Search > Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall

(also known as Bloodtub; Hole, formerly Market Vaults)

1 Shoplatch
Shrewsbury
SY1 1HF

View on Map

Social Links

Opening Times

Monday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday9.00 am - Midnight
Saturday9.00 am - Midnight
Sunday10.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

9am - 9pm Mon - Sat
10am - 9pm Sun

Owner

Mitchells & Butlers

About the Pub

The pub is popular in the daytime with its good value food offering, but it turns into a "circuit" venue at night, thus it can become noisy! (Live music Friday nights, DJ on Saturdays). The Hole in the Wall venue was an entry in the early days of the Good Beer Guide in 1975. Details were sparse at the time, but apparently Bass Worthington Bitter and M&B Mild were for sale, and it was said to be "an old pub of character"! For the early birds, confirmation that the bar opens at 9am, same time that the kitchen does for Breakfast (10am Sundays). The Greene King is the staple beer, so is priced very competitively compared with the others on offer. The guest beer seems to be a rarity these days, no reports of one for nearly a year now (Jun 2018)

Historic Interest

This historic inn was, until 1985, two different pubs. The current entrance on Shoplatch was originally the entrance to the Market Vaults (known locally as "The Bloodtub"), it had an alternate entrance off Gullet Passage. Indeed, it probably occupies the site of the 16th Century Gullet Inn, the name change coinciding with the building of the original Victorian market hall across the road (replaced in the 1960's). The original Hole in the Wall was only accessible from Drayton's Passage further down Shoplatch (the old entrance has now been relegated to a Fire Exit). The current Hole in the Wall name is in fact another nickname, originally it was the Star Vaults. This nickname probably arose from the usage of the building's cellars in it's pre-pub days as a debtors prison. The Cellar Bar area is now primarily used for live music nights (the many photographs which adorned the walls have now been redistributed around the rest of the pub).

Regular Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King IPA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing Beers

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Occasional guest ale.

Email this pub to a friend

Hole in the Wall, Shrewsbury

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children only welcome when eating, and not after 6pm.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

    O2

View on Larger Map

Hole in the Wall

1 Shoplatch
Shrewsbury
SY1 1HF

Sat Nav Reference

52.70779, -2.75506

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (600m)

Shrewsbury

Submit Pub Feedback to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on whatpub.com but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with whatpub.com, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

Close overlay