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Armoury

Victoria Quay
Shrewsbury
SY1 1HH

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.30 am - Midnight
Saturday10.30 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

10 - 9.30 Mon - Thu
10 - 10 Fri & Sat
10 - 9 Sun

Operator

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. Opens with an Elevenses Menu at 10a.m. 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 cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Salopian --varies--
  • St Austell Brunning & Price Original
  • Three Tuns XXX
  • Wood Shropshire Lad

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Cotleigh --varies--
  • Monty's --varies--

Mostly local.

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Mild
  • Porter
  • Stout

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    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
  • Garden Garden

    Tables by the river.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Water bowls provided at quiet times.

  • Newspapers Newspapers

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Armoury

Victoria Quay
Shrewsbury
SY1 1HH

Sat Nav Reference

52.70954, -2.75899

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (700m)

Shrewsbury

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Armoury, Shrewsbury

Armoury

Victoria Quay
Shrewsbury
SY1 1HH

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Newspapers
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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