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Golden Cross Hotel

(also known as Golden Cross)

14 Princess Street

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Premises Type

This is a restaurant, which means that you will not be able to buy only drinks, and you may be required to buy a meal.

Premises Description

Drinkers welcome outside peak serving times.

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Opening Times

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
SundayMidday - 3.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30
5.30 - 9.30 Tue - Sat
12 - 2.30 Sun



About the Restaurant

Reputed to be the oldest inn in town still in use. Known as the Sextry in 1495 due to its connections with old St Chads Church across the road, it has been the Golden Cross since 1780.

Once a classic two room pub, there has been little structural alteration, but it is now a comfortable restaurant with a reputation for quality food. Both rooms are always laid out for meals, but drinkers are welcome outside the peak serving times (however, note that beer prices are somewhat higher than what one may expect). The decor is a little cluttered, though it suits the bistro feel the venue is trying to generate. Some might say it is wasted in its current role, it is potentially a gem of a pub.

Historic Interest

The Golden Cross stands at the end of one of the many 'shuts' or passages linking the town's roads, It is now called Golden Cross Passage, being named after the pub in 1795 (prior to that it was Steel Yard Shut). At the other end of the passage used to be another pub, the Anchor (later Atkins Vaults) which closed in 1910.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Salopian Shropshire Gold

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hobsons Best
  • Hobsons Old Prickly
  • Salopian Oracle

One guest, usually a local ale.

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Golden Cross Hotel, Shrewsbury

Restaurant Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Restaurant Features

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    Five rooms.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Golden Cross Hotel

14 Princess Street

Sat Nav Reference

52.70676, -2.75313


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Nearby Station (650m)


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