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58 /100 80-81 HIGH STREET
“Used this place a few times while on beery crawls around Bridgnorth. Fairly small for a Wetherspoons and getting a 'bit tired' around the edges now. Often full, or very busy with eaters, families and dirty tables. On split levels and open plan with some screens along a wall or two to break up the rooms. Bar to your left as you walk in, up a couple of stairs from street level. Usually has a decent selection of cask ales and I have gained a few new rates in here over the years with Christmas time being good with seasonal brews I've not come across before.“
BlackHaddock 1190 days ago
78 /100 3 WEST CASTLE ST.
“Nice old pub that's home to Hop & Stagger brewery, though I don't believe they brew on site. Very friendly and helpful staff, 4 H&S beers on, plus a range of others, quite a good selection really, 1 box cider, plus another from Broadoak on keg. Nice crisps and scotch egg range. Some interesting beer ephemera and mirrors on the walls. Nice relaxed feel about the place. Large outside drinking area round the back.“
minutemat 1225 days ago
“Very old pub dating back to the 1700s with a great old look from the outside. Inside it's cosy enough, with a big log fire burning and 4 cask beers on, but I got the impression this catered more to the lager / clubbing crowd.. the awful dance music blaring out on this Tuesday afternoon was a giveaway, not to mention the snazzy cocktail bar in the courtyard that is clearly aimed at a younger meet-market audience. Fine if that's your thing, but this lacks the down-to-earth pub vibe that I get from other places in Bridgnorth.“
minutemat 1225 days ago
70 /100
Black Boy (Bar)
“A much-loved locals pub dating back to 1790, the explanation to its name is given on the wall immediately to your right on entering, while a mirror depicting a black boy decorates the outdoor drinking area. The bar straddles two medium-sized rooms with standard pub seating. Cask list is given to Bewdley, Greene King and Three Tuns, so not particularly exciting, with a couple of Old Rosie variants on draft. As is customary for the area a bountiful selection of locally-made scotch eggs and pork pies are available behind the bar. Good atmosphere, just be prepared for the steep roads that lead to it from the main town centre.“
minutemat 1225 days ago
67.1428571429 /100 HOLLYBUSH ROAD
“Great to finally check out this incredible historic pub right on the Severn Valley Railway station itself. Small place consisting of two rooms, but crammed with all kinds of railway signs and general ephemera. Bathams bitter always on cask, as well as offerings from Backyard, Bewdley and Hobsons. Gwynt y Ddraig cider. Good free wi-fi. Friendly staff. Good down-to-earth place with history, can just visualise a smoky atmospheric room with stories being exchanged from regulars. A must-visit in Bridgnorth.“
minutemat 1239 days ago
“Visited on Saturday 8th Dec 2018. Recently refurbished and taken over by the Holden's Brewery. Nicely done, in an old, traditional town pub sort of way. Sadly for me they only had three cask ales, all their own and just their regular brews at that. Liked the vibe, but no rates for me.“
BlackHaddock 1343 days ago
“Visited on Saturday 8th Dec 2018 (been a few times over the years). The place is in Low Town, 50 metres from the river with four other pubs and the Rugby Club bar, all within spitting distance. Front bar is modern and dark, the main rear bar has more hand-pulls and kegs on offer, so use that bar if you visit. There is also a large conservatory and outside patio area for warmer weather. Decent pub with a decent selection of both cask and keg taps.“
BlackHaddock 1343 days ago
“Visited on Saturday 8th Dec 2018 (been before but never reviewed the place/s). Old, traditional pub front in the King's Arms; modern, slick rear area with outside bar, inside bar and an upstairs room. The rear places are gin/cocktail centric but also offer 8 cask ales alongside keg fonts. All the bars are completely different in design and vibe, but all are fine/great in their own way. Nice places all round really.“
BlackHaddock 1343 days ago
74 /100
Black Boy (Bar)
“Popular Real Ale Pub, always visit here when drinking in Bridgnorth. 8 Casks at all times, local and not-so-local beers on offer from Micros to Nationals, but always a good mix. Staff are friendly, as are the customers, who are a blend of regulars and tourists. Two roomed pub with a central bar, patio out the back. Food stretches to Scotch Eggs and Pork Pies.“
BlackHaddock 1642 days ago
68 /100 3 WEST CASTLE ST.
“Located in Bridgnorth town centre, a short walk from Bridgnorth station. Home of the Hop and Stagger brewery where they typically have four of their own beers on tap. An olde-worlde boozer with plenty of history and a few modern touches. Friendly staff and working Wi-Fi. Basic food but they are plenty of eateries close by. Well worth a visit.“
jmgreenuk 1689 days ago
78 /100 3 WEST CASTLE ST.
“Nice little brewpub boozer in the town..... well eorth a visit.“
Wirralbeerveg 1916 days ago
“An awesome old skool railway station boozer in Bridgnorth, Shropshire at the Severn Valley Railway station. They now have 10 cask ales plus a selection of mainstream fizzy lagers and ciders. Great service and with a big open fire by the door. Needs a little love and attention but the ales are well kept and worth a visit. They also serve 1/3 pints too which is ideal for ticking. I hope to return one day soon!“
jmgreenuk 2054 days ago
66 /100
Black Boy (Bar)
“Situated on The Cartway an ancient narrow road linking High Town with Low Town. Large glass fronted pub with 2 drinking areas separated by a central bar. Great adult orientated atmosphere served by friendly staff. Local CAMRA award winning pub“
Bridgnorthbeerman 2091 days ago
“A small bar on Bridgenorth SVR station well worth a visit but can be really busy on gala days on the railway....“
Wirralbeerveg 2109 days ago
“50 Metres from The White Lion (Hop and Stagger brewpub) and worth the walk. Took Travlr here on 5th Oct 2015. Pleasant and homely pub with three distinct drinking areas and a garden out back. Foodie at lunchtimes, I have never eaten here though, it becomes a busy drinking establishment in the evening (been a few times over the years). Four Cask ales usually, offer two local, two better known: always in good condition. Staff friendly and helpful. Just a nice pub and typical of a proper friendly local bar.“
BlackHaddock 2500 days ago
72 /100 3 WEST CASTLE ST.
