A Year Of Beer 6 : The Loggerheads, Shrewsbury

The Loggerheads, Church Street, Shrewsbury
Saturday 20 June 2015

What a delightful old pub this was - real pub, real ale, real atmosphere. The building dates back to the second half of the seventeenth century and it has been a pub since the 1780s. It has gone through more names than is good for it - The Greyhound, the Horse and Jockey, The Lord Hill, The General Lord Hill (a promotion, no doubt), and the Shrewsbury Arms - before adopting what had in fact been its nickname for centuries - The Loggerheads. It would appear that the name comes from the three leopard heads that appear on the coat of arms of Shrewsbury, but you will believe anything you read after a pint or two. The pint in question was Boondoggle from Ringwood Brewery.

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