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Salford Hall Hotel, Abbots Salford, Stratford upon Avon


Best Western Salford Hall hotel is a beautiful 15th century Grade I listed building, right in the heart of Shakespeare country. Although picturesque on both the inside and the outside, the hotel is said to be haunted by a number of spectres, including a nun, a group of monks and a group of young girls.

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Paranormal activity at the hotel is rife, which goes some way to explaining why a number of local ghost hunts include a stop there. Paranormal investigators and mediums have also visited the hotel on a number of occasions.

One of the most commonly seen ghosts at the hotel is that of a nun. She was believed to have been murdered at the hotel way back in the 17th century, and has been seen consistently by staff and guests alike since then, mainly on the lower floor of the building.

Other ghostly goings-on include guests feeling as though they are being watched by unseen eyes followed by shadowy figures that appear and disappear before their very eyes, as well as the ghost of a stable boy that leaves a foul smell behind him and the figures of two monks striding through the hotel, only to disappear into thin air.

A gaggle of giggling girls is often heard in the reception area of the hotel and the figures of two priests have been seen walking through the courtyard. It seems that this old manor house has its fair share of visitors that are unwilling to leave…

Brief History

This pretty manor house was first built as a guest residence for the monks of nearby Evesham Abbey, back when Richard Hawkesbury was Abbot. The founder of the house had a real penchant for luxury living, making it somewhat fitting that the house is now a luxury hotel.

After the Abbot left the house, it became home to a Tudor family before being converted into a nunnery for a number of decades. The nuns were imprisoned during the French revolution, where they were held in Flanders until they managed to escape to England where they lived at Salford Hall for over thirty years. The house was then left empty apart from caretakers and short-term leases for over 150 years before it was converted into the stunning hotel that stands today.


The delightful Salford Hall hotel is a stunning Tudor manor house that opens up the gateway to Shakespeare country and the Cotswolds. It is steeped in history and there is evidence of that all around you with the hotel’s elegant décor that combines the old with the new to perfection.

The hotel offers a mixture of 36 standard and superior double, twin and four-poster rooms. Every room is individually styled and decorated, featuring warm and comfortable fabrics and furnishings that elicit a touch of olde-worlde charm. There are also plenty of dining options at the hotel – with a bar offering light meals and two restaurants, one of which has been awarded an AA Rosette, you’ll never be short of options.

The Stanford Room restaurant is full of period features, whilst the Minstrels Bistro offers light dining along with an extensive wine and ale list. Complimentary room service and a 24 hour reception desk are also available to cater to your every need. The hotel is also licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, catering to up to 130 guests with a range of rooms dependent on the size of your big day. Conference and meeting facilities are also available for the business guest. The Salford Hall hotel is without a doubt the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for either a relaxing break away or a comfortable base to use whilst you’re in the area on business.


  • Hotel Non-Smoking
  • Cots available
  • Car parking available onsite
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
  • Wake up calls available
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • Private dining services
  • Bar and restaurants on site
  • Croquet and tennis courts
  • Radio
  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • Wedding and conference facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast to go option

Things to do

This Best Western hotel is perfectly located for exploring all the Cotswolds has to offer – stunning scenery, quiet and quaint villages and unique shopping in Broadway, Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold. You’re also close to Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare county, which is fully of charm and culture. For families, nearby Warwick castle is a great day out and is open 364 days of the year. Shoppers will love the Bull Ring in Birmingham, situated an hour’s drive away, and for those who enjoy a quieter pace of life there are a number of public gardens and museums nearby.

Room Tariff

    • Double rooms available for £45.50 per person per night, based on two people sharing, breakfast included.
    • Twin rooms available for £45.50 per person per night, based on two people sharing, breakfast included.
    • Four-poster rooms available for £55.50 per person per night, based on two people sharing, breakfast included.

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