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Bars and Pubs

If you like to listen to new music in very old venues, mix mojitos in cool cocktail lounges or join a real ale trail, then you really will be spoilt for choice for original night-time finds in Shrewsbury.

Across town there are mixologists and talented bartenders waiting to take your order.

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The Coach and Horses is a Victorian style pub set in a quiet side street, which provides a peaceful haven for many. It features a wood-panelled bar, small side snug area and a large lounge where meals are served. There is always a good choice of local real ale, including Shropshire Lad and Oracle. The Coach & Horses has consistently received praise in CAMRA'S Good Beer Guide. Addlestones cloudy cider is also available. The restaurant offers dishes including slow cooked belly pork, pan fried seabass and Shropshire sirloin steak.

The Kings Head is one of the oldest and best-known pubs in the county town, located on Mardol, close to the River Severn and surrounded by shops and landmarks. The King's Head is a timber-framed Grade 2 listed building, particularly well known for its 15th century wall mural, which draws in many curious tourists. The pub offers a selection of ales, lagers, ciders and soft drinks. Meat is sourced from a local butcher and dishes are cooked from fresh where possible, for the best possible taste.

Source is a bar and nightclub located in Barker Street. Entering through double doors, the Island bar is straight ahead, and the friendly bar staff serve a good selection of drinks. A staircase on the right leads up to the VIP area, and there are several large TV screens, ideal for watching sport. At the far side there is a dancefloor and DJ booth. Source is the perfect place to enjoy a great night out with friends.

Henry Tudor House is a restaurant and bar located in one of the most historic half-timbered buildings in Shrewsbury, believed to be the place where a beleaguered Henry Tudor sought refuge on his way to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. In the ground floor bar, customers can try a selection of carefully chosen wines and beers. The first floor restaurant offers a range of dishes, including hearty stews, delicate souffles, creamy risottos and perfectly seared steaks.

The Armoury is a traditional pub restaurant in a delightful riverside location, next to the Welsh Bridge and just a short walk from many of the town's attractions. It offers a menu of fresh, British food as well as a selection of cask ales. The interior of the Armoury is warm and cosy, while massive bookcases add to the atmosphere and charm of the building. The Armoury has outdoor seating overlooking the river, which is perfect for the summer months.

Please see website for menus and opening hours.

Cromwell's Hotel, Restaurant and Bar offers high quality, en-suite accommodation in Shrewsbury town centre, as well as contemporary food, fine wines and real ales in traditional English surroundings. With a lively bar, atmospheric oak-panelled restaurant, buzzing walled patio garden and quirky bedrooms, Cromwell's is full of character. The hotel has six en-suite rooms, each retaining its historical context while offering all the modern comforts you'd expect, including Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs.

The Three Fishes is a CAMRA approved pub with a cosy, friendly atmosphere, which provides a warm welcome to anybody. The timber building, dating from the 16th century, has great character and charm. The Three Fishes offers a fantastic selection of traditional, home-cooked foods, real ales and fine wines. The friendly team of bar staff serve an excellent range of traditional ales, each with its own character and blend. The Three Fishes has established a reputation for offering authentic real ales at affordable prices. The pub also has guest ales and a wide range of favourite beers.

Situated alongside the River Severn, the Salopian Bar is a unique establishment, offering a great selection of real ales, Belgian beers and ciders, served in a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere. There are eight ales permanently on sale, and the pub holds two real ale festivals each year. There are also three Belgian Beers on draught and a good choice of bottled American and Belgian Beers. The Salopian has won accolades from CAMRA, as well as being named Shrewsbury & West Shropshire Pub of the Year on several occasions.

Please see website for opening hours and more information.

The Loggerheads is a traditional beer house, selling good food and real ale. Situated on the corner of St Mary's Street and Church Street, the building is thought to date back to 1665, and it has been recorded as a public house since 1780. The Loggerheads name is a reference to the three leopard's faces' depicted on the Shrewsbury coat of arms. The pub offers traditional games including darts, dominoes and the now less common shove ha'penny. The pub also hosts regular music nights.

Please see website for food menu and opening hours.

The Hole in the Wall is a traditional, cosy town centre pub where customers can always enjoy a decent pint, along with a selection of tasty pub food. The pub is steeped in history, located on the site of a 13th century mansion, and was a favourite stopover for travelling performers in the 16th century. The Hole in the Wall offers customers draught lager, bottled beer, stout and cider, plus a huge selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks. The food menu presents tempting choices at unbeatable value, including the celebrated sizzling skillets and ultimate plates.

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