Baron of Bucknell provides you. Wonderful breakfast with plenty of choices to choose from.”

26th January 2015, guest from Oxford: “We had a wonderful time! Debra and Phil are great hosts and made us feel very welcome. The food was wonderful too!”

5th January 2015, guest from Coventry: “All staff were fantastic and made the extra effort to ensure we were made to feel welcome. Silly little things like remembering rounds of drinks and offering to change parts of meals to accommodate those picky eaters in our group went a long way to make us feel appreciated as customers. Our stay was over the New Year period and even though all the staff were obviously busy on New Year’s Eve itself, we were still frequently asked if we needed drinks refreshed at our table to save us from standing and queuing at the bar. I would have been happy to stand and queue, but the staff insisted on going that extra mile. There is a good range of starters, mains and deserts available from the menu. Perhaps some may consider them a little on the pricey side, but this is one of those cases where you absolutely get what you pay for. Each meal was nothing short of delicious, cooked to perfection, and worth every penny if not more! The building itself and grounds are obviously well maintained and cared for. The restaurant area matches the high quality of the food being served and the bar areas are welcoming. The room I stayed in was well decorated/furnished and finished to a very high standard. If I was to have one negative it would only be that the shower pressure was a little low, but the bathroom and room was spotlessly clean, warm and quiet. Also the bed was one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in. I would and will definitely stay here again and have already recommended the Baron at Bucknell to friends and family.”

Tip: “Ludlow Castle Red Kite Feeding Centre Elan Valley dam and reservoir There are plenty of brochures for other activities available in the entrance main.”

2nd January 2015, guest from Wolverhampton: “Fabulous fabulous fabulous ”

Tip: “Lovely peaceful location ”

2nd January 2015, guest from Coventry: “We stayed with friends for 2 nights including New Years Eve. This was our 4th stay at The Baron and was yet again fantastic! The rooms are lovely, clean and comfy with all requirements thought of. We ate both nights in the restaurant as the food is amazing (the mushroom starter is out of this world!). Phil and Debra are great hosts and would recommend this place highly!!”

Tip: “During our stay we visited Knighton (offa’s dyke visitors centre) which is around a 20 minute drive. We also went to the Elan Valley (about 1 hour drive but worth it, more so when it’s rained a lot!) and 4 miles from Elan the red kite feeding farm which was fantastic.”

1st January 2015, guest from Uttoxeter: “This is the sixth time we have been to the Baron and we still enjoy our stay just as much as the first! Food is excellent, room fantastic and the staff really friendly.”

Tip: “Plenty of walks to do and countryside to see.Ludlow is about 12 miles away where there is a markek by the castle and plenty of pub/restaurants to eat at. also a very good Indian restaurant at knighton.”

31st December 2014, guest from Oumdle: “Great place, beautiful location. The room was brilliant and cleanliness second to none. We were delighted to have found the Baron and will not hesitate to book again if we are in the area. Thank you to all at the Baron who made our stay so welcoming and comfortable.”

22nd December 2014, guest from Formby: “Friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble.”

Tip: “The Shropshire countryside is second to none in England. Walking or driving. Just chilling. Our two day stopover was too brief. ”

15th December 2014, guest from London: “Despite the sad reason for staying (my Dad passing away recently), my family and I (we had rooms 2 to 5) thought the accommodation, food and drink excellent.”

12th December 2014, guest from Norwich: “Excellent, a gem.”

7th December 2014, guest from Banbury: “We found the standard accommodation, cleanliness and breakfast on offer here as the best you will find at the price and we would not hesitate to recommend to others.”

2nd December 2014, guest from Northampton: “What a gem, the owners are incredible, so welcoming and hospitable, the food is fabulous and plentiful and the location is ideal. I would highly recommend the Baron at Bucknell, you will not be disappointed. ”

1st December 2014, guest from Llanelli: “Great place to stay, clean, fresh and a good welcome. Food very good at a reasonable price as is the beer.”

Tip: “Close to Ludlow which is a great town to visit.”

1st December 2014, guest from Bebington: “A little gem. Lovely place,lovely people,lovely food.”

1st December 2014, guest from Keele: “All the staff make you feel like you’re just at home, fantastic.”

Tip: “All the walks from the pub are great, set in wonderful countryside. ”

29th November 2014, guest from Southampton: “Really super building. The rooms are among the best we’ve stayed in – very high quality. Food lovely and Phil & Debra great hosts.”

29th November 2014, guest from Kintbury: “We are a group of 5 couples which travel extensively together at both home and abroad. We stayed in the 5 rooms on offer and all 10 individuals agreed that the Baron is an exceptionally well run hotel, offering the highest standard of furnishing and cleanliness in the bedrooms. The breakfast menu is varied and properly prepared, while the dinner menu offers a wide choice of deliciously cooked meals. All this at a very reasonable price in picturesque surroundings.”

Tip: “Go for the superior room if you can afford the extra, howevever the other 4 rooms are of a similar standard of tasteful furnishing. Only the room size and view differs. The Baron is only 20 minutes from Ludlow through lovely countryside, so my advice is stay here rather than in Ludlow.”

