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“Very pleasant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The ALB

The ALB
Ranked #15 of 342 Restaurants in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$37
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Step into the albert lounge bar and you will struggle to believe it used to be an old drinkers pub. Gone are the fruit machines, pool table and jukebox; in their place is quirky artwork, comfy sofas and a back bar display to boast about. Take a step upstairs to the old 'rock room' and you will be greeted by a 65+ seater restaurant with exposed brick walls and victorian design A local family took on the two hundred year old building and gave it an extensive refurbishment to restore the albert to its former glory with a contemporary twist The key to the ALB is local quality food and cocktails with style made by people who care The ALB welcomes everyone children and adults alike. To ensure we have a safe, friendly & exciting venue we ask that you abide by the three tiers of our dress code: No work wear, No sports wear and No swearing
shrewsbury
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82 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Made our first visit last Friday and found it to be a very relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff and a superb selection of drinks / food.

We opted for the bar and had a sharing hunters board which was great ... but if being honest we would have preferred if a couple of the meats were swapped for some greens etc.

Overall though nice decor, friendly and a great selection of food/drink

We will return

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English first
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

A couple of friends and I went to the Alb for a burger before my Shrewsbury stag do. The idea was to have some food and "a few" beers before a full-on night of drinking.

My friends and I all ordered the "Ultimate AL-burger" for £13.50 and we were not disappointed! It was huge! The first of the 2 (yes 2!) burgers was topped with brie and bacon and the second with mushrooms and cheese. The burger was delicious and the service was fantastic.

I like the fact that even as a modern bar, the Alb still has a couple of real ales on, along with more cocktails than you can shake a stick at!

My partner had her hen do in the upstairs function area and could not speak highly enough of the place, as is the case with many people I have spoken to also!

It is fast becoming one of my regular (and favourite) places to eat/drink in town!

Keep up the good work (and I will see you tonight for some more cocktails) ;)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Simon P
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Polegate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We recently visited the restaurant whilst on holiday as it had been recommended to us by our hotel receptionist. Everyone was friendly and the food was excellent. We are sorry that we do not live in the area but will definitely be back when we next visit Shrewsbury.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank saphron51
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shrewsbury
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113 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Lovely Lobster”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Went here lastnight, a Monday, ate in the bar as the Restaurant was closed, however we were told we could eat in the Restaurant if we wanted. Both had the Lobster and both really enjoyed it. We will return.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

The food and atmosphere was great, the staff were excellent and the drinks were perfect. Will definitely come back.

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James-ALB, General Manager at The ALB, responded to this review, 16 October 2014
Many thanks for your kind remarks I will pass the details to our staff.

All credit goes to them they really are superb and try very hard to please.

Thanks again James
GM - The ALB
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