Posted By misha on 4th July 2015

UNITY is located on The Mount in the small medieval market town of Shrewsbury bordering the Welsh countryside, which sits inside a loop of the River Severn

The studio is private which is situated from a residential address (you will not be arriving at a shop). This means there is free on street parking if you arrive in a car. However if you choose to come by train it is a lovely 15-20 minute walk from the station, or 5 minutes by taxi, you can normally find a black cab outside the train station (but if there are none then the closest taxi firm is just over the road on the left hand side from the station called “Vincent’s taxis”).

 If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Shrewsbury for a night or two around your tattoo appointment, here are some places we recommend…

  • A cheap B+B and the closest to the studio is YE OLD BUCKS HEAD INN. It’s 5 mins walk from the studio with free parking and they serve traditional pub grub.

“a 17th Century Coaching Inn, situated between Darwin’s Birthplace and Shrewsbury’s new Theatre Severn. Within easy walking distance to the town centre, Ye Olde Bucks Head Inn is an excellent  choice when choosing accommodation if visiting the medieval town of Shrewsbury.”                   

53 Frankwell. Shrewsbury. Shropshire. SY3 8JR. 01743 369392                                                                                                                                         https://bucksheadinn.co.uk/


  • Another great nearby hotel, with a slightly higher budget is SEVERN SOCIAL. They serve American style food, great burgers! 

“chic and elegant hotel, offering modern rooms, iPod docks, and historic features. Theatre Severn is just a 2-minute walk away, and free parking is available.”                                                                                                                                                                                                  

9 – 10 Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY3 8JY. 01743 232624.                                                                                                                                             https://www.severnsocial.co.uk/


  • In the centre of town, around 15-20 minute walk. There is THE LOOPY SHREW. If you are looking for a good breakfast to eat before you come for your appointment then this is the place!  

In the heart of historic Shrewsbury, the newly renovated The Loopy Shrew boasts elegant and stylish rooms, an exciting restaurant and a busy, vibrant bar. Shrewsbury Station is just 5 minutes’ walk away. Beautifully decorated, each modern room at The Loopy Shew includes a private bathroom, a large flat-screen TV, free fast WiFi access and tea/coffee making facilities.”                                                                                                               

17 Bellstone, Shrewsbury SY1 1HU. 01743 366505.                                                                                                                                                                           http://www.loopyshrew.com/


We recommend for you to have a good breakfast before you arrive to your appointment, if you are looking for good places to eat that are open early in the morning here are a few we recommend…


  • SHREWSBURY COFFEE HOUSE (opposite the train station)  Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AE, 01743 242610.                                                     “Pared-down cafe serving gourmet brews, plus sandwiches and cakes made with local, seasonal produce”                                                                    (https://www.facebook.com/ShrewsburyCoffeehouse)


  • THE LOOPY SHREW      (on route to the studio with a short detour)17 Bellstone, Shrewsbury SY1 1HU. 01743 366505.                                             “In the heart of historic Shrewsbury, the newly renovated The Loopy Shew boasts elegant and stylish rooms, an exciting restaurant and a busy, vibrant bar. Shrewsbury Station is just 5 minutes’ walk away. Beautifully decorated, each modern room at The Loopy Shew includes a private bathroom, a large flat-screen TV, free fast WiFi access and tea/coffee making facilities.”                                                                                     (http://www.loopyshrew.com/)


(If you don’t mind taking a bit of a longer route to pick up some supplies for your day; Tesco express, Waitrose and Pret A Manager are also good places to pop into, they are open early hours and are located in the town centre which you can walk through to get to the studio.)


