Wellington   
  

Arleston Inn

Freehouse pub and hotel. Accommodation, pub and restaurant area. Food served. Comfortable pub situated at the southern end of Arleston Lane outside Wellington. The Theakstons XB was very tasty. Car park. Collection of water jugs on the beams. Credit cards taken. Tel - 01952 501881. Visited Feb 2001  Pub website
Courage Directors Bitter 
Theakstons XB 
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Barley Mow
Closed - Bell Street

 

The Beacon

Modern pub opened in 2003 situated in Market Square in the town centre. More a food emporium than a pub - but they do have real ale. Food served. Tel - 01952 222417 Visited Apr 2011
Banks's Bitter
Green King IPA
 

Bridge Builder
Pub on Wrekin Retail Park 
No longer any hand pulled ales

 

Bucks Head
Closed - now a fast food outlet

 

Captain Webb

Named after the first man to swim the English Channel. Huge screen TV dominates one side of the pub. Open plan format. Pool table. Car park. Situated on Bagley Drive. Tel - 01952 254150
Black Sheep Holy Grail
Sharps Doom Bar  
Readers comments - Suggest you revise the description of the Captain Webb in Wellington which now sports an excellent array of real ales - Bombardier, Abbots and GK IPA - Bob, Jan 2008 
Now sporting superb array of ales. Recent showings of Taylor Landlord and Shropshire Gold were both 4 star quality. Owners Paul and Val have made a real worthwhile effort with improving this pub and it has paid off for them. Definately recommended - May 2009
 

Charlton Arms
Another closed pub & hotel situated on Church Street 

Readers comments - The Charlton is now closed with rumours that the owner wants to turn it into flats - Jan 2007
Planning permission to build flats rejected - Jan 2008
   

Cock Hotel

Freehouse. Excellent choice of real ales, many of them from local Shropshire microbreweries. Pub gets fairly busy. Regular guest ales. Accommodation.  Music-free. Also called the Old Wrekin Tap. Local CAMRA pub of the year winner many times. Car park. Outside drinking area at the back. Situated on Holyhead Road. Tel - 01952 244954. Visited Apr 2011
Pub website
Hobsons Best Bitter
Rowton Comet
Three Tuns Mild
Three Tuns Clerics Cure 
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Woods Shropshire Lad
Readers comments - Camra Shropshire and The Marshes pub of the year - Aug 2009
   

Dun Cow

We believe the real ale is back in this small town centre pub - situated on Duke Street.  Pub website

    

The Haygate

New owners in April 2003 - and the real ale is back.
Tel - 01952 247333  Pub website
Charles Wells Bombardier Bitter
Wadworth 6X
Readers comments
- Real ales available on a regular basis, both pretty reasonable.
- We now sell beers from local breweries such as Salopian and Three Tuns etc as well as some national beers - Oct 2008 
 

Oddfellows Arms

Small local situated on High Street. Loudish music, busy and popular. Occasional karaoke. The real ale was Wye Valley HPA. Tel - 01952 219453. Visited Apr 2011  Facebook page
Wye Valley HPA
Readers comment - Major structural change & refurb in Nov 2006 - Worth a look
   

Ye Old Kings Head
Closed April 2011

   

Old Orleton Hotel

This used to be The Falcon - now it's a nicely updated hotel, restaurant and bar with two real ales. The bar is at the front and there's a nice little beer garden at the back. Modern comfortable interior, with modern art on the walls and red leather bucket chairs in the bar. Beer tasty too.  Accommodation. Restaurant area. Food served Car park. Situated on Holyhead Road.  Tel - 01952 255011  Visited Apr 2011
Hobsons Best Bitter  
Hobsons Town Crier 
Readers comment - Re-The Old Orleton (formerly The Falcon) 
A shame about the change of the historic name perhaps, but a good Hobsons' Town Crier still available like in the 'old' days - and a pleasantly up-market bar area to drink - Sep 2006
  

The Park

Relaxed atmosphere when the TV's are not on. Bit of a car park at the front, tables outside and a nice beer garden. The London Pride was well kept and tasty. Spacious and open plan with a pool table. Chesterfield settees in front of the fireplace. Pub sign depicts the pub itself. Situated on Whitchurch Road. Tel - 01952 223143. Visited Apr 2011
Bombardier
Courage Directors Bitter
Fullers London Pride
The lovely old courage lettering and hotel sign were ripped off a few years ago during some sort of external refurb, I think its a Bass pub now. Usually a couple of real ales when I've been in lately - Summer Lightening amongst them - just a shame there are enormous TVs in every room of the place constantly blasting football out. A particular shame as the building has such potential - Jan 2007
 

The Pheasant

Now owned by Rowton Brewery, so expect a good selection of their real ales, as well as guest ales. Popular local. Situated on Market Street. Tel - 01952 260683. Visited Apr 2011  Facebook page

 

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Readers comments - The Ironbridge Brewery has re-located to a converted outbuilding at the back of the Pheasant - May 2014
 

