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Cross Foxes, Shrewsbury

27 Longden Coleham
Postal town: Shrewsbury
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Will Larter left this review about Cross Foxes

Outside the city centre, from which it is easy to get to by a footbridge across the river, this is off the beaten track for tourists. Unless it's beer tourists, of course, because this is a destination pub. Though first and foremost it's a locals pub, and these locals seem to like their beer. There are four hand pumps on the front corner of the bar, with three of them repeated towards the rear (see my photo for the three - I seem to have missed the fourth). I went for the Bass, perhaps influenced by the prominent red triangle on the front of the pub. Definitely worth crossing the river for this one.

Date of visit: 18th October 2019

On 2nd December 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2625 recommendations about 2475 pubs]

Tris C left this review about Cross Foxes

The first thing you notice on approach, is the old Bass signage to the side, front façade, hanging sign and brewer's lantern above the door.
Inside, and it's obviously very much a locals' boozer catering for friendly older male customers all crowded around the bar, though perhaps the pub attracts a younger more bisexual customer base later in the evening.
It's a dated pub but in a good way, with some horse brasses on high.
Falling prey to the power of the pub's external advertising, I opted for a half of the AB-InBev Marston's-brewed Draught Bass, having forgotten that this V2.0 is a pale shadow of its former self. But for the bar blockers, I would probably have opted for one of the at least three other superior beers.
This is a pleasant little journey back in time to a style of pub that is now hard to find and I'd have no problem returning.

On 26th October 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 955 recommendations about 940 pubs]

Steve of N21 left this review about Cross Foxes

This pub is a walk from the town centre across the Greyfriars footbridge and then left a bit along Longden Coleman. A nice white exterior with a prominent Bass signage on the front, inside it is one L shaped room with a wood panelled lounge area with some banquette seating as you enter and then a smaller areas to the right with dartboard and further banquette seating.
Four permanent ales are provided on two sets of pumps and these are Draught Bass, Salopian Shropshire Gold, Woods Shropshire Lad and Three Tuns XXX. I went for the Salopian Shropshire Gold and it was well kept.
I wasn’t enamoured as much with this one as others seem to have been finding it a bit underwhelming, possibly not helped by the fact that the locals were doing an excellent job of bar blocking, which of course they are fully entitled to do as it is their pub and they spend their money here. Its probably a 6 and a half in my book but as the local bar blockers were friendly enough I’ll give the pub the benefit of the doubt.

On 26th October 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1699 recommendations about 1648 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Oggwyn Great
Shrewsbury, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Yorton, 8.78 miles, 2 hr 49 min walk (show)
Wellington (Shropshire), 11.49 miles, 3 hr 41 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cross Foxes, Coleham
2nd Dec 2019, 14:06
Review submitted by Will Larter
9th Nov 2019, 22:02
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
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