  • TESCO EXPRESS (24 Pride Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1EX)
  • LITTLE WAITROSE (27 Pride Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1DP)
  • PRET A MANAGER  (2 Pride Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1DB)


FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS/ CAFE’S: (which are located near to the studio, within walking distance)


  • THE BRICKLAYERS ARMS (The Bricklayers Arms, Copthorne Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 8NL)

“friendly local pub with excellent grub and local ales brewed in the country”


  • YE OLD BUCKS HEAD (53 Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8JR)

“17th Century Coaching Inn serves great food and a selections of ales, wines and whiskies”


  • OLIVE TREE BISTRO AND BAR (Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8JR)

“ family run Mediterranean bistro, restaurant and tapas bar, with one of the best outside gardens”


  • THE BOATHOUSE (New St, Shrewsbury SY3 8JQ)

“one of Shrewsbury’s most loved historic pubs. Its stunning location on the banks of the River Severn allows it magnificent views of the river and the Quarry park.”


  • THE ARMOURY (Victoria Quay, Victoria Ave, Shrewsbury SY1 1HH)

“Imposing, exposed brick and book-lined riverside gastropub offering a stylish, eclectic menu.”


  • THE BIRDS NEST (The Market Hall, 6-7 Claremont St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG, 01743 600393)

“cuckoo about healthy eating. Wherever possible we use locally sourced organic ingredients that will keep you chirpy throughout the day”


  • DOUGH AND OIL (18 Castle St, Shrewsbury SY1 2AZ)

“ badass bagels, sourdough pizza and open sandwiches. Great coffee, craft beer, wine and cocktails”


  • CSONS (8 Milk St, Shrewsbury SY1 1SZ)

“cafe-restaurant in the heart of Shrewsbury serving breakfast, coffee, lunch, tea, cakes and dinner.”


  • AVATAR (22-23 Mardol, Shrewsbury SY1 1PU)

“restaurant present refined Indian & Nepalese food of today from diverse regions”


  • NUMBER FOUR (4 Butcher Row, Shrewsbury SY1 1UW)

“ a restaurant/ cafe with beautiful food and excellent service”


  • DARWINS KITCHEN (15 St Mary’s St, Shrewsbury SY1 1EQ)      

 “Darwin’s Kitchen has created a warm and inviting environment, perfect for any occasion an time of day.”


If you want to make a trip out of your visit to Shrewsbury or your partner is travelling with you, there are lots of things to see and do to keep you entertained…

  •  SHREWSBURY CASTLE (Castle St, Shrewsbury SY1 2AT)                                                                                                                                              

The castle is a main attraction in the centre of Shrewsbury, which stands on a hill in the neck of the meander of the River Severn.                         


  •  THE QUARRY (Shrewsbury SY1 1JA)                                                                                                                                                                               

This is a man recreational park in Shrewsbury. It exists of 29 beautiful acres, situated in the centre of the loop of the river severn. Providing the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, picnic, fish along the banks, or just let off steam. Also in the heart of the quarry lies the Dingle, a floral masterpiece created by world renowned gardener Percy Thrower.


  •  OLD MARKET HALL (The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH)                                                                                                                                        

Independent cinema in historic hall, screening the latest releases, with a cool, vaulted cafe-bar.                                                                                      



  • MUSEUM (The Music Hall, Market St, Shrewsbury SY1 1LG)                                                                                                                              

The Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and discover the stories that make Shropshire a unique county.                                                                             



  • MARKET HALL (Claremont St, Shrewsbury SY1 1HQ)                                                                                                                                                        

 A fantastic mix of old and new, fresh and organic, taste and texture – visit the Market Hall today and experience the unique blend of Shropshire’s finest.                                              



  • THEATRE SEVERN (Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT)                                                                                                                                   

Contemporary, riverside theatre with 2 auditoriums staging musicals, drama and live concerts.  You can also visit the cafe there “The Foundry” where you can enjoy the very best of British food in relaxed, contemporary surroundings with vast panoramic views from the second floor of Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.  And the “Chapel Bar” Located on the Stalls level, the Chapel Bar is open one hour before each performance and at the interval, serving a fine selection of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks.                             



We hope you love visiting Shrewsbury as much as we love it!