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Albion Vaults, Shrewsbury Central, Shrewsbury

12 Castle Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY1 2DJ
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Alan Hurdle left this review about Albion Vaults

Under the new ownership of St Anne's Brewery this place has had a (slight) upturn in fortunes. On my Saturday evening visit between trains, there were flashing lights and loud music seen and heard from across the road. Once inside, I could see this place was full with the more bargain basement end of the young Saturday evening revelers with plenty shouting across the room at each other. The good points! Three hand pulled St Anne's beers, which mine was excellent in spite of me not seeing them used again in my half hour visit! Also, a portable ramp was produced to help a wheelchair user gain access to the bar area up the two internal steps. My beer, at £2.40 was very cheap for the area, obviously to compete for trade with the now more upmarket Station Hotel two doors away. I may return at a quieter time if only for the St Anne's beer, but not too often!

On 10th March 2019 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about Albion Vaults

A bit more character than the Bull with a multi-area interior even if that interior is sat firmly in 1976 bar a recent lick of paint here and there (in a rather nasty colour scheme it must be said). Various takes on the Piltdown Man in situ, one chap at the bar I think took a dislike to me but he was so inebriated all he could do was wag a finger and slur something in a language that pre-dated cave painting. Only one ale, Banks Bitter in fairly grotty form. Skinhead Piltdown Man had a good taste in music, put some decent stuff on the jukey which was the only saving grace. Necked my half and left quicker than the Fake Sheikh. What a dump.

On 26th April 2014 - rating: 2
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lance presley left this review about The Albion Vaults

visited a few times it a friendly enough pub but sadly needs pulling down and rebuilding in my view, decor leaves a lot to be desired, a stale smell of beer hangs about the place. a visit only if your caught out in the rain for this one.

On 6th September 2012 - rating: 1
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Shrewsbury, 0.1 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Yorton, 7.88 miles, 2 hr 32 min walk (show)
Wellington (Shropshire), 12.1 miles, 3 hr 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Albion Vaults, Shrewsbury
10th Mar 2019, 16:54
Review submitted by Al Bundy deleted by Al Bundy
 
10th Mar 2019, 16:54
Review submitted by Al Bundy amended by Al Bundy

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 5% Weekday Evenings - last updated 22 February 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : Yes last updated 25 October 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
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