Old Downton Lodge

A Restaurant with rooms in Downton-on-the-Rock, Herefordshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Downton on the Rock

Old Downton Lodge, Downton-on-the-Rock

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Accommodation Description:

Welcome to the Old Downton Lodge near Ludlow. With luxurious bedrooms and a peaceful location Old Downton Lodge is among the most idyllic and picturesque venues.

Having won countless plaudits for their award winning hospitality business Willem and Pippa saw the potential to create a unique venue that defies any attempt to categorise it.They have created somewhere that is fascinating intriguing and mesmeric. Old Downton Lodge is not a hotel nor is it really a bed and breakfast or a restaurant with rooms. The bedrooms are unforgettable; Quirky luxurious packed with history and designed to make you smile.

The hospitality is relaxed and genuine. The food is exceptional and the wine list inspired. Parts of Old Downton are so ancient that history merges with legend: its renovation so sympathetic and creative that you may confuse fact with fiction.

The sitting room is redolent of its previous incarnation - there is no hiding the fact that this was once an impressive stable. Mighty timbers that once fronted stalls now provide seating from which to watch the roaring log burner socialise and enjoy a drink from the bar ? or in summer to contemplate the spectacular sunsets over the Shropshire hills. Fashioned out of ancient stables and barns you certainly won't encounter uniformity here: A mixture of exposed beams high ceilings alcoves malt shoots and hidey holes have all been incorporated in varying combinations in one room or another.

The dining room is in its pomp when set out for a party of twelve or eighteen but it is equally atmospheric when laid out with table of two or four. It has the feel of a grand medieval hall. Although modern roads will lead you to its doorstep Old Downton Lodge is well off the beaten track - and far away from light pollution.

5 star rating

From: £95.00

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Room Facilities
Fire alarm with light
Desk with lamp
Direct dial phone
Ironing board
Alarm clock
Tea and coffee making facilities
Wireless internet connection
CD player
Dining guide
Free Wireless internet connection

Lock-up facility for bicycles
Wedding services
Ironing facilities
Free Internet access (high speed) in public areas
Internet access (wireless) in public areas
Internet access (wireless) in public areas
Non-smoking (throughout)
Internet access (high speed) in public areas

Free parking
On-site parking

Business Facilities
Internet connection (wireless)
Meeting rooms
Direct dial phone

Dining Facilities
Head Chef Karl Martin has joined the team. He has created a tasting menu that is served Tuesday to Saturday nights. Please check our website for this week?s menu. The dining room has the feel of a grand medieval hall. In fact it was built around the time of the Norman conquest. Dinner is available on Tuesday to Saturday night only between 6pm and 9pm. We offer a 6 course or a 9 course tasting menu. We also offer a small 3 course Market Menu with an option of 2 starters 2 mains and 2 dessert.

Free Breakfast
Breakfast (Full cooked)
Breakfast (Continental)

Child Facilities

Pet Policy
No pets

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