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Shrewsbury Hotel

(formerly Britannia Hotel; Welsh Harp)

Mardol
Shrewsbury
SY1 1PU

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Opening Times

Monday7.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday7.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday7.00 am - Midnight
Thursday7.00 am - Midnight
Friday7.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday7.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday7.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

8am - 11

Owner

Wetherspoon

About the Pub

Formerly the Britannia Hotel, this was an important coaching inn serving Welsh destinations in particular (hence its original name of the Welsh Harp, though it hasn't gone by that name for nearly 200 years). As the Britannia it appeared in the first edition of the Good Beer Guide in 1974. At the time it was owned by Greenall Whitley (Wem) and was "a pleasant and well run 2-star hotel with good ale". before becoming the first of the two J D Wetherspoon establishments in the town in 1998. Taking advantage of the existing Hotel facilities, Wetherspoons declared it as the first of their Wetherlodge budget hotels (there are now over 30 of them). It now offers the usual Wetherspoons fayre, cheap drinks, bargain daily food deals and regular beer & cider festivals.

The Shrewsbury Hotel has a number of nooks and crannies to hide away in, if necessary, and at busy times it suffers from the usual Wetherspoon problem of getting served. However, the staff do their best, and one has to bear in mind that they have a hotel to run as well.

The concrete structure across the road on the bank of the river is the Quantum Leap (AKA the Slinky) built to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 2009.

Historic Interest

The name was changed from the Britannia to the Shrewsbury Hotel by noted local licensee Henri Quinn in the 1980's,

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Ten handpumps, usually at least six different beers on.

Source: National

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Shropshire CAMRA cider and perry in July & August participant.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Participates in the regular Wetherspoons beer festivals.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Outdoor seating by the car park at the front, with a more secluded seating area at the rear of the Hotel.

  • Parking Parking

    For Hotel residents only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    22 rooms.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Shrewsbury Hotel

Mardol
Shrewsbury
SY1 1PU

Sat Nav Reference

52.70955, -2.75741

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

200 yds from bus station

Nearby Station (600m)

Shrewsbury

Directions

Located by Welsh Bridge. Best access from bottom of Mardol.

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