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
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.