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Rock & Fountain

(also known as Rock)

32 Castle Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY1 2EH

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Opening Times

10-Midnight Mon-Thu; 10-2am Fri-Sun

Owner

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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 Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

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

Changing Beers

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Wychwood Hobgoblin
  • Occasional guest.

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Rock & Fountain, Shrewsbury

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • 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
Shrewsbury
SY1 2EH

Sat Nav Reference

52.7135, -2.7498

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  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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