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.
Our Opening Times
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.
Trip Advisor Review
Lovely small hotel with people to match, so kind and caring, especially when we arrived after a particularly stressful day on the road. Thank you all so much, great room , super food with nothing too much trouble.
Trip Advisor Review
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 .
Enjoy a traditional English Breakfast cooked fresh every morning by our award winning chef.
Free Wi-Fi is available in both the individual rooms and in the reception/bar areas.
All of our beds have luxury memory foam mattresses.
Guaranteed for a good nights sleep!
Our on-site car park entitles all our guests to totally free parking for the duration of your stay.
We boast a fully licensed bar, perfect for a drink at the end of a great day!
We are proud to say we have won multiple awards for both our facilities and food services.
Features & Facilities
The Old Rectory
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.