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The Bulls Head, Shrewsbury Central, Shrewsbury

14 Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AD
Phone: 01743244244
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Pub Type

Local Pub (Marstons)

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Tris C left this review about The Bulls Head

Virtually the closest pub to the station, with 30 minutes to spare before getting my train, this was the final stop of my 12-pub crawl. Despite the location and attractive façade, this is as mentioned a rather basic place.
At only seven o'clock, the pub's customers seemed to be very well lubricated and I didn't get the impression that the atmosphere would improve as alcohol continued to flow.
The barmaid was friendly enough and served me with a decent half of Ringwood's Razorback at just £1.40, the cheapest drink of the day and necked at speed.
The pub gets an optimistic 3 for serving real ale, but I would not be tempted back - I think it's best left to the Shropshire Lads and Ladettes.

On 19th October 2019 - rating: 3
[User has posted 950 recommendations about 936 pubs]


Old Boots left this review about The Bulls Head

Biggish pub vaguely U shaped with a pool table at the back on one side. Fair amount of Victoriana in the fittings, mostly doubtful. Four pulls of Marstons stable beers, my first was so obviously a barrel end it was changed without a murmur, the replacement being fine; usual keg tosh around the central square servery. Live music when I arrived late Friday.

On 2nd September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Will Larter left this review about The Bulls Head

It was lively but with a friendly atmosphere when we called in here after the match at Water Meadows Stadium on Saturday, when quite a few people were watching the rugby on the TV, though luckily not as many as in the Castle Vaults next door (more screens = more people watching). We found a place to stand and got involved in a conversation about the relative merits of rugby union and the proper version of the game, rugby league. One commented that league is a game for 13 three-quarters; I acknowledged that union may well be played by specialists in each position, and it's good to see that each team has room for several people who are not even athletes. This seemed to go down well. There were three hand pumps on the bar, with Hobgoblin, Bombardier and a very good Marstons Amber, which was just £2.50 a pint. I would be happy to call in again.

On 3rd February 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Shrewsbury, 0.07 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Yorton, 7.87 miles, 2 hr 32 min walk (show)
Wellington (Shropshire), 12.25 miles, 3 hr 56 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bulls Head, Shrewsbury
9th Nov 2019, 22:09
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9th Nov 2019, 22:09
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
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