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The Shires Inn

Main Street, Peatling Parva | Peatling Parva, Leicester LE17 5PU, England
0116 247 8271
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Ranked #143 of 814 restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: English
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First time we had eaten here and we were not disappointed. My partner had the wild mushroom, asparagus and goats cheese tart and said it was one of the starters he had ever had, I had the pate, also good for the main meal I had medallions of pork in a mustard and brandy sauce and the other half had... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited again and as normal the food was excellent , nicest carvery in the area, but the whole place is looking tired and shabby . Also the staff are getting slack and customer service is not as it used to be ! Our waitress was sullen and seemed to have a bad attitude , the staff behind the carvery were... More

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leicester
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We eat out a lot, and this is one place we will always go back to. I cant find a better place to eat in Leicestershire, the food is excellent, the staff are welcoming and friendly, drinks properly chilled, presentation etc is the best. I cant fault The Shires and although I try many many local places, and always will... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Do not order lasagne. It was mush. I then had prawns (from the starter menu) instead and they tasted like they'd lived in a bucket of bleach! There was no staff which meant I had to wait at the bar to complain. The menu has been the same for the last five years and the food is just dated. Most... More

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east midlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Good quality food and drinks, large and comfortable dining area, child friendly play area outside, booking is essential

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Aston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Started well,went to the carvery and it went downhill from there. They took ages to remove our plates and when the waiter came to remove them he asked if we'd like to see the dessert menu,we said we would and we waited.........and waited......and waited still no dessert menu,by this time i was so fed up with waiting i went to... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We booked a table for a family meal for 11 people for a leisurely Sunday lunch. Plus points: The play area outside was great for the kids. The staff kindly kept IPA family celebration cake behind the bar and brought it out after the meal. The carvery was hot, tasty and you could pile your plates high if you wished!... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our carvery meal here; we ate before 7.30 when it is less expensive and it was also fairly quiet. It was lovely weather so we enjoyed eating on the terrace. The Yorkshire pudding was a bit dry but o.k. and the meat and vegetables were plentiful and enjoyable. We'd certainly eat here again.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our first visit after being recommended. Food was very good but would prefer smaller portions. Area of restaurant we sat could do with a revamp. Table tops stained,place mats with hunting pictures? Corners of mats tatty and damaged,dirty cutlery. Staff rather scruffy, not best in customer service.no tip left on this occasion and unfortunately not a restaurant to recommend,

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We've been here many times before, but not for a while, and it's been lovely. The menu has a big selection (a good job as it hasn't ever changed!) We decided to go for the carvery on Father's Day. We were slightly pushed for time, so thought the carvery was the quicker option. We'd specifically asked to be seated in... More

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