The Mytton and Mermaid Hotel is a privately owned, family run hotel and as such offers you a unique opportunity to create fabulous memories of your special day. We take great pride in our speciality bespoke weddings offering you our undivided attention.
We aim to offer you a sense of exclusivity that we feel your special day deserves. May we take this opportunity to extend you an invitation to visit us at your convenience.
History of the Hotel
The village of Atcham is situated on the old A5 Roman Road approximately 3 miles to the East of Shrewsbury. The Manor of Atcham was held in pre-conquest times by the church of St Almond in Shrewsbury. Subsequently the Abbot of Lilleshall assumed ownership before the Abbey was dissolved in 1539. The Atcham Estate passed through the ownership of several purchasers before it was acquired by one Richard Hill in the 18th Century.
The Hotel is a grade II listed Building, built in 1735 standing on the banks of the River Severn, whose crypt is reputed to lead to a secret tunnel linking the building with the St Eata's church. The Inn, whose origins lie in the days of the mail coach, is steeped in history. From the early 18th century the Inn was known as the Talbot Arms - name derived from the Earls of Shrewsbury.
The property was rebuilt during the mail coach era and became a stopping point on route to Holyhead and Ireland. In the 1830's the name of the Inn was changed to that of the Berwick Arms when it came within the same ownership as Attingham Park, an estate which was secured and developed by Lord Berwick. In the 1860's the development of the railways lead to the decline of coaching Inns and the property reverted to the name of Atcham House and private ownership.
In the 1930's the house was purchased by Sir Clough Williams Ellis, the architect whose name is linked with Portmerion in North Wales. The building was converted to a hotel and assumed the name of The Mytton and Mermaid. The name Mytton derived from that of the local squire who squandered his fortune, whilst the Mermaid is the crest of the Portmerion hotel.
The hotel enjoys spectacular views over England's longest river. The entrance to Attingham Park and the imposing 18th Century stone bridge which ceased to take traffic when the present road bridge was constructed in the 1920's. The hotel bedrooms are en-suite and have been tastefully decorated whilst maintaining their own individual charm and character.
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