Access Statement


The Gaskell Arms Hotel is a charming 3 Star Rated 17th century Coaching Inn set in the Medieval Town of Much Wenlock. We have 16 En-suite rooms offering single, double, twin, suites and family rooms. We aim to provide the highest standards of service to all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to The Gaskell Arms Hotel and making your stay an enjoyable one. We offer the following services and facilities:


For assistance prior to arrival please contact reservations on 01952 727212

The Town Centre is a 2-minute walk with interesting gift shops, antique shops newsagents etc.

The Bus Stop is just around the corner from the hotel on the main A458

The nearest Railway Station is Telford approximately 10 miles away. Taxis are usually available at the station but we can book one for you in advance if required

There are several local taxi companies; we can make bookings in advance for you

We regret that we are unable to accommodate dogs, only assistance dogs or guide dogs

Menus can be provided in large print if required. We regret that we do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille.

Our website provides pictures of our accommodation and further information about the services we provide

You can contact us by telephone, e-mail or fax. Please see the “Contact Information” section of this document for full details

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

To ensure your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not normally arrive before 2.00 pm. Earlier arrival may, however, be possible by arrangement

We have a large private car park at the rear of the hotel which is on a very slight incline and tarmaced. This access is most accessible

The entrance to the reception area is from the car park on a level surface with no steps

We offer assistance with luggage

There is parking available for up to 40 vehicles

Main Entrance & Reception

There is one step of down from the reception area into the lounge. The step height is 7” and width 2’ 7” with vertical handrail assistance on one side. A ramp can be provided for wheelchair users

If you arrive from the car park entrance, the front desk is immediately in front of you

The reception desk is 39 inches High. Registration can be completed whilst sitting in the reception area and we have clipboards available

On check-in, the staff will brief you of our evacuation policy

There is one flight of stairs to the accommodation rooms in the main building and The Gaskell Mews

To the right of the reception desk is the Public Bar with no steps

To the left of the reception desk down one step leads you to the lounge bar and dining room. One step 2’7” with grab rail and ramp for wheelchair users

The floor surface throughout is short pile carpet

Main Entrance Door is single leaf with a door closer

Clear pricing is available at reception

Public Areas – General (Internal)

Public Areas – WC

There is one set of public toilets in the lobby by the reception desk

Floor in ladies and in the gents it is tiled

There are handrails in the toilet cubicles

Tiles and sanitary ware is white

Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Lounges

There is a restaurant on the ground floor which is reached through the lounge area without any steps

Staff will seat you at a table

The restaurant is table service only

Menus are available in large print

Lighting is mainly natural daylight whilst for the evening meal lighting is low level

We are able to cater for varying dietary needs, please advise staff on booking

There is a public bar situated on the ground floor to the right of the reception and is fully carpeted with a short pile carpet

There is a selection of tables and chairs available of varying heights

Lighting is mainly natural daylight (from large windows). The bar has subtle lighting in the evening

We also have a very comfortable lounge bar which is fully carpeted throughout and has a welcoming log fire in the winter months. The Lounge Area is split level and has one step down

Bar meals are served in the lounge area between 12 Noon and 3.00 pm and 6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

The full a la carte menu is available in the restaurant between 6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

Breakfast is served in the restaurant between 7.30 am & 9.00 am


Laundry and dry cleaning can be arranged

Outdoor Facilities

Horse Riding nearby

Ideal Location for Ramblers and Cyclists


Bedrooms in the main building are on the first floor all en-suite and carpeted throughout

The Gaskell Mews Suites; are on two levels. There is one flight of stairs to the bedroom area which is fully carpeted whilst the ground floor seating area has laminated flooring and the bathrooms are tiled flooring. The door width to the shower room is 2’4”. Door width into the shower is 2’2”, shower base 2’6” x 2’2”, step height into the shower as 1’.

The Coach House Suite; There is one flight of stairs with one step down into the main bedroom width 2’4” and height 7”. The bath height is 1’8”, door to bathroom 2’4”. Mixer shower over bath, knobs of of knob type. There are also 2 steps down into the second bedroom with an interconnecting door

The Family Room/Bathroom – Room 6; The bathroom is private to Room 6 with two steps. Step height from bedroom 2’4” the second step on to landing towards the bathroom is width 3’3”, height 7”. Door width into bathroom 2’3”, bath height 1’9”. Electric shower over bath. Taps on bath are cross-shaped

Room 7 – Double En-suite; Shower room door width into shower room 1’10” door into shower 1’3”, shower base 2’2” x 2’2”, step into shower 1’4”. Mains supply shower unit, large single control knob for mixing hot & cold water

Room 11 – Double en-suite; Door width into shower Room 1’8”. Door into shower 1’9”. Shower base 2’4” x 2’4”. Step into shower 1’1”. Mains supply shower unit with a large single control knob for mixing hot and cold water.  Step in corridor by Room 11 – width 3’, height 5”.

