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The Golden Cross

Certificate of Excellence
Princess Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP, England
The Golden Cross
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out side the signs say 'free house' and looks like another lovely pub in shrewsbury, however this is an eatery. We asked if there was a bar area and we were told to take a seat in the window. Wish we hadn't bothered. Drinks were expensive and awful, the place is tacky with fake diamonds on fake horns. Unless you... More 

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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in the heart of Shrewsbury. Stayed in the superking room which was fabulous. Really historic building with all the uneven floors that come with it, especially in this room. I asked if the room was haunted and was told some had seen/heard things, especially one gentleman who said during the night he was grabbed by the ankles and pulled... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Went lunch time and had the artisan bread with olives to start and Persian lamb for main..both big portions and really tasty..also had an evening meal..steak..was good and cooked well however small portions..so ended up stealing food from the other guests!! Loved the interior design and service very adequate.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stayed here for a weekend for birthday celebrations. Whole place has oodles of character and very quirky. Stayed in room five which was spacious and with large bathroom. Ate in the restaurant on Friday evening, lovely atmosphere, food delicious. All staff very helpful and friendly. Well situated for exploring the town.

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Leamington Spa
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Alas we did not get to sample lunch at this little pub/inn/rooms over bar. We walked into a group of people at the bar. When we were finally noticed by the matron in black, to our amusement we were greeted with a rather supercilious Caaan I Help you? As if Mrs Bucket just found a stranger lurking in the hallway... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Is it a pub? Is it a restaurant? Is it a tea room? Is it a hotel? It doesn't really conform to any of the traditional categorisation. And it's better for it. I had fabulous Morecombe Bay potted shrimps to start. Good sirloin for making and my companion's venison was excellent. Nice rating for pudding. It's not cutting edge but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have only been to this pub/restaurant once for lunch but we were very favourably impressed. I had slow-cooked lamb, my wife had the fish and chips. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and it was good to see home-made tartare sauce instead of the preserves we normally see. The service was very good and the ambience was relaxed and... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

He stayed in one of the fab rooms and had a fantastic dinner in the private dining room. The dining room is like a film set perfectly quaint . Belly pork was in a class of it's own. Increadable value for money. Perfect base to explore Shrewsbury.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Friends recommended this restaurant so we went with them for my birthday. Lovely atmosphere and the owners make you feel very welcome in nice, comfortable warm surroundings. Starters looked very good and my friends eat so quickly and quietly that I knew I was missing out. Then the main course arrived and I took my first bite of my duck... More 

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was pure luck I first come across the Golden Cross hotel. I saw the menu outside the door and instantly knew this was the place for me. Classic British food done exceedingly well. Good range of mains. A good number of gluten free meals as well. I've been back a few times with different friends or family and all... More 

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