Summer Weddings at The Old Rectory

We want our guests to experience The Old Rectory in exactly the way they choose - if you want to stay and relax within our grounds, that's fine by us, but for guests wanting to explore Shropshire's special qualities and numerous attractions, the Old Rectory provides the perfect base from which to explore. We'll just be waiting for you with one of our award-winning meals when you return.

For get-away from it all weekends, informal lunches, dinners, weddings, special occasions or business meetings and conferences, we look forward to seeing you. Or if simply sinking into one of our squashy sofas for a coffee and a home-baked scone takes your fancy, we're here for you too.

We really think we've got things right – that's why once people have found us, we can't keep them away.

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Coffee:                                         Available All Day

Please note restaurant opening times may vary please email or phone direct to enquire on opening times.  Light snacks and afternoon tea is always available.

Staying at this Beautiful Hotel was a treat. Tasteful décor throughout, very friendly and helpful staff and excellent food (especially dinner). Set in a quiet area it was like staying in a friend's grand house.

Mikey 1214

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History Of The Old Rectory

This Georgian Rectory has been home of the rectors since it was built in 1804, a grant was obtained from Queen Anne’s Bounty towards the new rectory and it’s first resident was Edward Tucker Steward. In 1874 an extension was built on to make it a more convenient and suitable residence. The Old Rectory was requisitioned during the Second World War and the main part of it used as a hospital for American Soldiers. This was a time well recollected by one Wem lady who often used to slide down the banister of the splendid Georgian staircase when she worked there as a nurse.

The last rector resident in the Old Rectory was Percy R Turner who lived there from 1931, he purchased it from the church in 1961 and used it as the family home until it was sold in 1981 and converted into a restaurant, as the years went on bedrooms were made available. Unfortunately in 1991 it fell into disrepair and has remained closed for many years.

However, in 1996 a saviour came along and has spent several years restoring this Georgian/Victorian rectory back to it’s former glory, 2005 shows a stunning Old Rectory transformed into a Country house hotel consisting of 14 bedrooms, bar, drawing room, elegant restaurant and conservatory overlooking the beautiful 3.5 acres of grounds in which this listed building stands.

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The Old Rectory

Lowe Hill Road


Shropshire SY4 5UA

Telephone: 01939 233233


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The Old Rectory Lowe Hill Road Wem SY4 5UA
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