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The Shires Inn

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Main Street, Peatling Parva | Peatling Parva, Leicester LE17 5PU, England
0116 247 8271
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good meal in a great setting

We decided to eat at The Shires as we had eaten there many years ago and frankly had just forgotten about the place. We had a warm, friendly welcome, a good meal and in my case a good glass of ale too. In a lovely village setting, the pub itself is well kept and a nice place to be and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Stuart H
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  • Families with children
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I attended here with a group of about 25 and most had the curry buffet and we were all very impressed, a few had dinner from the menu and meals come with vegetables and potatoes and chips! All food was excellent and service great too.

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Leicester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Incredibly large menu so lots of choice - and a fantastic carvery. Monday night, curry night is fabulous.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visited for a sunday lunch and whilst the carvery was good it was let down by the staff taking orders for starters and drinks. It was difficult to get a member of staff to come to the table without being called over and then they got the order for the starter and then a round of drinks incorrect they did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We decided to eat at The Shires as we had eaten there many years ago and frankly had just forgotten about the place. We had a warm, friendly welcome, a good meal and in my case a good glass of ale too. In a lovely village setting, the pub itself is well kept and a nice place to be and... More 

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Leicestershire
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Once again we met old friends at this lovely old pub. We were welcomed by a very cheerful young lady who looked after us admirably. Asked for something not on the lunch menu but she had a word with the kitchen and they obliged. Monk fish was all our choices and as usual we were not disappointed. Lovely way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fantastic food which is worth that littke extra. Good service but some staff are occasionally unattentive.

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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went here for a Sunday carvery. It is a fantastic place with lovely grounds in a picturesque village and is very popular. The Sunday lunch choices are a bit limited but they push the carvery which we all had. There were 4 meats (beef, turkey, pork and lamb) which were all well cooked with a great selection of vegetables and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There were five of us booked in, a nice table by the window. Great service as soon as we walked in. I had not been here for years and it used to be a nice pub restaurant, but now they have upgraded the menu to a different level all together. I ordered breaded mushrooms, expecting the button mushroom, what I... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Walked in on Sunday evening without booking, greeted by friendly staff, who found us a table. We had the carvery, which gave the choice of beef, pork, turkey or lamb. The portions were excellent, as was all the veg and different forms of potato that accompanied the meat. Everything cooked to perfection. All the waiting staff were so friendly and... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not often a carvery gets top marks but this is one of the best. Great quality meat, fresh veg perfectly cooked, and an all round perfect Sunday lunch. Yes you pay a little more than the average "Toby" but its definitely worth the money. A choice of beef, lamb, pork or turkey, accompanied with a rather large Yorkshire pudding then... More 

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Address: Main Street, Peatling Parva | Peatling Parva, Leicester LE17 5PU, England
Phone Number: 0116 247 8271
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Peatling Parva | Peatling Parva, Leicester LE17 5PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: 0116 247 8271

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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