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The Blue Pig, Telford

Capewell Road
Trench
Postal town: Telford
TF2 6QQ
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Tenanted (Marstons)

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Reviews of The Blue Pig (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

E TA left this review about The Blue Pig

Still the Blue Pig, someone is still trying unsuccessfully to change the name to the Shropshire Arms, as evinced by their What?ub entry. The interior is as described by Ogwyn, below, the stage by the dartboard being used to host a live act. Outside there is a small paved smoking area and a garden which makes a token effort to be child friendly. Views over the lake are pleasant, especially during twilight hours, though sadly the traffic noise makes it less tolerable than it could be. Only one ale on, Marston’s Saddle Tank, which was in very good condition. It’s well worth a visit for the ale quality and conviviality.

On 23rd October 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2424 recommendations about 2402 pubs]


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Oggwyn Great left this review about Blue Pig

The last proper pub in Trench , on the Banks of the Trench Pool , the bar is small and narrow with a raised area to one end for darts , the lounge is small and comfy with views over the pool and large beer garden . 3 ales on Bankss Bitter/Mild and a guest beer always well kept . It is very much a working mans pub , the locals are a friendly bunch , conversation (often lively) is the main entertainment.
The name of this pub is unusual as it is not a corruption of the Blue Boar as are other Blue Pigs , the name comes from the Pig Iron that was transported on the old canal that used to run past the pub (its at the bottom of the Trench incline) the pig iron was generally a blue colour . The Brewery did attempt to rename it the Shropshire Arms but nobody took any notice so Blue Pig it remains

On 18th February 2010 - rating: 8
[User has posted 773 recommendations about 663 pubs]


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william owen left this review about Blue Pig

Proper locals local , decent beer good bunch of local drinkers , lovely location , pity landlady appears not to like woman drinking in there unless there her friends !

On 13th September 2008 - rating: 6
[User has posted 7 recommendations about 7 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Oggwyn Great
Oakengates, 1.45 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Telford Central, 2.51 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Wellington (Shropshire), 2.66 miles, 51 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Blue Pig, Trench
23rd Oct 2019, 06:21
Review submitted by E TA
 
14th May 2018, 21:36
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 September 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 25 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 September 2019 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports - last updated 22 September 2019 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2019 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • WiFi : No last updated 28 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
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