The Albion Inn
Mon-Sat 12-2.30; 5-11 (Sat 12-4); 7-11; Sun 12-4; 7-10.30
The Albion Inn
This is a one bar Marston's pub that serves more than just Pedigree. In fact at time of visit it served 4 ales from the Head Brewer's Choice. The special on was Amber Ale at 4.2%
The bar area is a 'U' shaped and there is plenty of wood along the walls. The bar itself is made of wood with roof supports and provides a pleasant alternative to the plastic city centre pubs. Pew seating and traditional tables give the bar a relaxed feel, which is popular with the locals. The bar area is also partitioned to give a sense of privacy and atmosphere. At one end there is a range and large over-mantle. Surprisingly these days, the beer prices are reasonable and wont leave you short in the change department.
Outside there is small terrace overlooking North Shropshire. The views are quite stunning and the early morning light is luminescent. At one side of the terrace is a children's play area. Disabled access is good to the terrace and play area, but you cannot get into the pub from there as there are steps to negotiate to gain access, go round the front from the main road into Oakengates from St. Georges.
The Albion Inn does food lunch and evenings and it is of traditional fayre, with nothing over £6.95, including steaks! There are small portions for children, but limited fayre for vegetarians.
There is accommodation in two rooms upstairs - not good for disabled access as stairs are very steep. The Albion Inn has three crowns from the tourist board. Accommodation is comfortable en-suite with TV and tea making facilities, though second room has twin beds only! The price was £60 for a double/twin, £35 for a single.
Well worth a try. (P. Harold)
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