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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 6 - 10 Mon - Thurs
12 - 10 Fri - Sat
12 - 9 Sun


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About the Pub

Now describing itself as a 'Riverbar & Grill', this ex Southams half timbered building dating from the 15th century can be reached via a footbridge from the Quarry Park. The low oak beamed interior was refurbished in 2013 and provides a bright and modern look, and from certain parts you can also have a river view. The facilities also include the Boatshed, which is a private function room. Note that prices are at the top end of the local range.

Any references to accommodation are just a pointer to the sister venue, the Lion & Pheasant Hotel which is about a mile downstream following the pleasant riverside path (closer to half a mile if the more direct route through the town is taken).

A Good Beer Guide regular in the 1980s/1990s, these days most tables are laid out for food showing a change in emphasis. Even so, there is still a choice of interesting, well-kept ales, albeit a tad on the expensive side.

Historic Interest

A little known fact (perhaps) is that, at the time of the Plague, the cellars had a more grisly function. They were used as a charnel house, storing the corpses of Shrewsbury's plague victims.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Purity --varies--
  • Salopian --varies--
  • Three Tuns --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hobsons Town Crier
  • Purple Moose --varies--
  • Wye Valley HPA

Six handpumps, usually at least five in use.

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Boathouse, Shrewsbury


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    A particular attraction is the large garden terrace overlooking the River Severn and the town's Quarry Park. Obviously the steps down to the terrace are not suitable for wheelchairs, but to gain access, a phone number is provided on the rear door.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Outside only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    The Boatshed - private party room for 30-35 people.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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New Street

Sat Nav Reference

52.7088, -2.76407


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

1 12 20 70 74 540 552 553 558 X75

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