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The Armoury, Shrewsbury Central, Shrewsbury

Victoria Quay, Victoria Avenue
Welsh Bridge
Shrewsbury
SY3 8LH
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Tris C left this review about The Armoury

A big barn this, with a very spacious floor around which forklift trucks were once driven. Now it's a riverside restaurant with a gastro menu but equally with a large selection of well kept ales. It's all very efficient - corporate even - with my half of Three Tuns XXX coming in at a very corporate £1.95, easily the most expensive drink of the day, though decent.
This may be a good place to eat along with a good beer, making for a pleasant outside drinking spot on a summer's day but it's not really a pub-goers drinkery.

On 25th October 2019 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Armoury

I am always a sucker for historic old buildings (this one dating back to 1807) that have now been brought back to rude health as a pub / bar / restaurant and although I don’t always like what Brunning and Price do to their places, I have to give them credit for this one.
Formerly an armoury store and at some point a bakery the large interior with two sizeable seating sections either side of the central bar the smart interior decor has a bit of a drawing room feel to it with chandelier lighting, large bookcases, plenty of framed pictures and a dark wooden floor throughout. It’s clearly more utilised by the locals as a restaurant than a pub and outside of the Pubs Galore crew, everyone else was seated and eating on this particular Friday lunchtime. But in saying that the central bar area still has some tables reserved just for drinking and also there is some external tables by the Riverside which I guess would be a nice spot on better weather days than the one we experienced.
And the reason to just drink here is the eight real ale handpumps the bar supports with a decent selection including local brewery offerings. The eight for our visit were as described below and I also went for the Green Duck Plum Dumb which I totally agree was no Titanic Plum Porter and didn’t really work. But that was the fault of the brewery and not the pub so it didn’t really attract from my enjoyment of this one.

On 25th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Armoury

A large and rather salubrious Brunning & Price house by the river, apparently in an historic building but thoroughly refurbished. It has a very select interior with a country house feel, lined with bookshelves and laid out with posh tables. The nice bar in the centre has 8 changing ales on handpump, with a broad range of styles and flavours including several fruit-based. One for upmarket dining rather than a boozing session, but pleasant enough.

On 21st October 2019 - rating: 7
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Shrewsbury, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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9th Nov 2019, 22:05
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 March 2016 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 March 2016 by Oggwyn Great
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 March 2016 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 March 2016 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
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