Shrewsbury Town Club Profile
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Shrewsbury Town : Club Background
An aerial view of the New Meadow
An aerial view of the New Meadow.

Although football was played in the town earlier the current Shrewsbury Town was formed in 1886 and turned (semi-)professional ten years later. Matches in the early years were played at several different locations. In 1909 Shrewsbury Corporation bought the Gay Meadow site for 1,365 and this was leased to club in 1910. The location may have been rather idyllic, situated close to the banks of the River Severn. However, whilst the media delighted in showing annual shots of people paddling across the pitch in small boats each time it burst its banks, that wasn't quite so good for those trying to maintain what was becoming a slightly dishevelled old-fashioned ground. Thus we now have the New Meadow - officially known as the Greenhous Meadow - opened in 2007, a little further out from the town centre, and a little more geared to supporting football in the 21st Century.

Despite more than half the club's existence having been spent in Non-league the club and its supporters seem to prefer not to acknowledge those days, and information is scarce. They played in the Shropshire & District Birmingham League and the Midland League. They were also regular entrants into the Welsh Senior Cup, first won in 1938. What their standing and aspirations were is less than clear, but by 1935 the Shrews felt ambitious enough to make their first application for election to the Football League (Division Three North). Thereafter they applied every year up until the Second World War, gradually increasing their vote each time from an initial six up to twenty-two in 1939, which left them only six short of Accrington Stanley on that occasion.

All that hard work seem to be for naught when, in the first time a proper election process was held after the War in 1948, their vote fell back to eight. The following season it was down again, to five. League status seemed rather a distant dream. However in 1950 the Football League decided to expand Divisions Three North and South to twenty-four clubs each, and with two places up for grabs in the Northern Section Shrewsbury sailed through in the first ballot. After one season they were transferred to the Southern Section, and there they remained until taking a place in Division Four on its creation in 1958, requiring re-election on one occasion, the only time they were to suffer this ignominy.

Only that one season in Division Four was required before they gained promotion to Division Three from fourth place. The achievement was celebrated with the installation of floodlights at Gay Meadow. Thereafter promotion and relegation places were reduced to two until the mid-Seventies, but it mattered little as Shrewsbury were generally mid-table, rarely troubling either end. There were a couple of trips to the Fifth Round of the F.A. Cup in the mid-Sixties, eventually losing out to Leeds United and Chelsea. The highpoint (er, maybe not) of this period of their history was the one and only competitive meeting with Yeovil Town at Huish. Shrewsbury won the First Round F.A. Cup tie 3-2.

The East Stand at the New Meadow
The East Stand at the New Meadow.
Photo 2018 Groundhopper United

In 1974 the Shrews were relegated, but bounced straight back the following season. In 1978-79 Shrewsbury Town achieved their first ever Football League Championship, and would stay in Division Two for a decade though never troubling the higher reaches. They were relegated twice in four seasons at the end of the Eighties / beginning of the Ninties, though the second coincided with the creation of the Premier League so in name they remained a Division Three side. 1993-94 saw their second (and to date final) Championship, but three years of struggle saw them back down again.

The Shrews became pretty much mid-table fodder in Division Three, although they did need a last day win to retain League status in 1999-2000, until achieving fame by beating a Premiership club, Everton, live on TV in the F.A. Cup on 4th of January 2003. The money might have seen Shrewsbury kick-on, but instead, after going out to Chelsea in the next round,their league season collapsed completely and they went down in 24th place. Yeovil Town replaced them.

Manager Kevin Ratcliffe paid the price at the end of the season, to be replaced by Jimmy Quinn. In their first Non-league season since 1950 Shrewsbury finished in third, a mile behind the top two, but play-offs are no respecter of how many points you are adrift, and it was the Shrews who joined Champions Chester City in promotion, disposing of Barnet and Aldershot on the way. The Shrews thus met up with Yeovil Town again after much water had passed under the bridge for both clubs since 1969. In what would turn out to be a title winning season for the Glovers Shrewsbury did their bit by contributing six points. Ciderspace predicted Quinn would need to be sacked for the Shrews to survive in 22nd. For once we were uncannily accurate. The Shrewsbury board saw things the same way, brought in Gary Peters and stayed up in 21st.

