History of the Feathers

Described by Nikolaus Pevsner in 'The Buildings of England' as 'that prodigy of timber framed houses' and, more recently, in the New York Times as 'the most handsome inn in the world', The Feathers Hotel is internationally recognised for its beautiful Jacobean architecture and medieval heritage. The world famous frontage of the building is the gateway to a warm and inviting welcome to be experienced within this celebrated and charming hotel, restaurant and café bar.

Situated at the heart of the ancient market town of Ludlow in South Shropshire, there are excellent craft and antique shops and a wealth of historic buildings all within easy walking distance. Being so central in the town, The Feathers Hotel has, for centuries, been an important meeting point for the local community, and visitors enjoy its lively atmosphere all year round. During the busy summer months the quiet café terrace is a peaceful haven away from the bustle of the town, yet in the dark cold winter months an equal attraction is the atmospheric public lounge where many visitors can be found enjoying a coffee or meal in front of a roaring log fire.

During the annual arts dedicated Ludlow Festival, which takes place during the last week of June and the first week of July (for details ) the hotel is bursting at the seams whilst other well attended annual festivals include the Food & Drink Festival in September and Medieval Fayre in November.

Attractions include Ludlow Racecourse events, Cycle Breaks and the ever popular Ghost themed events. Even as each year comes to an end the hotel is bursting with residents and non-residents all enjoying our Christmas and New Year festive parties and packages.