Saturday, June 06, 2009

A Shropshire Ramble (last bit)

Shrewsbury.

Less than two hours by train from Huddersfield (about the same time as getting to Sheffield!), there are nine pubs in this years beer guide. After a week around Ludlow, Shrewsbury seemed so busy, we had time to visit just one of the many pubs here, and as the Coach & Horses on Swan Hill opens at 11.30 we reckoned this would give plenty of time for more Wye Valley and Salopian beers and lunch.

There is a small bar and even smaller snug as you enter, opening out behind the bar to a restaurant for about thirty. This was a Wednesday and the pub was full, though still comfortable, food was excellent, as well as usual pub favourites the Coach & Horses offers a daily carvery, which was going down very well. The ale too was very good, one non-local beer needing sampling was "Black Beauty" a dark bitter chocolate mild @3.9% from Oxfordshire's White Horse brewery.

This gorgeous beer is currently gracing the bar at the Star (at least it was on Thursday), so be quick!

Websites.

We planned our trip largely using www.visitsouthshropshire.co.uk , others of possible interest include : www.theludlowbrewingcompany.co.uk , www.thechurchinn.com , www.thecharltonarms.co.uk , www.hobsonsbrewery.co.uk , www.thekremlininn.com , www.threetunsbrewery.co.uk , www.bishopscastle.co.uk/sixbells/brewery.htm , www.odleyinns.co.uk/coach&horses.htm .

The Mytton Arms doesn't do t'internet, opens 4pm Monday to Thursday and all day Friday and weekends.
Public transport (plus a little walking) was used throughout the week.

Fin.

1 comment:

Leigh said...

You know, It's always a pleasure to read about your train-assisted beer missions; this is something I don't do nearly enough and will do what I can to put that right. Salopian amakes some great beers - not had a bad pint from them yet.