Shrewsbury is nestled in a loop of the River Severn and surrounded by beautiful countryside full of brilliant walkies. The handsome town is packed full of shops and steeped in history with tons of Tudor architecture, castles and abbeys, and even a few Roman ruins.
Best of all, it’s got a whole pack of fur-iendly cafes, pubs, and bars to explore. You and the pooch can pop by these 15 splendid dog-friendly pubs in Shrewsbury, and still find a ton more to try!
The Dog & Pheasant
The Dog and Pheasant markets itself as a proper community pub and although it’s a regular hangout for locals, visitors are made very welcome too whether they’re on two legs or four.
The D&P is a positively dog-friendly pub in Shrewsbury that always seems to have a few pooches inside. Although it’s slightly off the beaten track, it's the beating heart of the area and one of the most social and laid-back spots in Shrewsbury.
- Address: 20 Severn Street, SY1 2JA
- Opening Times: Every day: 12:00-22:00
Historic and characterful, The Armoury feels like a traditional pub whilst still offers something all of its own. The walls are adorned with brimming bookshelves you’re welcome to peruse, and the banks of high windows overlook the river and send light streaming into the spacious dining room.
Warm, cheerful, and chatty it’s the perfect place to settle down for lunch with the family, including the pooch, or simply sit on your own in an armchair by the fire to read with Fido at your feet. Bliss!
- Address: Victoria Quay, Victoria Avenue, SY1 1HH
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 10:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 10:00-00:00 / Sun: 10:00-22:30
Further out of town, over the river and nestled beside the cemetery is The Red Barn. It might be further afield but it means this dog-friendly pub in Shrewsbury has plenty of parking, a roomy garden, and a real community vibe.
It’s a lovely local with a warm atmosphere and super friendly staff. There’s a simple bar menu and plenty of tipples to tempt you, while the pooch gets a fuss and a bowl of water to wet their whistle too.
- Address: 108 Longden Road, SY3 7HS
- Opening Times: Mon: 16:00-22:00 / Tue-Thu & Sun: 12:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00
The Peach Tree
Another independent gem, The Peach Tree is a cafe/bar rather than a pub, but it’s still the perfect place to “pup” in for a drink or tasty meal whether you’re filling up with a fry-up before walkies and sightseeing, or a dinner and drinks at the end of a long weekend of shopping.
They have dog-friendly tables inside and out, with water bowls and treats aplenty to get your pooch’s tail wagging.
- Address: 18-21 Abbey Foregate, SY2 6AE
- Opening Times: Mon-Tue: Closed / Wed-Thu: 10:00-22:00 / Fri-Sat: 10:00-23:00 / Sun: 10:00-18:00
A stylish Victorian Alehouse, The Dolphin is dog-friendly throughout and positively brimming with charm, crisp pints, and drool-worthy food.
Despite the fact this looks and feels like a proper old-school pub, they specialise in Cuban street food so it’s certainly a bit different from the usual pub grub, and sure to fill your belly and warm your heart!
The menu changes fairly regularly, but it’s always super scoffable street food that makes it worth many a repeat visit.
- Address: 48 St Michael's Street, SY1 2EZ
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 14:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-22:30
The Bull Inn
The Bull Inn on Butcher’s Row is one of the most beautiful and dog-friendly pubs in Shrewsbury. Doggies are allowed inside and out, and this boozer has one of the biggest beer gardens in town if you fancy some sun.
It’s only a few minutes walk from the castle and the abbey, making it an ideal pit-stop after some sightseeing, since there’s plenty of pub grub to fill you up and the guest rooms upstairs are even pet friendly.
- Address: 7 Butcher Row, SY1 1UW
- Opening Times: Sun-Tue & Thu: 11:00-23:00 / Wed: 11:00-00:00 / Fri-Sat: 11:00-01:00
The Loopy Shrew is a super stylish restaurant and bar serving up a fresh, modern menu that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Even the bar “nibbles” like the Scotch Egg are really fresh and handmade.
Although à la mode, this dog-friendly bar in Shrewsbury warmly welcomes furry visitors inside where there’s a jar of free treats to dip into, and the staff will fetch a bowl of water for Fido to quench their thirst.