27th November 2014, guest from Halesowen: “Nothing is any trouble”

Tip: “Great place. Visit and let the stress fall off you”

24th November 2014, guest from Wolverhampton: “FRIENDLY AND VERY HELPFULL STAFF, WONDERFUL FOOD AND GREAT SELECTION OF WINES AND BEERS. VERY CLEAN VERY COMFORTABLE BEDS EXCEPTIONALLY QUITE BEAUTIFUL SETTING … OUR FIRST STAY BUT IT WILL NOT BE OUR LAST A HUGE THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR STAY SO ENJOYABLE. ”

22nd November 2014, guest from Tenby: “Enjoyable, relaxing stop over on our way home. Lovely presented superior room. The home cooked food was very good and was presented really well. Thank you for the personable attention from you all which was very welcoming! Deanna and Mike”

20th November 2014, guest from Crickhowell: “This was our third stay with you, and we always enjoy coming. Like the rooms a lot & the beds are extremely comfortable. We will return!”

19th November 2014, guest from Dorchester: “Another excellent overnight stay. Hope to be able to stay for a couple of days another time, when we are not hurrying from one end of the country to another. Very restful, food excellent, room perfect.”

17th November 2014, guest from Youlgreave: “We were made so welcome on arrival and this continued till our departure. We shall recommend your Hotel to all our friends and will definitely return.”

Tip: “We were very interested in Ironbridge and it’s works, and found the museums very enjoyable.”

17th November 2014, guest from Veyrines De Domme: “VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF”

17th November 2014, guest from London: “We felt very welcomed by the family and had a most comfortable stay in the peace and quiet of the country. Sadly the misty rainy weather meant that we couldn’t see the wonderful landscape, so we shall just have to go back another time! Locally sourced food was very good.”

Tip: “Great shop for foodies is the Ludlow Food Centre just a few miles away from the Baron, just before you get to Ludlow.”

10th November 2014, guest from Gorseinon: “Our second visit nothing had changed.Good service good food good rooms.This time we took friends who were more than impressed with the complete package.”

Tip: “Even though the Baron is slightly isolated its a great base to explore the area from.The Baron itself has a great list of places to visit things to do and local walks.”

9th November 2014, guest from Harbury: “Very friendly and accomodating. Food was excellent and the room was beautiful. (Room 5). The whole place was Immaculate and we are looking forward to going back! ”

6th November 2014, guest from Ellesmere Port: “Great place to unwind, great food.”

Tip: “Lovely countryside, perfect for walking ”

4th November 2014, guest from Mainz: “we really enjoyed our stay at the Baron`s .we travelled all over the world and suggest this place needs to become a 5 star location.”

31st October 2014, guest from Maldon: “Highly recommended. All perfect! Lovely touches like chocolate left in the room and fresh bottled water every day! Immaculately clean. We felt really comfortable. Food is excellent. Chips are to die for!!”

Tip: “Beautiful scenery. We’d never been to this part of the country before. Ludlow was gorgeous, unspoilt and loads of wonderful independent shops. We can recommend the French Pantry restaurant in Ludlow.”

26th October 2014, guest from Bucknell: “Having had workmen at our cottage in the village and no bed for the night, I booked into the Baron. I had a fantastic nights sleep, very comfortable and quiet. Beautiful en suite, exceptionally clean. Breakfast was perfect (especially the poached eggs) and I couldn’t have asked for better hosts. Thank you.”

Tip: “The Baron of Beef is in a beautiful location with great hosts and great food, bar and accommodation. The village is situated in a good location for walking.  A very beautiful spot.”

24th October 2014, guest from Cheadle: “We have had another short break with Debbie, Phil and their SUPER team. We can only repeat what we have said before … they are “the professionals” ….they do the job right. …. Long may it continue. Thanks ’til the next time. Margaret and Gordon.”

Tip: “Remember to set the alarm clock ….. The setting is very quiet …There are no noises to wake you!!”

23rd October 2014, guest from Montrose: “Very friendly. Nothing too much trouble including earlier than usual breakfast. Fantastic food in restaurant too.”

Tip: “Local restaurants? don’t bother; eat in!”

22nd October 2014, guest from Langley: “Excellent stay as always.”

19th October 2014, guest from Poynton: “Excellent accommodation, food and hospitality, will certainly recommend the Baron to any friends or family who are looking for accommodation in this area of Shropshire.”

Tip: “A beautiful part of the county with some excellent walks for all abilities. Download the printed walks off the website or ask at the hotel. Offers all the possibilities of Ludlow at a fraction of the cost.”

18th October 2014, guest from Burton: “The room was comfortable and clean. Lots of extras which were appreciated. The restaurant served delicious food and the breakfasts were superb. Owners and staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We have no hesitation in recommending the” Baron”.”

13th October 2014, guest from Stratford Upon Avon: “The welcome was as we remembered from our previous visits, friendly with nothing too much trouble. The facilities and food were exhalent and we would recommend anybody to visit and enjoy the surroundings. ”

Tip: “We were on an organised rally at Presteigne so unfortunately are not able to recommend any special trips etc. ”

9th October 2014, guest from Cardiff: “We had a one night stay prior to going racing in Ludlow. It was extremely pleasant, the room was spotless, the staff friendly and the food good. We would have no hesitation in staying here again.”

6th October 2014, guest from Woodbridge: “Thank you, we had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Everyone was very helpful and the food was excellent.”

3rd October 2014: “Fabulous room and even more fabulous bed! so comfortable. Food good but the menu could be a little more adventurous. Would recommend the Baron at Bucknell ”

Tip: “Ludlow is well worth a visit a most beautiful historic town.”

