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The Abbey, Shrewsbury

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
83 Monkmoor Road
Monkmoor
Postal town: Shrewsbury
SY2 5AZ
Phone: 01743236788
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Abbey

Formerly an Ember Inn, and now apparently a Stonegate Classic Inn, but little else seems to have changed in this imposing building in its own grounds. Various seating / dining areas in an overall 'L' shape, with an emphasis on the former at the front and the latter further back. With seven real ales from the two banks of five handpumps, the choice was fairly good, and I went for the Rocky (£3.20), one of a pair from Shiny Brewery, with others from the likes of Castle Rock, Wye Valley, Goffs and Mobberley Brewhouse.

On 20th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Abbey

As the previous review states this is a long walk from the station GBG 2011 states 15 minutes , it took me 20 and i know the way , its easy to get lost in the streets behind the Dana and around Monkmoor if your new to the area . The pub was converted from a private house in 1938 and named after the nearby Benadictine Abbey . The pub itself is really one large open plan room with a central bar , the walls are painted a strange mauve colour in the front of the pub and washed out orange to the rear with some cheap looking prints , small alcoves filled with logs and a 1970s style display case with vases and ornaments , its all a bit your Aunties house in 1975 !
There are nine handpulls plus the usual keg , only five handpulls on during my visit with Bass , Abbott Ale , Doombar , Harviston Bitter and Twisted and i had Meantime London Pale Ale which was OK . The pub was pretty busy , mostlly people eating . Overall its OK for a quick pint if your in the area but i would not make a special journey to visit

On 20th February 2011 - rating: 4
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ROB Camra left this review about The Abbey

This pub is a long walk from the station, but I decided to go as according to CAMRA’s GBG 2010 this is Ember Inns flagship pub. Well I’m sorry, but that says a lot about Ember Inns. It’s a bland conversion of what looks like a very large old house. It has the typical logs in the wall, cheap and nasty prints and generic furniture that a lot of their places have. It’s major difference apparently is that they have a large range of cask ales on. They do, there are 9 handpumps, six were being used, one of them had an interesting beer on, Kelburn Red Smiddy, the rest were boring e.g. London Pride & Brew XI. It was full of people who have no imagination when it comes to pubs, eating bland bought in food. For god’s sake if you want a curry then go to a decent Indian restaurant not a pub! It has a large beer garden and a car park if that rings your bell, otherwise I wouldn’t bother.

On 25th March 2010 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Shrewsbury, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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Wellington (Shropshire), 11.34 miles, 3 hr 38 min walk (show)
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20th Oct 2019, 21:20
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20th Oct 2019, 21:20
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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 : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 25 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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