The Brewery Inn meets the needs of locals and tourists, who are searching for a refreshing drink, quick snack or an unfussy meal in a friendly family pub. It is a value-for-money pub providing freshly prepared and cooked to order food.
The Brewery Inn
About The Brewery Inn



The Brewery Inn is a traditional family pub that serves freshly cooked to order food. It has recently undergone a refurbishment since the sad passing of the previous landlord Roger Hotchkiss and the pub is now run by his daughter Fiona and the same staff team. The new bar area is always well stocked with an impressive drinks range and the specials board is always full of new ideas, alongside the many choices on the extensive menu, including a wide range of vegetarian dishes, plus smaller options for children, OAPs or those wanting a smaller meal. 

It is very much a family pub where children are always welcome, staff will warm baby milk/food upon request. There are baby changing facilities and children’s toys to keep little ones amused. Plus children have their own menu with many choices. The pub often caters for family gatherings and parties offering a free function room. The room can accommodate groups of up to 100 people, and is used for baby showers, christenings, family meals, birthday parties, AGMs, club and group meetings and much more.

The pub has an enclosed patio terrace with undercover seating and a lovely view of the river Severn. Dogs are welcome out here and water is always provided. The large car park area has tie rings, a mounting block and fresh water for horses. River Severn day fishing tickets are available at the bar, with many enjoying a day on the river catching large barbell and chub followed by a refreshing pint afterwards. 

Throughout the year the pub holds many community/charity events such as clairvoyant evenings, family bingo, quizzes, raffles and much more. In the bar area there are large bookcases, selling books to raise money for the Severn Hospice. Good quality books and raffle prizes are always needed.



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The settlement was planned as a canal–river interchange and a complete "new town" by ironmaster William Reynolds, who between 1788 and 1796 built warehouses, workshops, factories and workers accommodation in Coalport. He also directed the construction of the Shropshire Canal, linking the East Shropshire coalfield with the River Severn — the terminus being Coalport Wharf between the Brewery Inn and Coalport Bridge. Coalport at this time was much larger than it is today. Coalport was home to an important pottery founded in 1795 by John Rose. It produced Coalport porcelain which became popular worldwide. The building it was initially produced in is now a Youth Hostel and café. Production later moved across the canal to the buildings which are now the Coalport China Museum. The easternmost part of Coalport was, at one time, served by two railway stations. Coalport East (LNWR) was a terminus of a branch from Wellington on the northern river bank. Coalport West (GWR) was a through station on the Severn Valley Railway on the other, southern bank (now part of The Severn Way waymarked walk).

The Coalport Canal runs through the village and greatly aided the settlement's development. The Hay Inclined Plane was completed in 1793 and is one of the country's major industrial monuments and the best preserved and most spectacular of its kind. It enabled canal barges and narrowboats to be transferred from the bottom of the Severn gorge to the top, up a 1 in 4 gradient on wheeled cradles, operated by a team of just four men. The canal was eventually superseded by rail transport and fell into neglect, silting up and becoming overgrown and was infilled in the 1920s.






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