Admiral Benbow, Shrewsbury

24 Swan Hill
Shrewsbury
SY1 1NF
01743 244423

The Admiral Benbow is a traditional, old fashioned town pub. No food, no children, no social media page but a great selection of good ales and ciders.

Watch the opening hours though. At the time of writing it’s closed Sunday to Tuesday and only open evenings on other weekdays. Even Saturday opening isn’t until 2.00pm.

Admiral Benbow was a commander in the Royal Navy in the 17th century who successfully fought many battles against the French. A dispute with his captains toward the end of his career enhanced his fame and led to him entering popular culture. A good number of pubs are named after him, including one in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. And his connection with Shrewsbury? He was born here in 1653.

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