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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!

The Albion Vaults is a traditional inn, conveniently situated a stone's throw from the railway station. The pub has a pleasant atmosphere, great choice of beers and real ales, as well as bar lunches and Sunday specials. Rooms are comfortable and cosy.

Situated within a converted old church, St Nicholas is home to a bar and grill on the ground floor, luxury Moroccan inspired day spa in the middle floor, along with a cafe and bar and on the top floor. St Nicholas' philosophy is a fusion of ancient expertise with modern innovation.

The bar and grill opened in February 2017 and offers farm-fresh ingredients from a small number of hand-selected suppliers, with traditional and continental beef coming from assured farms in Devon and Cornwall.

Albert's Shed 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. Albert's Shed is the perfect place to enjoy a great night out with friends.

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 ALB offers local, freshly prepared, quality food with a modern twist, and cocktails prepared by award-winning cocktail bartenders.

The decor consists of zany artwork and comfy sofas, as well as a back bar to boast about. Situated just a minute's walk from the railway station, the ALB is a safe and friendly venue, providing a warm welcome to everyone, children and adults alike.

The ALB has apartments offering both hotel rooms and self-catering options.

For menus and an array of offers, please see website.

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.

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.

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.

Shrewsbury’s latest addition to the late night entertainment! Fever & Boutique is the brand new twin room venue with fantastic booths to reserve. Fever & Boutique serves a great variety of refreshing cocktails, with lots of special deals, as well as the usual range of spirits and ice cold beers. They also offer an array of drinks packages for parties, which can be booked in advance. DJs play music to every taste, creating the perfect atmosphere for everyone to have a fantastic night.

Please see website for more details.

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