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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 #144 of 819 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We made our regular visit to The Shires this Monday. As always the greeting was friendly and service excellent even tbough (as usual) they were very busy. Just looking at the NYE party Barbara Williams

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Firstly, would be nice to see someone take the time to respond to comments. First visit, food tasted lovely (husband had lamb cutlets) but the rib of beef was mostly fat. I don't mind a little as beef fat is, unfortunately, very tasty but more fat than meat I'm afraid. Still, not put us off and looking forward to trying... More

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Ullesthorpe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited on a Monday evening and had a choice of the curry night, specials board or a la carte. I went for the curry - as many servings as you wanted for less than £10, well you can't really go wrong. Six different dishes to choose from so plenty of variety. My wife had cod with a cheese sauce... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Arrived as a large table of 8 adults and 2 children. We were catching up and lost track of time a little but realised it had been 35mins since we had ordered our drinks with nothing materialising and no order taken. We all had carverys. Meat was well cooked and good selection of tasty and hot vegetables. Desserts ordered, bit... More

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Perigueux, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is not the first time I've been to The Shires but it's the first time in a long time and as a vegan! The welcome is always warm, the food delicious and so much of it that I could hardly finish what was on my plate!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate here recently and had a mixed experience. Two of us had the Carvery which was very good but pricey. Also the Carvery chef had disappeared which led to a queue forming when we went for our meal. The other two had meals from the menu which were Ok but nothing special. Overall the service was pretty good despite... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
198 helpful votes 198 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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