About the Hen & Chickens
Our name Hen & Chickens is thought to have come from the name given to the bottles ale was sold in; a hen being the larger, and chicken, the smaller.
Our B&B was built as a pub in about 1820, making it part of Ludlows rich heritage. Later, in 1999, it was converted into a guest house and has been a popular place to stay in Ludlow since, often featured in national press.
In this large building there are three en-suite bedrooms and the breakfast room. At the rear, there is a separate cottage with two en-suite bedrooms, and a kitchen diner which is available if you'd like the option to have self catering as well enjoying breakfast prepared for you in the main house.
The Hen & Chickens has an enviable central location, just a few minutes walk from of all of Ludlows attractions, including the castle, the medieval town walls, the market, shops, churches and restaurants.
Less than 2 minutes walk down Old Street leads to the River Teme, Horseshoe Weir and Whitcliffe Common offering stunning views of Ludlow and it’s castle.
Ludlow is set in the beautiful South Shropshire countryside making it ideal for walkers. Mortimer Forest is close by with numerous trails and over to the east of Ludlow are the two Clee Hills offering magnificent views of the Malverns, the Long Mynd and the Brecon Beacons.