Shropshire Day 2024

Shropshire Day is just around the corner and we’ve got a few nice things for you to do to celebrate! The day is of course St Milburga’s Saint’s Day – the Patron Saint of Shropshire. The princess was Abbess of Wenlock and was buried there after her death in around 716 AD.

Shropshire Week at Red Lion, Market Drayton

The Red Lion are going all out, in fact they have created a week long celebration! Enjoy a pint of their Shropshire Hop beer at the Joule’s Brewery taproom, whilst taking in an event or two. It’s quiz night tomorrow, games night on Wednesday and a tasty Shropshire sharer is available from Thursday to Saturday. This includes cheese from Moydens, salami from Shropshire Salumi and a 4 pint jug of Shropshire Hop – £35 for two to share. Then there’s live music from Nibbs & Chrisbee on Froday alongside a sausage and mash special with a free pint with each order. Linda O’Dowd is performing on Saturday and there’s Sunday lunch with a free half of Shropshire Hop with every roast. Phew!

Shropshire Day Wine Tasting with Rowton Vineyard, Shrewsbury

Enjoy a celebratory wine tasting at Morris Hall, Bellstone on Friday 23rd – Shropshire Day itself. Drop in between 6pm and 9pm to taste each of the wines from the Rowton Vineyard debut 2022 vintage. Tickets are just £5 for your tasting and there will be a bar on site too if you fancy an extra glass or some other tasty local treats. You can also pop something in your bag to take home, buying bottles from the event shop.

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A Competition from Salopian Brewery, Hadnall

Salopian are celebrating with a little competition. Send your best photo of their Shropshire Gold for a chance to win a case of 12 bottles. Check their social media for details of how to enter, but get those photos in by Friday!

Shropshire Day treats at Pig & Pie, Much Wenlock

Ryans of Wenlock have created a special Milburga’s Mercian Treat – an authentic apple pie and custard, served with or without cinnamon, released especially on Friday. If you fancy something savoury, why not pick up a Shropshire Fidget Pie, a Milburga Pie or some Mil-burgers while you’re there?

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