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The Quaint & Quirky

Me and my creative siblings love to explore the unsung treasures that lurk down the cobbled pathways and the hidden nooks and crannies of Shrewsbury, our hometown. We are always looking for unique and independent businesses to uncover, our passion for supporting those who bring something quirky to the table.

We felt that the lack of quality information never truly showcased the potential of such finds. Therefore we decided to craft a website that was clean and consistent, to tickle the users tastebuds and make them hungry for a visit to the quaint and quirky places we like to eat, drink, shop and explore.

Shrewsbury SY1 is an ongoing project, continuing to feature more of the unsung treasures we have found and those we have yet to uncover! Working alongside a friend and fellow creative, Jonathan Clarke, who has beautifully captured the essence of the project through his photography.

The launch of the site fittingly coincides with the 2015 Happy at Home nationwide survey. Shrewsbury has been voted the second healthiest and happiest place to live! All the more reason to showcase our recommendations for other people to view, share and explore.

Featured Places

Here’s a few of the quaint and quirky places we have showcased.

Blind Tiger
The Birds Nest
The Dingle
Pomona Grocery

Blind Tiger

It’s quirky interior completes everything on a hipster wish list: dim lighting, cosy corners and soft couches. Not to mention the rows of communal tables suitable for the vast amount of boardgames on display.

The Birds Nest

Is positioned towards the rear of the 1960’s indoor Market Hall and surrounded by an array of local market traders. This Bohemian inspired decor and vibrant atmosphere is nestled beneath intertwined branches.

The Dingle

The Dingle is at the heart of the Quarry Park and is the result of a transformation years age from a disused 1700’s quarry into a beautiful horticultural setting.

Pomona Grocery

Pomona Grocery is a lovely addition to the town, offering local and organic produce. To be found between the medieval Shrewsbury Castle and the Victorian railway station, it has a fine array of delicious produce on display.

Go take a peek! shrewsbury-sy1.com