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Armoury

Victoria Quay
Shrewsbury
SY1 1HH

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Opening Times

12-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Meal Times

12-10; 9am-10pm Sat; 9am-9.30pm Sun

Owner

Brunning & Price (Restaurant Group)

About the Pub

Smart riverside bar/restaurant, though the river view in Summer is somewhat obscured by the vigorous growth of willow trees. Owned by the same company responsible for the Old Harkers Arms (Chester) and the Combermere Arms (Burleydam) among others, it has a reputation for being expensive, but unlike many places the reason (ie the quality) is obvious, which softens the blow. Always has several Shropshire ales on offer, though the house beer, Brunning & Price Original, is from Rochdale (Phoenix Brewery). Although quiet in the 'no music' sense, it can get fairly loud at peak times when the general hubbub of people's voices tends to bounce off the bare brick walls.

Despite the large bar and prominent presentation of real ale, it is not unusual to find most tables set for eating and wine. Currently opens at 10.30am for coffee, though the bar doesn't open until midday. Eight handpumps, usually all in use though one is normally a Cider. A former Good Beer Guide regular (2001-02, 2004-07). One feature from the early days that now only remnants of survive is the transparent Lamson Tube that was used to convey food orders from the bar to the kitchen! Starting point for the iFootpath 4.5 mile Armoury Trail

Historic Interest

The building itself has an interesting history. A purpose-built armoury, it originally stood in an area near the Column (still called Armoury Gardens) until 1919 when it was bought by the bakers Morris's, at a time when building materials were in short supply post WW1. They moved it to its present location for use as a bakery. The buildings demolished to make room included an old pub, the Quarry Inn, known to have been on this site (1874-1916). In 1995 the upper floor was sold as office space, while the ground floor was bought by the current owners and converted into a bar, looking much as it does now.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Brunning & Price Original
  • Salopian - varies
  • The Shropshire Brewer The Golden Arrow
  • Wood Shropshire Lad

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Everards Tiger Best Bitter
  • Monty's - varies
  • Phoenix - varies

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Shropshire CAMRA Cider & Perry in July participant. Cider choice varies (Gwynt y Ddraig Happy Daze, Westons Old Rosie/Rosies Pig for example)

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Steps at front, flat access at rear.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Water bowls provided at quiet times.

  • Newspapers Newspapers

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52.70954, -2.75899

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  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
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  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
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  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
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  • Sports TV Sports TV
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  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
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