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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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Lovely Carvery, lovely attentive staff.......

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
David-Wendy
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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Rugby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Table booked for 9 of us to celebrate mother in law's birthday. Been coming here for about 12 years and never been disappointed before! Service tonight was painfully slow, waiting staff were very lacklustre. Our round table was quite small for us to all sit round. Myself and another member of our group found our chairs being constantly knocked by... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Eight of us visited on a Saturday evening and even though it was busy, overall it was a really nice experience and the food was excellent. This was a real surprise for me as I had not been for several years, and my main course of mixed fish fillets was lovely. The accompanying vegetables and potatoes were cooked to perfection.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Visited last night as part of a large group. The Shires is an eating-place rather than a village pub - it has several dining rooms and can get very busy at times - I have been there on numerous occasions over the past few and have always been satisfied with the quality of the food and standard of service -... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a lovely Sunday lunch, the restuarant was very busy, even so te service was fantastic, we all had the Carvery, thankfully we did not have a starter as we seen theses come out and they were large and we struggled to finish the mains. The food was piping hot, the selection was fantastic and the meat was delious.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Somehow you come to expect a sub standard meal when out during special days such as Mothers Day. But what a welcome surprise that despite being rammed to the doors on this day The Shires could still come up with exceptional service and perfectly cooked meals. The carvery was frequently refreshed and meals off the menu presented no problems to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have visited The Shires on many occasions and accept the fact that the experience can be variable. I suppose, like any place, it is far far better when you avoid peak periods; they always try hard, but sometimes fail on the busiest times. We have had many good experiences though, so do come back. Valentines Evening was the best... More 

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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

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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