Old Market Hall

Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Old Market Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Market Hall
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Built in 1596, Shrewsbury's iconic Old Market Hall was lovingly restored and re-opened as a contemporary cinema and cafe bar in 2004. The intimate 81-seat cinema screens a diverse programme of independent film, classics, world cinema, documentaries, and popular releases. The accompanying Cafe Bar is hugely popular as a place to meet friends and relax in historic surroundings, serving an array of teas, coffees, cold drinks, cake and alcoholic beverages. There is no place like... OMH.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Adrian S
United Kingdom53 contributions
Cappuccino stop
May 2021 • Couples
On a day trip to Shrewsbury we got off the coach and walked into town to find a picturesque place for a coffee and this was definitely it
We sat outside but underneath the old hall watching the world go by and my girlfriend deciding whether to look and try a ring I had spotted in the County Goldsmith shop on the corner
Needless to say we did go and look and luckily fitted perfectly- a small mortgage later it was hers
I think it was the relaxing ambience and the lovely cappuccinos that swung it !! but would still go again
Written June 13, 2021
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JenAnnie
Nottingham, UK140 contributions
The Old Market Hall cafe
Jun 2021 • Couples
We were on a day trip to Shrewsbury & on arrival around 10.45, we decided around 11.30 after walking round the pretty streets we needed our morning coffee. We chose to sit undercover but outside in the fresh air at the Old Market hall cafe. We had 2 cappuccinos which were piping hot & delicious, a great place for morning coffee.
Written June 13, 2021
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Shawbury69
Bristol, UK69 contributions
The perfect place for afternoon tea in Shrewsbury and best value.
May 2021
Beautiful fresh sandwiches, gorgeous non fattening cakes and scones with plenty of clotted cream. The tea was free flowing too. I would recommend the coronation chicken sandwiches and lemon drizzle cakes but we ate everything. The staff were very pleasant even though it was a chilly day. It’s just nice to be human again and able to meet friends.
Written May 7, 2021
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Elizabeth C
Shrewsbury, UK1,935 contributions
Good for outdoor dining in the square
Apr 2021 • Solo
I visited on my own for coffee and cake just after lockdown. I waited around 10 minutes for a table, but it was worth the wait. The seating is under the eves of the old market hall, nicely sheltered and with lovely views over the square. Staff service is excellent. I had luxury hot chocolate and a chocolate brownie. You need to get there early if you want a sandwich, as the supply runs out quickly each day. So pleased to see the cafe open again.
Written April 18, 2021
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Howard J
Shrewsbury, UK148 contributions
Good food and drink served Post-Covid
Dec 2020
The Cafe is open again, beautiful decorated with a Christmas theme with screened perspex partitions. We have been in many times before March 2020, but understandably less since. The Cafe was much quieter, but as good as ever - A delicious Gingerbread latte - Many thanks.
Written December 13, 2020
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Elizabeth C
Shrewsbury, UK1,935 contributions
Fantastic open air dining experience, great location
Sep 2020 • Solo
I’m so pleased that the OMH cafe bar has been able to reopen outside, under the eves of the market hall building.
The location is excellent. I had a fantastic view of the square from my table, and loved the live music playing in the square, which added to the relaxed atmosphere.
Staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is good quality and very well presented. The covid secure measures in place were great and I felt very safe too. Well worth a visit.
Written September 11, 2020
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Pippa L
14 contributions
Great cafe, well adapted
Aug 2020 • Friends
I've always liked the cafe at the OMH. I went today and loved the new use of the outside (under cover) area in the square. Great atmosphere. Good cuppa and cake. Friendly staff who are being very thorough with covid safety.They are obviously working very hard to make things work. Such a positive experience. I wonder if the cinema could be bought downstairs as well...
Written August 29, 2020
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Shawbury69
Bristol, UK69 contributions
Afternoon Tea
Aug 2020
Making the most of Eat Out to Help Out I went with a group of friends to The Old Market Hall for afternoon tea.
You could not fault the afternoon from start to finish.
A beautiful setting even on a wet day.
We arrived a little early and sheltered under the Market Hall which is being used by the cafe as an outdoor seating area during the pandemic.
We watched from a distance as the staff moved tables and chairs for our group and then sanitised everything before laying the tables with beautiful pretty fine china.
When seated our order for drinks were taken.
There was a selection of exquisitely prepared freshly made brown bread sandwiches, ham & tomato, salmon & cucumber and coronation chicken all garnished with salad and a tasty dressing, the best I have ever had in any top class restaurant.
As there was no room left on our tables they brought a side table for the 3 cakes stands, three tiers full of scrumptious non fattening deliciousness. Lemon drizzle garnished with strawberries, fruit scones, butter, jam and clotted cream, individual elderflower sponges delicately iced and the most gooiest chocolate brownies.
The diets start tomorrow.
The staff at The Old Market Hall were attentive but not intrusive and nothing was too much trouble.
I would have gladly paid the full price and more, what value for money. I will certainly be returning soon.
Written August 19, 2020
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eileen g
Shrewsbury, MA14 contributions
Ruined by loud music
Aug 2020
Usually I would give the Old Market Hall 5* because the staff are very pleasant, service efficient and the food and drinks good.
Really like the fact that they have opened underneath in the square itself, so that one can enjoy coffee and a snack outside whilst staying dry in wet weather.
Today however there was live, amplified music in the square. It was so loud that any hope of a quiet chat with friends was dashed completely and we left after a short time.
I am aware that it is not the cafe /bar at fault but maybe this review will prompt someone to do something about the noise.
WHAT A SHAME OUR EXPERIENCE WAS RUINED BY NOISE
Written August 19, 2020
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Harriet
Shrewsbury, UK2 contributions
Perfect venue.
Aug 2020
The Old Market Hall cafe has moved down to the square in a brilliant example of how to adjust to new regulations. Staff are extremely thorough in cleaning tables and chairs after each use and tables are very well spaced. We were very impressed with the safe environment provided and would highly recommend.
Written August 19, 2020
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