The Raven Hotel

Much Wenlock, Shropshire

The Raven Hotel,
Barrow Street,
Much Wenlock,
TF13 6EN

Stay at The Raven Hotel

Welcome to The Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock, Shropshire; a former 17th century coaching inn with historic Olympic connection that prides itself on providing a friendly service, truly tasty food, fine wine, local ale and individually styled, comfortable accommodation.

This Shropshire hotel comprises ancient almshouses, historic granary barns and Much Wenlock’s original forge – creating a truly individual hotel where no two rooms are the same and centuries of history are steeped within the original beams and open fires.

Food is a particular passion and The Raven has 2 AA Rosettes with guests returning time and again to enjoy modern British cooking using superb local and seasonal ingredients at their very best. In addition the Marketplace at The Raven supplied both the kitchen and locals of Much Wenlock with the freshest fish, fruit, vegetables and artisan bread, enabling our dishes to fresh, seasonal and delicious.

Why not visit for a memorable lunch or dinner or stay over for a break and enjoy all that Much Wenlock has to offer, including the 12th Century Priory, the independent shops, historic streets and alleyways, the Olympian trail in addition to the stunning walks and beautiful countryside. Use us as a base to explore Shropshire with the World Heritage site of Ironbridge just 10 minutes away, Wroxeter Roman City, National Trust properties of Attingham and Dudmaston, market towns of Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Ludlow all within easy reach.

Visit our website for more information or call 01952 727251 to book your stay at The Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

Room Rates

Bed and Breakfast Rates
Cosy Doubles/Twins – £120.00
Spacious Doubles/Twin – £130.00
The Coach House – £150.00
Interconnecting Suite (1 double and 1 twin for two adults and two children under the age of 16) – £200.00

All prices are based on two people sharing a room per night.

For sole occupancy and rates including dinner please contact the hotel on 01952 72725 or email

All rooms are en suite with flat-screen tv, tea/coffee making facilities and free wi-fi.


Golf, tennis, fishing, riding, swimming.


  • Wenlock Olympian Trail
  • Wenlock Priory
  • Ironbridge
  • Dudmaston Hall
  • Shrewsbury
  • Ludlow
  • Bridgnorth
  • Stokesay Castle
  • Wroxeter Roman City.

Transport Links:


Telford – 10 miles/15 minutes
Shrewsbury – 13 miles/20 minutes


Birmingham – 53 miles/1 hr

Railway Station:

Telford – 10miles/15 minutes
Shrewsbury – 13 miles/20 minutes


Kirk and Lucy Heywood

Short Breaks

The Raven Hotel is delighted to offer a selection of activity short breaks and special offers created to help you rest and unwind.

The bedrooms at The Raven are situated in three distinctive areas of the hotel which largely determines their inherent character and style. Those within the original 17th century coaching inn are spacious and bright with large sash windows.

The Courtyard Rooms are situated in carefully renovated and converted medieval barns and most feature beautiful oak beams and trusses . This area includes the newly refurbished Coach House – this suite for two is high on style and boasts a contemporary wood burning stove in its double height seating area to guarantee the cosiest of stays.

The rooms situated in the town’s original Victorian forge, a short stroll from the main hotel are predominantly larger airy rooms with several having decorative cast iron fireplaces on show.

All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with complimentary Gilchrist and Soames toiletries, flat screen tv’s, tea and coffee making facilities, and free wi-fi and are designed to give guests the ultimate in comfort, peace and tranquility.

Visit The Raven Hotel website to view pictures of all of the rooms on offer and call them on 01952 727251 to discuss your next short break in Shropshire.

Dining at The Raven Hotel

The Raven Hotel’s kitchen team are passionate about the delicious, innovative modern British dishes they create.

Shropshire provides an abundant larder with superb meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables available right on the doorstep and  menus change frequently in order to make the most of these local ingredients.

To aid the Raven’s kitchen we have opened up The Marketplace at The Raven. This takes advantage of the seasonality and availability provided by the wholesale market in Birmingham. Where we can provide the kitchen and the people of Much Wenlock with the freshest and best quality fish, fruit and vegetables. Alongside local products from local companies such as Swifts Bakery, Shropshire Salumi, Hilltop Honey, Hodmedods, Pimhill Farm and Matthews Cotswold Flour. The greatest bonus of this is that we can then use all of these amazing ingredients in The Raven Hotel’s kitchen.

To complement the food The Raven also offers a comprehensive selection of fine wines supplied by Tanners of Shrewsbury and we are proud to announce that we now serve cocktails in our newly refurbished bar.

Whether sampling fine dining from our 2AA Rosette A la Carte menu in the restaurant or bar style dishes on our Lounge menu you will enjoy a dining experience led by the quality of the food and drink coupled with friendly, courteous and attentive service.

The chefs do their utmost to accommodate any dietary requirements and with a little advance notice any particular requests can always be catered for.

A la Carte Menu
Monday – Saturday 12.00noon – 2.30pm / 6.00pm – 8.45pm

Lounge Menu
Monday – Saturday 12.00noon – 2.30pm
Sunday – Thursday 6.00pm – 8.45pm
Friday and Saturday 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Sunday Lunch Menu
12.00noon – 2.30pm

Weddings at The Raven Hotel

Weddings and Special Occasions at The Raven Hotel, Much Wenlock

From a house party to a wedding party, reunions, christenings and gatherings, The Raven Hotel are often delighted to be selected as a venue to host such Special Occasions or Breaks.

Due to the smaller size of the hotel all events are bespoke for each party, whether it’s dinner for 12, a buffet for up to a hundred guests or a reunion for 20, your special occasion can be designed with meals and itinerary to suit exactly what you have in mind. Food is at the heart of The Raven and the Head Chef is always delighted to design menus with you, to create a perfect, unique and memorable dining experience as part of any occasion.

With 20 bedrooms, a charming restaurant serving delicious food, open fires in Winter and a plant filled inner courtyard for al fresco dining in Summer; The Raven is the perfect intimate wedding venue or for a house party or reunion for up to 40 people. Historic Much Wenlock creates a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs and in ‘down time’ your guests can enjoy the history and eclectic collection of shops in Much Wenlock or there are a wealth of walks which can be accessed directly from the Hotel.

Whatever you have in mind, please contact The Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock to discuss your requirements and let them show you how they can make your occasion unique, thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable for you and your guests.

Meetings and Conferences at The Raven Hotel

For meetings or conferences for up to 30, enjoy the atmospheric surroundings in one of Much Wenlock’s oldest hostelries. The Raven Hotel provides bespoke menus to suit most budgets and in-house conferencing equipment, whilst historic Much Wenlock provides the perfect setting for activities or a break from meetings to ensure you stay focused and refreshed.

If you are looking for a welcoming venue to meet in Much Wenlock Shropshire, contact The Raven Hotel.


10 miles from Telford between Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth where the A4169 meets the A458. Proceed down Much Wenlock High St, turn right, hotel is 100 yards on right.

Sign up to our latest news and offers

Sign up to our newsletter to keep up-to-date with special offers, competitions, last minute deals and more.