Room 12 – Twin En-Suite; Twin bedded room with large shower room. Door into bedroom 2’4”; Step height into bedroom 6”, door width into shower room 2’4”. Small step inside showroom width 4’10”, height 4”. Door width into shower 2’3.5”. Shower Base 3’6” x 2’6”. Step height into shower 9.5”. Electric Shower Unit

Room 14 – Double En-Suite; Door width into bathroom 2’4”, Bath Height 1’7”. Mixer Unit for Shower over bath handle diver for bath or shower. Taps are cross-shaped

Room 15 – Double En-suite; Bathroom door width into bathroom 2’4”, bath height 1/9”, Mixer Unit for Shower over bath handle divert for bath or shower. Taps are cross-shaped

Room 16 – Twin En-Suite; Bathroom door width into bathroom 2’4”, Bath Height 1’9”. Mixer Unit for shower over bath handle diverts for bath or shower. Taps are cross Shaped

Rindleford Suite – Twin En-Suite; Shower room door width into shower room 2’5”. Door width into Shower 1’8”. Shower Base 3’6” x 2’2”. Step into shower 10.5”. Shower Unit electric with knob control. Vertical grab handle fitted inside the shower

Tea and Coffee Facilities, Hairdryer and Televisions are provided. Iron and Ironing board are available upon request

The Gaskell Mews Suites have modem connection

Our Beds are normally made with sheets and blankets

Twin or double bed combinations available

Emergency procedures clearly written and in large print

Television with Teletext and remote control

Flooring in bedrooms is short pile carpet

Room folders available in large print but not Braille

Reading lamps are provided

Bowls can be provided for assistance dogs food and water

All rooms are non-smoking

The furniture is flexible in the room and items can be moved or removed on request

Grounds and Gardens

We have a large walled garden with lawns, flower beds, and fruit

Guests are very welcome to enjoy our garden at all times

Access to the garden is through a door in the lobby

There are three steps up into the garden. Care must be taken and there is a handrail on the right-hand side of the steps. Wheelchair access is available

There is also a covered patio area

Additional Information

If you require assistance during your stay please contact reception

All accommodation rooms are non-smoking

We have set evacuation procedures which are displayed in your room. For basic information – Alarm bells are a continuous alarm. Someone will come to your room and assist with evacuation either out of the building or to a refuge

All front house staff have regular training which includes disability awareness training

The network coverage for mobile phone is not too good. The Orange Network seems to be the best

Wi-Fi connection is now available (except in Room 7 and Room 16 where there is a poor signal) but also available in all public areas

List of carers in the local area:- Lady Foresters Community Nursing Home, Much Wenlock, Tel: 01952 727203

Private Hire Taxis

ATR Taxis: 01746 769000

Bridgnorth Taxis 01746 765000 or 761062

Collins Taxis 01746 763147 – Mob. 07836 780457

Central Taxis 01952 501050

Broseley Taxis 01952 882666

Public Transport


Bus Times 0871 200 2233

Bus No. 436 Daily Service between Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

Bus No. 39 Limited service between Much Wenlock & Telford

Shropshire Bus

Boultons No. 861
Tuesday only service between Much Wenlock & Telford

Whittle Bus No. 860
Wednesday only service between Bishop’s Castle and Telford

Post Office

9 High Street, Much Wenlock – Telephone No. (01952) 727201

Convenience Store

The Wheatland Garage Much Wenlock – Telephone (01952) 727257
The store also has a cash point.

Local Doctor

Much Wenlock Telephone No: 01952 726011
Shropdoc Telephone No.: 08444 068888

Local Dentist

Twickle House, Much Wenlock
Telephone No. (01952) 728799

Local Banks

Barclays High Street, Much Wenlock
ATM’S Available free from Nisa Garage, Barclays and Spar


High Street, Much Wenlock
Telephone No.: (01952) 727253

Nearest Hospital

Bridgnorth Hospital (9 Miles) (01746) 762641
Emergency (01746) 762339

Nearest Veterinary Centre

The Old Pound Veterinary
Much Wenlock (01952) 727371


Holy Trinity Church Much Wenlock

Bicycle Hire

The Bicycle Hub Tel: 01952 883249 Ironbridge

Contact Information


The Gaskell Arms Hotel, Much Wenlock Shropshire. TF13 6AQ

Telephone: 01952 727212 
• Fax: 01952 728505 
• Email: 
• Website:

Hours of operation:

7.00 a.m. – 12 Midnight

Emergency numbers

01746 714010  and 01746 767179

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone 01952 727212 or email

Created on: 07/10/2019

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