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Bird in Hand, Shrewsbury

51 Coton Hill
Coton Hill
Postal town: Shrewsbury
SY1 2DZ
Phone: 01743357484
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Alan Hurdle left this review about Bird in Hand

On my first visit to this pub, mid afternoon, I entered the bar on the left hand side. There were about four or five locals in just after the pubs 4pm opening time. The Wye Valley Buttybach was very good. Later on, the lady behind the bar brought out a plate of filled muffins for the customers to enjoy free of charge. I left very satisfied after a pint and a half and two muffins! (score 6).

My second visit about 9pm on a Friday night (18 Oct 19!), I entered the "lounge" on the right hand side. There was one lady sat near the bar in one of the most dull dingy rooms I could imagine. I left and entered the public bar. I had a quick half of "something" I can't remember. With about six people sat around wall seats, there was no pub atmosphere at all.
(score 4)

On 7th November 2019 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about Bird In Hand

Two bar pub as described I went in the left hand one labelled just "bar". L shape with pool, darts, jukebox and two big tellys. cask beers were Wye Valley Buttybach, and HPA, plus Three Tuns Rantipole, two low T-bars provide standard kegs and there were some cobs on sale. It's a decent local pub but busier than on Aqualung’s visit and the outside door to the lounge was open on a Friday evening. It also has a one armed landlord and hand written “cash only” signs dotted about.

On 2nd September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about Bird In Hand

The third Coton Hill pub is another local boozer. As noted below there is a public bar to the left and a separate lounge to the right. It wasn't clear if the lounge was actually open so I ended up in the public. This is an L shaped lino floored room with a TV, darts and pool table. There was also a welcoming lit fireplace.
There were three hand pumps which had one available soon, Salopian Lemon Dream and Wye Valley Butty Bach. I went for the Lemon Dream (£3.20) which was in good nick.
I didn't think this one was vastly different to the other two nearby. All three were fairly quiet on an early Wednesday evening.

On 24th January 2018 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Shrewsbury, 0.36 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Yorton, 7.56 miles, 2 hr 25 min walk (show)
Wem, 11.67 miles, 3 hr 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bird in Hand, Coton Hill
7th Nov 2019, 14:07
Review submitted by Alan Hurdle amended by Alan Hurdle
 
6th Nov 2019, 16:20
Review submitted by Alan Hurdle amended by Alan Hurdle

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes - limited hours - last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : No last updated 22 January 2018 by Aqualung .
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