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The Golden Cross

14 Princess St, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP, England
+44 (0) 1743 362507
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Ranked #31 of 263 Restaurants in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $37
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and decided to go in for a drink. Alice was a delight and put up with me clicking my camera as she was talking...the place is shabby chic in a very cool way. Lovely. We made dinner reservations for the next night and we weren't disappointed. Beautiful, fresh food. 5 stars!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Many positives and the quality of the cooking really excellent. I am guilty of only thinking of the Golden Cross as a pub that I visited many , many years ago to have a pint of draught Worthingtons. I knew that it was a restaurant and popular but needed a suggestion from my son to actually visit. My loss, don't... More

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Oxton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

olives, belly pork and bread & butter pudding Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm a perfect end to our holiday to shropshire...........

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We chose the Golden Cross for my birthday dinner and took two friends who eat out and go away quite often so they're not that easily impressed. I always love the idea that this place has been a pub since 14-something and today it has a quirky, cosy interior that doesn't detract from its heritage. Unusually I chose steak and... More

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We were expecting this to be way better! The soufflé was flat, more like a tart. I had the 'curry' which was nothing like a curry! Tomato sauce with no spice at all. The only positive thing I can say is the service was ok and the ambience was nice. Problem is this is a pricey restaurant and I'm paying... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

By looking at the photographs and reading about the history of the place you might be expecting decor that befits an historic building with some quite considerable history behind it. All the old oak has been painted in white and other pale pastel colours, even the antelope horns have not escaped the white emulsion and not only are they painted... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This restaurant has never failed to impress me , the food is always excellent , the staff and atmosphere wonderful , one of the best restaurants in Shrewsbury without doubt , all involved should be very proud of their achievements

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Kenfig Hill, wales
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went here for an evening meal . We possibly picked the wrong night as this was a treasure hunt night. So whilst half way through our meal we were joined by a crowd . Now the food is ok . Not something to jump up and down about. Prices reflect the surroundings so are a little bit pricey. All.that... More

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Shrewsbury, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

How on earth The Golden Cross rates so low on tripadvisor I do not know. This is one of the best places to eat in town. It's a safe haven when you want good honest tasty food. I have eaten here virtually every other month for the past 10 years and u can't recall either myself or a guest of... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful restaurant in the centre of Shrewsbury. Fine food and nice ales. Particularly the whitebait and the welsh lamb are mouthwatering and if you are a steak lover go for the sirloin steak. Children are very welcome and my three year old loved the place. Do not forget to order the chocolate nirvana, which is delicious.

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