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The Bulls Head, Shrewsbury Central, Shrewsbury

Castle Gates
Phone: 01743244244
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Local Pub (Marstons)

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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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Alan Hurdle left this review about The Bulls Head

I called in for a quick Chesney before the train after a "Shrewsbury Camra" meeting in the town earlier. At 10pm on a Wednesday there was only one other customer talking to the barmaid. Fortunately, neither of these two looked like they wanted a boxing match or a Wild West bar brawl as in previous reviews. My half of Banks's Amber was fine enough but there is not much else going for this basic pub that is likely to attract me back. For a quick one before the train, the Vaults next door is a better bet (or hopefully the Station Hotel across the road when it reopens!).

On 17th June 2017 - rating: 4
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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
2nd Sep 2019, 18:40
Review submitted by Old Boots
3rd Feb 2019, 11:01
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • 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
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes 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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