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28 Abbey Foregate
Abbey Foregate

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Premises Status

This pub is currently closed. Awaiting new tenant.

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Opening Times

Monday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Friday3.00 pm - 10.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 10.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm


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. The pub has has been struggling to find a new identity for itself, and there has been a steady stream of investment in the premises. There are two distinct halves to the pub. The lounge side contains the pool table, the refurbished bar side contains the dart board. 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 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. Currently (Oct 2019) the pub only guarantees to be open until 10pm. If the pub is busy, however, it is licensed until much later (2.30am at the weekend) and might stay open.

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 cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

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Crown, Shrewsbury


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  • 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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28 Abbey Foregate
Abbey Foregate

Sat Nav Reference

52.70777, -2.74439


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

8 23 81 436 501 540

Nearby Station (600m)



Right by the Abbey Church, south-east of town

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