29th September 2014, guest from Stockport: “Food excellent and kitchen very attentive to specific requests. Menu not especially ground-breaking but the dishes we had were both superb. As was breakfast. Room we stayed in was also clean and modern, nice large beds too. No issues, would go back.”

23rd September 2014, guest from Blackwood: “Excellent stay at the Baron. Lovely clean, comfortable and recently refurbished rooms. Delicious meal in the Mill restaurant and great hospitality from our hosts. Very highly recommended.”

Tip: “The owners can provide a one page map for each of the local walks. We did the short walk up the hill behind the inn, which had fantastic views over the nearby countryside.”

22nd September 2014, guest from Gosforth: “A very friendly country pub superb facilities and good quality food.”

Tip: “Ludlow a MUST Visit”

20th September 2014, guest from Halifax: “A very friendly hotel in a lovely part of Shropshire. The room and breakfasts were excellent. Didn’t eat at the hotel in the evening as we were out til late each night.”

Tip: “We went to Ludlow, Much Wenloch, The Elan Valley and reservoirs and drove over The Long Mynd. Can recommend them all. ”

20th September 2014, guest from Lymm: “Lovely place beautiful rooms great food and friendly people and loved your mum ”

19th September 2014, guest from Ibstock: “Pleasant, helpful staff. Good food. Excellent service. Thoroughly recommended.”

15th September 2014, guest from Newport: “A lovely place. Friendly staff, great rooms, lovely food and beautiful views. We will return! ”

13th September 2014, guest from Markinch: “We made a significant diversion to our travels just to revisit this Inn. We were not disappointed. The room was once again beautiful, with all the mod-cons we love, and dinner and breakfast were excellent in comfortable surroundings. There is also adequate seating outside if the weather is suitable. On this recent visit, we enjoyed the services of a cheerful and efficient young waitress who was a credit to the establishment. ”

Tip: “As we were using the Baron as a ‘stopover’, I am not best suited to providing advice for other – though we enjoy our pleasant walk after dinner.”

12th September 2014, guest from Billingham: “Very friendly and everything catered for. Excellent breakfast”

10th September 2014, guest from Kiryat Ono: “Exelent food and atmosfire we love our stay in your hotel.”

6th September 2014, guest from Taunton: “Everything was really good, food, room, staff, position of hotel excellent. No complaints at all. Could not wish for anything better. So pleased we found this hotel and hope to come again.”

Tip: “This is one of the best places we have stayed at, and it is in such a beautiful part of the country. Lots of places to visit around, and walks to do. The hotel meals are wonderful.”

1st September 2014, guest from Oldham: “Booked last minute via website. Room lovely with everything you need and spotless. Bed very comfortable. Food delicious and restaurant/bar has a good atmosphere and everyone is very friendly. Would love to come again and have one of the rooms overlooking the hills.”

Tip: “Only here for a day but visited Ludlow which is lovely. Great market and interesting shops. Castle tea rooms really good.”

1st September 2014, guest from Cornwall: “A rarity, a proper family run hotel. Faultless.”

31st August 2014, guest from Tonbridge: “Very friendly family run business. Food was of a high standard. The room was tastefully decorated and immaculately clean. Would come back again.”

Tip: “There are plenty of walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Lots of museums to visit within an hours drive.”

30th August 2014, guest from Redditch:
“A good holiday experience will put it on our preferred list of hostelries we particularly like.”
Tip: “Plenty to see and also many walks in lovely countryside. Interesting towns and villages like Clun, Ludlow and Bishops Castle within easy distance.”

20th August 2014, guest from Tenbury Wells:
“The cleanest most immaculate stay i’ve ever had. Friendly staff, great room, great food. Stayed for our honeymoon, enjoyed it so much that we will be going every year for our anniversary.”

19th August 2014, guest from Shrewsbury:
“I almost don’t want to give a review… Other people will learn about it and then it will be impossible to get a booking! I can’t think of anything that wasn’t perfect.”

18th August 2014, guest from Newbury:
“This is a lovely place to stay. The welcome is friendly and food excellent. The room was beautiful, spotlessly clean, with everything one could want including a very comfortable bed. Definitely a place to return to.”

16th August 2014, guest from Worcester Park:
“A very friendly staff combined with an extremely comfortable well equipped room meant a perfect holiday”

11th August 2014, guest from Chester:
“We would highly recommend this place to our family and friends. It is a lovely hotel serving excellent food for breakfast, lunch and dinner- we tried them all !!”

10th August 2014, guest from St Albans:
“lovely atmosphere”
Tip: “great walking nearby”

10th August 2014, guest from Nuneaton:
“This was our second visit to the Baron at Bucknell as we stayed here on the same night last year, before visiting the Royal Welsh show the following day. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone – it’s a lovely quiet location, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the breakfast menu is great the the staff are friendly and helpful.”

8th August 2014, guest from Welton:
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The premises have been beautifully restored and the attention to detail is excellent . We will definitely return in the future , the village is very pretty and the views of the countryside from the accommodation are to die for ! ”

4th August 2014, guest from Cannock:
“All staff were helpful and available when ever needed. The breakfast “trainee” showed excellent promise.”

3rd August 2014, guest from Burton On Trent:
“This really is a gem of a place – lovely location, good food, excellent rooms – will be booking again soon!”

