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Shrewsbury Market Hall is well worth a visit for a vibrant blend of boutique stalls, award-winning cafes and bars, art and craft studios, fresh produce and more.

Spot Shrewsbury's commanding clock tower on the skyline and here you'll find the award-winning Market Hall, hunkered at its base.

The Market Hall has earned a reputation as a must-visit destination for some of the most creative lunch spots in town. And one Saturday every month – usually the first Saturday – the market also opens as a popular evening venue. Cafes, restaurants, bars and a selection of retail stalls open until 10pm.

Diners can enjoy Beijing dumplings in a Chinese tea house, champagne and oysters at a continental-style seafood bar, Spanish tapas or sizzling Thai and Indian street food.

The Birds's Nest Café, recently awarded the accolade of Shropshire's Best Coffee Shop, is renowned for its show-stopping cakes and artisan-inspired street dishes.

New to the market's food and drink scene is Gindifferent Bar, specialising in more than 50 craft gins from small distilleries in the UK and abroad. Gins can be savoured alongside artisan cheese and charcuterie platters, the ingredients for which are sourced from market delicatessen Cook And Carve.

The market has a dizzying array of fresh produce, reinforcing its foodie credentials. There are no fewer than four traditional butchers, including rare breed and poultry and game specialists. There are four fruit and veg sellers including Hopesay Glebe Farm which sells its own organic produce on Fridays and Saturdays.
Barkworths Seafoods has been supplying fresh fish to the people of Shrewsbury for over 100 years, sourcing from small family-owned inshore day boats in Cornwall, Wales and Scarborough.

Other notable food and drink attractions are Snapdragon Wholefoods, barbecue rub and spice blend specialist Black Box and independent wine merchant Iron & Rose which sells wines from small production vineyards that use traditional and natural methods of production.

Make time to explore the market's home and gift boutiques. Discover vintage finds, pre-loved books and unique handcrafts. Treat yourself to a one-off work of art.

You can even hire or buy a bicycle to explore more of Shrewsbury and the surrounding area. Supplier Urban Bikes provides sightseeing cycle route maps that weave through the town or fan out into the countryside.

Shrewsbury Market Hall, in Claremont Street, opens Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with a selection of stalls open on Thursdays. www.markethallshrewsbury.co.uk

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