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Ellesmere Hotel, High Street, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 0ES

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Key features

  • Town Centre Location
  • 20 Ensuite Letting Rooms
  • Bar, Function Room & Restaurant
  • Historic & Characterful Hotel
  • Further Scope to Increase Trade
  • Genuine Retirement Sale. Energy Rating B
  • Christie & Co Ref: 5842785



Originating from the c.16th, Ellesmere Hotel has seen it's fair share of history. Situated in the heart of this delightful 'mereside' town, it's a prominent and historical building. Partially Grade II listed, it has an abundance of character features which are noted throughout. It is renowned for being the place where it was agreed that, and funds raised, to start the Ellesmere Canal, a vital transport hub.

The hotel is a Tardis like building of some 12,500sq.ft and offers spacious public areas, bar, restaurant, function rooms and a commercial kitchen on the ground floor, whilst across the first and second floors is the accommodation of twenty ensuite bedrooms, it is a versatile and sizeable offering.


Ellesmere is a historic market town that takes its name from the Nine Lakes, or meres, around it. It is Shropshire’s own mini version of the Lake District, and the largest mere, on the edge of the town, 'The Mere', has been recently re-modelled with The Boathouse, a visitor centre, arboretum, children’s play area and a park at Cremorne Gardens.

Ellesmere makes a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. Nearby is Whittington Castle, along with it being within easy driving distance of the popular tourist destinations of Shrewsbury, Llangollen and Chester, as well as the rest of North Wales and, of course, Shropshire.

Ground Floor

You enter the hotel via arched double doors into the large reception area. To the left is the bar, a spacious room laid with wooden flooring and exposed beams, a historic room with ample space for tables and chairs. Across the reception area is the restaurant, again a sizeable and spacious room offering the opportunity for a number of covers, partitioned sliding doors to one end can create a bigger restaurant or smaller more intimate private function rooms as one desires. A further standalone function room is present stemming off from the main restaurant along with a well equipped and modern commercial kitchen. Further on the ground floor is a large cellar and male and female cloakrooms.

Fixtures & Fittings

Fixtures and fittings are included in the freehold sale, however any items that are personal to the owners may be removed. For further clarity on this, please contact the selling agent.

Letting Accommodation

The letting accommodation is spread across the first and second floors, boasting 20 ensuite letting rooms. All rooms are finished to a very high standard with the usual facilities one would expect with TV's, coffee and tea making facilities and Wi Fi throughout.

The bathrooms are of a modern standard and offer a fresh clean feel.

External Details

Externally there is a courtyard garden to the rear which provides ample space for outside dining and drinking. Furthermore, a private car park with space for eight vehicles is present.

The Opportunity

Due to retirement, the opportunity has now arisen to purchase this sizeable town centre hotel in a much sought after tourism location. Offering further scope to expand on the trade and business the current owners have created, this historic hotel is a fabulous chance to own a piece of Ellesmere's history and grow the business further.

Trading Information

Trading information can be obtained from the selling agent.

Business Rates

The Rateable Value as of 1 April 2023 is £24,250. Confirmation of actual rates payable can be obtained from the local Authority.


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Ellesmere Hotel, High Street, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 0ES


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Gobowen Station6.1 miles

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