3rd August 2014, guest from Swansea:
“as usual friendly good service and beautiful rooms. will return”

28th July 2014, guest from Leeds:
“we stayed for 5 nights and were very happy with everything, food, accommodation, friendly staff and cats. Would recommend the Baron to anyone. The only downside was opening times for the bar was 6pm but given that this is a very quiet and unspoilt village it is to be expected and with the surrounding countryside to be explored all day who needs a drink earlier. Food was exceptional, beautifully prepared, reasonably priced and just the right portion size so a fabulous pudding can be enjoyed! We stayed in room 5 which was spotlessly clean and the view was outstanding. We travel in England quite a lot and this has got to be one of the very best places we have stayed at. Well done to all at the Baron.”

28th July 2014, guest from Burntwood:
“Fabulous stay thank you! have completed a trip advisor review :)”

28th July 2014, guest from Surbiton:
“Friendly and efficient – we could not have asked for more.”

22nd July 2014, guest from Leamington Spa:
“Friendly atmosphere and wonderful choice of food. Lovely views from restaurant and well tended gardens. We will definitely be returning in the future.”
Tip: “Didn’t visit any other restaurants but did go to several surrounding villages some with markets, also views from the Long Mynd were fantastic. Stopped off at Ludlow on the way home and spent some time at their street market, great.”

21st July 2014, guest from Albert Park:
“We hand an overnight stay, and wished we could have stayed longer. The room was very spacious and clean with wonderful views from our balcony. Lots of lovely walks close by. We will certainly be back.
Chris and Jenny Melbourne Australia.”

16th July 2014, guest from Boston:
“We very much enjoyed our stay with you, your facilities are to a very high standard, and you made us very welcome. What a beautiful location. Many thanks”

14th July 2014, guest from Gloucester:
“We received a very warm welcome from all the staff, the room was very comfortable and extremely clean. The food was lovely and the whole experience was very relaxing.”

8th July 2014, guest from Chichester West Sussex:
“Very warm welcome from Granny! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and good value.”

6th July 2014, guest from Birkenhead:
“As a party of 15 campers, caravaners and guests we all had a very good weekend at the baron. many thanks to our hosts.”
Tip: “food was great at The baron so we had all 3 evening meals with them”

4th July 2014, guest from Fornby:
“This was our second visit which we enjoyed equally as much as the first. Everything was first class. We look forward to coming again. Peter & Pat ”

3rd July 2014, guest from Durham:
“all good no negatives. enjoyed the room the views ,food and gardens. well done.”

3rd July 2014, guest from Ormskirk:
“Fantastic place to stay, lovely room and good food, all in a beautiful location.”

1st July 2014, guest from Gloucester:
“Very clean and well maintained accomodation.Evening meals were excellent.
Location is good if you enjoy walking as there are a number of very scenic and varied walks starting and ending at the Baron.”

30th June 2014, guest from Dinas Powys:
“Lovely welcome as usual, nothing too much trouble. Won’t be our last stay”
Tip: “Lovely walks, long or short”

30th June 2014, guest from Dorchester:
“Spotlessly clean rooms, friendly welcome, excellent food. Beautiful countryside. What is there not to like?”

24th June 2014, guest from Ramsden:
“A lovely place to stay.Room 5 was elegant and the little extra touches like bottled water, biscuits etc. in the room were appreciated.Service was exemplary whilst the food at breakfast and again in the evening was excellent.Both quantity and quality were faultless.The hosts are charming and their aim is to ensure that each guest has a relaxing and enjoyable stay.An exceptional Inn of the highest quality.A real gem!”
Tip: “Within a short distance are some fabulous properties to visit most notably Powis Castle, Croft Castle and Stokesay Castle.Ludlow is very pretty and a visit to Saint Lawrence Church is a must!For walkers the Carding Mill Valley offers splendid views of the Shropshire countryside.”

17th June 2014, guest from Epsom:
“Very enjoyable stay. Relaxing environment and good quality food.”

9th June 2014, guest from Abingdon:
“Excellent breakfasts – home made granola especially nice – and evening meals. Friendly and helpful people and we are looking forward to return soon.”
Tip: “Lots of walks and places to see so you need to check out the leaflets and plan. Ludlow & Land of Lost Content at Craven Arms were enjoyed on our first visit.”

4th June 2014, guest from Wellingborough:
“Stayed in room two. Well equipped and exceptionally maintained and cleaned. Staff were very friendly and warm. Setting beautiful and gardens a delight.”
Tip: “Briefly – do not miss Ludlow or Carding Mill Valley.”

31st May 2014, guest from Nürnberg:
“lovely hotel, comfortable beds, modern bathroom, nice feeling (chocolate and water in the room, complete bathroom equipment)”
Tip: “try to book better weather… :-)”

26th May 2014, guest from Bolton:
“Just returned from a stay in room 5 for two nights. The room was perfect, the welcome friendly, breakfast was excellent (never managed to get poached eggs so soft and still hot inside at home). Our two evening meals were very very good, we could have chatted or be left alone…..our choice……the waitress was beyond attentive with such honest opinions of the food (both accurate and kind). We could not fault the stay – and we are picky! Thank you. ”
Tip: “We weren’t able to go walking as the roads were like rivers, but we thoroughly enjoyed mooching around Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. If you are in to leather products there are two fabulous shops to visit….Martin Pryce on Pepper Lane and Matt Fothergill on the Bullring. ”

22nd May 2014, guest from Southampton:
“Certainly have nothing to complain about! Everything about The Baron is excellent from the location to the friendly staff and well equipped rooms. The bottle of water and chocolates in the room was a nice touch. If I had any negative comment it would be the somewhat limited menu however we had the fish pie and it was homemade and delicious, perhaps another vegetable other than just peas would have been good but I am being “picky” here. I suspect The Baron know their demographic and cater well to their regular clientele. We would be more than happy to stay there again next time we are in the area. An excellent Hotel, highly recommended.”

