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Whether you want to raise the roof in a bar or raise a glass before a live show, there is entertainment to suit all tastes. Daytime entertainment includes boat trips and art activities. Night time includes live comedy and classic films.

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The Wightman is a multi purpose venue that hosts a rich variety of events, including arts, exhibitions, concerts and productions. Originally the site of the Fox Inn, the hall was established by Julia Wightman, a leading Temperance advocate in the 19th century. The hall opened in April 1863, as a Working Men's Hall providing a drink-free alternative to the public house. More than 150 years on, the building remains in use and puts on a range of entertaining events, including something for everyone.

Sabrina is a triple deck passenger boat. She holds 60 passengers in comfort whilst gently sailing around the beautiful and picturesque River Severn loop in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Everyday 6 Scheduled trips run from 11am through to 4pm on the hour. Fully licenced, well-stocked bar with table service. Live, entertaining commentary about the medieval town of Shrewsbury. Wheelchair access, dogs allowed, groups encouraged.

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.

Just one of the cinemas, venues and theatres in Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn is, according to comedian Jason Manford, "easily one of the top 5 theatres in the country". The impressive Theatre Severn rises high above the river so you can take in the views of the town over a pre-performance glass of wine or G and T.

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 Hive is an arts and entertainment venue, as well as a charity working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, offering a varied programme of events, from cinema to live theatre, language classes to toddler groups, life drawing sessions to holiday workshops, open mics through to wrestling, plus world-class jazz and folk concerts and much more!

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

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.

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!

If you’re visiting Shrewsbury, experience paddling a canoe on our wonderful river. Canoeing is an accessible fun activity for all, getting you outside and closer to nature.

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