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Saturday 14th January
RAR 255
COVENTRY'S GBG

Meet at Greyhound, Sutton Stop, 12 noon
Sunday 5th February
HW 55
SNOWDROPS AT ALLESLEY

Meet at The Brooklands, Kingsbury Road, 12 noon.
Saturday 18th February
RAR 256
STATFORD TO WELFORD ON AVON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am (X18 takes 1 hour 35 mins!!)

The No.27 bus leaves Welford at 3:16pm and arrives Stratford 3:29pm (opposite Maypole)
5:50pm arrives 6:12pm
6:09pm arrives 6:46pm

The X18 bus leaves B439 (Binton turn) at 3:19pm arrives Stratford at 3:56pm. This stop is supposedly 20 mins walk from Welford.
3:49pm arrives 4:26pm
4:24pm arrives 5:01pm
4:54pm arrives 5:31pm

The 6:30pm No. 460 National Express arrives Coventry 7:00pm
Saturday 18th March
RAR 257
WELFORD ON AVON TO BIDFORD ON AVON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am

The 11:54am X18 bus from Stratford arrives B439 (Binton turn) at 12:07pm
Saturday 15th April
RAR 258
BIDFORD ON AVON TO HARVINGTON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am

The 11:54am X18 bus from Stratford arrives Bidford 12:11pm
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Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, in the West Midlands region of England. Lying on the River Severn it is a historic market town with the town centre having a largely unaltered medieval street plan. The town features over 660 historic listed buildings, including several examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th century, Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone castle fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery.
Arriving in Shrewsbury by train turn left out of the station and walk up Castle Street. In a short while you come to the VAULTS which we will visit later. Just a little further on we find the BULLS HEAD. Although this pub only sells Banks's Bitter it is worth visiting as the nearest pub to the station and also because it has good pannelling, tiles in the passageways and an iron range.

The Bulls Head
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The Loggerheads on Church Street
Then continue along St Mary's Street and into Church Street for the LOGGERHEADS. This is a wondefully wonky old building with walls and floors that lean at odd angles. It sells a wide range of ales.
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The 'Gents Only' stencilled on the side of
the pew by the door welcomes you to a
panelled back room with flagstones,
scrubbed-top tables, high-backed settles
and a coal fire
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A short stroll through the churchyard leads to the THREE FISHES on Fish Street, a fifteenth century building selling a wide range of traditional ales and ciders. it is also a popular place to eat. There a notice which proclaims it to be"the original smoke-free public house"
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The Three Fishes Bar
Then walk down Wyle Cop top the NAGS HEAD, an old pub with an even older timber - framed building in the yard. This is the most impressive smoking area ever, though it does tend to let the rain in ! The pub has an old style interior with a wide range of ales.
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photo The historic beer garden at The Nag's Head in Wyle Cop is well worth a look. Secluded and peaceful, it is overshadowed by the impressive medieval ruins of a timber framed building that currently serves as a leaky, draughty smoking shelter!
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Back up Wyle Cop you come to the WHEATSHEAF, with various bar areas and good views through the windows of the shoppers rushing about their business. Relax inside with ales from the Marston's range.
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The Wheatsheaf in High Street
Along College Hill leads you to Swan Hill and the ADMIRAL BENBOW, a little single room pub with a wide range of local brewery's ales
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The Admiral Benbow on Swan Hill
Further down Swan Hill, on the corner with Cross Hill is another little pub, this time multi-roomed. This is the COACH AND HORSES, which sells Salopian and Stonehouse beers.
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The Coach and Horses on Cross Hill
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Morgans on the corner of Bellstone
Down Cross Hill turn right into St John's Hill and left into Bellstone where we find MORGANS. Left into St Austins Street you come to the rear of MONTGOMERY'S TOWER on Claremont Bank. This is a modern Wetherspoons with the usual wide range of micro brewery's ales.
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Weatherspoon's Montgomery's Tower on Claremont Bank
Leaving the front of Montgomery's Tower turn right along Lower Claremont Bank and pass the Shrewsburt Hotel to arrive at the SALOPIAN BAR on Smithfield Road This has modern decor and sells Batham's Bitter and Salopian and Stonehouse ales.
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The Salopian Bar on Smithfield Road. Photo © Copyright Chris Whippet
After the Salopian Bar continue along Smithfield Road and turn right up Meadow Place to retuirn full circle to the VAULTS on Castle Gates then back to the station before the karaoke starts!
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