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Mardol, Roushill & Smithfield Road

Home to an exciting mix of independent businesses and some of your favourite high street names.

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About Mardol and the surrounding areas

Stretching from Shrewsbury’s Pride Hill and Shoplatch down to the River Severn, Mardol and its surrounding streets are home to an exciting mix of independent businesses and some of your favourite high street names. Travelling along the River Severn, Smithfield Road connects the West End to the Castle Quarter. Scattered along the way, you can find a number of Shrewsbury’s bars and pubs. Mardol hosts an exciting mix of nationals and independents, it’s not to be missed if you’re a fan of pre-loved shopping and out-of-the-ordinary eateries. Roushill is home to an exciting mix of independent retailers, eateries and health and beauty specialists. Two pieces of contemporary artwork decorate the area. 'Darwin’s Gate' stands at Mardol Head, and 'The Quantum Leap' on nearby Smithfield Road.


Notable history

Mardol is one of Shrewsbury’s oldest streets, and in Saxon times was home to tradesmen who gained access to the river via long curving gardens. Some of which are still visible in the outlines either side of King’s Head Passage. By the 15th century, Mardol was home to wealthy merchants living in luxury timber-framed buildings, many of which survive to this day. By the 17th century, the area had become Shrewsbury’s red-light district, providing drinking and entertainment for the river boatmen and their crews. And if you’re passing by – make sure to say hello to the Mardol Dragon hanging on the corner of Roushill and Mardol.

so many places to see

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Eat & Drink

The Walrus

We are a young team dedicated to serving the highest possible standard of food in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We aim to ensure you an…

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The Salopian Bar & Garden

Situated alongside the River Severn, the Salopian Bar is a unique establishment, offering a great selection of real ales, Belgian beers and ciders,…

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Taste of Shrewsbury

Taste of Shrewsbury is a small family business offering both takeaway and eat-in facilities, including the gallery tea room that seats thirty-two…

Open Today 9:30AM - 3:30PM

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Base Architects

Multi award winning Architectural Practice established in 2003. Offering a wide range of design and technical services in architecture, urban design…

Open Today 8:45AM - 5:30AM

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Ellerker Opticians

Based in the heart of historic Shrewsbury, Ellerker Opticians has been providing friendly and professional eye care for over 20 years. Under new…

Open Today 9:00AM - 5:30PM

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The Curry House

The Curry House was opened in July 1970 and is located on Mardol, one of Shrewsbury's oldest streets in the heart of the town. The Curry House serves…

Open Today 5:00PM - 10:00PM

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Peakes Travel Elite

From our travel agency in Shrewsbury, we have an eye on the world. Come and visit us or call to discuss your next holiday experience. We take the…

Open Today 10:00AM - 4:00PM

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Florence & Company

Florence and Company are an independent family-owned business that specialises in quality clothing imported directly from Italy. We opened our first…

Open Today 9:30AM - 5:00PM

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The Lighting Shop

The Lighting Shop really does do exactly what it says on the tin! The store on Mardol sells a range of wall lights, lampshades, ceiling lights and…

Open Today 9:30AM - 5:30AM


Mind Shop

A high-quality charity shop in Shrewsbury town centre supporting the work of mental health charity Mind. We're raising money and awareness for Mind…

Open Today 9:00AM - 5:00PM

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