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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 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!

Sabrina boat is a passenger boat on the River Severn in Shrewsbury and sets sail from Victoria Quay, next to the Welsh Bridge.

Sabrina offers scheduled day trips, private hire and evening cruises, holding 60 passengers in comfort over 3 decks – the popular top deck, smaller middle deck and a newly refurbished lounge downstairs. The season runs from 1st March to 31st October 2018.

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 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.

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.

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.

Theatre Severn

If entering on the street side, look out for the old chapel building which is embedded between the Stage Door and public entrance. It now houses the stalls level Chapel Bar which doubles as exhibition space. The front of the theatre is spacious and bright as it wraps around the main auditorium, with double and triple-height glazing looking out over the street and river, enjoy dinner or a drink at the Foundry on the first floor.

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.

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.

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