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    Default Shrewsbury's six best pubs

    I am going to Shrewsbury with the father-in-law on Monday. I aim to finish in the Armoury where we will meet Mrs Staal and her mother for food.

    Can anyone suggest five other pubs to crawl to?

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    Blimey, I have a list of 14 for Shrewsbury but haven't visited yet. I took advice from RobC but wouldn't like to suggest what his top 6 might be.
    Sod it, i'll hazard Admiral Benbow, Coach & Horses, Bull in Barne, Dolphin, Three Fishes, oh but the other 8 on my list look good too...

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    All these are town centre not far from the Armoury ,
    Coach and Horses , 5/6 real ales good atmosphere
    Admiral Benbow , 8 real ales plus lots of real cider
    Three Fishes , 6/8 real ales
    Loggerheads , 5 real ales , very historic pub
    Salopian Bar , 6/8 real ales , lots of Belgium beers , cafe bar style
    Montgomerys Tower , 8 real ales , Lloyds No 1 bar
    Wheatsheaf , 5/6 real ales
    Nags Head , 5 real ales , lively atmosphere , historic , great smoking shelter

    Finishing at the Armoury i would probally go Loggerheads , Three Fishes , Admiral Benbow , Coach and Horses then either Salopian Bar or Montgomerys Tower (it backs on to the armoury) , there are a lot of good pubs in Shrewsbury its hard to choose just five.

    Dont be fooled by places like the Kings Head and Hole in the Wall , they look great outside but are crap inside
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    Loggerheads, Coach & Horses & Three Fishes are the "must do's" with Loggerheads being my favourite pub in town. The Armoury is also good and the Nags Head has the best jukebox in town (and check out the medieval bits in the beer garden). I didn't like the Salopian as a pub although the beers are excellent and the Admiral Benbow was also good for beers but a bit sterile. The Bull is extremely popular for food and has a couple of decent and cheap ales but I wasn't enthusiastic about the pub itself. The Kings Head is Shrewsbury's Lorelei and should be admired from afar. The 2 'Spoons are fine for what they are but nothing special.

    I never did write up all of the pubs after my Shrewsbury session - I must fasttrack the remaining ones and get them posted!
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    Even though I was student at Aberystwyth I somehow never managed to do a proper crawl of Shrewsbury, despite it being on the train line (must rectify that soon!), however I can heartily recommend the Three Fishes from previous ad hoc experience. It was one of the first pioneering pubs to go no-smoking years in advance of the ban. The ales were always varied and well-kept.

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    Thanks for these. The Armoury is the only Shrewsbury pub I have been in - http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32178/

    I went with Mrs Staal who was most interested in the shops. But as we are returning with the mother and father-in-law, Mrs Staal can go shopping with Eldrad (the female version) whilst I go drinking with Magnus Greel (aka Weng Chiang)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Staal View Post
    Thanks for these. The Armoury is the only Shrewsbury pub I have been in - http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32178/

    I went with Mrs Staal who was most interested in the shops. But as we are returning with the mother and father-in-law, Mrs Staal can go shopping with Eldrad (the female version) whilst I go drinking with Magnus Greel (aka Weng Chiang)!
    Can't disagree with Oggys choices, I used to visit all of them regularly.

    But if you fancy a bit of a different experience, whilst on the way back to the station, then try this one.

    http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57899/

    Often only has GK IPA on, but call in for a quick half and wander around with a bemused look on your face. It's pretty unique. Every time you look you'll see something new, all of it bizarre.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    But if you fancy a bit of a different experience, whilst on the way back to the station, then try this one. http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57899/ Often only has GK IPA on, but call in for a quick half and wander around with a bemused look on your face. It's pretty unique. Every time you look you'll see something new, all of it bizarre.
    I'm surprised I missed this one - it's the sort of wierd place that generally attracts oddballs like me!

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    Was going to mention the Yorkshire House , but thought i would go easy on the General as its a bit of a culture shock .
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggwyn Trench View Post
    Was going to mention the Yorkshire House , but thought i would go easy on the General as its a bit of a culture shock .
    You've seen his avatar?

    Oh, sorry I see what you mean, maybe the Yorkshire House doesn't deserve that

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