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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Anyone can eat here

Went back to The Shires with my daughter who is a vegatarian and also lactose intolerant... no problem for the staff as there knowledge of the food is amazing. .. First class food. . First class service. . Excellent dinner. ..

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Mike D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went back to The Shires with my daughter who is a vegatarian and also lactose intolerant... no problem for the staff as there knowledge of the food is amazing. .. First class food. . First class service. . Excellent dinner. ..

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Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had a very good Christmas Lunch at this very popular restaurant, the staff were most helpful and friendly the food was very good and tasty we choose the carvery Yorkshires are great roast potatoes to die for and as much meat as you can put on your plate. we had visited this venue before hand which was also good. Couple... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The only thing stopping me giving you 5* was the fact the Yorkshire Puddings where very crispy / over cooked....... :( A part from that the food and service was fantastic, will be back! !!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We attended the Valentines night which was decidedly average. First, the table layout was much better than at Christmas but for some reason it lacked the intimacy that the night requires. Where it fell down was that there appeared to be indecent haste in relation to service. No sooner had you sat down that you were asked for choice of... More 

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Sunday lunch was just great for a family. We were made more than welcome with a family of all age ranges. The Sunday lunch was very well priced and cooked just 100%, we will be visiting the great village bub again in the spring when we will also make use of the great garden! thanks

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Good food and atmosphere certainly worth a visit and the price is excellent. Next visit valentines day so it must be good

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Having heard good reports we thought we would travel the 55 miles to meet up with some old friends for a meal. From the start it was very poor there was no carvery despite being told on the phone that there was so we ordered 6 meals from the specials board. Some of the meals looked/tasted as if they had... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

At about £72 per head it wasn't exactly the cheapest of venues but it is still a nice place Tableclothes were a nice touch. However , there was absolutely no doubt that every possible space was utilised to shoehorn as many people in as possible. In consequence it was all a bit "too close" and hectic. Those with a table... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Visited with friends for a Christmas meal at this well known and loved by us, carvery. When we arrived we were told there wasn't a table for us in the Restaurant, which we had booked, instead, they hastily found a table for us in the larger bar area. Normally this wouldn't have been a problem but there were no crackers... More 

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Leicestershire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Just taken friends over for seniors carvery as advertised on web site - on arrival were told that this offer does not count for the whole of December - however this is not mentioned on web site or on the advert for this offer on the tables /???? very confused.... disappointed

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?