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The Wheatsheaf, Shrewsbury

19 Frankwell
Postal town: Shrewsbury

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Tris C left this review about The Wheatsheaf

As described below though unsure what is the connection with The Beatles?
A half of the Salopian Oracle hit the spot, this is one to include on a crawl.

On 26th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Wheatsheaf

A trip across the Welsh Bridge from the town centre to reach this Wheatsheaf and to find a decent locals pub with two internal areas as well described by other members of the recent Pubs Galore crawl, so no need to repeat any of that, except to say as well as the framed Beatles album poster in the main room there was a fine framed poster of the Bowie Ziggy Stardust album cover on the pillar between the two interior areas.
Friendly and engaging service levels and four ales on the go made this an enjoyable stop, especially as the Bishops Castle Three Tuns was in fine form.

On 25th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Wheatsheaf

A proper old-fashioned pub with no obvious pretentions, featuring a simply furnished bar at the front and a small, rather bare games room at the back. Quiet when we visited early on a Friday lunchtime, and the place initially had quite a strong odour of cleaning products, but at least the place was clean! All four handpumps in use too, including the local(ish) Three Tuns XXX (£1.65, half).

On 21st October 2019 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Wheatsheaf

A nicely upspoilt locals' pub on the Frankwell side of the river, with a room either side of the bar - pool and darts in the rear one. Seems to have regular entertainments judging from the posters. Beers as described below and in fair condition.

On 21st October 2019 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Wheatsheaf

A traditional pub with a decent sized lounge area and bar running at an angle towards the rear, plus a small room on the left with a pool table and dart board. This room also had a tiny bar counter in the corner, to order your drinks. The lounge area had a low beam ceiling, which didn't prove hazardous to our taller members of the PG crawl, early in the day. A poster of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cub Band was displayed under a flat screen TV, in the lounge, plus an Art Gallery across the road had a large painting of the Beatles displayed in the front window. I thought I was down Mathew Street in Liverpool, for a slight moment. I went for the Three Tuns XXX, which was decent, served by a very friendly and welcoming landlady.

On 20th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Wheatsheaf

Not to be confused with the other Wheatsheaf in the High Street,this one is over the Welsh Bridge in the Frankwell area of town.The exterior shows some very old timber framing,yet the interior has far fewer signs of the buildings age.The side door gives access to the front lounge with a tartan covered seating bench running the full length of the front windows,with traditional tables,while a low roof beam nearer the bar needs care in navigating.The flooring is slate near the bar,carpeted elsewhere.
The bar supports 4 handpumps serving a farmyard perry,Three Tuns XXX,Wye Valley Butty Bach and Salopian Oracle (NBSS 3 once it settled.)
There is a rear games room with just enough room for a darts board and pool table,with a small access servery.One or two seats in there as well.
Sadly a local radio station was playing through the p.a.,but that aside this is a friendly little local.Maybe not a destination pub but worth including on an ale tour of the town .

On 19th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Wheatsheaf

Two bar locals pub, very traditional all round. Has modern screens & machines stuff and darts. Four pulls in front bar two in that behind, Salopian and Three Tuns plus a cider in ok condition. The pub was a wee bit quiet for a Friday evening especially when a minor England international footy match was being shown.

On 15th September 2017 - no rating submitted
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Wheatsheaf

Not much change since my last visit , the pub has just had a bit of a tidy up with the seats re-upholsterd and a lick of paint , three beers on Wadworth 6x , Oakham Citra and a decent Big Shed Battlefield Gold alongside Westons Rosie Pig Cider .
A nice friendly pub with a good vibe about the place always worth popping in when over this side of the river .

And for those who could not find the Beer Garden , its a small patio at the top of the car park .

On 21st June 2015 - no rating submitted
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Al Bundy left this review about The Wheatsheaf

Whilst I can't be bothered to go into such detail as the informative reviews below I must agree that this is a lovely friendly pub.

On 4th February 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Wheatsheaf

This is a very pleasant two room pub in a Tudor style building, just across the river in the Frankwell neighbourhood. The side entrance takes you into the front lounge, with a doorway to the left leading into the rear public bar. The lounge is a nice, comfortable room with tile and carpet floor, dark wood beams and a large recessed fireplace next to the small modern servery which fits into the angle of the rear corner of the room. A single long banquette runs under the front windows, serving a number of tables with some low stools. Old black and white photos hang on the walls and there are posters for Guinness and of Johnny Cash. A large TV screen in the front corner was showing some super naff 80’s music videos in both rooms, with the tunes just about audible in the lounge. The public bar has standard tables and chairs as well as a pool table, dartboard and quiz machine. There is a decent sized car park to one side of the pub, but as with the previous reviewer, I managed to completely miss any beer garden.
A board outside jokingly made mention of a fearsome landlady, which might put-off the casual punter, but I was greeted warmly as a stranger and noticed that the staff enjoyed good banter with their regulars. Just the three ales available on my visit – Sharp’s Doom Bar, Hobson’s Twisted Spire and a glorious pint of Salopian Oracle (£3.00), with Weston’s Cider also on handpull.
This place had a good community feel to it and despite visiting not long after opening hours, a good number of customers had already built up by the time I finished my pint. The pub is easily reached from the town centre and is well worth the short trip over the Welsh Bridge.

On 3rd May 2013 - rating: 7
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