There are more than 60 Real Ale pubs in Shrewsbury ~ These are listed alphabetically



The Abbey

Major transformation in 2002 - the Abbey has comfortable seats and lots of handpulled ales. Car park. Background music can be a bit loud. Quiz night on Monday and Wednesday. The pub is situated at 83 Monkmoor Road through the gateposts. Car park. Tel - 01743 356838. Visited Jun 2017  Pub website
Battlefield Citrus
Salopian Shropshire Gold 
Six Bells Revive
Wadworths 6X
Wells Bombardier 
Wychwood Hobgoblin
Readers comments - Rowton Bitter 4 stars - Apr 2016 

Admiral Benbow

What a great selection of real ales - and ciders too. Outdoor drinking area. Nautical bits and bobs on the walls. Original etched glass in the windows. Sign outside suggests this is a pub for mature drinkers. Small beer garden at the side. Lunchtimes opening only on Sat. Situated on Swan Hill. Tel - 01743 244423. Visited Sep 2017  Pub website
Battlefield 1066
Ludlow Gold
Salopian Hop Twister
Six Bells Cloud Nine 
Wye Valley HPA
Readers comments - Ludlow Gold 5 stars, Jan 2017

The Alb

Formerley called the Albert till late 2012. Three real ales on the day we visited. The Alb bitter is brewed by Tunnfield Brewery. Now an open plan pub, bight and airy with an old bicycle on the wall. There are a few tables and chairs outside too.  Food served. The Alb feels more line a wine bar than a pub. It's handy for both the train and bus stations. Situated on Smithfield Road. Tel - 01743 358198. Visited Jan 2014  Pub website
Alb Bitter 
Hobson Bitter
Readers comments - What's with the name change, there was nothing wrong with The Albert - Dec 2012
Banks's Bitter
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Albert's Shed

The pub has yet another new name - and the real ale is back  after a break of several years. The house bitter is brewed by the Salopian Brewery. Situated at 8 Barker Street. Tel - 01743 241124. Visited May 2017  Pub website
Chapel Miracle
Salopian Albert's Ale
Readers comments - Now with real ale again - May 2017 

Albion Vaults

Old pub opposite the railway station on Castle Foregate. Collection of electricity and railways maps of south eastern England. Accommodation. Real ale was back on our last two visits. Music can be a bit loud. Darts. Tel - 01743 354906.  Visited Jun 2015
Bank's Bitter  
Banks's Mild 
Readers comment - Marstons Pedigree 2.5 stars, Apr 2011 

The Anchor

Until the flood defence scheme was built this was an often flooded pub near the Welsh Bridge on Frankwell Quay – it used to have the flood levels marked by the door. Low ceilings and a really good pint of Harvest Pale. Food is served and there is an outside drinking area at the back. Nautical bits and bobs and rugby photographs adore the walls. Tel - 01743 355236. Visited Jun 2017  Facebook page
Castle Rock Harvest Pale
Brains Rev James
Hobsons Town Crier 
Wye Valley Butty Bach
Readers comments: New owners in 2016 

Anchor Inn

On our last visit the hand-pulls were not in operation/ Open plan suburbs type pub with a car park. Occasional live music. Situated on Gloucester Road in Harlescott. Visited Nov 2011


The Armoury

Opened in 1995 - this stylish pub is next to the River Severn on Victoria Avenue. Tasty, well kept, but pricey selection of real ales - always plenty to choose from. Reputation for good food. Bookcases at both ends of the pub and every chair in the pub is different. Tel - 01743 340525. Visited Jul 2017  Pub website
Ludlow Black Night
Roseys Cider
Salopian Oracle
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Three Tuns XXX
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Readers comments - Veryenjoyable meal and a great pint of Woods Shropshire Lad, but at 3.70 it needs to be - Jan 2017


Opened in 2009 - this is not really a pub - it's a Cafe-Bar. There are seats outside and a modern look inside, with a focus on food - Ashley's also serves a single real ale. Situated on Shoplatch. Tel - 01743 245006. Visited May 2010 Website
Woods Shropshire Lad