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The Loopy Shrew

Welcome to the loopy shrew, Shrewsbury

Town centre located Restaurant & Bar with Boutique Rooms.

Whether you are looking to join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or just Nibbles and Drinks with friends, we have the perfect setting for you.

When the sun is shining venture into out Secret Garden Sun trap with an Aperol Spritz , when the skies are grey cozy up in our snug with a warming red. Our Restaurant is buzzy and atmospheric and we have no doubt you will be very well looked after by our fantastic team who love what they do.

We are an independant family business run by The DiTella family who also own Darwin’s Kitchen and Darwin’s Townhouse.

We very much look forward to welcoming you

Your Loopy Team

The DiTella Group

Danielle DiTella (Director)   Alexis Hill (Operations Manager) Adam Jones (General Manager)Ditella group logo






Things to do in Shrewsbury

Top ten things to see and do in Shrewsbury

1.Shrewsbury Square and Old Market Hall. Plays host to monthly Farmers Markets and Made in Shropshire Fairs and the spring Cartoon Festival.
2. The Shrewsbury Castle. Home to spectacular collections of pictures, weapons, uniforms and other memorabilia from the 1700’s to the present day, found in the Shropshire Regimental Museum inside the castle.
3. Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery Look out for temporary exhibitions by cutting edge artists, Roman artefacts, many discovered at nearby Wroxeter, and work inspired by Charles Darwin who was born in the town. The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery also has a permanent exhibition of pre-history and a roman gallery.
4. The Bellstone Cross the road from the Market Hall to the entrance of Morris Hall (marked by a pair of black, iron gates) and discover a large granite boulder set within a small courtyard. Known as the Bellstone, this remnant from the last Ice Age was Darwin’s first introduction to the science of geology.
5. St Chads Church designed by George Stuart (who also designed nearby Attingham Park) is where Charles Darwin was christened in 1809 and where lies the grave of Ebenezer Scrooge – a prop left over from the filming of ‘A Christmas Carol’.
6. Sabrina Boat. Sabrina boat is a passenger boat on the River Severn in Shrewsbury and sets sail from Victoria Quay, next to the Welsh Bridge. Sabrina offers scheduled day trips and private hire
7. The Quarry is Shrewsbury’s beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. Don’t miss the beautiful  walled garden in the centre called The Dingle.
8. Shrewsbury Prison. The current prison buildings are Victorian, built in 1868 but there has been a prison on that site since 1793. The prison was decommissioned by the Ministry of Justice in 2013 and you can now arrange tours and even
9. Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is the first iron framed building in the world and is proudly known as the “grandfather of all skyscrapers” 10. The Market Hall,. Beneath Shrewsbury’s iconic clocktower is the town’s award-winning indoor market.Cosmopolitan cafés, artisan producers, vintage sellers, quality gift boutiques, artists and craftspeople all thrive alongside traditional fresh fruit and veg stalls and family butchers who have been trading for up to 100 years.


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Boutique Rooms

The Sleepy Shrew

Boutique Rooms

We have 12 beautiful boutique rooms from King, Double, Twin and Single Rooms.

You will always get the best price when booking directly with us.

Single Room from £75

Double & Twin Room from £95

King Room from £105

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Rates also available please ask us upon enquiry.

Based on double occupancy, breakfast included Rates vary depending on dates and availability

If you would like to apply for our corporate rates please email





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We look forward to welcoming you to The Loopy Shrew.

About Us



About Us

The Loopy Shrew is a family run Restaurant & Bar with Boutique Rooms in the Heart of Shrewsbury Town Centre called ‘The Town of Flower.

Located in a quiet backwater of the town with its black and white Tudor buildings and higgledy piggildy streets with names you want to say out loud, a river that scoops up the town in a loop with its eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and high street stores. A mix of the very old, the very new, the quirky and the one-offs. We are very proud of our beautiful town and all that it has to offer. Shrewsbury has once again been named as one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times. We can’t wait to share it with you.

We have 12 beautiful boutique rooms, its the perfect place to stay and explore the birthplace of Charles Darwin. The Loopy Shrew serves Modern British food using produce locally sourced and lovingly made where ever possible. Whether you are on special date night, casual lunch with friends or Sunday Lunch with Friends, our menus have something for everyone.

Our bar is the main hub of Loopy’s, it’s popular with locals and there is always something going on. A perfect meeting point for afterwork drinks, weekend drinks and a midweek tipple. We have a wide selection of local and craft beers and our wine list has been hand-selected and tasted meaning you will be spoilt for choice.

We are very lucky to work with a team that love what they do and have a lot of knowledge.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.

Have you visited our sister Venues?

darwin’s Townhouse            darwin’s kitchenDitella group logo