Real Ale and Craft Beer at The Bailey Head

Having only opened in 2016, we are Shrewsbury and West Shropshire CAMRA Pub of the Year and Market Towns Pub of the Year 2018, overall Shropshire Pub of the Year Runner up and Marches (Shropshire and Herefordshire) Pub of the Year, 3rd place.. In 2017 we were runner up for the overall Shrewsbury and West Shropshire Pub of the Year  award and won the S&WS Market Towns PotY award.

We have been in both editions of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide since we opened, 2019 and 2018

We were a finalist for the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural 2018

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We get through about 520 different real ales a year on our six handpumps, as can be seen by the pump clip collection on the ceiling. These mainly come from microbreweries, both locally and throughout the UK.


We are an Oakham Ales Oakademy of Excellence and always try to have an Oakham ale on (though we often run out in the early part of the week).

For CAMRA members, we accept CAMRA Wetherspoons 50p vouchers. One voucher for one pint for one CAMRA member per visit, on any Real Ale  or Real Cider. The link to our Whatpub entry, where CAMRA members can also submit beer scores for us is here.

We have an extensive range of craft beers on KeyKeg and keg, as well as in bottles cans. For lager drinkers we have Freedom Authentic Lager from Staffordshire and imported Krombacher Pils from Germany on tap as well as bottled lagers.

You can view the list here of all of the draught beers we have served each year here:

8 March 2018 to present here

8 March 2017 to 7 March 2018 here

8 March 2016 to 7 March 2017  here

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