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Hop & Friar

(formerly Acorn)

5-6 St. Julians Friars

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Opening Times

Monday2.00 pm - 11.30 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm



About the Pub

Previously the Acorn, the name change coincided with major renovations when Banks's acquired the pub in the 1990s, which included extending into the shop next door. A former Tanners house, it had a spell in the Good Beer Guide in the 1980s when it was a noted traditional M&B/Bass house. The pub is now starting to benefit both from the new building in the area, and the traffic restrictions to the front as a result of change of access to one of Shrewsbury's main car parks nearby. At the rear is the pool table and access to the patio garden.

Shared car-park at rear, with access from Town Walls.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Banks's Amber Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Marston's --varies--
  • Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby

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Hop & Friar, Shrewsbury


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pleasant enough sun-trap on a paved area with super-large umbrellas/shades year-round.

  • Parking Parking
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, Pool & regular quiz nights.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Heated outdoor smoking area.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    7 TVs around the pub.

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Hop & Friar

5-6 St. Julians Friars

Sat Nav Reference

52.70583, -2.74975


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (700m)



On a walk-way into town from the south, close to the Severn

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