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(also known as Beacon, formerly Beacon Hotel)

156 Copthorne Road

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm


Greene King

About the Pub

The Beacon is a large suburban establishment with a spacious bar, one wing devoted to pub games and a very large TV screen, the other being a comfortable lounge area. The pub's ethos is to be an attractive venue for the whole local community, with plenty of room for drinking, sports TV and eating. Following a smart new makeover it re-opened under new management in August 2013.

Seven handpumps, with at least 5 in use normally. Not too far from the main town hospital, so NHS staff get a 10% food discount. And look out for the Monday Club - all real ales at £2.50 on Mondays.

Historic Interest

Once a private house called Copthorne Villa, but converted into a pub under Trouncers in 1939. (It actually opened in November 1939 on a wet and windy night in the blackout, yet despite this several hundred customers were reported as attending the opening night.)

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 5 regular beers.

  • Draught Bass
  • Salopian Oracle
  • Salopian Shropshire Gold
  • Wye Valley Butty Bach
  • Wye Valley HPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Oakham JHB
  • Salopian Lemon Dream
  • Stonehouse Station Bitter

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Beacon, Shrewsbury


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Occasional festivals.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pleasant terraced garden with children's play area (a bouncy castle is a prominent feature in the Summer months).

  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome up to 8pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, Pool table and regular quiz nights.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Covered and heated veranda.

  • SportsTV Sports TV


  • WiFi Wifi

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156 Copthorne Road

Sat Nav Reference

52.70929, -2.77779


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

1 74 540 552 553 558 X75

Closest Station (1950m)


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