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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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Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks is the world's premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee. Starbucks was established in 1971, as a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and...

The Beefy Boys

The Beefy Boys was founded in 2011 in Hereford by four backyard amateur cooks sharing a passion for local produce and dirty American-style burgers and BBQ. After a hefty amount of...

A-Plan Insurance

A-Plan Insurance is a broker that has been established for over 50 years with the Shrewsbury branch opening in 2015. We provide a wide range of insurances from car, home &...

CSons

Insanely tasty, locally sourced, globally inspired up to date food and drink from the four Crouch brothers and their amazing team! Serving up the best coffee, tea, breakfast,...

The Square

The beautiful 16th Century Square with the Old Market Hall at its centre is formed on three sides by gorgeous high-end boutiques and restaurants as well as the Shrewsbury Museum...

O'Donnell Moonshine

Since 2016, the O’Donnell founders; August Ullrich and Philip Morsink, and the rest of the O’Donnell team have been producing and selling high quality wheat-based spirits and...

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,...