20th May 2014, guest from West Midlands:
“Breakfast was lovely, really nice local produce with excellent choice of cooked breakfasts. We would definitely recommend and hope to come back soon for a couple of nights, rather than just the one.”

20th May 2014, guest from Beckenham:
“Our second stay with consistently superb levels of service & facilities Well don Phil Deb & team”

13th May 2014, guest from Basingstoke:
“Enjoyed the stay and will be returning. Have already recommended to friends and family.”

12th May 2014, guest from Leominster:
“Absolutely beautifully appointed room, lovely food and very friendly informative hosts.”

12th May 2014, guest from Coventry:
“A lovely break in the most beautiful location. Excellent service and friendly staff. Room and En suite were spotless. Food was first class.”
Tip: “We visited the lovely town of Ludlow during the spring festival, it is to be recommended.”

10th May 2014, guest from Bolton:
“we have stayed twice now once for new year celebration which was our type of thing we celebrated quietly with a beautiful meal in the restaurant then with staff and other guests as the clock turned 12 pm we plan to return this year. our second stay was just as wonderful we chose a different room and a different time of year it was equally as fabulous.hoping to return SOON”
Tip: “Approximately 1 hours drive is Eastnor Castle a wonderful day out with lots of events throughout the summer suitable for all the family you pay a reasonable entrance fee which is total value for money take a picnic or the café is good .sat nav HR81RL.”

10th May 2014, guest from Hempstead, Holt:
“First Class with excellent food.”
Tip: “Has an exclusive small Camp site attached which would make a good location base for walkers and exploring the County.”

7th May 2014, guest from Cheshire:
“This was a surprise for my parents for their wedding anniversary. They loved it. They said the place is spotless staff so friendly and helpful. Food was so nice. They would like to stay here again”

6th May 2014, guest from Sidcup:
“Great welcome and comfortable stay. Would recommend it +++”

3rd May 2014, guest from Royston:
“Lovely comfortable rooms, spotlessly clean with nice extra touches to make a very pleasant stay. Very helpful, polite staff and good food with excellent service.”
Tip: “A visit to elan valley reservoir is a must.”

2nd May 2014, guest from Bolton:
“Overall the break came upto expectations. Facilities very good, food good and the room was vey clean and comfortable. The fact that the bar was closed during the aftenoon was dissapointing, It would have been nice to have had a drink sat in the gadens as the weather was good, but appreciated it is a quiet time of year early in season and harly worth it for yourselves. We shall recommend to friends, the overall experience was excellant. Thank you
Peter and Paula Seddon.”

1st May 2014:
“We were made to feel very welcome and felt at ease immediately we arrived. The staff we could not fault both restaurant, bar and cleaners not forgetting the gardener. The rooms were very comfortable especially the bed we slept like logs. The menu for both evening meals and breakfast excellent with an extensive choice there being something for every taste, yummy salmon mousse.”
Tip: “There were so many places to visit a week is not long enough to see all. Pamphlets are readily available either in the foyer or in the drawer of the chest of drawers in the room. We especially enjoyed Ironbridge, Powis castle and gardens, Ludlow is a must, really beautiful.”

29th April 2014, guest from Deddington:
“A friendly, welcoming and relaxing place to stay. Room was spotless and nicely appointed. Food was great… And the beer was excellent. Already planning another visit.”
Tip: “Stokesay castle is a gem. Ludlow is a great place to wander and window shop.”

29th April 2014, guest from Leeds:
“My son and I enjoyed our stay very much. I was very impressed with the overall cleanliness and the food was excellent. I would certainly look forward to another stay and would recommend highly.”

24th April 2014, guest from Highley:
“Had a fantastic time, the room was cosy and comfortable, the staff were friendly, the food was amazing and I would most definitely like to return!”
Tip: “Try as much of the food as you can manage and make sure to ask about walks in the area, there are a few stunning views nearby.”

20th April 2014, guest from Port Madog:
“Highly recommended, with excellent food and comfortable beds. very quiet, ideal location for visiting border towns and villages. A longer stay next time we hope.”

20th April 2014, guest from Swansea:
“Beautiful quiet location. Relaxing . Very clean rooms nicely decorated. Staff friendly.”
Tip: “Visited hawkstone park . Great place for kids to explore with fantastic views.”

20th April 2014, guest from Cardiff:
“What a wonderful place. It was so lovely and clean and the rooms were beautiful. The good was excellent and I will certainly look forward to visiting again. I was sorry to leave.”
Tip: “We stayed in room number 2 and it was faultless. Next time I think I will request room 5 to get those beautiful views of the hills behind. I would highly recommend the Baron at Bucknell to anybody. ”

19th April 2014, guest from Holmes Chapel:
“We stayed in the hotel recently and enjoyed it so much we made this latest booking. As before, we enjoyed a very warm welcome, good food and excellent guestroom facilities. We will come again!”
Tip: “Lots to do in the area. Enjoyed Ludlow, and the numerous National Trust and similar properties nearby.”

19th April 2014, guest from Chorley:
“We were made to feel very welcome, the accommodation and service was excellent. Our time spent with you was so relaxing and we could certainly have stayed for much longer.”
Tip: “RELAX AND ENJOY.”

