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“Old Bucks Head”

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Ye Olde Bucks Head Inn
Ranked #29 of 56 Shrewsbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2012

My wife and I have just returned from a couple of days in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. We stayed at the Old Bucks Head Inn, Frankwell.
We are generally leery of staying in pubs that offer accommodation having had too many bad experiences still, it looked a nice place from the web site and from a variety of reviews and I have to say, we were not disappointed.
The Inn itself is warm and comfortable with a decent range of beers, the staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
The food was excellent! Generous servings that tasted fresh and home cooked and at a very reasonable price too.
For those with a larger appetite, I recommend the 14oz steak that comes with plenty of chips, peas, mushrooms and fried onions and a small side salad.
The room, number 9, was a little on the small side but clean and bright, the bed large and comfortable. The en- suite bath with shower was a good size with plenty of hot water available on demand. The only downside, and this is a little nit picking, was the lack of storage and clothes hanging space. This was limited to two bedside tables each of three draws, a small desk with three draws also. In addition there was a small open hanging rack with about four hangers for coats and such like. For entertainment / business, all the rooms have free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV with most channels activated. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided, again in generous amounts and fresh milk available from the kitchen upon request
The location of this Inn is very good, although on a main road, the area was quite quiet. It is also easy to find and offers a limited amount of off road parking. The Inn is only an easy ten minute stroll across the Welsh Bridge from the centre of Shrewsbury and very close to the Severn Theatre.
The outdoors parts of the Inn are very nice also if the weather happens to be good, a secluded beer garden at ground level, ideal for children and an elevated roof area that offers a number of picnic style tables and benches.
All in all, thoroughly recommended for people looking for a short break to enjoy Shrewsbury and should my wife and I return to the area, we would certainly consider staying at the Old Bucks Head Inn again.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

This is an excellent pub on the outskirts of Shrewsbury but within walking distance of the town. We stayed one night on a B&B basis but also ate at their restaurant on the evening of our arrival. The food was very good, well prepared and visually pleasing too. It didn't take long to be served despite the pub being quite full with what appeared to be locals.

Our two single rooms were in the annex which appeared rather ramshackle from the outside but proved to be well equipped with en suite facilities, all of which worked. Despite facing the courtyard and thus the parking area, noise was not a problem.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

The hotel was warm and welcoming, with home cooked food and generous portions. The staff were most helpful

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

I have not stayed here, but was driving past and decided to try it because the food prices seemed low!
It's good honest pub food, home cooked as far as I could tell, and very enjoyable. The place is welcoming and the service friendly.
We also enjoyed the beer, the local brew 'Darwin's Origin' is excellent.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank ShropshireTenor
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We often go here when we are too lazy to cook . last time we ate here was 2 jan 2012. It was just as delicious as usual. We both had a prawn cocktail to start which was lovely and fresh,it was served with white bread and butter which was a suprise but was probably because it was the day after new year and they had perhaps run out of brown. The steaks were as delicious as they always are and cooked to perfection. On previous occaisons have taken my mum and we all ordered steaks with different cooking times and they all came together and were all cooked wonderfully. You just can't go wrong when you eat here.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

We visited on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a wonderful meal at a reasonable price. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Staff were very pleasant and efficient. After the meal, the landlady kept coming round with plates of home-made nibbles and insisting we tried them, although we were full.

Thoroughly recommend it !!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank MoP3
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

The Bucks Head Inn is a good honest English Inn that provides everything you need at a very reasonable price. The staff are friendly & helpful, the bar is stocked with a good selection of ales, the menu has something for everybody, the rooms are clean & everything works. Places like this are becoming rare, it makes a pleasant, characterful change from the faceless, corporate hotel. Good location too.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ye Olde Bucks Head Inn

Address: 53 Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8JR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #29 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Shrewsbury
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Ye Olde Bucks Head Hotel Shrewsbury
Ye Olde Bucks Head Inn Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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