- Address: 15/17 Bellstone, SY1 1HU
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 08:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 08:00-00:00 / 08:00-21:00
Here at The Blind Tiger you’ll find speakeasy vibes, soulful tunes, and cracking cocktails sure to tantalise those taste buds. Just remember, you’re here to see the tiger show! 😉
Inspired by bootleggers and the raucous parties of the roaring 20s, it might seem surprising that such a cool hangout allows dog’s inside but they are dog-friendly “always and forever”. (Shouldn’t that be “fur-ever?”)
It’s especially popular for humans and hounds on Sundays, cosying up inside with a wholesome roast and a board game after walkies.
- Address: 17A Hill's Lane, SY1 1QU
- Opening Times: Mon-Tue: 15:00-23:00 / Wed-Fri: 15:00-00:00 / Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-23:00
The Old Post Office
You’ll find The Old Post Office across the road from other dog-friendly fave, The Wheatsheaf. It’s a proper little pub serving up a small menu of classic grub in hearty portions, like grills, pie, or bangers and mash, or even a fry-up breakfast at a price you won’t believe!
There’s something on most evenings too, whether it's music, karaoke, or a quiz. Doggos are welcome inside the pub, but sadly not in the guest rooms upstairs.
- Address: 1 Milk Street, SY1 1SZ
- Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 11:00-22:00 / Sat-Sun: 09:30-22:00
Three Fishes Inn
The Three Fishes Inn is in a gorgeous old timber-framed building, and it’s got one of the most welcoming and cosy atmospheres of any dog-friendly pub in Shrewsbury thanks to their very fur-iendly staff.
It’s tucked away up a little cobbled side street and it’s easy to miss, so be sure you and the pooch sniff it out! Speaking of sniffing things out, there’s scrummy pub food to feast on and some of the best-kept ales in town all at very affordable prices.
The King’s Head
One of the oldest and most charming pubs in town is The King’s Head. It’s another handsome, timber-framed Tudor building that’s all wood beams, wonky walls, and traditional charm for you and the pup to cosy up in.
Gin lovers should hunt this place down, because they potentially have the biggest range of gins in town. Hungry bellies will be happy too, because there’s heaping portions of terrifically tasty British classics on the menu.
- Address: 48 Mardol, SY1 1PP
- Opening Times: Mon-Wed: 11:00-23:00 / Thu-Sat: 11:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-22:30
The Wheatsheaf is another lovely dog-friendly pub in Shrewsbury that welcomes dogs inside and out, but furry visitors are asked to stay in the areas with wooden floors indoors.
There’s always a furry friend to make in this popular pub, and you’ll even see a pooch or two chilling out during live music nights!
As you’d expect there’s plenty of beer and wine to wet your whistle, and a regularly changing menu of hearty homemade grub using fresh local ingredients.
- Address: 50 High Street, SY1 1ST
- Opening Times: Mon-Wed: 14:00-23:00 / Thu-Sun: 12:00-23:00
Glouglou Wine Bar
It’s a little more upmarket than the average pub, but Glouglou wine bar is still a great spot to stop for a quick drink or light bite in a fabulous atmosphere. You can buy a bottle to take home with you too, or sit inside this cosy bar to enjoy a glass with charcuterie and continental nibbles. (That means plenty of cheese for Fido to snuffle!)
This independent wine bar might be modern and trendy, but your whole family is more than welcome to “pup” inside, including the kids and the fur babies and you might meet Marley the Glou pup.
- Address: 17a Castle Gates, SY1 2AD
- Opening Times: Every day: 10:00-23:00
The Tap and Can
Indie bar The Tap and Can is the craft beer destination in Shrewsbury. With 14 rotating beer lines and well over 100 cans, you’ll never be short for choice!
Bursting with bar snacks, beer, and brilliant vibes this lively and laid back bar is ideal for an evening drink with the dog in tow, and you might get to make friends with pub dog Kanye. (He won’t make you listen to his album, promise!)
Last but not least we have Cromwell’s Inn, a gorgeous, traditional 15th century inn with guest rooms, a restaurant, bar, and great beer garden tucked away by the looping river and the church.
It’s the perfect stand-in for a dog-friendly pub in Shrewsbury, since the bar and restaurant have a whopping stock of drinks, delicious food, and all pups are welcome inside with a fuss and a bowl of water. Plus, the guest rooms are also pooch-friendly!
- Address: 11 Dogpole, SY1 1EN
- Opening Times: Every day: 12:00-21:00