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The Square, High Street & Milk Street

The Square

The Square lies at the heart of Shrewsbury’s town centre. Home to a jam-packed calendar of exciting events and markets, the Square is a near-constant hive of activity.

Around its perimeter you can find an eclectic mix of independent and national eateries and retailers. From Italian and French cuisine to baby clothes and men’s shoes – you can find it all in the Square!

Surrounding the Square you can find a warren of historic streets, each filled with a myriad of independents and national favourites. High Street is one of Shrewsbury’s main shopping hubs, home to many of your favourite big names, and a host of independent retailers and eateries. Around the corner, Milk Street and Princess Street is a treasure trove of independent retailers and eateries.

Did you know as early as 1291, there was a pool or bog in the Square called the Bishop’s Pool. According to tradition, this would be the ducking pool for ‘nagging wives’ and dishonest traders. The offender was tied to a chair called the cucking or ducking stool, exposed to public derision and then immersed in water. The husband had to foot the bill of one farthing for each immersion.

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Stop. Cafe Bar

Located within Shrewsbury's Museum and Art Gallery and run by local couple Mike and Nicola Dalton, Stop. Cafe Bar is the second Stop. in Shrewsbury; their other branch is near the...

Oxfam

Set in the historic town of Shrewsbury, Oxfam High Street is home to fabulous second-hand clothes including an amazing designer rail, classic homewares section and Fairtrade...

Martin Hayes Eyecare

At Martin Haynes Eyecare we really care about you and your eye sight, that is why we are considered one of the leading Opticians in Shrewsbury. Whether it’s your first time or a...

Côte Brasserie

Côte Brasserie, located in the Square, is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from great quality,...

Peaberry

Peaberry' is an independent grand café bar located in the former Shearmans Hall Building in Milk Street. With a small outside terrace it is a wonderful place to relax, unwind,...

The Cat's Pyjamas

Shrewsbury's hottest new brunch and cocktail destination.

Hopefully Made

Hopefully Made is an independent studio coffee shop, set up by Hope and Becky, Hopefully Made started out as a small screen printing business born out of their love of creativity...

CSons Shrewsbury

CSons is a family-run cafe/restaurant, it is owned and run by four brothers that have a passion for food. CSons specialise in globally inspired locally sourced seasonal food and...

Shrewsbury High School

Shrewsbury High School has been educating girls in the heart of Shrewsbury since 1885, our school is literally built into the historic Town Walls. We welcome students aged 4-18...

Golden Cross Hotel

The Golden Cross is a hotel and restaurant offering a quirky, characterful and glamorous alternative for visitors bored with the tame impersonality of chain hotels. Reputed to be...