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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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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Sunday lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Francesca G
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

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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62 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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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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