The Lion + Pheasant offer delicous menus, innovated and prepared by head chef Matthew Strefford and his talented brigade.
Recently awarded AA two-rosette status, the lion + pheasant provides a range of dining choices to suit every occasion; the ground floor informal 'inglenook' bar, the split-level first floor restaurant, and Shrewsbury's most elegant private dining venue - the Georgian 'Crystal Room'. In addition, the hotel's sunny garden provides an al-fresco option during the summer months.
Creative use of seasonal and locally sourced produce is evident in Matthews classics - duck breast, fillet steak and sea bass, and in his daily specials - roast lion of lamb with chermoula spiced jelly and slow cooked hake with langoustine ravioli. Matthews deserts include his infamous glazed lemon tart with raspberry sorbet.
For special events in the setting of the hotel's glamorous 'Crystal Room' - such as weddings, christenings, birthdays, conferences, new-year and private dinners - delicious four-course table-d'ote menus are specially designed around the occasion, and guests' personal preferences.
The lion + pheasant has an excellent cellar of wines to suit all pockets and tastes, many supplied by the north of England's leading wine merchant Tanners, whose beautiful eighteenth century cellars are but a stone's throw from the hotel on Wyle Cop. As an independent free-house, the hotel also serves a selection of Shropshire real ales and specialist beers.
Guests and visitors alike are served breakfast in the first floor dining room, and a wide ranging menu - try the chef's eggs benedict - sets you up to face the day. Coffee and light snacks are also available in the hotel's bars throughout the day and into the evening.
Please book to avoid disappointment.