15th April 2014, guest from Stoke-on-trent:
“Thank you for another great weekend of rest, relaxation, excellent food and service.”

14th April 2014, guest from Bath:
“Great location, nice clean cosy rooms, very good service and lovely food very nice stay and would Def visit again ”

10th April 2014, guest from Worcestershire:
“Lovely room with very high standard of all fittings and décor. (Room 5)
Everyone very friendly, made us feel welcome, and food great. We will certainly be returning.”
Tip: “Take an O/S map of area as there are loads of walks and of course Ludlow is worth a day out.”

7th April 2014, guest from Carnforth:
“Excellent room, spotlessly clean. Great food. Brilliant staff who were friendly and efficient. Lovely village location in beautiful countryside area.”
Tip: “Ludlow is a great little town with food and craft markets on a Saturday morning. Some good walks on Offa’s Dyke close-by.”

6th April 2014, guest from Shrewsbury:
“Very welcoming and friendly and excellent rooms and food”

4th April 2014, guest from Bristol:
“Both evening meal and breakfast was of the highest quality and I stay in a lot of hotels of varying quality and stars. The room was superb with a lovely oak beam stretching across the ceiling and just above the wall mounted 32″ tv. Very comfy bed and for the first time in ages I had my snooze alarm go off three times as I kept nodding off again! My only negative was the distraction of the frollicking rabbits, chasing each other in the hazy morning in the fields in front of the hotel, whilst eating breakfast in the conservatory. As you can tell, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be back next time in the area.”
Tip: “If you play boules/petanque, bring your sets as they have two pistes in the beer garden!”

3rd April 2014, guest from Barnstaple:
“The owners and waitress were very friendly . The food was first class and the bedroom very comfortable and well equipped . We wished we could stay longer !”
Tip: “It is in lovely countryside and we recommend a country walk . It is also near Ludlow which is well worth a visit”

31st March 2014, guest from Halesowen:
“Beautiful & well furnished rooms, a friendly reception & all the staff were very helpful without being obtrusive.”
Tip: “We went to Offa’s Dyke, the Elan Valley & the Spaceguard Centre. All were well worthwhile visits.
We ate in the Baron’s own restaurant & thoroughly enjoyed our meals.”

31st March 2014, guest from Kidderminster:
“The Rooms are comfortable and supplied with tea/coffee making facilities. Staff were very friendly and helpful. lovely breakfast ”
Tip: “Many places of interest nearby. Ludlow has many and varied restaurants. The food centre at Bromfield is good to visit as is the Clive restaurant which is adjacent. Anyone interested in times past should visit The land of Lost Content in Craven Arms – a very eclectic collection made by the owners.”

30th March 2014, guest from Chester:
“Really wonderful inn. Great location & the food was superb. Friendly welcome & caring staff during our stay.”
Tip: “Ludlow is marvellous. Ludlow food centre worth a visit as is the market & castle.”

27th March 2014, guest from Draycott, Cheddar:
“We had a wonderful stay. We had dinner and drinks in the restaurant – the food was delicious and the service very friendly. The bed in the room was the comfiest I’ve ever slept on. Breakfast was again delicious. We wished we could have stayed longer. We will certainly be back! ”

26th March 2014, guest from Swettenham:
“A wonderful stay, food and service excellent”

23rd March 2014, guest from Beaworthy:
“Everything about the Barron is excellent and I would recommend that anyone staying in the area choose The Barron.”

17th March 2014, guest from London:
“Very clean, quiet and comfortable with an excellent breakfast.”
Tip: “Great location for outdoor pursuits ie walking,cycling etc”

17th March 2014, guest from Ashton In Makerfield:
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautifully appointed room, friendly staff and delicious food. We especially enjoyed dinner in the attractive dining room. We would love to return.”

17th March 2014, guest from Weybridge:
“Such a shame I can only rate between 1 and 5!! The Baron at Bucknell has to be THE cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. Everywhere you went in the hotel was immaculate, the staff were extremely friendly and the food was top class. If only all hotels set their standards as high as Baron.”
Tip: “West Midlands Safari Park is located about an hour away and is a fantastic day out. The Shropshire countryside is stunning and is a must for anyone who enjoys long walks.”

15th March 2014, guest from Holmes Chapel:
“Very friendly, homely atmosphere. We were made to feel really welcome. Room was first-class. Food excellent at realistic prices. Already booked a return visit!”

14th March 2014, guest from Uttoxeter:
“Fantastic place to stay at, can’t fault anything about the Baron. Thats why this was the fifth time we have stayed here!”
Tip: “Ludlow is a must see town about 12 mls away and also great food at Knightons Indian Restaurant.”

10th March 2014, guest from Stockport:
“Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. Excellent”

10th March 2014, guest from Market Drayton:
“A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Room facilities very luxurious, and perfect! Evening meal was delicious, as was the comprehensive breakfast on offer. We look forward to staying again!”

9th March 2014, guest from Sevenoaks:
“Excellent and friendly service. Beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.”

8th March 2014, guest from Stoke On Trent:
“Our second stay at the Baron another wonderful experience. We were 4 friends meeting up after too long a time. Rooms are comfortable and decorated beautifully, our evening meal was delicious 10 out of 10. We will back.”
Tip: “Our evening meal was delicious we had sea bass, slow cooked pork, and delicious vegetarian dish, so make sure you leave room for a hearty meal when enjoying the local sites.”

