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Dun Cow

(formerly Dun Cow Pie Shop)

171 Abbey Foregate

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday10.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

10 - 2, 6 - 9 Mon - Sat
10.30 - 11.30, 12 - 4.30 Sun


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About the Pub

The pub calls itself an “old english bar & restaurant”, traditionally specialising in steak meals. The menu is full of exotic steaks, such as kangaroo, crocodile, buffalo, zebra and antelope. There are 5 different breakfasts available daily from 10.00am. Unusually, this is a horseracing pub, showing every race every day on one of the TVs.

The name is supposedly derived from a Tudor steward, Mr Dun Fow. However the name is not as original as you might think, according to Whatpub there are currently nearly 20 other 'Dun Cow's spread throughout England (Dec 2017). For a time in the 1990s the pub was owned by Mad O'Rourkes Little Pub Co, so was briefly known as the Dun Cow Pie Shop. The pub has a resident ghost, last seen in 2003.

Historic Interest

The building was allegedly built by Roger de Montgomery in 1085, as a hostel for imported masons & craftsmen working on the nearby Shrewsbury Abbey. There seems to be little evidence for this, and certainly what you can currently see is largely Tudor, with plenty of beams and other period features, such as wattle and daub construction.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Bombardier
  • Salopian Shropshire Gold

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Lancaster Bomber
  • Salopian Lemon Dream
  • Weetwood Cheshire Cat

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Dun Cow, Shrewsbury


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


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

    As well as the limited seating at the front, there is an outside decking area with its own 50” plasma TV.

  • Parking Parking
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Usually Friday nights 9pm on.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Dun Cow

171 Abbey Foregate

Sat Nav Reference

52.70671, -2.74083


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

1 8 23 64 81 436 501 540 X5

Nearby Station (850m)



Southern edge of town, next to Home Bargains discount store

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