Posted by sm1d on March 15, 2010
I visited Shrewsbury on 13th March 2010 for Town’s League Two clash with Rochdale at the Prostar Stadium.
I started off my visit by ticking off the two Wetherspoon pubs in the town. Firstly I called into ‘The Shrewsbury Hotel’ which has been a public house since the 17th century. The pub was previously known as the ‘Welsh Harp’ and later ‘ The Brittania’ before becoming the Shrewsbury Hotel in the 1960’s and became part of the ‘spoons chain in 1998. The bar has a spacious outdoor seating area and car park which looks out towards the River Severn.
Supped – WOODS Shropshire Lad (4.5%) ***
Montgomery’s Tower is a short walk from the Shrewsbury Hotel around by The Quarry public park. This is part of the Lloyds no.1 chain and is nicely decked out with a large dining area and I imagine would get quite busy in the evening.
Supped – SALOPIN Shropshire Gold (3.8%)***
The Salopian Bar has been the winner of the local CAMRA pub of the year over the last two years. The pub is quite cosy with large leather settees and two TV screens beaming live football, on my visit there was two simultaneous matches taking place so there was a choice of which game you wished to view. There’s a good selection of ales on offer as well as a large section of Belgian beers if that’s what wets your whistle.
Supped – STONEHOUSE Station Bitter (3.9%)***
The Three Fishes is off the main High Street hidden through a passageway in the medieval end of town. This 15th century building stands in the shadow of St Alkmond’s and St Julian’s churches. The pub offers a choice of six ales brewed both locally and nationally and is a proper local with friendly staff and atmosphere.
Supped – BRAINS The Rev. James (4.5%)***
The Bulls Head is the closest pub to Shrewsbury Rail station. The pub is owned by the Marston Brewery but includes guest ales, one of which was the winner of – “my best pint of the day”
Supped – WYCHWOOD – Paddy’s Stout (4.3%)****