With Yeovil Town rising up to League One in the summer of 2005, that meant for a big gap in terms of League meetings between the two clubs, although we did manage to cross paths twice in the Football League Trophy - one win each, with home territory the advantage on both occasions. We just missed them switching venues and leaving the Gay Meadow ground that they had occupied for a total of 97 years, leaving for the New Meadow in the summer of 2007. The new stadium also gave the club new life, as they reached the League Two play-off final in the 2008-09 season, losing out to Gilligham by a solitary goal, under the management of Paul Simpson. He in turn left at the end of a less successful 2009-10 season that saw them finish 12th.

The West Stand at the New Meadow
The West Stand at the New Meadow.
Photo 2018 Groundhopper United

In came Graham Turner, who before setting up camp at Edgar Street, Hereford as Owner, Chairman, Manager, Teaboy, had also managed a ten year playing career with the Shrews, six of which were spent as their first team manager. His return was successful from the off - Shrewsbury finished 4th in the 2010-11 season, ultimately losing out to Torquay United in the play-off semi-finals. No mucking about with play-offs a year later though, as they finished unbeaten on their home turf, securing an automatic second placed slot behind big-spending Swindon Town.

Thus the 2012-13 season gave them their first taste of third tier football since the 199697 season. They had a brief fall from grace in the 2014-15 season when they dropped back down to League Two but climbed back to League One at the first time of asking. At that point they looked like they might be a bit of a yo-yo club given they struggled during the two seasons that followed but the appointment of Paul Hurst has given them a very different prospect, with them having occupied a League One automatic promotion spot for most of the 2017-18 season. If they do manage to hold their nerve, they'd reach the second tier for the first time since 198889.

The South Stand at the New Meadow
The South Stand at the New Meadow.
Photo 2018 Groundhopper United

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Shrewsbury Town : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Shrewsbury Town

15/11/1969HomeFAC1L2-3Davies, Housley
02/05/1975HomeFrndL1-4760
31/07/1985HomeFrndD1-1485
25/09/2004AwayCCL2W2-14196Johnson 69, Tarachulski 72
03/01/2005HomeCCL2W4-27250Way 34, Terry 78, Caceres 84, Gall 89
31/10/2006AwayLDV2L1-21795Barry 67
04/09/2007HomeLDV1W1-01669Owusu 53
23/10/2012AwayNPL1W3-14711Madden 9, 70, Hayter 60
06/04/2013HomeNPL1W2-14473Hayter 11, Madden 32
06/03/2018AwayCHTL0-14118


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Shrewsbury Town

HomeAwayOverall
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Shrewsbury Town : Club Statistics

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Lowest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Average League Attendance: Not Applicable

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 0 Games Without A Home Win: 0
Games Without An Away Win: 0 Games Without Defeat: 0
Games Without A Home Defeat: 0 Games Without An Away Defeat: 0
Games Without A Draw: 0 Games Without A Score Draw: 0
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 0 Games Without Scoring: 0
Games Without Conceding: 0 Home Results Sequence:
Away Results Sequence: Overall Results Sequence:


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Shrewsbury Town : Club Information
Address : New Meadow (aka Montgomery Waters Meadow)
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ST
(Click for map)



Telephone Number : 01743 360111
Fax : 01743 236384
Email: info@shrewsburytown.co.uk
Chairman : Rowland Wycherley
Club Secretary : Jayne Bebb
Press Officer : Ian Whitfield
Safety Officer : Lawrence Ellerby
Manager : Paul Hurst

Capacity : 9,875
Seated : 9,875
Terrace : None.

