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Albion Vaults, Shrewsbury Central, Shrewsbury

12 Castle Foregate
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Local Pub (Marstons)

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Aqualung . left this review about Albion Vaults

This place is currently undergoing renovation with scaffolding outside and still pretty run down inside. I was surprised to read the past of this place with ownership by Wrexham Lager Brewery, Ansells, Burtonwood and Banks's (Marston). Burtonwood sold all their pubs to the latter in 2004/2005 so they must take the blame for the run down state of the place. The new owners are St Annes brewery who are carrying out the renovations.
Inside it's a split level room with poor decor but the furnishings seemed reasonable.
There were three hand pumps which had St Annes Lea Cross Dark & Tumbledown Dick and a Woods beer. I went for the Tumbledown Dick which was in good nick but an unexceptional beer.
This may be worth a look when the refurbishment is complete but currently is still a bit of a dive.

On 11th November 2019 - rating: 4
[User has posted 2145 recommendations about 2143 pubs]

Old Boots left this review about Albion Vaults

Undergoing some sort of refurbishment, it appears to serve the care in the community segment of the population. It has five pulls serving beers from the St Anne’s brewery and not as expected as vinegar, should have read Alan's review first. On two floor levels with stairs and ramp between them, lower area is mainly bench seating, the higher level has the counter. Handy for the station and hopefully psychiatric help.

On 2nd September 2019 - no rating submitted
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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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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Shrewsbury, 0.1 miles, 1 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Albion Vaults, Shrewsbury
11th Nov 2019, 12:10
Review submitted by Aqualung .
2nd Sep 2019, 18:37
Review submitted by Old Boots

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes - When renovation complete - last updated 22 October 2019 by Aqualung .
  • 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
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 October 2019 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 October 2019 by Aqualung .
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