Goldstone Hall and coronavirus, 8th April, 2020.

Dear Friends of Goldstone

We are here

John and Sue are here to answer phone calls, emails and keep the place tip top for when we can reopen fully.

Just engaged?

Firstly congratulations! Secondly Goldstone is looking sensational with apple, pear and cherry blossom all stunning. A perfect time for a wedding.

What to do to plan your wedding in these strange times.

The issue is that May and June this year, weddings are postponing for obvious reasons and while many couples are eager to marry later this year some are moving to next year. This is going to cause some prime dates capacity issues. So, we suggest start planning now and it is an exciting thing to do in lockdown.

Whilst in no way panic – please call/email 01630661202, and we will have a glorious full colour brochure in the post to you immediately.

Call us,

We will gladly discuss your thoughts and ideas over the phone, 01630661202 also have a look on our Facebook pages where there are masses of photographs of many stunning weddings held here.

We can also assist in viewings through facetime – call and we will agree a time with you to have a tour with one of us. It won’t be quite the same but it will give you a good idea of Goldstone and will be fun.

I cannot overstate how glorious Goldstone is all the year but is particularly beautiful now.

Enjoy your engagement,

It may be a little different, but we can still help and assist you plan and organise a wonderful Wedding day for you. A good thing is that if you on your own there is only the two of you to share the celebratory bottles of Champagne.

Essential/key workers

The hotel is open and we have some essential workers as residents who were isolated prior to the lock down with whom we are practising extreme self-isolation to ensure they can continue their invaluable contribution to the national effort. Do ask if you need to be here in the area, we may and will be pleased to help if we can.

Don’t panic

We have a considerable amount of pre-booked parties, weddings and functions and we are working with all these on an individual basis. Please, if this includes you, call or email us and we will discuss with you. We are dealing with this the booked date sequentially and about 10/12 weeks ahead.

Planning a party

If you are thinking ahead for planning such as weddings, parties and celebrations please contact us. Guests are making future bookings to secure favoured dates. We will discuss the need for subsequent potential flexibility, but this will be an ever-changing picture so we will deal with this individually and personally.

Accommodation and Eating out here reservations

Call us, you are better booked and ready with some flex than miss the opportunity to get the dates you wish. We will sort reservations made online but the most specific arrangements will be best made over the phone or by email so we can have full dialogue.


Goldstone and the garden are in wonderful order and the place looks a picture so continue to have look on facebook and we will share the place virtually. We will keep these pages updated and will share as many of the wonders of our garden in Spring as we can.

RHS Partner Garden Opening

While we await reopening have a look on our facebook page and we will keep updating pictures as the garden develops and grows. Not the same, I know, but still worth a look. Do not hesitate with any plant identification or cultivation questions and am sure even if we don’t know the answer we can start a discussion on the subject.  

Everybody keep safe and keep your spirits up.

Any questions, call us 01630 661202

Best wishes,

John, Sue, family and the Goldstone team. x

Goldstone is an award winning Restaurant, Hotel & Garden situated in very rural Shropshire about half way between Newport and Market Drayton.

The medieval Georgian hand made red brick Hall is situated in the lee of Goldstone Hill keeping watch over the  rolling and tree strewn countryside. The Cushing family have welcomed guests for three generations and the old house has an immediate let’s relax and enjoy spontaneous feel as you arrive.

The mature grounds, immaculate garden and productive kitchen garden are the back cloth of your stay along with a welcoming friendly and professional team who love attention to detail. 

Unrivalled in the area, this is hospitality as it should be, personable, attentive and smilingly enthusiastic.