Winner in ‘Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice Award 2024

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named as a winner of the prestigious 2024 Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice Award for Gardens.  The Good Hotel Guide is the U.K.’s leading accommodation guide with independent advice and reviews of luxury and boutique hotels, B&Bs and Inns.

The Editor’s Choice Awards highlights the top 10 hotels in selected categories. Goldstone Hall Hotel has been recognised in the gardens category as one of the best, alongside nine other prestigious hotels including Congham Hall, Bodysgallen Hall and Spa, Cliveden House, Askham Hall, Gravetye Manor, Hotel Endsleigh, Longueville Manor, The Newt in Somerset & Greywalls.

The hotel guide review describes Goldstone Hall Hotel and Garden as: “These five-acre gardens are perennially joyful. The walled garden has a dreamy double-tiered herbaceous border, and there is a rose terrace (where you can dine) and wildflower area. A laburnum arch interwoven with ornamental vines, honeysuckle and clematis leads to a large kitchen garden.

The Editors’ of the Good Hotel Guide select winners purely on merit, based on visits by a team of experienced inspectors and reports from trusted readers. The awards and guide and are held in high esteem amongst the industry for being one of the only truly independent guides with independent opinion.

The gardens at Goldstone Hall Hotel were initiated by John Cushing’s mother, Helen Ward, who channelled her passion for gardening into transforming the wilderness that was. The garden is now managed by head gardener Ross Underwood.

We’ve also recently been awarded the AA Notable Wine List Award for 2024 as well as being shortlisted in the West Midland Tourism Awards 2024.

Goldstone Garden

The Goldstone Hall Gardens are mature and intriguingly designed, including formal and informal planting, encapsulating the essence of a quintessential English garden. Set in 5-acre grounds overlooking the tree-strewn rolling countryside, enjoy one of the U.K.’s most productive hotel kitchen gardens, a walled garden, rose terrace and unique herbal walkways. Goldstone is an RHS partner garden, a member of the BBC Gardeners’ World 2for1 Scheme, and a member of the Garden Organic Heritage Seed Library Scheme.

 Goldstone Garden Opening Times for 2023

The Goldstone gardens will be open to non-residents every Monday to Thursday through to 26th October 2023, Opening Times: 10am to 5pm. The garden is also open to guests of Goldstone whether they are staying overnight or simply in the restaurant for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. The Goldstone restaurant is open all year round.

Admission to the garden is £7.50 for adults. Hotel and restaurants guests plus children are admitted free of charge. RHS members and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine card holders are admitted at the 2for1 offer during the open season.

 For more information on Goldstone Hall Hotel, or to enquire about bookings or any further information, please contact 01630 661202 or email

Visit Goldstone

A Georgian manor house and restaurant with 12 comfortable bedrooms overlooking the rolling tree-strewn hills of the North Shropshire countryside. Boasting 5 acres of award-winning gardens, including a productive one-acre kitchen garden.

Located in the ‘golden garden triangle’ close to Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Hodnet Hall Gardens & Dorothy Clive Garden.  

A warm welcome awaits you.

Find out more about the hotel and garden opening times here.