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Crown & Anchor Vaults, Bishops Castle

High Street
Bishops Castle
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Crown & Anchor Vaults

The Crown & Anchor Vaults was the last of the 4 pubs I was visiting in Bishop's Castle to open on my midweek visit. So, I'd save it until last.

Despite only opening at 4pm, it was already fairly busy by around 4:15. But the barmaid was quite efficient and dealing well with the influx of patrons.

The central bar has seating all around and there is an outdoor area at the rear. There are bare floorboards and vinyl records on the ceiling. A strategically placed pot plan enforced a one-way system.

Toilets were quite unique. You step down to a corridor with 2 or 3 cubicles for women, 1 next to it for men. There's not then a lot to prevent any wandering ladies from walking into the gents' urinals!

Live music seems to be very popular here. Ludlow Gold was the real ale and they also had the local Long Mynd Cider.

A very basic pub. But I quite liked it.

On 2nd November 2020 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about Crown & Anchor Vaults

Won't forget my first visit to the Vaults. Its the kind of place you hope to stumble into at 10pm on a Saturday night.

Top class band were on - creating a real good feel. The place was rammed solid and the two bar girls did a cracking job of keeping everyone watered.

Only one real ale on but the Ludlow Gold was better than you would expect from this kind of establishment.

Great night and I learned that dogs on leads do not need to be an impediment to doing an Irish Jig.

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On 12th November 2017 - rating: 10
[User has posted 704 recommendations about 698 pubs]

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Real Ale Ray left this review about Crown & Anchor Vaults

A popular venue for the locals, where you will find live music and DJ's most weekends. The interior is modern with a central bar area which has access to a cellar below. The walls were roughly plastered and the floors were boarded. Original timber supports around the bar area and ceiling beams were also good features to the infrastructure of the building.
Three pumps at one end of the bar, with two in use, serving Ludlow Gold and Six Bells Cloud Nine. The Ludlow Gold was the most popular beer on our Saturday night visit. So much so that the barmaid had to put another barrel on, when it came to my round.

On 15th October 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2976 recommendations about 2976 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Broome, 8.15 miles, 2 hr 37 min walk (show)
Craven Arms, 8.95 miles, 2 hr 52 min walk (show)
Hopton Heath, 9.41 miles, 3 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Crown & Anchor Vaults, Bishops Castle
2nd Nov 2020, 19:45
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
12th Nov 2017, 15:03
Picture submitted by Ian Mapp approved

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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - July - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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