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Crown

28 Abbey Foregate
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY2 6BT

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Opening Times

1-11 or later Mon; 2-11 or later Tue-Thu; 12-11 or later Fri-Sun

Owner

Star (Heineken UK)

About the Pub

This large terrace pub in the shadow of Shrewsbury Abbey is in a listed building, dating from 1725. For most of the 20th Century the Crown had made the most of having the County's largest football team just a couple of hundred yards away. However in 2007, Shrewsbury Town moved from their Gay Meadow site to a location on the edge of town. Since then the pub has come close to closure, and has been struggling to find a new identity for itself, but the current management team have overseen considerable investment in the pub to overcome this. Since they took over in June 2013, the pub has even expanded a little. A third room has opened on the town side next to the overground cellar (which moved above ground following the disastrous town floods at the turn of the century). There are two distinct halves to the pub. The lounge side contains the pool table, the refurbished bar side contains the dart board. There are certainly no ill-feelings to the departed football club; team photos & memorabilia still bedeck the walls of the bar. It was an entry in the early days of the Good Beer guide in 1975, though all it said at the time was "Bass Worthington Bitter and Mild, and M&B Mild"! For those with longer memories, it was also judged the 'Perfect Pub' in Shropshire in 1967, in the Shropshire Star competition of that year. A chef has been hired from summer 2017, and fresh food is available. Check before you travel.

Historic Interest

The imposing Abbey just a few feet from the front door was founded in 1083 by Roger de Montgomerie, a close relative/friend of William the Conqueror, and who was buried in the Abbey. Initially the pub was sited directly on the main London to Holyhead highway, however in 1836 Thomas Telford oversaw the construction of the new road through the Abbey grounds, which had been deteriorating ever since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th Century. Fortunately for the pub, the growth of the town meant that it was not completely cut-off from passing trade.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Bombardier

Changing Beers

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Greene King - varies
  • Hobsons Town Crier
  • Salopian Shropshire Gold

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Crown, Shrewsbury

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, dominoes, pool & a semi-active golf society.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Live bands Saturdays, Wednesday folk nights plus karaoke on Sunday nights.

  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky Sports / BT Sports.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Crown

28 Abbey Foregate
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY2 6BT

Sat Nav Reference

52.70777, -2.74439

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

8 23 81 436 501 540

Nearby Station (600m)

Shrewsbury

Directions

Right by the Abbey Church, south-east of town

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • 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
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • 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
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • 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
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
  • 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
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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