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Top Shropshire locals feature in 2024 Good Beer Guide

A prestigious guide to the nation’s best pubs features a dozen new entries from across Shropshire in its latest edition.

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Dean and Rachel Horton of the Railway Tavern in Newport

A total of 51 pubs across the county feature in 2024 Good Beer Guide, compiled by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra). The latest edition was launched at Shrewsbury Beer Festival in St Mary's Church.

The guide records the county as having 14 breweries, unchanged on a year ago, and halting the decline which saw five breweries close the year before.

It also features 29 pubs and eight breweries in Mid Wales.

Shrewsbury remains the county's real ale capital, with 11 entries. The town has five new entries for this year, with the Anchor at Frankwell, Montgomery's Tower in Lower Claremont Bank, the Nag's Head in Wyle Cop, the Prince of Wales in Belle Vue, and Salopian Bar in Smithfield Road all featuring.

The Abbey at Monkmoor, the Cross Foxes at Longden Coleham and Loggerheads in Church Street all keep their places, along with the Tap & Can in Castle Gates, Three Fishes in Fish Street, and Woodman in Coton Hill.

The Harp Hotel in Albrighton has bounced back following a fire

Ludlow also does well, with five entries this year. New entries Blood Bay in High Street and Queens in Lower Galdeford joining the Charlton Arms, Church Inn and Ludlow Brewing Co taphouse, which all appeared in last year's edition.

The Harp Hotel in Albrighton, which was hit by a fire earlier this year, is new for 2024, along with the Railway Tavern in Newport.