Record Attendance : 18,917 v Walsall, Division Three, 26th April 1961 (Gay Meadow).
Record Attendance : 10,210 v Chelsea, League Cup Fourth Round, 28th October 2014 (New Meadow, with temporary stands).

Nickname : The Shrews or Salop
Colours : shirt - blue and amber; shorts - blue; socks - blue with amber trim

Ticket Prices : Advance tickets for this game are available from the Huish Park Ticket Office, up to a certain cut-off period when they will stop handling them. Tickets for this 2017-18 EFL Trophy tie are as follows:

Adults: 5.00; Under-18s, Over-60s, Disabled: 1.00.

The same prices will hold if you purchase on the day of the game.

Away fans are housed in the North Stand which is a covered seated stand with 1,796 available seats.

Disabled Info :

For Wheelchair bays and ambulant disabled tickets please call the Huish Park Ticket Office directly - as well as the above price, an assistant can be admitted free of charge, if required.

With this being a new stadium, purpose-built disabled facilities have been built into this ground in three sides, including the away North Stand. Reserved wheelchair spaces, each adjacent to a fixed seat for an assistant, occupy the upper tier viewing areas. The open platform positions provide what Shrewbury describe as "excellent views" of the pitch. The platforms also have access to a wheelchair and an ambulant disabled toilet cubicle.

Further wheelchair spaces are provided at the front row of each stand for those supporters who would prefer not to use the lift that takes you to the upper viewing platform. Each space is provided with fold down seats to assist use by non-wheelchair users. For ambulant disabled supporters, access to the first four rows in each stand is supplemented by hand grips to help you up those steps. For those travelling by car, disabled supporters can reserve one of 32 designated disabled parking spaces, of which six are aimed at away supporters. You'll enter the ground via steward controlled doorways that should be marked clearly.

If you have any special advance requests, then Shrewsbury's main telephone number is 01743 289177 whilst their ticket office is on 01743 273943. Or you can email them at info@shrewsburytown.co.uk

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Shrewsbury Town : Directions To The Ground

The North Stand at the New Meadow - behind one goal and housing away supporters
The North Stand at the New Meadow - behind one goal and housing away supporters.
Photo 2018 Bristol Rovers Supporters Club

General

A reasonable journey this one. Shrewsbury is not quite sat on a motorway, but good as. Don't forget that you are now going to the New Meadow (sponsored as the Greenhous Meadow) and not Gay Meadow. As it happens, the two grounds are not too far apart - the new one is further to the south and on the edge of town.


By Road

The easiest way to get to Shrewsbury is via the M54 which runs from the M6 near Wolverhampton all the way to Shrewsbury. Well to be accurate it turns into the A5 just past Telford, but as the M54 is two lane and the A5 is dual carriageway you'll hardly notice.

We'll give you directions to the ground, although should warn you that unless you've prebooked a place, you are unlikely to be able to park there. Whilst on the A5, you'll reach the junction with the A49. Bear left, continuing to follow the A5. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the B4380, which is Thieves Lane. Continue along Thieves Lane going straight over two roundabouts and you'll find that this same road has become Oteley Road. The stadium will be towards the end of this road on the left.

Parking
There are 670 parking places at the stadium but these must be prebooked at the Shrewsbury end at the cost of 5.00. The implication is for higher attended matches you'll struggle to get a space here.

Otherwise, you have two choices, the first of which is localish spots that will cost you 5.00 to park (unless stated) and are typically 15 minutes walk away. In order of distance from the ground, these are Wyevale Garden Centre (SY2 6RH), Toys R Us (SY3 9NB - not available midweek, 4.00), Meole Brace Park and Ride (SY3 9NB, free - only available for midweek matches), The Wild Pig (SY3 9JT), Pritchards (SY3 7QZ), Charles Darwin Pub (SY2 6HN, free if you're having food and drinks)

In theory you're far enough outside the town centre to get street parking, but in practice you'll struggle as there is a controlled parking zone specific to match days on Oteley Road, Sutton Road and Sutton Estate, as well as on the nearby Meole Brace Retail Park and Meole Village. Hence if you do try street parking, keep a close eye on what the signage says - even if it may look at first glance to be legal, the matchday regulations may mean that it's not - there are a lot of complaints regarding supporters getting ticketed.

