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Top Choice Modern British in Shrewsbury

Golden Cross

Overwhelmingly romantic, this candlelit inn dating from 1428 has an impeccably executed menu spanning mains such as roast pumpkin and chestnut gnocchi or garlic- and rosemary-marinated lamb with creamed leek to lush…
Church in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Abbey

All that remains of a vast, cruciform Benedictine monastery founded in 1083 is the lovely red-sandstone Shrewsbury Abbey. Twice used for meetings of the English Parliament, the Abbey church lost its spire and two wi…
French in Shrewsbury

Drapers Hall

The sense of history is palpable in this beautifully preserved 16th-century hall, fronted by an elegant Elizabethan facade. Award-winning Anglo-French haute cuisine is served in rooms adorned with wood panelling and…
Vegetarian in Shrewsbury

Good Life Wholefood Restaurant

Wholesome, freshly prepared vegetarian food is dished up at this healthy refuge off Wyle Cop. Favourites include quiches, nut loaf, salads, soups, veggie lasagne and a lovely spinach moussaka.
Museum in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Diverse exhibits at Shrewsbury's town museum cover everything from Roman treasures to Shropshire gold, including the Bronze Age Perry bracelet. Its Prehistory and Roman Gallery is free of charge.
Castle in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Castle

Hewn from flaking red Shropshire sandstone, the town castle contains the Shropshire Regimental Museum. There are fine views from Laura's Tower and the battlements. The lower level of the Great Hall dates from 1150.
Church in Shrewsbury

St Mary's Church

The fabulous interior of this tall-spired medieval church contains an impressive collection of stained glass, including a 1340 window depicting the Tree of Jesse (a biblical representation of the lineage of Jesus) a…
Pub in Shrewsbury


Despite being a modern creation, this cavernous brick space with long wooden tables, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, assorted collectables and the aromas of fine cooking feels like it has been here for generations.
Pub in Shrewsbury

Three Fishes

Hops hang from the 15th-century beamed ceiling of this quintessential creaky Tudor alehouse.
Cinema in Shrewsbury

Old Market Hall Film & Digital Media

Catch mainstream and art-house movies in a charming Elizabethan setting.