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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.

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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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Watson & Thornton

Started after the second world war by Bill Thornton, the present owner's father, trading at Wellington market, the business grew steadily over the…

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The Kitchen Depot

The Kitchen Depot Shrewsbury has recently moved into a fantastic new showroom for our customers to browse our stylish kitchen displays and bring…

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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…

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Bodycare

Bodycare was launched in 1970 by Graham and Margaret Blackledge on a market stall in Skelmersdale, Lancashire and has been serving customers for more…

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Wellmeadow Limited

Company Overview What sets us apart from other consulting firms is that our approach is designed specifically with SMEs in mind. We know that often…

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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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Osteria

Head to Shrewsbury Osteria to experience true Italian hospitality and enjoy freshly cooked speciality dishes made with the finest ingredients sourced…

Open Today 12:00PM - 10:00PM

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BodyTech Health Club

BodyTech is Shrewsbury's longest-running health club, offering extensive state-of-the-art training equipment, fitness classes and personal training…

Open Today 8:00AM - 8:00PM

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Ten & Six

In one of Shrewsbury's most iconic town centre buildings, we bring you Ten & Six, a Champagne bar inspired by Alice's Adventures in…

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Jessops

Jessops is the largest photographic retailer in the UK. Whatever they're looking for, customers have a huge range of cameras, camcorders, camera…

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