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Admiral Benbow, Shrewsbury Central, Shrewsbury

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24 Swan Hill
Shrewsbury
SY1 1NF
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Steve of N21 left this review about Admiral Benbow

A brick built building slightly away from the town centre on Swan Hill this pub, which was the former Benbow Hotel, does not open till 5.00 pm during the week.
Internally it is an L shaped room with a small separate snug room as described below. A decent beer selection as also described below and the Salopian Hop Twister was very good indeed. This was a very good concluding pub for me on the recent Pubs Galore crawl of Shrewsbury.

On 27th October 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1686 recommendations about 1635 pubs]


Tris C left this review about Admiral Benbow

Externally, this is a somewhat sombre brick built double-fronted end of terrace town centre pub, once the Benbow Hotel.
Inside it gives a slightly upmarket though traditional feel with candles on the tables, something of a novelty for Shrewsbury.
I plumped for a half of Wood's Shropshire Lad, a name taken from A. E. Housman's eponymous poem, at £1.70 and fine.
This is certainly one for the pub traditionalist and ale drinker alike, therefore worthy of an inclusion on any crawl or even a prolonged stay.

On 25th October 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 930 recommendations about 917 pubs]


Real Ale Ray left this review about Admiral Benbow

A traditional style pub, which was carpeted throughout, low tables and chairs and comfortable bench seating around the perimeter of the main lounge. The bar area was finished in dark mahogany and the main service was from the back room, however I found a decent position in the front part of the main lounge, where I ordered my beers through a small hatch whilst perched on a bar stool. There was a good selection of fairly local ales, so I settled on the Ludlow Gold, which was decent and warranted a second pint, even at the end of the days crawl.

On 24th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Shrewsbury, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Yorton, 8.66 miles, 2 hr 47 min walk (show)
Wellington (Shropshire), 11.95 miles, 3 hr 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Admiral Benbow, Shrewsbury
27th Oct 2019, 11:11
Review submitted by Steve of N21
 
25th Oct 2019, 20:05
Review submitted by Tris C

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • 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 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 28 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 05 May 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : No last updated 25 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 25 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Quinno _
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