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Shrewsbury

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Postby didds » December 13th, 2018, 10:02 am

What's Shrewsbury like? I havent been there since about 1983 I guess!

Looking for a market tow to get away to for a weekend break with Mrs Didds... we don;t need "fancy" (probably do a Airbnb), just somewhere "nice". "Nice" for us means

* independent shops
* independent cafes/restaurants (pref a specialised veggie/vegan/wholefood one but that's not a game changer)
* decent real ale pubs/micropubs
* "interesting stuff" to do (tripadvisor seems fine on that score)
* real markets
* charity shops for a mooch|
* local theatre (amatuer is fine) and/or independent cinema (ie not franchised national chain multiscreens)
* any interesting local festivals etc.

I appreciate that is a bit of a woolly description :-) Just interested in people's thoughts

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby didds » December 13th, 2018, 10:30 am

As a general pointer sort of thing - we really Liked Wells, (food market, cathedral+evensong+Hot Fuzz Tour + charity shops... though pubs were very poor.

York - dssapointed overall... exdellent theatre and food market, centre very "town centre anywahere", aside form food market eating choice was same-same-as-everywhere, pubs good.

guildford - we lasted about two hours. Nuff Sed. Cathedral was good, cafe best choice seen

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby Rhyd6 » December 13th, 2018, 11:56 am

Shrewsbury's not bad and there are plenty of places to eat but it's not somewhere I'd like to spend the weekend. We often pop down to Ludlow for a weekend, a much more interesting little town with plenty of independent shops and plenty to do, it's slso within easy driving distance of Leominster and Hay on Wye.

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby flyer61 » December 13th, 2018, 1:52 pm

How about Nantwich or Beverley...both have plenty of independents.

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby 77ss » December 14th, 2018, 9:59 am

didds wrote:What's Shrewsbury like? I havent been there since about 1983 I guess!

Looking for a market tow to get away to for a weekend break with Mrs Didds... we don;t need "fancy" (probably do a Airbnb), just somewhere "nice". "Nice" for us means

* independent shops
* independent cafes/restaurants (pref a specialised veggie/vegan/wholefood one but that's not a game changer)
* decent real ale pubs/micropubs
* "interesting stuff" to do (tripadvisor seems fine on that score)
* real markets
* charity shops for a mooch|
* local theatre (amatuer is fine) and/or independent cinema (ie not franchised national chain multiscreens)
* any interesting local festivals etc.

I appreciate that is a bit of a woolly description :-) Just interested in people's thoughts

didds


I think it a splendid place. Not been taken over by malls and chains, good restuarants, churches, castle, abbey, regimental museum.... Lots of interesting places within easy reach.

Festivals? Well, it depends very much upon your taste, but it has one of the best folk festivals going.

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 14th, 2018, 10:24 am

I have to put in a good word for Shrewsbury as it's my 'county town'!
I do like the place - centre is very attractive , apart from possibly the lower section of Pride Hill/Shoplatch
It has a thriving pub scene, and a good local brewery (Salopian) , also Tanner's wine merchants is worth a look.
The river more or less surrounds central Shrewsbury , and the riverside parks/quarry are splendid

Just to be clear , it's SHROZE-BREE , not shrooze-bree, or shoes-bree (runs away and hides...) :D

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby swill453 » December 14th, 2018, 10:41 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:Just to be clear , it's SHROZE-BREE , not shrooze-bree, or shoes-bree (runs away and hides...) :D

Really? https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/201 ... ts-are-in/

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 14th, 2018, 11:02 am

Yes, really.
You can tell by the moronic comments in the article
"It is pronounced shroo! Any idiot should know that! You wouldn't call the rodent shrew a shrow would you?"
By that logic Slough should be pronounced to rhyme with rough/tough, or through...

Ask anyone who went to Shrewsbury School how to pronounce it

Plus, it was originally called -Schrosberie,

end of, I will hear no more arguments ;)

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby swill453 » December 14th, 2018, 1:12 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:You can tell by the moronic comments in the article

Article comment are always moronic, it's a rule.

Unless it's The Register.

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby tikunetih » December 14th, 2018, 1:53 pm

swill453 wrote:
AleisterCrowley wrote:You can tell by the moronic comments in the article

Article comment are always moronic, it's a rule.

Unless it's The Register.


I've had in-depth inside knowledge of situations reported on in The Register and found that just about every comment posted was at best wide of the mark or at worst abject nonsense.

YMMV but I wouldn't be in any hurry to place El Reg's commentators up on a pedestal.

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby swill453 » December 14th, 2018, 2:02 pm

tikunetih wrote:I've had in-depth inside knowledge of situations reported on in The Register and found that just about every comment posted was at best wide of the mark or at worst abject nonsense.

OK, me too to an extent, but the inside knowledge is often there if you keep a cynical head on when reading.

Sorry, way off topic now...

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Re: Shrewsbury

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 14th, 2018, 2:17 pm

anyway, Shrewsbury, yes very nice place.
My mates back home do a beer tour occasionally, sometimes starting at Chez Sophie Crêperie - which unusually does Belgian/craft beer(!)


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