More often than not pub tickers rack up a lot of their scores during the day/early evening. The bane of many #pubmen is the boozer that doesn’t open in the afternoon or, alternatively, the Micropub that is shut for three days of the week.
However, what happens when you want a pint after midnight but don’t want to pretend you’re still in your thirties and hit a nightclub?
Step forward 216 – Morgan’s SY1 1HU which is a decent boozer without any hassle at 12.30 on a Saturday night/Sunday morning.
It is The Exchange Hotel’s bar in the middle of Shrewsbury and has a decent bit of brewing history with both Wem Brewery and Greenall Whitley running it in the past until Greenalls sold it in 1988.
However, 2008 saw a takeover from Quintin Morgan, hence the bar name, and has had a few refurbishments since then.
I had a very nice pint of Pravha with my two pals and I and it felt like a place I might take Mrs BB at the end of the night.
I’ve visited quite a few boozers in Shrewsbury and am fully aware a lot of the classic ‘Ale Trail’ pubs haven’t registered. Nonetheless, it is clearly a top town for totting and The Hole In The Wall/Yorkshire House are pubs that are as good as anything atmosphere wise I have seen for a long time.
Morgan’s is a decent boozer in Shrewsbury that purportedly sells cask ale but I couldn’t see any however, it was a good end to a top notch evening in a town I will definitely be visiting again.
(both of my pals enjoying the ‘ambience’)