Castle Lodge, which sits outside Ludlow Castle and just off the Market Square, is about to get a makeover, if planning permission and listed building consent are granted. For years, this Grade II* building has been a rather curious museum of curiosities. With the main structure of the building dating back to Elizabethan times, it has been waiting for someone with a deep pocket to invest in its future. According to a report in the Shropshire Star, it was sold in 2018 for £650,000.
Now, a group of entrepreneurs have come forward with plans for its future. They plan a venue that is:
“Open to all. A great place to celebrate… or relax and sample everything the town has to offer. More than a hotel, also a tearoom, bar, family venue, lounge and an activity centre.”
The plans will be presented to Ludlow Town Council tomorrow night, 16 October, at 7pm.
Here are the slides from the committee papers.
That’s as much as we know. You’ll have to attend the Ludlow Town Council meeting to view the virtual tour.