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This pub has re-opened, and times are as listed. Banks's Amber is normally the one cask beer available currently.

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Rock & Fountain

(also known as Rock)

32 Castle Foregate

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday10.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday10.00 am - Midnight
Thursday10.00 am - Midnight
Friday10.00 am - 2.00 am
Saturday10.00 am - 2.00 am
Sunday10.00 am - 2.00 am



About the Pub

An unspoilt pub which is popular with the local workforce (especially the Royal Mail workers from across the road). There's a large bar/lounge area and a through bar at the back. Very much a good old-fashioned sports pub - multiple dart-boards, pool tables, dominoes tables, and a plethora of sporting trophies line the walls. ID required for the under 25's.

A significant event for the pub is that it was the venue for the inaugural meeting of the Shrewsbury Branch of CAMRA in April 1974 (as recalled by the then Branch Secretary!). Around that time also, in 1975, it made its one and only appearance in the Good Beer Guide! Entries were brief in those days, but here's what it said - "A friendly local with an upstairs room for meetings". Apparently one could take Bass/Worthington Bitter and M&B Mild at the time.

An unusual pub name, its derivation is uncertain. There are currently only 6 open examples in What Pub, curiously the other 5 are all in South Wales, perhaps that is a clue? A renovation in 2015 resulted in the front door moving a few yards down the street, which may confuse infrequent visitors for a while! Once noted for it's cask mild, sadly rarely seen these days. Happy hour prices until 7pm.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Banks's Amber Ale
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby

Occasional guest.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Extremely friendly pub dog usually present.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Rock & Fountain

32 Castle Foregate

Sat Nav Reference

52.7135, -2.7498


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  • <Station Close to Railway Station

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Nearby Station (200m)


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