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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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Blind Tiger is an independently run bar based in a characterful timbered 17th-century building. Semi- hidden behind the facade of another building suits this clandestine speakeasy style bar with its low-lighting, cosy corners, comfy seating, excellent music - steeped in atmosphere and history.

Offering specialist cocktails as well as craft and world beers, Blind Tiger is must-visit on a night out. Or visit on Sunday for board games.

OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 5PM TO CLOSE

OPEN SAT AND SUN FROM 12PM TO CLOSE

The Bulls Head is a friendly, family-run pub situated on Castle Gates, a minute's walk from the railway station. This traditional town-centre venue offers customers a good selection of drinks and food to enjoy. The pub stocks a variety of cask ales, from the old favourites such as Marston's Pedigree and Banks's Bitter to a few newer additions. The pub hosts regular events such as disco & karaoke nights, drum and bass nights, indie & alternative nights and much more.

Morgans @ The Exchange Hotel is an independent venue established in 2008, offering top notch food, real ales, beers and accommodation for everyone. Customers can stay overnight in one of the superb en suite bedrooms, enjoy a snack or meal in the restaurant or just nip in for a drink with friends. The brilliant team of staff are ready to welcome you, whatever the occasion, and ensure that you throughly enjoy your visit.

Please see website for menus.

PorterHouse.SY1 is a bar and grill house with boutique rooms. Food is served all day from brunch, lunch and dinner to bar snacks through to 10pm. The menu offers an extensive range of dishes full of American flavour with a twist on British favourites.

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.

The Hop & Friar is a local pub where friends meet to drink good beer and watch sports. There is a sun trap of a garden at the rear and an open fire with a snug area for colder weathers. The Hop & Friar offers some of the finest real ales and selection of drinks available in Shrewsbury.

The Wheatsheaf is a traditional pub, situated in an original half-timbered building on Shrewsbury High Street. The pub has gradually expanded its choice of real ales and fine wines and now offers something for everyone. The pub's award winning chef prides himself on providing freshly prepared food from local produce. Each dish is prepared to order, and there is a specials menu which changes regularly. The pub has a great range of guest ales, as well as about 35 different wines from around the world.

Situated in the shadow of St Marys Church, the Yorkshire House is a friendly and traditional pub offering a great selection of real ales. The Grade II listed building has low ceilings and old-fashioned wood panelling, as well as some fascinating artefacts. There is regular live music, and a jukebox with a fantastic choice of rock and metal songs. For those in the mood to rock, the Yorkshire House is an ideal place for a lively night out!

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.

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.

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