By Rail

Shrewsbury is connected by railway lines from all directions. Both Arriva Trains Wales and Central Trains provide services. For fans from the North there are trains from Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Picadilly, or get to Crewe. For fans from the South get to Birmingham New Street and take a local service, though there is a more round and about scenic route via Chepstow. Shrewsbury Station can be contacted on 01743 64041. Note that you're around two miles from the football ground at this stage, so expect a healthy walk, bus or taxi to get to the ground. The bus station is around 300 yards away.

By Foot
As mentioned above, the ground is around a two mile walk from the town centre. If you want to do this, then this is the route to take. From Shrewsbury Town Centre, proceed to the English Bridge and at the first set of traffic lights, turn right into Coleham Head. Continue on the main road which is Belle Vue Road and Hereford Road, until you reach the BP Garage on your left, which is close to Meole Brace Roundabout. From Meole Brace Roundabout or Old Potts Way you have a choice of either using the footpaths on either side of Oteley Road or the public right of way from the underpass at the back of Meole Brace Retail Park which gives access to the stadium at the rear of the west stand. From the Sutton area use the footpath to the traffic signal controlled access road to the stadium.

By Bus

Services 20, 24, 25, 26, 544 and 546 all pass through Shrewsbury Bus Station (300 yards from the railway station) and head via Meole Brace, Meole Village, Old Potts Way or the BP Garage - depending on the route - that will give you a short walk to the stadium.

There is a dedicated shuttle bus that makes two journeys from the Bus Station to the ground. Journey time is 20-25 minutes, leaving the Bus Station at 13:20 and 14:20 for Saturday kick-offs and 18:15 and 19:00 for midweek kick-offs. They stop at The Shirehall ten minutes later then on to the stadium. They'll do the return from behind the South Stand ten minutes after the end of the game. Costs are 3.90 for Adult Return, 2.50 Adult single with Children charged 1.00 for a Return and 0.75 for a single.

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Shrewsbury Town : Web Resources
Web Sites

Shrewsbury Town FC
Main Shrewsbury Town club website. As usual part of the Football League's identikit websites. They appear to have put in a bit more effort to the information provided than many others - that may be down to the New Meadow being a newer stadium.


Web Message Boards

Blue and Amber Riverside Chat
Bulletin board style layout with multiple sections for a standalone message board. Guests can read, but you need to register to post.



E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters



Local Press

Shropshire Star
Dedicated section of the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury Town. Updated regularly.



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Shrewsbury Town : Food & Drink
General : Shrewsbury is an old-fashioned market town, and seems to have mostly escaped the planning vandalism of the 1960's and 1970's that ripped the guts out of so many places across Britain. The downside of the new ground is that you're now having to leave the town centre for the football - if you do spend the full day here though, we'd recommend the town centre haunts as there's a lot of good ones - jump on one of the local buses and it shouldn't be too much of a problem to get between the two.

If you've only got time to explore the area around the ground, then the Wild Pig (formerly The Brooklands Hotel) and Charles Darwin pubs are the two main ones within walkable distance of the stadium. For non-alcoholic options, the nearby Meole Brace Retail Park will give you McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Starbucks

Club Bar :

There are concourse facilities serving alcohol before the match, although be warned that they stop sales 15 minutes before kick-off. They do reopen for half time sales though. In addition there's the usual football stadium non-alcoholic drinks and hot food, including Wright's Pies and Rollover hot dogs.

