The Hundred House Hotel
Bridgnorth Road (A442), Norton, Nr Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF11 9EE
T 01952 580 240
The Hundred House is a charming, family run hotel at Norton, near Shifnal situated in rolling countryside close to Shropshire’s beautiful Severn Valley, just ten minutes drive from Ironbridge Gorge and its many museums.
Throughout, it is embellished with the lasting aroma of drying herbs and flowers grown in the Hotel’s own garden. Guests are welcome to browse the garden at their leisure and enjoy the variety of unusual roses, trees, herbaceous plants and the large working herb garden with over 100 varieties of herbs, providing seasonal supplies to the kitchen.
The distinctive bar and restaurant feature mellow brick and stained glass with Jacobean wood panelling and cosy open log fires.
The Hundred House has 9 individually decorated bedrooms, most with 4 poster or half tester beds and chandeliers. The bedrooms contain exquisite, hand-picked antique furniture and en suite bathrooms refurbished in 2011, featuring Victoria & Albert baths and rain showers. Many also have the famous Hundred House swing hanging from the oak beams – you won’t forget your stay here in a hurry and is ideal for those who like to ‘escape the norm’! This quirky decor helped the Hundred House to win a coveted Cesar award for ‘utterly enjoyable mild eccentricity’.
Food & Drink
The Hotel is owned and run by the Phillips family; Head Chef, Stuart, has held two AA Rosettes for 16 years and earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand for his imaginative cuisine.The Hundred House has a fantastic reputation for excellent food and friendly service, making it favourite destination for many local people.
Attached to the hotel is Shropshire only 17th Century Tithe Barn. Recently refurbished, it is ideal for weddings, christenings, parties, functions, conferences and meetings. The hotel has dedicated event staff to ensure your event is perfect and the best possible day is had by all. In 2013, The Hundred House Hotel won the following awards: Best Pub for Summer – Alistair Sawday for the Financial Times 2013 Britain Best Kept Secret Garden 2013 – Laterooms.com Best Posh Nosh – Shropshire Star Tourism and Leisure Award 2AA Rosette won for 17th year consecutively!
Recommended Local Attractions
Ironbridge Gorge Museums / Coalport China Museum – 10 mins Severn Valley Steam Railway – 15 mins Dudmaston (N.T) – 20 mins Cosford Aerospace Museum – 20 mins Weston Park – 25 mins
Ironbridge (Arts and Artisans) – 10 mins Telford – 15 mins Bridgenorth – 15 mins
All timings denote typical journey time by car, unless specified otherwise.
Double/Twin from £75
Superior Double/Family from £79
Feature Double/Family from £90
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Meet the Chef
The Hundred House Hotel has a highly acclaimed restaurant which is run by Stuart Philipps. His style of cooking is described as encompassing the best produce that Shropshire has to offer.
Stuart’s family has run the hotel for decades; Stuart’s passion for cooking grew from his early years and he developed his skills working in such kitchens as the Chester Grosvenor, Kensington Place and a Michelin Starred Seafood restaurant in Brittany. Stuart’s cooking style continues to be experimental, combining traditional British flavours and ingredients with more typical European flavours.
The Hundred House Hotel has an award-winning garden in which over 50 types of herbs are grown along with vegetables and fruit. Their home-grown herbs and produce are complemented by ingredients supplied by local specialists to create menus that have ensured the restaurant’s two AA Rosettes for some 20 years and made it one of Shropshire’s most renowned restaurants.
Out & About
If you can bring yourself to leave the comfort of Hundred House Hotel there is plenty to keep you occupied, right on the doorstep. Experience life as it was over 100 years ago at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Dress up in Victorian costume, tour the town by horse and cart, buy traditionally cooked bread from the bakery with shillings, visit the candle makers and don’t miss the Victorian fairground! Just part of the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge which is only 15 minutes away from the inn. A short 20 minute drive away, Dudmaston Estate is an unexpected wonder in the Shropshire countryside; pass through the enchanted wooded parkland and sweeping gardens and venture inside the red sandstone building to experience the contrast of Modern Art in a spectacular country setting. The Estate provides extensive walking routes for year round enjoyment. Also close by is the spectacular Weston Park, which has all the grandeur of an English stately home but with a bit of a difference; you won’t find collections hidden behind red ropes and the House prides itself on having a very modern outlook. During the summer months the Estate is open for public viewing and the miniature railway takes visitors on a ride past lakes and woodland in Temple Wood.
With features providing a restful sanctuary for guests, the stunning gardens at The Hundred House have always been a huge feature of the hotel – and in September 2013 they beat off all the competition to be declared ‘Best Garden’ in the Late Rooms Best Kept Secret Awards 2013.
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