Real-ale trail

There are plenty of real ale pubs in Shrewsbury. You're going to have to be selective if you're only in town for the weekend. 

With a medieval mansion in its beer garden, the Nag's Head on Wyle Cop is well worth a visit, or make a trip to the Loggerheads on Church Street, the Three Fishes on Fish Street, the Coach and Horses on Swan Hill and the Salopian Bar on Smithfield Road.

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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.

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.

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 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!

The Old Post Office on Milk Street is a traditional family pub & hotel, serving an excellent menu throughout the day. There are six beautifully furnished guest bedrooms, as well as a function room which is available for private parties. The Old Post Office hosts regular live music and events, including a pub quiz. The characterful Grade II Listed building still retains many of its original features. The pub offers a wide range of traditional cask ales and home-cooked food.

Please see website for menus and opening hours.

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

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.

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