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



The Abbey

The Abbey is a comfortable hotel, always with an interesting selection of real ales. They make good use of the outside seating area. Car park. Food served. The pub is situated at 83 Monkmoor Road through the impressive gateposts. Tel - 01743 236788. Visited July 2019  Pub website
Brains Rev James
Froth Blowers Sporting Times
Hobsons Simcoe Chinook
Inveralmond Lia Fail
Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde Mild
Readers comments - Rowton Bitter 4 stars - Apr 2016 

Admiral Benbow

Popular pub with a good 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 Feb 2018  
Battlefield 1066
Ludlow Gold
Salopian Oracle
Slaters Top Totty 
Wye Valley Butty Bach
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 Pour House

Open plan pub with a large front window overlooking the traffic crossing the English Bridge. Function room upstairs. Food served. Occasional live music. Situated just at 128 Frankwell, just off the island. Tel - 01743 341641. Visited Jan 2020   Facebook page
Salopian Albert's Ale
Salopian Lemon Dream
Readers comments - Albert's ale a bit average - Jan 2020

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. First impression suggests this basic local needs a bit of investment to make it feel a bit more comfortable, however we enjoyed our beers. But is it really necessary to have music so loud it's almost impossible to have a discussion.  Darts. Tel - 01743 354906. Visited Mar 2019
St. Annes Around The Wrekin
St. Annes Lee Cross Dark  
St. Annes Three Eric
Readers comment - Back open again and now under the ownership of the St. Annes Brewery - July 2018

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 2018  Facebook page
Brains Rev James
Hobsons Town Crier 
Wye Valley Butty Bach
Wye Valley HPA
Readers comments: New owners in 2016 

Anchor Inn
Situated on Gloucester Road in Harlescott, closed 2019, earmarked for development


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