The Anchor

Closed Feb 2017
Used to have a splendid selection of real ales on offer - almost all from Shropshire. Food served - simple pub grub. The pub has two rooms and is beamed. Situated on Pepper Street. Pub sign depicts different scenes on each side. Tel - 01948 663806. Visited Aug 2016  Pub website
Fullers London Pride
Hobsons Twisted Spire
Sharps Doom Bar
Westons Family Reserve Cider
Readers comment - Major re-furb in 2009
Visited on a Friday night. Quite quiet. Three beers on Hophead, Three Tuns XXX and Speckled hen 3 star - Dec 2010
Closed - Feb 2017

Black Bear

Situated at the top of High Street, the Bear had 6 real ales on - well kept and tasty. This historic building dates back to 1662, over 3 centuries before Pubsurvey was only a twinkle. Food served. Hundreds of guest ale beermats on the beams. Lots on the tables too. Separate bar and restaurant area. The bar is dog friendly. Tel - 01948 663800 Visited Aug 2017  Pub website
Moorhouse White Witch
Redemption Rock the Kazbar
Salopian Shropshire Gold
Slatters Top Totty
Stonehouse Station Bitter
Readers comment - Since it changed hands it is going from strength to strength -beers on include Wold Top Falling Stone, Franklins Dry Hop, Jennings Bitter and Salopian Hop Twister - Mar 2011   

Bulls Head

New owners in 2013, the pub feels fresher, and has been awarded the Cask Marque. Food served. Welcoming wood burning stove. Background music. Pool table. The Cask Ales on offer are well kept. Beer garden. Situated on Watergate Street. Tel - 01948 664401. Visited Nov 2014  Pub website
Brains Rev James
Sharps Doom Bar  

Cock & Greyhound Inn

Nicely refurbished and now with an open plan layout. Piano. Food served. Background music. Coffee served. Note the ceiling which features old wooden doors mostly still with their locks on, and the 1940's glass light pendants. Accommodation. Featuring 3 Shropshire real ales - served at a nice temperature. Little car park at the front. Situated at 20 Bargates. Visited Aug 2017  Pub website

Salopian Oracle
Salopian Shropshire Gold  
Stonehouse Cambrian Gold
Readers comments 
- Back open again, this is now an Atwill pub - Nov 2014

Dodington Lodge Hotel

It's not a pub but a hotel that does serve real ale in the bar. Open to non-residents. The lounge has an institutional feel to it. Large beer garden. Car park. Accommodation. Food served. Tel - 01948 662539. Visited Apr 2012   Pub website
Tetley  Bitter
Landlords comments: We always have one Cask Ale on occasionally two - Apr 2007

Fox and Goose
Green End. Closed and for sale

Readers comments - Visited on a Friday night and it was closed - May 2012
- Still closed Nov 2014

Horse and Jockey
Ex-Vaux pub on Church Street
Closed and boarded up - July 2007
Gutted by fire - Sept 2009 


Last Orders

Popular town centre pub - with a single real ale. We've called previously and the real ale is not always on. Warm and friendly and formally called the Bull Ring Vaults. Situated on Watergate Street, the pub is long and thin with lots of tellies. Visited Nov 2014 Facebook page 

Brains Rev James


Old Eagles

Marstons pub. Traditional, basic local with beams and occasional live music - so don't sit under the speaker. Pool table. A couple of real ales were on offer. Real fire. Beer well kept. Popular pub. Situated on Watergate Street. Tel - 01948 662605. Visited Nov 2014  Facebook page
Banks's Bitter
Ringwood Boondoggle

Old Mill
 Converted to a Thai restaurant in 2015. Park Avenue


Old Town Hall Vaults

Joules pub. This is a lively small pub tucked away down St.Marys Street. Recently the choice of real ale has grown to 5 ales! There's a real fire and food served. Dog friendly pub.  Well kept beers mostly from the Joules Brewery in Market Drayton, together with a guest ale. Food served. Tel - 01948 662251. Visited Apr 2017  Pub website
Burton Bridge Bramble Stout
Joules Blonde  
Joules Pale Ale
Joules Slumbering Monk
Readers comments - Becoming quite a star! As its a Joules pub, their Pale Ale was on. Hancocks is a regular, but most of the other 4 are  guest beers.  4 star! A nice snug available for a bitter winter night! - Dec 2010

The Railway

This is an Indian restaurant that happens to serve beer from the small bar. Situated on Talbot Street. Tel - 01948 661811.  Facebook page
Sharps Atlantic
Sharps Doom Bar
Wells Bombardier 
Readers comment - Now an Indian Restaurant - Jul 2017

Red Cow

No real ale on our last visit despite the sign outside saying real ales are served! Old pub with beams and a low ceiling. Pool table in the front room and darts and dominoes in the back room. This used to be a Vaux Brewery pub. Situated at 5 Pepper Street. Tel - 01948 664681. Visited Aug 2016
Readers comment - No real ale - July 2016

Star Hotel / Percy's Coffee Shop 
Ex-Marstons pub. Now a coffee and curios shop, with a couple of ciders on hand-pull. Situated on Watergate Street. 



The real ale is back. The Wheatsheaf has had a tasteful renovation - with honest wooden furniture, a nice colour scheme and clean lines. The Wheatsheaf Since 1861 ale is brewed for the pub. Food served. Situated at 19 Green End. Visited Apr 2017. Tel - 01948 666653  Pub website
Goffs Lancer
Goffs Tournament
Wheatsheaf Since 1861

Readers comments - Interesting selection of real ales - July 2016


White Bear

The White Bear is long and thin, and comfortable. Beer garden at the back and tables outside at the front as well. During the day the pub doubles as a coffee shop. Four real ales on offer - well kept, and served at a nice temperature. Background music. There's a useful sign outside to let you know what beers are being pulled. Major refurb in 2012. Situated just off High Street. Tel - 01948 662638. Visited Aug 2017 
Jennings Cocker Hoop
Sharps Doom Bar
Weetwood Maori Sidestep
Readers comments - Recently re-opened after a refurb.  Much improved - 3 real ales on - May 2012