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Craven Arms Hotel

(also known as Top Hotel)

Shrewsbury Road
Craven Arms

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Premises Status

This pub is currently closed.

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Closed Mon
12 - 7 Tue - Sat
12 - 5 Sun


Star (Heineken UK)

About the Pub

According to the Secret Shropshire website, The Craven Arms Hotel was built in 1803 by the Earl of Craven as a coaching inn. The Hotel gave its name to the local Railway Station and eventually to the town of Craven Arms itself.

The Hotel has several bars, such as the Public Bar with darts & TV and also has pictures of Old Craven Arms on the walls. The ‘Ale Bar’ which hosts live music at times, has a wood burner, and the Lounge bar which has comfortable seating and open fires in winter. Pictures of monarchs adorn the walls, plus large mirrors from various breweries such as John Roberts Brewing Co & Salopian. A plaque also proclaims proudly that it is 71 miles to Aberystwyth (incorrectly spelt as Aberystwith).

Reopened after a short period of closure in July 2019, closed again March 2020.

Historic Interest

Before the inn was built by the Earls of Craven, there was just a hamlet nearby called Newton, hence most of the town only dates from the 1860s when the railway junction was established.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Wadworth 6X

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • Garden Pub Garden

    There is an outside patio area by the large car park.

  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Under-18s not allowed in the Bar, just the beer garden & carvery if accompanied by an adult.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool table.

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

    Separate smoking area by the rear patio.

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Craven Arms Hotel

Shrewsbury Road
Craven Arms

Sat Nav Reference

52.43954, -2.83588


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

435 745 860

Nearby Station (350m)

Craven Arms

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