BlackHaddock (280) , England | November 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This used to be the tap house of the adjacent Three Tuns brewery, but the brewery was sold (now known as the John Roberts Three Tuns brewery). It still stocks next doors beers, but they are not a combind business anymore. The pub and brewery have been on this site since 1640, so it is not a new place!
Bishops castle is a wonderful place to visit and having a pint or two in here is a good idea too.
The Three Tuns is one of the oldest pubs in Shropshire, but you would never know once you are inside. It has been almost completely re-vamped in a modern style. It is like Dr Whos’Tardis’, not in looks, but it is a lot larger than it appears from the outside. As you walk in there is a simple, small room with a wooden floor and furniture. A little bar counter is to your left, with Hand Pulls apon it. This is the only room that has kept its age. Turn right when inside and follow the stone wall round to your left and another drinking area arrives, this in turn opens out into a larger eating area and a doorway into the Lounge Bar. At the rear and up some wooden stairs is a function room, live bands most weekends. The walled garden is open in the summer months, as is the brewery yard for drinking in.
Every year this little town has beer festival, each of the five pubs puts on extra beers (normally ten each) and food. So 50 different Real Ales are available between the various bars. The Three Tuns makes an outside bar for the fest, so you can use the normal rooms or sit outside when enjoying the beers.
Food is good too!