Welcome to the Old Rectory hotel

The Old Rectory hotel in Wem, Shropshire is a real haven of comfort and style.

We've created a special place that people love, where individually styled rooms (everyone has a favourite), home-grown produce and friendly and professional staff (if you want our attention) are just part of the Old Rectory experience.

Our handsome Georgian hotel is located on the edge of the bustling market town of Wem in Shropshire and is set within 3.5 acres of beautiful walled gardens with rolling lawns and stunning views. We are small enough to feel warm and homely but big enough to offer modern luxury.

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" Quiet and cosy setting. Lovely place to stay if a peaceful stay is required.  "
Paul (Booking.com review) - May 2014
" “A touch of gracious living !” -  Welcoming staff, wonderful hotel and gardens. Comfortable rooms. Good food. Could not have wished for more.   Welcoming staff, wonderful hotel and gardens. Comfortable rooms. Good food. Could not have wished for more.     "
Beryl J (Trip Advisor review) - May 2014
" “Completely superb" - We have recently enjoyed the most superb hen weekend at the Old Rectory. I could not recommend the hotel highly enough. A beautifully restored place with lovely food. But most significantly quite genuinely the best service I have ever experienced! Selina and her staff went entirely above and beyond to meet our every need. So friendly, welcoming and helpful. I would not hesitate to return.   "
KirstieTav (Trip Advisor review) - April 2014
" Hi Selina. Well what can I say, what an amazing weekend we all had!!! A lot of that was down to you & how attentive & thoughtful you were. I really couldn't of asked for a better hen weekend. The hotel, the food, the service was absolutely 5 star & I will be recommending you to anyone who will listen!! We will definately be returning 1 day. Maybe I'll bring my new husband :-) Thanks again, Hannah xxxx "
Hannah Osborne (Hen party) - April 2014
" Lovely peaceful location. Very attentive staff. "
George (Booking.com review) - February 2014
" The staff are outstanding nothing is to much trouble. "
Ian (Booking.com review) - February 2014
" Room was large and comfortable, meals were very good including breakfast and the lady on duty was very helpful! "
Tony (Booking.com review) - February 2014
" "Great place, amazing breakfast" - We loved our stay here. The room was lovely, with everything you need. The bed was really comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and there was a huge selection. I will definitely stay again . "
G Colclough (Laterooms.com review) - February 2014
" Very friendly. Perfect breakfast. Good value for money. Lovely Georgian house. "
Kathy (Booking.com review) - January 2014
" "Late Xmas Getaway" - My partner Maxine and I arrived on the Friday evening and were made welcome straight away. We stayed in room 5 which overlooked the courtyard - this is currently under renovation but didn't affect our stay. The furniture was becoming of the room, the bed was comfortable and the en-suite lovely and clean. The breakfast in the morning was ample and set us up for the rest of the day; they also catered for my gluten intolerance which is a huge bonus. All in al..."
Gary Haddock (Laterooms.com review) - January 2014
" "2 nights away from it all" - We wanted to have a two night stay away between Christmas and New Year that was quiet, in the country. Far away from the hustle and bustle. Went on-line and The Old Rectory fullfilled our criteria for a two night B&B stay at a very reasonable price of £140.00, for two people, all in. The Sunday Lunch was two courses for £12.95, and didn't disappoint. Lovely fresh starter of prawns and apple. Roast beef to follow. Excellent value for..."
Carolyn F (Trip Advisor review) - January 2014
" Lovely hotel, breakfast was delicious, plenty to choose from and locally sourced products "
Julie W (Laterooms.com review) - December 2013
" Staff very friendly and welcoming, breakfast was very well presented and food was excellent. The ambience within the hotel was very good and of course it was decorated for Christmas. "
Philip (Booking.com review) - December 2013
" Were would I start. The Old Rectory was just awesome. The décor, grounds and the staff went far beyond just being helpful, they were a pleasure to talk with. We will highly recommend anyone to stay here. And if back in the area will attempt to stay at the Old Rectory Hotel. We are from Waco Texas. "
David (Booking.com review) - November 2013
" The whole experience was excellent and we would certainly return to the hotel again. "
Jacquelyn (Booking.com review) - October 2013
" Beautifully decorated, presented, clean. Fantastic example of a really good Georgian renovation. Many well maintained or restored original features. Great external gardens. Helpful and friendly staff. "
Joe (Booking.com review) - October 2013
" We had a 2 night break at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our deal included dinner on the first night from a set menu which was fairly limited but perfectly adequate and breakfast was fabulous. The room was large and airy with huge windows overlooking the gardens. As well as the usual tea tray, a bottle of water was left in the room each day. I found the whole place quite charming with the antique furniture, chandeliers, grand piano in the drawing room and creaky staircase. A ref..."
Neesot (Trip Advisor review) - October 2013
" "No disappointments" - We stayed for three nights , the staff are all great with no exceptions , all very helpful a credit to the hotel. We ate in on two evenings joined by family and friends who wished they had stayed there! Food and service first class . Accommodation was lovely and the bed so comfortable if in the area again ,we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Highly recommend the Old Rectory. "
Petersgloria (Trip Advisor review) - September 2013
