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Bull's Head

14 Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AB

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Opening Times

11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-1am Fri & Sat; 11-10.30 Sun

Owner

Marston's

About the Pub

Closest pub to the railway station avoiding traffic. The single bar serves three separate areas. Despite its proximity to the Railway & Bus stations, it tends to have local following only.

From the outside take a look at the upstairs window on the right. Its oddly angled position is believed to be caused by the subsidence arising from the pub being built over the town's defensive ditch. A traditional pub, with a basic beer range and no food served, so saved from all the usual kitchen aromas.

Wednesday is now a regular £1.99 day in common with several other local Marston's outlets.

Historic Interest

The pub actually predates the station, it opened to service the 19th century coaching trade (specifically routes from Shrewsbury to northern parts of the county). The coming of the railway in 1848 attracted the attention of pub-owners from afar looking to expand, the Bulls Head being an early example. Within a few years it was owned by the now defunct Yates Brewery of Birkenhead. Since then it has changed hands a few times, starting with Butlers of Wolverhampton and ending up with Marstons (via M&B (Springfield) and Bankss). Despite the range of beers available in the Marstons portfolio, the locals here seem determined to stay loyal to their Wolverhampton brew (though regional beers from the Marston's portfolio are also being seen in here these days.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Banks's Amber Ale

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Banks's Mild
  • Marston's - varies
  • Wychwood Hobgoblin

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Bull's Head, Shrewsbury

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Regular Darts & Poker nights, as well as Pool & Dominoes.

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

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Sat Nav Reference

52.711198, -2.75054

Transport

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Nearby Station (150m)

Shrewsbury

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  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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