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The Wheatsheaf, Shrewsbury Central, Shrewsbury

50 High Street
Shrewsbury
SY1 1ST
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Tris C left this review about The Wheatsheaf

I agree with the descriptions below. This pub has been somewhat made over which is a bit at variance with 'old' Shrewsbury. The ale range is dull too with a pint of Marston's Lancaster Bomber barrelling in at £3.50 a pint which seemed quite pricey. It appeared to be ok but I'd spent an evening being bored to death with the stuff at Oxford's Victoria six weeks earlier so wasn't really in the mood for it.
Not one to avoid this, but there are better pubs locally.

On 25th October 2019 - rating: 4
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Wheatsheaf

I utilised this one on a couple of occasions whilst staying in Shrewsbury, initially on a Thursday evening, as local musicians bring along their guitars and set up in the seating section by the left hand entrance, and as a consequence the pub was busy and had a decent vibe, and then again the lunchtime of the day after for the official Pubs Galore crawl when we found the pub inexplicably completely empty (and the barmaid only too happy to see us) and the whole thing a bit flat.
The interior is small but light and airy although a bit corporate as mentioned below. I didn’t mind the brick wallpaper in the small snug section at the back, which for the record is actually different old suitcases rather than bricks, but perhaps it works better in subdued lighting at night.
I cannot disagree with the comments about the ale range though. I had gone for the Lancaster Bomber the night before which I didn’t like and went for the Banks Amber on the subsequent visit which was OK but not a patch on the same beer in the Loggerheads.
I would recommend a visit here of an evening when the local musicians are performing on their guitars, otherwise probably not.

On 25th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Wheatsheaf

This pub looked very inviting from the outside, along with a decent looking pub sign, which I spotted on our approach. I thought the interior décor was rather bland and the seating uncomfortable. Some framed pics of Shrewsbury town centre and the railway station around the walls didn't bring it together either. I went for the Lancaster Bomber, which wasn't the best, the original recipe has been altered from how I remember it.

On 21st October 2019 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Shrewsbury, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Yorton, 8.64 miles, 2 hr 46 min walk (show)
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9th Nov 2019, 22:00
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9th Nov 2019, 22:00
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes - tables on pavement - last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • WiFi : No last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
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