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Cromwells Bar and Restaurant

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11 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EN, England
+44 1743 361440
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the two steaks and a bottle of wine for £40.00 deal, should have stuck to a burger which I think was more the level.

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1 Thank PTMLondon
MichaelJAvery, Owner at Cromwells Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for rather rude review. We buy high quality and locally sourced food and prepare it in our FSA five star rated kitchen by experienced senior chefs. Perhaps it's a matter of taste? More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

New owners have made the pub very comfortable and welcoming. Loads of space outside in the beer garden, but not accessible for wheelchair users as there are lots of steps. Inside look out for the small animal paintings that pop up all over the place. Food excellent quality and price. Service excellent.

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Thank john248700
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed one night at Cromwells whilst on overnight stay in Shrewsbury. Quaint old Inn in the town centre .No parking but there is an overnight NCP car park down the hill (£10) for 24 hours ..may not be ideal for people with mobility issues .Hotel was lovely and staff were friendly and helpful .Bed was very comfy and breakfast was... More 

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Thank Jan2162
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shown to a corner table in the restaurant area, not in the bar and were given menus. After a short while the waitress returned to ask if we wanted a drink and I pointed out she had omitted to provide the wine list. She corrected this and we ordered wine. She returned shortly for our order and we... More 

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3 Thank David H
MichaelJAvery, Owner at Cromwells Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

When you publish that our food is poor it naturally requires a serious response. We serve over 35,000 customers a year and I don't think we would be in business long if your comment was true. Mistakes can be made but I believe your comment is undeserving. Having read your other 'reviews' it would appear that you generally have issues... More 

Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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302 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Cromwell s on a lovely sunny day and as we arrived early in the lunch time we were lucky to have a nicely placed table in the garden. My sister and I arrived first and received good service. My daughter then arrived with her baby daughter in a pram and her 8 year old daughter. She ordered drinks... More 

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Thank Colleen M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here last weekend with friends and my husband overnight. We really enjoyed the food and drinks in the pub and found it to be good value and quality. The offer on a Friday night of cocktails for £4 was excellent. We were not really expecting high quality cocktails for that price, but they were great, especially the espresso... More 

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Thank SSimo87
Staffordshire
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wine bar, good range of wine and food. The atmosphere is buzzy and fun. Great service and a lovely garden area.

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Thank TimStaffordshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent main course but was served a burn tart for pudding. Staff offered an alternative dish as we sent it back but as nothing tempted..

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Thank Ruth4072
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in Shrewsbury I always call in at Cromwells, mainly because of its lovely sun drenched decks on several levels. However today's visit somewhat diluted by the off-hand reception by a member of female staff. Otherwise not a bad place in town centre.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the 8 years that I have lived in Shrewsbury I have praised this place and I guess that anyone can have a off day but today was spectacularly awful. Sunday 4.50 pm 3 covers in the restaurant and the outside terrace sparsely occupied. We ordered drinks which were forgotten for 15 minutes or so and then only came after... More 

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Thank Alan4013
MichaelJAvery, Owner at Cromwells Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Thank you for your feedback and I can only aplologise for the appalling service you experienced. I will meet with staff this week and learn from this to improve matters. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$61
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 361440
Description
A vibrant and lively popular Inn right in the centre of the historic County Town. Close to all the main attractions. Run by local staff members and owned and by a local family. Based in an atmospheric 500 year old building in the centre of Shrewsbury with a Wine Bar, Restaurant and superb Garden. Six fine guest rooms with three having hand-made fourposter beds which were made just across the border in Heredordshire. Awarded a five star Restaurant rating by the Shropshire Star. Many new features for 2014 including a new Restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?