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The Shears Inn

Cadley Road | Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough SN8 3ED, England
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Ranked #16 of 27 Marlborough B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The excellent owner/chef, Justin, sold out to a French buyer in mid-July, to retire. The new chef will have a great deal to live up to, as I think the quality of the food and its cooking is unsurpassed in this area. Watch this space!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Shears with some work colleagues. The food was second to none, especially the salted caramel tart. The pub is in beautiful surroundings, welcomes dogs and the staff were welcoming and friendly

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I agree with Travelling Welsh Boy in that there are positive changes that could be made here. We found the repeated growling and barking greeting from the resident dog off-putting and also the menu was quite limited for those who enjoy a simpler meal. However, the food was well-cooked and enjoyable. The chips were particularly delicious. The thin walls leave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

went here for a family meal while my meal was ok the wifes roast beef was still running round the field I no beef is supposed to be pink this was almost uncooked so we ended up swapping the desserts were a little expensive for what you got.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is our second visit to The Sheers. Justin and the food/bar staff are excellent....the only downside is the rooms have paper thin walls. Whilst what I am about to write is not directly the teams problem they should be aware of the issue...our neighbour in room 2 is completely rude and has been talking loudly on the phone for... More 

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Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My parents have just moved into the area and decided to visited The Shears today for a family birthday celebration. We were a family party of 10. All of us had a thoroughly lovely time and enjoyed a delicious Sunday roast. Couldn't fault the food in any way. Portions were fab, fresh and definitely home made. My hungry teenagers couldn't... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A family party of 8 adults and 1 child of one year old booked for lunch today at 1pm, we have eaten here before at this time of year as is a good half way meeting point for 2 families but this is first time I have posted a review. The food as always was very good, we ate a... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Came here as part of my husbands 60th birthday treat, he was stationed at Larkhill when he was with the Royal Artillery Will gloss over the first night as mistakes happen but the second night was perfection and we are so glad we decided to have our second meal at the Shears. The people are so friendly and we came... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I'm not particularly happy giving The Shears just three out of five - 'average'. The location and building are both charming, food very good and service excellent. So, let's quickly cover straight why it only scored three and finish on some great pluses. Reason number one for the lower score is simply sound proofing. We were woken by the noise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a lovely hotel set in a beautiful quiet location. If you are looking for busy pubs and shops . . Then you may not be the hotel for you as it is in the middle of nowhere. . . But for us it was perfect! The rooms are lovely and clean and the food is 1st class. Would... More 

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