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Wheatsheaf

(also known as Old Wheatsheaf)

50 High Street
Town Centre
Shrewsbury
SY1 1ST

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Opening Times

11-Midnight Mon-Sat; 12-11 Sun

Owner

Marston's

About the Pub

Not to be confused with the other Wheatsheaf in town (the one in Frankwell). This is a Marston's-range only pub, a comfortable but small town centre street corner pub with a view of St Julian's Church.

Three distinct bar areas, for regulars, visitors and shoppers with many pictures/posters of old Shrewsbury adorning the walls. Popular local music venue but please check in advance. In fine weather seating is available out on the pavement. Good range of Belgian Bottled Beers. One of the 15 pubs in the Branch area appearing in the 1974 Good Beer Guide (GBG). It was brief but here's what it said: "Mitchells & Butlers, pleasant old building, but much altered. Very near the Guildhall". In the late 1970s it was run by legendary local licensee Henri Quinn, followed by a period where noted ex-Shrewsbury Town footballer Sammy Irvine was in charge. After a spell in the wilderness it became a GBG regular for a time, appearing in 7 consecutive editions (2006-2012).

An impressive array of 8 handpumps, though on closer inspection usually contains the odd mix of duplicates and/or beers 'coming next'. The House Beer (Wheatsheaf Ale) is probably Marston's Saddle Tank (Burton Bitter as was).

Historic Interest

First recorded in the 18th Century, and known as The Wheatsheaf Hotel for part of its life (until 1971), it has also been referred to as The Old Wheatsheaf, possibly because of the presence of another Wheatsheaf pub nearby on Wyle Cop (later the site of the Sheraz Indian Restaurant). However that establishment soon changed its name to the Royal Vaults, so the subtle name change could also have been a defence against the relative newcomer, the Wheatsheaf in Frankwell, which established itself in the late 19th century. Originally had a Snug, until around 1971, which is now part of the main bar. The upper rendering of the exterior hides a typical black & white tudor appearance, visible until the late 20th Centrury. A John Peacock was the landlord in the early '70s, handing over to Henri Quinn in 1976.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Banks's Amber Ale
  • Jennings - varies
  • Marston's - varies
  • Marston's Wheatsheaf Ale

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Banks's Sunbeam
  • Ringwood - varies
  • Wychwood Hobgoblin

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • LiveMusic Live Music

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  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • 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
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
  • Important Historic Interior Important Historic Interior

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • 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
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • 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
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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