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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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Named after a Shropshire naval hero, the Admiral Benbow is conveniently situated in the heart of this historic market town.

Its offering includes award-winning real ales, ciders and a great variety of fine wines and whiskeys. There is a selection of guest ales from established local breweries available throughout the summer months.

An open fire in winter and outdoor seating all year round mean that the Admiral Benbow quite literally extends a warm welcome to all!

Open from 8am until late every day with food available from 8am until 11pm. DJ every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Children welcome until 8pm when dining. Outdoor seating areas, free wi-fi, extensive menu and great selection of real ale.

House of Grain was born from cherry picking the things we love. Good food, good beer and great music.

We named our house after the simple grain – the mother of all ingredients and the originator of our building.

Tanners Shrewsbury

Established in 1842, Tanners is a family run, independent wine merchant. Tanners delivers an excellent collection of wines and spirits all over the UK.

About half of Tanners sales are to quality-minded hotels and restaurants and half to private clients and corporate customers, both locally and around the country. Tanners is all about good, traditional service, delivered by a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff, many of whom are long-serving. Tanners has won countless national awards and accolades, recognising the firm as one of the best wine merchants in the UK.

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.

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 to book a table.

Waterfront Bar is a restaurant and bar serving sweet tunes with a side of delicious food.

Chez Sophie is a French Creperie-cafe-bar run by an Anglo-French couple with a passion for Crepes, Belgian Waffles & Shakes, prepared fresh with original toppings and regular limited edition specials. Add in an edgy, hipster-friendly decor, and irresistible Belgian Hot Chocolates and you have one of Shrewsbury's favourite eateries. 

Weekend evenings see Chez Sophie become a specialist Beer Cafe, stocking the most extensive range of draft and bottled world beer in Shropshire, all hand-picked by the cafes resident Beer Sommelier and co-owner Mat.

The Vaults is a pub and hotel on Castle Street, a short distance from the train station.

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