6th March 2014, guest from Chelmsford Essex:
“Lovely relaxing atmosphere felt really relaxed and happy
Lovely room nice comfy bed :)”
Tip: “Ate at The Baron delicious home cooked food. Visited Clun in Clun valley Castle ruins. Also drove to Hay on Wye, Wales. Quirky little Toll Bridge a must if you are in the area!!”

28th February 2014, guest from Cambridge:
“Fabulous place to stay – our room was beautifully appointed, with nice little touches such as luxury chocolates – not to mention the wonderful queen-sized bed and comfy pillows. Everyone so nice and friendly, what a find this was.”

28th February 2014, guest from Faringdon:
“This was our second stay at the Baron and it did not disappoint. The room was a delight, with exceptional attention to detail as regards fittings, fixtures and facilities. Although described as a country inn, the quality of the rooms and standard of their servicing and upkeep exceeds that of many big city hotels. The landlord and landlady are very pleasant and helpful and the meals are excellent. (Check out the Chinese-style sea bass!)”
Tip: “The Baron is in a quiet edge-of-village location where Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales come together. Within less than an hour’s drive there are many interesting places to visit, including the charming and little-known town of Montgomery, the Elan Valley in mid-Wales, with its lakes, dam and visitor centre, Ludlow and much more. Nearer to the Baron is the amazing Aardvark Bookery (for lovers of books, coffee and cake) and the Monkland artisan cheese makers. Bucknell also has a railway station.”

24th February 2014, guest from Colwyn Bay:
“it was a trip down memory lane,for my brother and I ,to visit our nanas grave,you all made it very special to us,will certainly be coming back in the future,thanks to you all.”
Tip: “the food at the baron is great ,also the beautiful breakfast. no need to go anywhere else,it is all there,when you have worked up an appetite after a walk around the beautiful village ,and Shropshire countyside. cant wait to come back and do some serious walking”

22nd February 2014, guest from West Kirby:
“Excellent bathroom and room, great food and friendly staff. Great walking area.”
Tip: “They are not open in the daytime mid week so there is a local pub the Sitwell five minutes walk away.”

17th February 2014, guest from Glastonbury:
“Very warm welcome and quality accommodation. I emailed ahead to book a table for evening meal and received a prompt response from Phil the owner. We also needed to have earlier breakfast and that was arranged for us too.”

17th February 2014, guest from Halesowen:
“Me and my partner loved staying at The Baron, it was the perfect getaway! We enjoyed the home cooked food and atmosphere and will definately be returning in the summer, maybe for the whole weekend next time and to visit the local culture.”

16th February 2014, guest from Leicester:
“A delightful little gem nestled in wonderful peaceful surrounding countryside. The Baron at Bucknell has it all. Exquisite extremely comfortable rooms equipped with everything you could wish for and more. The hosts Debra and Philip are most welcoming and friendly and have created a great ambience to relax and unwind in away from the hustle and bustle of city life. They have imaginative menus with something to suit everyone’s taste. A hearty breakfast is served in the conservatory dining area so guests can enjoy the views of the rolling hills surrounding the property. Overall I highly recommended a stay at the Baron, thank you for a wonderful short break over the Valentine’s weekend…perfect!!”
Tip: “There are many walks available from the Baron of varying distances and terrain. A booklet is available to buy if you require some help and inspiration.”

12th February 2014, guest from Bolton:
“Lovely place to stay, very nicely appointed room (room 5) and good food. Friendly and helpful owners. Would thoroughly recommend and hope to return again soon.”

6th February 2014, guest from Whitchurch:
“Extremely friendly staff, very comfortable rooms and excellent food. Thank you for a short but enjoyable stay.”
Tip: “Relax and enjoy.”

22nd January 2014, guest from Bewdley:
“Stunning rural Location, beautiful room, great food served in cosy dining area, lovely people, hospitality at its best. Thank you”

7th January 2014, guest from Bolton:
“Everything was perfect we have told everyone what a wonderful break we had and look forward to our return in may Tip: must visit Elan Valley wonderful for photographs. Severn Valley Steam Railway worth a visit also wonderful walks on the Long Mynd”

2nd January 2014, guest from Bryn, Ashton In Makerfiel:
“Wonderful location, beautifully refurbished property, very welcoming and helpful staff, In fact one of the few stays we have had were the hotel description about accommodation location and food is actually very accurate and the rooms do have a nice touch of luxury “Tip: “Just ask”

21st December 2013:
“Lovely rooms, great food and service”

5th December 2013, guest from Alton:
“Stayed for just one night, but will be back. My sister and I had a wonderful stay in room 4 and it comes highly recommended. sat in bed and watched the sheep in the field while sipping tea. We had the pizza for our evening meal which was delicious ( lunch and tea rooms in Ludlow didn’t leave room for much more), breakfast was fab. The only negative comment I would make would be the picture on the web site of the bar area. It looks old fashioned, which it is not, and a picture of the apple press and wheel in the dinning room would have much more impact.”
Tip: “Don’t eat too much in Ludlow, but a lovely place to visit, market and castle.”

2nd December 2013, guest from Stourbridge:
“Very clean, friendly staff, lovely room”

2nd December 2013, guest from Rhyl:
“As a frequent overnight stay person I can say that this was the best experience I have had for many a year.”

27th November 2013, guest from Melbourne:
“Another top class stay. Wish we could have stayed longer!”
Tip: “It’s out in the sticks rather, but that is part of its charm.”

