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The Drayton Gate, Shrewsbury

2 Aston Street
Wem
Postal town: Shrewsbury
SY4 5AY
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Drayton Gate

Originally called the Albion after an extensive re-fit it was renamed the Drayton Gate after a Civil War battle where a small local force of musketers and the Towns Woman held off a large Royalist Force , it is remembered in verse ,

The Woman of Wem and a few Musketers
Beat Lord Capel and all his Caveliers.

There are still a few battle scarred , slightly scarry women of Wem around today , but thankfully none were in the Drayton Gate on my visit .
Its all very modern in here , very much a ccktail bar/resturant , the main entrance is around the back , the large horseshoe bar is to the left in what is basically one large room although it is divided into seperate areas , there is an oldish looking fire place on the right , stripey carpet throughout .
The place is very much geared to a more up-market trendy clientelle , lots of coktails available , only three pulls on the bar with Peroni and Kozel and unusually one real ale , a decent Stonehouse Station Bitter .
Service was very friendly by the young enthusiastic barmaid .
Food looked very good(did not eat)and has a good reputation , nice outside drinking area as well .
Not my type of pub at all , but it was friendly and the beer OK , decent enough for a quick pint .

A quick note it does not open Monday - Wednesday

On 8th March 2015 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 775 recommendations about 664 pubs]


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peter ashworth left this review about The Albion

Now called The Drayton Gate

On 13th August 2014 - no rating submitted
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Gerald Scrivens left this review about The Albion

Modernised pub serving meals and real ale. Probably the best in Wem. Ample parking and close to the railway station. Has recently struggled to stay open but now seems settled. Well worth a visit.

On 5th November 2011 - rating: 8
[User has posted 47 recommendations about 45 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Oggwyn Great
Wem, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Yorton, 4.3 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Prees, 4.37 miles, 1 hr 24 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Drayton Gate, Wem
24th May 2019, 12:12
Request to mark pub as closed by Brainy Pool approved
 
24th May 2019, 10:14
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Brainy Pool, with included notes: Other: conversion to offices

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 March 2015 by Oggwyn Great
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