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 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.
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.
A Brief History Of Coalport ...