" "Two night stay at The Old Rectory Hotel" - Lovely staff, brilliant food and a very quaint hotel. Had a lovely stay and would definately go back again. Eight of us stayed for a two night break and it was delightful. The staff couldnt do enough to make our stay enjoyable and the food was excellent both at night and breakfast. Excellent weekend. "
Rinandbruce (Trip Advisor review) - September 2013
" "Fantastic Visit" - This is an excellent hotel the staff are very very good and helpful nothing was too much trouble, the food we had during our stay was very good as well, this place is well worth a visit if you are in the area, it is highly likely we will visit again. "
mo_jones41_12 (Trip Advisor review) - September 2013
" Hello, just wanted to say that I booked my brother and his wife in your hotel as a gift for their anniversary. They had a lovely time and said all the staff were really lovely and the food was very good and the room was gorgeous. Thank you all very much. Kind regards Jeanette Lloyd xx   "
Jeanette Lloyd (Guest book) - September 2013
" Lovely staff lovely hotel lovely food enough said.  "
Stephen (Booking.com review) - September 2013
" "Very helpful staff" - We stayed at the old rectory house for one night , and found that the staff went above and beyond my expectations to help us. We had a comfortable nights stay and the breakfast was excellent. "
Lizallmark (Trip Advisor review) - September 2013
" "Wonderful break" - We've just had a fabulous stay at The Old Rectory. The service was exemplary and all the front of house staff worked very hard - you couldn't fault them. The atmosphere was very relaxing and we felt very well looked after! The food was outstanding. The breakfast particularly was one of the best we'd ever had in a hotel. Excellent quality and well cooked - compliments to the chef! All in all a very enjoyable break and we would love to visit again...."
Betham K (Trip Advisor review) - September 2013
" Very comfortable bed and peaceful and quiet for sleep.Staff were very accomodating and arranged for me to have an early breakfast to fit in with my departure times  "
Margaret (Booking.com review) - August 2013
" "Superb" - Lovely hotel and staff, superb food, and all in all great value. Cannot recommend the Old Rectory highly enough. We spent a lovely weekend celebrating my wifes birthday in the peace and quiet enjoying superb food and being pampered by the attentive staff.   "
Phil B (Trip Advisor review) - August 2013
" "Relaxing Weekend" - Spent the weekend here to celebrate a family birthday. There were 3 generations in the party and everyone enjoyed the stay. Staff could not have been more helpful. Meals were good. They put on a special menu for us in the evening. Hotel is very pleasant and quiet.  "
Jamie S (Trip Advisor review) - August 2013
" The whole experience was delightful. From the decor, to the homemade jam and marmalade at breakfast. Sublime. Simply a hotel apart from the normal. A rural joy.   "
Charles (Booking.com review) - August 2013
" Beautiful old building set in gorgeous grounds. Very comfortable & clean rooms. Staff are very friendly, helpful & polite. Probably the best staff I have encountered.   "
Pamela (Booking.com review) - July 2013
" Beautiful surroundings, tastefully decorated and furnished. Very comfortable and peaceful, friendly, courteous and helpful staff. "
Susan (Booking.com review) - June 2013
" Really friendly helpful staff . Lovely old restored independently owned hotel . Vegan friendly and toiletries offered in bathroom were not tested on animals . "
Nick (Booking.com review) - June 2013
" Excellent ambience and attention of the staff even at busy times. Quiet overnight. Good choices at breakfast with good service and food.  "
Graham (Booking.com review) - June 2013
" "Beautful hotel with lovely staff" - We stayed at this hotel for one night on a special Facebook deal over the bank holiday for £85 which included one night stay and a two course Sunday dinner. It is a gorgeous old Manor house, set in lovely grounds. The staff are so nice and professional - nothing is too much trouble and the bedrooms are immaculate. Food was excellent - we decided to extend to three courses - and were absolutely stuffed! Loved our stay and would definite..."
Shantele72 (Trip Advisor review) - June 2013
" We went to wedding at the hotel and stayed 2 nights. The food was1st class, thanks very much.   "
Christine (Booking.com review) - June 2013
" Staff were great - very friendly and helpful. Breakfast freshly cooked. Dinner had good choices and portion size correct. Room was very good size and spotless.   "
Rebecca (Booking.com review) - May 2013
" "A Nice Find" - Made very welcome by pleasant staff. Hotel is very clean and well appointed. It certainly lived up to our expectations and we were not disappointed. The food was well-presented and there was a good choice. The hotel is on the edge of the town which is in walking distance - Wem itself is a useful place to stay to explore the northern part of Shropshire. "
Philip365 (Trip Advisor review) - May 2013
" Friendly, helpful reception staff (nothing too much trouble), clean, well decorated room. Liked the daily update sheet on weather and things to do. Comfy bed. "
Gill (Booking.com review) - May 2013
" Good location and venue for my business meeting. Friendly and helpful staff. Good location and venue for my business meeting. Friendly and helpful staff     "
Austin (Booking.com review) - May 2013
" "A pleasant country hotel" - I stayed here for Saturday and Sunday night for a family wedding - the booking was easy, staff friendly, bed comfortable and breakfast relaxed - what more do you expect from a small counrty hotel in a small town . "
Mary S (Trip Advisor review) - April 2013
" The staff were kind enough to provide my wife with a Gluten Free alternative at the wedding celebration and at breakfast the next morning. This does not happen everywhere. "
John (Booking.com review) - April 2013

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