Bird In Hand51 Coton Hill
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Very much the traditional two room pub which should be celebrated and not overlooked as it tends to be. Once owned by the nearby Southams brewery which closed in 1966, it is located in the Coton Hill area on the edge of the town centre. Note that once you cross the railway going out of town towards Ellesmere you will not see another pub for about 6 miles. This is largely due to the outer areas of Shrewsbury such as Greenfields having restricted covenants placed on the sale of alcohol by the original landowners who were dedicated to temperance. The traditional bar of the Bird in Hand has darts & pool, the comfortable lounge has proper dining tables and can be accessed from a side entrance or the car park but not directly from the bar. Formerly run by the longest serving licensee in Shrewsbury since 1975 the pub closed in December 2020 and reopened with a new licensee in November 2021.