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All 840 Leicester Restaurants

The Shires Inn

Main Street, Peatling Parva | Peatling Parva, Leicester LE17 5PU, England
0116 247 8271
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Ranked #178 of 840 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
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wickford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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Bath, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My family and friends have been visiting The Shires for many years and we have just spent our families Xmas Sunday lunch there. Its a great carvery with lots of choice off the menu as well. Staff always friendly and helpful. Only negative is that the toilets could do with a bi of an up-grade but thats just being picky.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After visiting many times before, myself and 6 friends decided to meet up for our xmas meal here. It was actually a festive disco party night however it wasn't too busy and we were given a choice of menus to choose from. Food is always lovely here and what I really like is the fact they offer Lamb on the... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great food great service only problem is I had to wait a little while for a table but apart from that I will decently be coming back, me and my hubby had the pheasant it was to die for!

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Northampton England
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215 reviews 215 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

One of those restaurants that has an extensive menu of complex dishes...so much that you know it's brought in, pinged and presented. Pork medallions with brandy sauce was just swimming in sauce. Veg okay but very standard. Seemed to better for currys or possibly carvery's. Would imagine there's much better around.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went last night with friends for dinner , what can I say it was a lovely evening Staff there very obliging & the food was excellent , two of us had the car very & two had the Pheasent with haggis & veg , yummy! Desserts were a must , cheesecake with figs & Pavolva & toffee pudding ! We... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
1,208 helpful votes 1,208 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Its straight out of the seventies. Went as a largish party and the food generally was poor. Maybe the carvery is better but we went off the specials board. One of us had a chicken diner that was cold should of been hot. I made a big mistake and ordered beef fillet mignons which were without doubt the worst presented... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Just been for a family meal with my sister and elderly parents,we have been many times before and always have had a great time, we booked as it is usually very busy and so we were very surprised to see a very empty carpark and similarly empty restaurant. My mother asked for a lager and lime, only to be informed... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We go to the Shires fairly regularly. Much has been said about the carvery on this site. On the last occasion we both had the carvery. We went at about 6.30 on a Friday evening so the carvery had only been open for a short while. The beef was poor and quite fatty. The roast potatoes were hugely disappointing and... More 

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Address: Main Street, Peatling Parva | Peatling Parva, Leicester LE17 5PU, England
Phone Number: 0116 247 8271
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
Cuisine: English

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