The Plough

Bit of a lads local. The single real ale was Salopian Shropshire Gold, well kept and a nice temperature Pool table. Small car park. Tables outside. Situated on King Street. Tel - 01952 255981. Visited Apr 2011
Salopian Shropshire Gold  
 

Queens Hotel
Now an Indian restaurant - Bridge Road

 

The Railway

Freehouse with a good reputation for real ale. Of course, as its name suggests there are a few train pictures on the walls. Bar and lounge. Deceptively larger on the inside than the outside suggests. Beer garden. No car park at the pub. Situated on Mill Bank. Tel - 01952 259212. Visited Nov 2014 Facebook page
Ironbridge Wrekin Pale Ale   
Wye Valley Butty Bach
Wye Valley HPA 
Readers comments - Back open again as a real ale sports bar. Four real ales on - the Gold was good - Mar 2013 
 

Raven

Now back to its original name after being called Rasputins for a while. The real ale is back, with a choice of three beers. Popular pub that is deceptively deep, with lots of televisions so it's impossible to miss the sport . Situated at 3 Walker Street. Tel - 01952 650056  Facebook page
Bombardier Burning Gold 
Brakespear Oxford Gold
Salopian Oracle
 

Red Lion Hotel

Enterprise pub. Well kept beer - very tasty too - it's good to see Shropshire's breweries being supported. The Salopian Bitter was smooth, straw coloured and very drinkable. Comfortable and popular pub with 3 rooms situated on Holyhead Road in Wellington. Food served. Quiz night on Thursdays. Tel - 01952 223937. Visited Mar 2007  Pub website
Woods Quaff
Salopian Hop Twister
Landlord's comments - We are a community pub and have 3 rooms (Lounge, Bar, and Dining room). We still hold a regular quiz night on Thursdays and we try to support local breweries and currently have 2 real ales (Woods & Salopian) - Mar 2007
   

The Smithfield
Now a fish & chip shop - Bridge Road

 

Station Hotel

Bit of a popular local - with drinkers spilling out onto the front of the pub. A single real ale - Hancocks HB - which tasted better once it had warmed up a bit, served way too cold. Pub games. Handilly situated on the approach to Wellington station on Station Road. Pub was a night club for a while - and it also has a top bar. Tel - 01952 246855. Visited Dec 2012  Pub website
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Stellings Sports Bar

Formerly the Wellington Arms and before that the Red Lion Inn. Lively football themed pub. Car park and tables outside.  Situated at 3 Whitchurch Road. Tel - 01952 259196  Pub website
Reader's comments -  April 2011 - all boarded up
Aug 2011 - back open again
   

Swan Hotel & Christopher's Restaurant 

Freehouse. Food served but just one cask beer. Since our last visit the pub has been re-branded as Christopher's Restaurant but it still has a bar at the front with large tellies and a pool table. The Doombar was served at a nice temperature, but it's just not a very distinctive pint. Restaurant area as well. Car park. Situated on Watling Street. Tel - 01952 223781. Visited Nov 2014  Pub website
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Three Crowns
Closed - Now housing
 
   

White Lion

Three beers on in the bar, and another one in the lounge. Basic interior, with large quarry tiled floor. Wood burner, oak bar and a pool room. Well kept beers.  visit. Situated in the town centre. Visited Feb 2016 
Salopian Oracle
Six Bells Cloud Nine
Wye Valley Butty Bach
Wye Valley HPA 
Reader's comments - 
Now a Darwins Inn serving 5 real ales with an emphasis on beers from the Salopian Brewery, and other guest beers from Shropshire - Dec 2011 
Beer is 2.50 a pint - Feb 2016
 

Wickets Inn

Three real ales on offer and food served too.  The Green King IPA was bland. Smart interior with leather bucket seats. Beer garden. Car park. Situated on Holyhead Road. Tel - 01952 242680. Visited Apr 2011
Abbot Ale 
Green King IPA
Old Speckled Hen  
Reader's comment - open again after a major refurb, already popular for meals, particularly as its non-smoking throughout and more wheelchair accessible than before. Two handpulls with Abbot Ale and IPA when I went at Christmas, but these didn't taste brilliant, and otherwise a bit of a keg-fest - Jan  2007 
   

William Withering

Wetherspoons pub - named after the discoverer of Digitalis, who was born in Wellington. Situated on New Street.
Tel - 01952 642800   Pub website
Reader's comment - New Wetherspoons in Wellington
 

Wrekin Inn

Well kept beer featuring pints from Shropshire breweries. The pub wraps around the bar, and outside there's a car park.  Lovel black and white stained glass windows. Situated at 26 Wrekin Road. Tel - 01952 245654  Facebook page
Enville Ginger
Salopian Disintigration
Salopian Oracle
Three Tuns Clerics Cure
Three Tuns XXX
Reader's comment - The Wrekin in Wellington has opened as a real ale friendly pub - Nov 2008
Reopened late last year after a few years of being closed. It is a dedicated real ale house with usually 5 or 6 interesting beers on, usually from micro breweries. A selection of real Ciders, either straight from the barrel or in bottles, is stocked. Darts and live music including 'open mic' sessions on Tuesdays. Beer quality excellent - Jul 2009