Thursday 1st February saw the opening of the Shakespeare Inn, a new Joule’s Brewery’s Taphouse.
Over the past few months a team of dedicated Joule’s Craftsmen has been carefully restoring the ‘Shakespeare’ to encapsulate everything that is great about the English pub. Joule’s commissioned a beautiful array of traditional stained-glass windows for the Shakespeare. These bespoke stained-glass panels are created by Paul Georgiou whose work can be seen in many Joule’s Pubs, signed off by his mark of the honey bee depicting the pub as the honey pot of the community.
A key part of the restoration has been the creation and restoration of ‘the Boathouse’ which is a nod to Bridgnorth’s oldest society established in 1865, Bridgnorth Rowing Club. The Shakespeare is now a proud sponsor of Bridgnorth Rowing Club and will host an array of fundraising evenings for the Club and Bridgnorth community to support. The Boathouse tucked away across the beer courtyard now forms a new part of the Shakespeare where you can enjoy Sunday lunches, community events and it offers a place for local clubs and societies to meet surrounded by lovely reclaimed oak panelling and new ‘slip bricks’ from Stoke on Trent ‘Potter’ H.E. Smith to create a fantastic atmosphere within the restored Taphouse, complimented by specialist enamel beer signage, authentic to Joule’s.
Marie Poole, Property Manager comments, ‘We’re proud to have many Craftsmen who contribute to all our Taps and have such joy in their work. Our philosophy is to allow our whole team a great deal of latitude in how they interpret our ideas. Our projects are very much a team effort, we don’t have any designers, each of our Tradesmen put their own ideas into the work, and I hope people will see the care and research that has gone into the restoration of the Shakespeare’.
Always on Tap, Joule’s Pale Ale, Slumbering Monk, Pure Blonde and our English Craft Lager Green Monkey, alongside our rotating seasonal ale and cold craft beer. All brewed in Market Drayton with pure Shropshire mineral water.
Don’t Miss live music in the Boathouse every Bank Holiday weekend.