Local Pubs :

Abbey: East side of the town centre. A pub built out of an 1860s building that serves six real ales, of which Sharp's Doom Bar and Wells Bombardier are fixed, with the rest filled with guests. They do lunchtime and evening meals, costing typically 10-12 for a main meal, with a standard looking pub menu. Opening hours are 12 noon until 11.00p.m. with an hour extra on Fridays and Saturdays.
Abbey, 83 Monkmoor Road, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 5AZ. Tel: 01743-236788. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Admiral Benbow: South side of the town centre, vaguely on the way to the ground, although still before you cross the river, near the town's main square. Beers are Battlefield Brewery 1066, Ludlow Gold, Six Bells (varying) and The Shropshire Brewer Spire Dancer plus two guests. They don't do food and don't allow children in the pub. Opening hours are 5.00p.m. to 11.00p.m. on weekdays, 12.00 noon - 11.00p.m. on Saturday and 7.00p.m. to 10.30p.m. on Sundays.
Admiral Benbow, 24 Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1NF. Tel: 01743-244423. Map: Click Here.

Right by Shrewsbury railway station
Right by Shrewsbury railway station
© Hugh Gleave
Albion Vaults: First pub you'll see when exiting Shrewsbury train station, across the road and almost underneath the railway bridge. One beer on handpump - Banks's Amber Ale. Changed management in August 2017, but appears to still do lunchtime and evening meals. Opening hours are 12.00 noon until 11.00p.m except for Fridays and Saturdays when there's an extra hour at either end.
Albion Vaults, 12, Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2DJ. Tel: 01743 354906. Map: Click Here.

Quality food, but take a credit card - preferably someone else's
Quality food, but take a credit card - preferably someone else's
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Armoury: Huge high quality pub just off a nice park down by the river. The food is tremendous - but not cheap. Starters are around a fiver, main courses typically 12 - 15, puddings 5; but worth every penny. In the Good Pub Guide every year from 1998 to 2016 (and maybe beyond that). Food is available 10.00 - 9.30 p.m. (with an extra half hour on Fridays and Saturdays, and half an hour less on Sundays). Opening is 10.00 - 11.00 p.m. except for Sundays when they close half an hour earlier. The first two hours are for food and coffee only. There are up to seven real ales on, including Brunning & Price Original, Salopian Oracle, Three Tuns XXX and Wood Shropshire Lad plus three guests.
Armoury, Victoria Quay, Victoria Avenue, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1HH. Tel: 01743 340525. Fax: 01743 340526. Email: armoury@brunningandprice.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Bull's Head: Right by the castle, as the address suggests, two minutes from the railway station up the hill on the left. Does Banks's Amber Ale (from Banks's Brewery out of Wolverhampton and Dudley, Britain's largest remaining independent regional brewers) plus one guest. No food on offer. Opening hours are 11.00a.m. until 11.00p.m. with a two hour extension on Fridays and Saturdays, closing half an hour early on a Sunday.
Bull's Head, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2AB. Tel: 01743 344148. Map: Click Here.

Charles Darwin: Ten minutes walk from the New Meadow. This was a Marston's pub but is now a free house. Typically offer beers from Salopian and Wye Valley plus one guest. They offer free parking, although this seems to be conditional on you ordering food and drink - it's not clear what they charge if it's just drinks you're after. They show live sports in the pub and plus lunchtime and evening food. General opinion is that this one is a decent, if unspectacular estate pub.
Charles Darwin, Sutton Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6HN. Tel: 01743-356827. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Quiet back street pub
Quiet back street pub
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Coach & Horses: Victorian back street pub, with two bars. Up to six ales are available, with Salopian Oracle, Salopian Shropshire Gold, Stonehouse Station Bitter and three guests. They've had a long-standing entry in the Good Beer Guide across a 20 year period. Lunchtime and evening meals served with an afternoon gap. Opening is 11.30 a.m. - midnight (12.30 a.m. Friday and Saturday) whilst on Sundays they open and close half an hour later/earlier.
Coach & Horses, Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1NP. Tel: 01743 365661. Map: Click Here.