“Had the pleasure of taking a certain Travlr here on 5th Oct 2015. I have been before but always after a long drinking day and never got round to writing about it. Two rooms with the bar splitting them. The front room has a mural of railway carriages on parts of the wall, in each window is a portrait of a local person who uses the pub: nice touch. Friendly place, usually two of their own beers on supplemented by two local guest ales, keg offerings too. Food wise they major on Scotch Eggs with different flavoured meat around the egg: very popular and tasty. Beer garden now more of a smoke area, brewery at the rear. Nice and calm in the day: gets louder and busier at night. Beers always in good condition.“
BlackHaddock 2500 days ago
70 /100 3 WEST CASTLE ST.
“Central location in the middle of the upper town. Two small rooms, large outdoor space with the brewhouse just visible through glass. Two house beers on offer when we visited with BlackHaddock, tasty and well made. Nice stop.“
Travlr 2506 days ago
“Unique setting in the old station of the steam railway, still maintained by railway geeks, aka trainspotters in anoraks. Small range of well kept Hobsons beers and tons of railroad memorabilia. Nice stop.“
Travlr 2506 days ago
“I love this setup. The King’s Head presents as traditional a pub as you’re likely to find. Four decent local-ish beers on cask. However in the back of the King’s Arms is the Stable Bar, a different pub with a different attitude to its more traditional cousin. Seems to attract the pre- and post-club crowd (are there clubs in Bridgnorth?), plus wannabe hipsters and true beer aficionados such as yours truly. The atmosphere is not my cup of tea, but you’d be hard-pressed to fault the service or the beer: three from Bridgnorth brewery and two from Craddocks. And it’s cheaper than you’d think on first glance. Have a pint or three in both ’expressions’ of this establishment. “
jjsint 2564 days ago
“Decent mid-size boozer to the east of the town centre, just across the Severn. Modern conservatory and dining area out back seem out of step with the beautifully tired public and lounge bar setup. A handful of beers are represented although nothing too out of the ordinary on my visit. Not a destination pub, and seasoned raters are likely to come away tickless. However the beers in good condition, and it can be easily incorporated in a Bridgnorth pub crawl. Also it’s a nice place to have a drink after coming down the cliff railway.“
jjsint 2564 days ago
68 /100 3 WEST CASTLE ST.
“Unassuming brewpub in the town centre. A smallish bar, prone to crowding, gives way to a comfortable beer garden out back. Three of the pub’s own beers (from the Hop & Stagger brewery) are complemented by three local ales (Hobsons, Ludlow and Purple Moose available on my visit). Pleasant but by no means a destination pub... although Bridgnorth is worth a visit in its own right.“
jjsint 2564 days ago
“Steam railway pub outside of the town centre. One if those ’stepping back in time’ pubs, probably a bit touristy in the daytime but a proper locals’ pub in the evening, taking on an almost magical air. Eight cask ales, mostly local (Shropshire, Staffs and Cheshire), with a couple of Hereford ciders. One of those pubs where you’re happy just to be here, although a tick or two won’t be out of the question.“
jjsint 2565 days ago
76 /100 3 WEST CASTLE ST.
“Nice pub, busy and a good local buzz about the place. 5 beers on tap, two of them from their own brewhouse. 1 cider on cask too. The food seemed popular, but I didn’t eat there. A very good pub.“
SarkyNorthener 3427 days ago
“Just a little trek from the town centre, this is a very popular and atmospheric pub, or conversion of old waiting rooms. The steam trains are situated right outside and would be the best way to visit. The taps are mostly local breweries guesting, although there are some regulars, particularly from Hobson’s. There are baps available at certain times of the days, which are filling enough. A really enjoyable place to visit.“
imdownthepub 3574 days ago
74 /100 3 WEST CASTLE ST.
“Great public house close to the town centre and castle, there is a terrific welcome here, particularly if you are bringing in a well behaved dog. There are generally 1 or 2 of the home produced beers available, in addition there should be up to 3 additional choices mostly from local breweries. The freshly made Scotch Eggs, when available, are the best we have ever tried and we have had a few. The Brewery also owns a small bottle shop, whilst this is often closed, just mention at the bar in the pub that you want to take a look round and they will let you in when they can arrange it. Mostly local bottled beers although some imports available. A must visit in Bridgnorth.“
imdownthepub 3574 days ago
“A regular haunt of mine (if I can find a willing driver): this is a lovely place to have a pint or three. Situated on the platform of the Seven Valley Railway Station and open every day (unlike the railway). It has more railway memorabilia than you can shake a big stick at and invokes all sorts of memories for us older folk. The beer slection is also good, cask and imports. Food is rolls and crisps only and the customers are a real mixed bag.“
BlackHaddock 3674 days ago
“Like taking a step back in time. Situated on the platform of the preserved Severn Valley Railway, offering a fine selection of local and not so local independent beers, along with 2 ciders, a draught Belgian ale and a good number of European bottled brews. The walls are adorned with old railway memorabilia from a bygone era. Relaxing, peaceful and atmospheric and good value - Hobsons Best Bitter at £1.90 a pint and I had a 5.9% brew priced at £2.40, which was pretty reasonable, I thought!“
RichardW 4777 days ago
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