27th November 2013, guest from Shrewsbury:
“Fantastic spot for exploring the area, relaxed atmosphere. Attentive staff and an excellent comfortable room. We would be happy to revisit anytime”
Tip: “Walk up Stow Hill and include the Trig point (off track)for some fantastic views”

26th November 2013, guest from Aylsham:
“A friendly but well run hotel that was very well appointed”

25th November 2013, guest from Connah’s Quay:
“If you want a quiet relaxing break this is the place to be. Excellent food as well”

24th November 2013, guest from Rowley Regis:
“Stayed here previously and couldn’t fault it. Exactly the same this time. Very relaxing place to stay.”

20th November 2013, guest from Addlestone:
“A lovely family run business in a beautiful location with great staff…Many thanks”
Tip: “A great day at Phil Price Rally School back to the Baron for a pint or two of Ludlow and a lovely home cooked meal!”

19th November 2013, guest from Hawkhurst:
“Excellent room with friendly service. Will definitely recommend to others.”

9th November 2013, guest from Sale:
“Excellent service and Hospitality”

6th November 2013, guest from Burton Joyce:
“Lovely country hotel. Every comfort in delightful bedroom with all facilities. Excellent breakfast. Attractive gardens.”

3rd November 2013, guest from Hayes:
“Excellent!”

2nd November 2013, guest from Northampton:
“Wonderful location, warm welcome, beautiful rooms with everything you could need. Great selection at breakfast with local ingredients, cooked very well. We had a lovely short break and would love to come back in the future.”

28th October 2013, guest from Swansea:
“A very welcoming place to stay in glorious countryside. A light, airy, spacious ‘inn’ immaculately maintained with many small touches (such as ‘real’ coat hangers, a ‘nightlight’ in the bathroom, efficient heated towel rails, easy-access Wi-Fi, solid locks and security etc.) which reflect a careful attention to detail by the owners to ensure a relaxing break. The ‘local walks’ information sheets are reassuringly accurate. Plenty of smiling faces ensure a homely feel from the moment you arrive. Good pub food, well-kept real ale and excellent service. Would definitely return.”

27th October 2013, guest from Barrs Court, Warmley:
“Really enjoyed our stay. Super staff and excellent food. Quality from start to finish .The Baron deserves its star rating and more. A warm welcome from all the staff encountered during our visit, along with the room and the restaurant serving a high level of food and drink. This is an establishment worthy of more than one visit. A relaxed atmosphere gives the Baron the ideal location and level of service to provide for many celebration occasions.
The only problem we encountered is the distance travelled, but we will be back!”
Tip: “Bucknell is a small village with very limited facilities , but if you like walking , mountain biking there are plenty of trails locally. Information about other attractions is available from the Baron.”

21st October 2013, guest from Knaphill:
“Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I booked this hotel for a family reunion, we were all very impressed! By far the best hotel we have stayed in, rooms were beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. We stayed in all 5 of the rooms at the same time and they were all lovely. Breakfast was fantastic, extra thick bacon was a special treat! Staff were great with our small children, family friendly hotel.”
Tip: “You can eat at the hotel, the food is lovely and the menu caters for everyone. All the food is freshly made. There are lots of walks from the hotel, castles to visit. We went to the owl centre which was great for the children, lots of animals/pheasants to see and owls including red squirrels. Would highly recommend.”

19th October 2013:
“The greeting by mine host immediately made us feel welcomed. The room was excellent and the service in the evening & at breakfast was more than what we expected. In summary we discovered a jem.”

19th October 2013, guest from Penrith:
“The stay was an enjoyable experience, rooms are to a very high standard as is the service provided. Food is excellent value for money and to a high standard. It was an enjoyable stay for us all. Thanks again”

14th October 2013:
“One of the best Pub/hotels I have stayed at. The level of cleanliness is outstanding. This was our second visit to The Baron and hopefully we will be going there may more times.”

12th October 2013, guest from Blandford Forum:
“What a beautiful place to unwind and relax! Phil and the team were very welcoming and made my stay thoroughly enjoyable. My room was stunning, modern and clean all whilst tying in with the original features of a true country lodge. Great food and lovely atmosphere. I am very much looking forward to returning. 10/10, and I don’t give that score lightly!”

12th October 2013, guest from Xabia, Alicante:
“Very well furnished, very comfortable room. Staff outstanding and served a very decent ale. Facilities all that you need and restaurant/breakfast excellent. Best accommodation we have stayed in for a long time.”
Tip: “lots of real ale pubs in the area, location great for walking. Welsh border area is beautiful”

9th October 2013:
“First class accommodation and excellent food and service”

3rd October 2013, guest from Frinton On Sea:
“Lovely small friendly hotel. Food was excellent, and the location quiet and idyllic. The rooms were modern and comfortable, the only downside was the reception for the television, which is not the fault of the hotel but the hills disrupting the signal.
A very pleasant stay and will return in the future.
T. Cook”

30th September 2013, guest from Nottingham:
“Excellent facilities and we were made to feel very welcome – thank you. My only comment (and not a moan) would be aimed at the choices on the evening menu. I personally would have liked to have seen more traditional options (steak and ale pie -lamb shank etc ) and thought the pizza choice was OTT – however, if the pizza is a good seller then fair enough. ”
Tip: “Ludlow a must for a visit. Get up early and get out into the local countryside – i.e. don’t miss the train and rule out the linear walk back from Knighton”