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(formerly Old Anchor)

137 Frankwell

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Premises Description

Accredited for beer quailty 2019 - 20

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Opening Times

Monday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2 Tue - Fri
Closed Sat & Sun


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About the Pub

Once owned by Wem Brewery, also by Wrekin Brewery of Wellington, the Anchor is a traditional one roomed pub conveniently placed opposite Theatre Severn. The pleasant front area has a mixture of exposed brickwork and wood panelling. At the other end of the bar is a small lounge area with comfy seating and a darts area. There are several TVs showing music/sport dotted around the pub.

New management took over in March 2016. They will be known to a number of locals as they previously had a fairly lengthy spell running the Red Barn, so will hopefully add some much needed stability to the pub. They have already instigated a refurbishment which has left the pub smart if fundamentally unchanged in layout. However there are now usually four ales available on handpump.

Note the later opening hours on Mondays when the pub & kitchen staff take a well-deserved break!

Historic Interest

The Anchor was in danger of going out of business at the turn of the century following repeated flooding of the nearby River Severn. However, the erection of flood barriers in 2003 has alleviated the situation, and trade would have gained a boost thanks to the Theatre, which opened in 2009.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Brains Rev James
  • Castle Rock Harvest Pale
  • Hobsons Town Crier
  • Wye Valley Butty Bach

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Shropshire CAMRA cider and perry in July & August participant (Usually Westons Old Rosie)

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Bar snacks.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Small enclosed boarded area at rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    A small but secluded smoking area is available to the rear, and because of the limited disabled access, a ramp can be provided by request.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

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137 Frankwell

Sat Nav Reference

52.71106, -2.75798


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

1 12 70 553 540 576 74

Nearby Station (600m)


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