SHROPSHIRE HOTEL: THE RAVEN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT,
“What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are these?
That is the land of lost content
I see it shining plain”.
In 'A Shropshire Lad,' A E Housman perfectly encapsulated the timeless quality of this beautiful part of England.
Today, this Shropshire hotel in the small market town of Much Wenlock epitomises that same idyll. Still pivotal to the local community, The Raven Hotel effortlessly combines authentic period charm with genuine warmth and a degree of sophistication offering accommodation that will delight the most discerning guests.
The Raven Hotel has been central to the small Shropshire town of Much Wenlock for centuries.
It may not be quite old enough to have witnessed the dissolution of Wenlock Priory by Henry VIII, but it has seen the visit of kings and the very start of the Olympian Movement that, every four years, now keeps the entire world enthralled.
The evolution of country life responds to the gentle ebb and flow of needs and fashion and is rarely dramatic. And so, The Raven too, has evolved slowly, changing shape and appearance to blend a myriad of architectural styles and influences.
The result is a hotel and restaurant that perhaps only someone with Housman’s flair could accurately describe.
Still very much at the heart of a thriving community, The Raven Hotel and restaurant reflects the character of the people of Much Wenlock who have frequented it for generations.
Not comfortable with excess and superlatives, The Raven is understated yet confident and proud of its own high standards: look at the superb bedrooms and you can’t fail to be impressed by their quality and attention to detail. And to confirm the claims we make why not have a look at the reviews pages of this web site.
Shropshire's Raven Hotel, like Much Wenlock itself, is a perfect destination for those who like to combine the dignity and refinement of a halcyon age with the sophistication of the 21 st century.