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Shropshire pubs, bars and breweries: enjoy a real pint in a real pub

Shropshire is a beer drinker’s dream destination, with real ale pubs serving well-kept, locally brewed ales, craft beers and guest beers. Cosy fireplaces, low beams, the occasional ghost…even live music if you’re lucky. Cider and perry drinkers are well catered for in Shropshire pubs and bars. We share a border with Herefordshire and Worcestershire, two of the orchards of England. Shropshire also has many lovely bars, with well-chosen wine lists and dazzling selections of gin. Pubs and food in Britain go hand in hand. Nowhere more so than in Shropshire, where we do both extremely well. From sandwiches and tasty bar snacks (think homemade scotch eggs or fat, delicious sausage rolls) to Sunday carveries or gourmet lunches, Shropshire will ensure you never drink on an empty stomach. You’ll find that all Shropshire pubs serving food are welcoming to families with young children, making them ideal places for Sunday roast or a family meal. Brewing is big business in Shropshire. Several Shropshire pubs have their own microbreweries. Bishop’s Castle in south Shropshire is home to two breweries. One of them is the oldest working brewery in Britain, its licence granted by King Charles I in 1642. There are distilleries too. Speciality and award winning Shropshire businesses, waiting to welcome you. Here’s to seeing you in a Shropshire pub soon…cheers!


Ludlow Brewery

Independent brewery and unique converted Victorian railway shed tap house, close to Ludlow railway Station. Open 7 days a week for beers, drinks and bar snacks, with ample on-site parking in front and behind the brewery. Brewery shop & take out beers; brewery tours available (ring 01584 873 291 or email in advance to book).

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The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury

3 Star AA rating Hotel with 59 en-suite bedrooms, Bar & Lounge Menu available daily. Two large function rooms including the iconic Adams Ballroom. The jewel in Shropshire’s crown, Shrewsbury is packed with fascinating history – and at the centre of that is the Lion Hotel, having served the county for over 400 years with […]

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The Crown Inn

The Richards-Jones family and the enthusiastic team at The Crown are delighted to welcome customers; old and new back to The Crown.  The family have owned this beautiful, country pub & bed and breakfast since 1983; after eleven successful years of trading, the family leased the business to successive tenants.  After twenty-six years, we are […]

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Riverside Inn

New for 2021, Greene King Inns welcomed the Riverside Inn, Shrewsbury, to the family.  At the postcard-perfect Riverside Inn, you will feel instantly at home with a warm welcome, exceptional service, delicious pub classics and expertly curated drinks. The charming grade II-listed Inn boasts idyllic views over the River Severn and fascinating heritage around the […]

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The Cross Keys - Kinnerley

The Cross Keys is a stunning 14th century pub in the unspoilt village of Kinnerley. This hidden treasure has been lovingly restored by the local community. Serving beautifully prepared seasonal fare served alongside delicious Shropshire pub classics. Offering real ales from local breweries and a interesting winelist, many available by the glass. On a chilly […]

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Kerry Vale Vineyard

Kerry Vale Vineyard is a small, family run, English vineyard situated on the Welsh / English border of rural Shropshire. Planted in 2010 and covering six acres of farmland, on what was the Roman Fort of Pentreheyling, the vineyard resides at the eastern tip of the Vale of Kerry – an area of exceptional beauty, […]

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Red Lion Coaching Inn

Our family-run pub is a 16th-century Coaching Inn evidence of which can be seen as you walk around the building. We welcome you through the same doors that the horses would have come through to access the stables in our courtyard. We are perfectly located right in the middle of Shropshire’s “mini Lake District” where […]

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Old Hand and Diamond

A family-run 17th-century border inn that has provided refreshments and accommodation for travellers for hundreds of years. Situated in beautiful open countryside on the Powys/Shropshire border, The Old Hand & Diamond makes an excellent central base to visit all the delights of Shropshire’s county town, Shrewsbury 9 miles away and the rural hilly landscape of […]

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Church Stretton

Yew Tree Inn

We are a family run pub with rooms in All Stretton, Shropshire, right at the heart of the Shropshire Hills. Offering local real ales, homemade food and luxury accommodation.   The Yew Tree Inn is a Grade II listed building with parts dating back to the 17th Century. We bought the pub September 2018 and […]

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The Windmill at Rowton

A truly family-run pub; how many pubs are now in the same family after three generations and 99 years! Jane and Peter have taken on this family heirloom from Jane’s mother, Megan Hughes. It is a pub bursting with stories of locals that have been loyal through generations of families. A place where regulars enjoy […]

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The West Arms

Tucked away in a picturesque hamlet at the head of the glorious Ceriog Valley with the Berwyn Hills as a backdrop, this 16th-century former drovers’ inn stands in well-manicured gardens that run down to the river bridge. Black and white painted outside and bedecked with creeper and summer flowers, it’s a haven of comfort within, […]

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Set high above Shrewsbury and the Shropshire countryside, the Hencote estate is a reminder of what England, at its best, has to offer. An insistence on authenticity and a keen eye for detail has driven the creation of this unique English experience that comprises wine tasting, vineyard tours, a hilltop restaurant and luxury accommodation. Stroll […]

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The Clive

We are the perfect location to explore Ludlow and the surrounding countryside, are based on a site with plenty to do even when you just step outside and we have free parking to boot! You have options galore for dining and accommodation so read on and get ready to book! Time for a break We […]

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