Award-winning real ale
At The Prince of Wales we’re known for our real ale. Our pub is equipped with ten traditional hand pumps; we have six regular real ales everyday on and rotate a variety of guest real ales each week. We source our real ale from some of the best breweries across the country including some fantastic local breweries in Shrewsbury and Shropshire.
We must be doing something right, The Prince of Wales has been in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for over 10 years and in the process won many awards. We’ve won Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA’s Pub of the Year in 2006 & 2015, and runners up in 2005 & 2010. In 2014 we were awarded with a Tribute Masters recognition; "Tribute Masters really know how to look after their ale and always give the best quality serve of Tribute to their customers." Also we were finalists in the Shropshire Star Spotlight Awards 2014 in the 'Best Pub in Shropshire' category.
Working closely with local breweries and supported by Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA branch, The Prince of Wales hosts two annual real ale festivals. Our Winter Real Ale Festival takes place in February and our Spring & Summer Real Ale Festival takes place in May, the pub is transformed with an extra festival bar so there’s plenty of room for even more great beer!
But don’t worry if real ale isn’t your cup of tea. The selection from our draught beers, ciders, bottle fridge, wines, spirits and soft drinks is enough to appease all tastes. For more information on our real ale, draught beer, cider and wines look at our drinks menu below.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our all our drinks, especially our real ale. Our reputation for great real ale has rewarded the pub with loyal customers that keep coming back for more. So what makes The Prince’s beer so great?
It all starts with choosing the right real ales and knowing what our customers like! Our ales are selected from the best local breweries around Shrewsbury, Shropshire and across the country for their taste, quality and reputation.
The next step is cellar management. Cellar management is key for making good beer great! The barrels are allowed to settle in our chilled cellar before serving, and our lines are cleaned regularly so you’re tasting exactly what the brewer intended.
Finally, the serve! Our bar staff serve our real ale in oversized glasses so you always get a full pint. We serve on traditional hand pumps with a sparkler, but if you prefer your real ale any other way just let us know.
...but don’t just take our word for it! Come down and try our award-winning real ales today.
The beers listed above are our regular ales which we aim to have available at all times. We also provide a variety of guest ales throughout the week, especially at weekends, subject to availability.