Close to the old Gay Meadow ground
Close to the old Gay Meadow ground
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Crown Inn: Almost opposite the Abbey. Was very football fan friendly when it used to be the haunt of a lot of home Shrews fans during their Gay Meadow days, but is now much quieter. They do lunchtime food, whilst the main ale is Wells Bombardier, plus one guest. Opening hours are noon until midnight, except for Tuesdays when they only open from 4.00p.m.
Crown Inn, 28, Abbey Foregate,, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6BT. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Good beer and food
Good beer and food
© Hugh Gleave
Henry Tudor House: Was called the Old Lion Tap. On the south side of the town centre, and easy to miss as it's through an arch down a narrow alley. Does food, along with a beer from the Salopian brewery and a self-badged Stonehouse Henry Tudor House Bitter. Opening hours are 12.00 noon until 11.00p.m. with an extra hour extension on Fridays, two extra hours on Saturday, and an hour less on a Sunday.
Henry Tudor House, Barracks Passage, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XA. Tel: 01743 245522. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Hotel/pub close to the old Gay Meadow ground spot
Hotel/pub close to the old Gay Meadow ground spot
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Lion & Pheasant Hotel: Hotel/pub just across the bridge on the East side of the town centre. Very close to the old Gay Meadow ground. Does three beers, with Salopian and Three Tuns breweries featured, plus one guest. Lunchtime and evening food is aimed at the hotel and gastropub market and is therefore pricey. Opening hours 10.00a.m. until 11.00p.m. with a midnight extension on Fridays and Saturdays.
Lion & Pheasant Hotel, 49-50, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XJ. Tel: 01743 236288. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Friendly locals, up for a chat
Friendly locals, up for a chat
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Loggerheads: Old fashioned town centre pub full of passageways, serving hatches and four separate rooms. Beers are Banks's Amber Ale, Jennings Sneck Lifter, Ringwood and four guests. They used to do food but can't see any evidence of this now. Opening hours 11.00a.m. until 11.30p.m. with two hour extension on Friday and Saturday, and an hour shorter on either side for Sunday.
Loggerheads, 1, Church Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UG. Tel: 01743 355457. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Montgomery's Tower: West side of the town centre. This is a Lloyds No.1 bar, and part of the Wetherspoon chain. It's a former nightclub with two rooms. Serves food typical of the chain pub - cheap and middle of the road options. Beers are Greene King IPA, Salopian Shropshire Gold, Wood Shropshire Lad plus a range of up to four other guests. Opening hours are 8.00a.m. until midnight, with the first few hours for coffee and breakfasts only. They have an hour extension for Wednesday and Thursday and a two hour extension on Fridays and Saturdays.
Montgomery's Tower, Lower Claremont Bank, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1RT. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Shrewsbury Hotel
Shrewsbury Hotel
© Hugh Gleave
Shrewsbury Hotel: Large hotel / pub in the centre of town on the edge of the one series of open "squares" and car parks. The bar is the Wetherspoon outlet in town, so cheap beer, some real ales, and a standard value-for-money but unexciting food range. Children allowed during the day. Opening hours are stated as 7.00a.m. until midnight, although the usual policy is to not allow alcohol until 11.00a.m.
Shrewsbury Hotel, Bridge Place, Mardol, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PU. Tel: 01743 236203. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

A rather pleasant location......
A rather pleasant location......
© Hugh Gleave
The Boat House: On a meander in the River Severn the beer garden goes right down to the water. Lovely on a nice day. Not far from the Armoury (above) on the northern edge of the central part of town, one can get to it by road or across the park via a footbridge over the river. This is a gastropub with prices set at the high end of the scale. Opening hours are 11.00a.m. until 11.00p.m. Six real ales with three from Purity, Salopian, Three Tuns and three guests.
The Boat House, New Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8JQ. Tel: 01743 231658. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

