Wheatsheaf

50 High Street
Shrewsbury
SY1 1ST
Emailku.oc.liamtoh@yrubswerhs.faehstaehweht Telephone(01743) 272702
Real AleLive Music
Opening times: 11-11 Mon-Fri; 11-12 Sat; 12-11 Sun
Regular beers: Banks's Amber Ale, Jennings --varies--, Marston's Saddle Tank, Marston's --varies--

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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). New management from Jan 2018.