The Bailey Head

Multi award-winning pub, The Bailey Head, is situated on Bailey Head.

Multi award-winning pub, The Bailey Head, is situated on Bailey Head (market square) in Oswestry specialising in great real ales and craft beers from microbreweries. They don’t sell any mainstream draught beers.

With an extensive Gin Menu and a growing range of whiskies, rums and vodkas there’s something to match your tastes.

The Bailey Head does not serve food, except for snacks, but you are welcome to bring in a takeaway or have a delivery of food.

It is a friendly pub, working with the local community and community groups.

Whether it is a “stitch and bitch” group, or a local club or society, many enjoy The Bailey Head as a meeting venue. So, just ask for and area to be reserved.

Dogs are very welcome, just ask for a water bowl. And there’s always doggy snacks available.


  • Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA): UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Pub/Bar – Rural: Finalist 2023, Finalist 2022, Finalist 2021, Winner 2020, Finalist 2018.
  • Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA): Shrewsbury & West Shropshire Pub of the Year: Winner 2023, Runner Up 2022, Runner up 2020, Runner up 2019, Winner 2018, Runner up 2017
  • Shrewsbury & West Shropshire Market Towns Pub of the Year: Winner 2023, Winner 2022, Winner 2020, Winner 2019, Winner 2018, Winner 2017
  • Shropshire Pub of the Year: Runner up 2023, Runner up 2018
  • Marches (Shropshire and Herefordshire): Third place 2018
  • Good Beer Guide: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice: 2022, 2020
  • Certificate of Excellence: 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Oswestry Pub Scene Best Pub: Best Atmosphere, Friendliest Staff 2021
  • Oswestry In Bloom
  • Public Houses and Hotels Silver 2022
  • Oswestry Life Magazine: Local Hero Awards: 2020 Winner Customer Service/Diversification
  • Dogbuddy/Rover: West Midlands Most Dog Friendly Pub Winner 2017


Opening Hours

monday Closed
tuesday 3pm-11pm
wednesday 3pm-11pm
thursday 3pm-11pm
friday Noon to Midnight
saturday Noon to Midnight
sunday Noon to 10.30pm 


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