The Dun Cow Steak Bar: A little further along Abbey Foregate than the Crown Inn (above) and so in the part of town where the old Gay Meadow ground was. Obviously red meat dominates the menu in the restaurant, though there is some concession to vegetarians, but there are also all-day-breakfasts, curry, pasta dishes and lighter snacks in the bar. Opening hours are 10.00a.m. until 11.00p.m. Beers are Salopian Shropshire Gold, Wells Bombardier and one guest. Lunchtime and evening meals, although they only start the evening food session on weekday at 6.00p.m. which isn't good for a midweek fixture. Carries Sky Sports.
The Dun Cow Steak Bar, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6AW. Tel: 1743 356408. Email: enquiries@theduncow.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

The Prince Of Wales: About midway between the town centre and the New Meadow, so just about walkable at 25 minutes. CAMRA local pub of the year for 2015, 2016 and 2017. They do six regular real ales with Three Tuns Mild, Green King IPA, Hobsons Twisted Spire, Thwaites Wainwright, St Austell Tribute, Salopian Golden Thread and a couple of guests. They do food but aren't very open about when and what they offer - it appears to be geared towards 'events' rather than daily offerings. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 5.00p.m. till 11.00p.m. and Friday to Sunday from noon until 11.00p.m. They also offer a transport service to the game, via their shrewsTRUST Supporters Trust, running 30 minutes before kickoff from the top of Scott Street. They welcome away fans using this service although ask large volumes to phone in advance so they can schedule properly.
The Prince Of Wales, 30 Bynner Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7NZ. Tel: 01743-343301. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Three Fishes: Just off the other side of the High Street a few yards from Loggerheads (above). The fact that they've grabbed the website URL of 'Real Ale Shrewsbury' shows what clientele they're trying to attract. It carries up to six real ales: Deuchars IPA, Taylor Landlord and guests, always including one from the local area. Their beers include Stonehouse Station Bitter and Timothy Taylors Landlord. On top of that they have guest beers from Oakham ales, Salopian Brewery, Hobsons, Holdens, Fyne Ales and Three Tuns. Food available ranges from sandwiches and jacket potatoes through to full main meals that are typical pub menu fare at around a tenner. Opening hours are 11.30a.m. - 11.00p.m. although between Monday and Thursday they're closed for two hours during the afternoon, reopening at 5.00p.m. for the evening shift. On Sundays, the hours are shortened by half an hour on each side.
Three Fishes, Fish Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UR. Tel: 01743 344793. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Wild Pig: One of the pubs close to the New Meadow stadium. This was known as the Brooklands Hotel. Typically four beers on the pumps, with one from the Salopian brewery, Three Tuns XXX and Wells Bombardier plus a guest. Opens 11.00a.m. until 11.00p.m. except for Sundays where they close half an hour early. They do lunchtime and evening meals, with starters 4-5, main courses 10-12. Offers car parking as well at a 5.00 charge for spectators.
Wild Pig, Mill Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 9JT. Tel: 01743-243333. Email: info@thewildpig.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.


Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

Dangerously close to Wales.

Top-Tip :

A big advantage for us - Shrewsbury don't like the Bull******s at all, so all together now: "We hate Hereford and we hate Hereford ...".

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Shrewsbury Town : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.


Other Points Of Interest

Shrewsbury has a castle, an abbey and lots of that old half-timbered stuff from Tudor times that takes a nice photograph. Brother Cadfael lived here - well he didn't because he was invented by Ellis Peters, who is really Edith Pargeter, but you know what we mean. Charles Darwin was born here, and Robert Clive (of India fame) was mayor and M.P. There's a museum dedicated to him to prove it.

[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]

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Shrewsbury Town : The Old Gay Meadow Ground
Main (Centre) Stand
The Main (Centre) Stand at the old Gay Meadow ground.
Photo 2004 Ciderspace

Riverside Terrace
The old Riverside Terrace at Gay Meadow which was the main location for the vocal amongst the local fans.
Photo 2004 Ciderspace

The Away (Station) End
The Away (Station) End as it used to exist at the old Gay Meadow ground - supposedly 2,000 capacity although we never came close to filling it to test that out.
Photo 2004 Ciderspace


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