Shrewsbury Beer Festival

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Shrewsbury CAMRA Beer Festival is on the move*

We’re moving to a larger venue – the former Wakeman School – and we’re moving to a date in the summer – 20-22 July – when we can be a major part of Shrewsbury’s visitor offering.

We’ll have over 100 different beers, food on site and lots of seating!  The festival’s ethos will be the same – plenty of new beers and new breweries, but we’ll be able to accommodate more old favourites, a wider range of ciders and a bar dedicated to dark beers.

See here for the provisional Beer List 

Updates, ideas and gossip will be posted on our Festival Facebook Page   In the meantime, if you are a CAMRA member who would like to volunteer to work at the festival for a few hours, please email

*as with any festival, we’re subject to final approval of budget by CAMRA Central Office

The new venue’s postcode is SY2 6AA. It’s about 350 yards further from the station, but there’s a bus (No1) which goes past the door and runs until 9pm (ish). There’s parking nearby if you have a designated driver.

We’re unlikely to have amplified music, which I know will please some and displease others, but might go for a one or two person acoustic set in a side room.

There are a couple of internal stairs between the front entrance and the foyer, but there’s a platform lift so we will have full disabled access.

We’d like to thank the Morris Hall for having us for the past few years. It’s unfortunate we’ve outgrown its charms, but it’s time for us to move on to more suitable accommodation. Please consider the Hall for any events you’re holding

Our facebook Festival Page is here.                        Our  Festival Twitter feed is here.

In the meantime, for news of other beer festivals in Shrewsbury, Shropshire & surrounding counties during the rest of the year, See our local Beer Festivals page 


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18 thoughts on “Shrewsbury Beer Festival

  1. Hi,
    I attended the Shrewsbury Beer Festival on 22nd July and was signed up as a member of CAMRA by a charmi8ng lady in the foyer. However, I have heard nothing since confirming my membership and was wondering if you would please chase up my application to see what is happening.
    Regards Daniel Worsley


    • Apologies for the delay, but this is normal I’m afraid. New applications are grouped together and have to be sent to our HQ in St Albans. Added to that, this is one of their busiest times of year, with the Great British Beer Festival being next week. So, bear with us, you should have your temporary Membership card anyway, and you can follow our activities on this website or Facebook (ShrewsburyWestShropshireCamra) to see what is happening locally.


  2. I am bringing a big group to the town on the 22nd and need a 6 Pub crawl .
    I intend to start at the old shrews fan base pub , the one with a bowling green by a former mailings. I then need five more to get (leisurely ) back to the station for 6pm. The festival is unlikely as not everyone is a member, so pubs will do..
    Any suggestions good folk of Shrewsbury, but 6 only.
    Thanks Steve Heighton Rugby


    • It’s the sort of question that everyone will have a different answer to, but I’ll have a go. Your starting pub is the Prince of Wales, a fairly simple route after that would be Cross Foxes – Nags Head – Three Fishes – Coach & Horses – Salopian Bar. But other pubs such as the Admiral Benbow and Montgomerys Tower (Wetherspoons) could be easily be slotted in as replacements for the above.


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