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The Golden Cross

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14 Princess St, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP, England
+44 (0) 1743 362507
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 187
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I love this place - quintessential in style being so English with a fantastic wine list but even better is the food ... The service and the care and attention - my favourite by far in shrewsbury !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lilywoods
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place - quintessential in style being so English with a fantastic wine list but even better is the food ... The service and the care and attention - my favourite by far in shrewsbury !

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Thank Lilywoods
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here on 23/1/16 myself and my partner walked in and asked if there was any tables and pleasantly surprised that there was. We were greeted very friendly and full of smiles showed to a table and brought a menu. We were both offered a drink. We were given adequate time to look at the menu when asking about... More 

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Thank Rhiannon J
Redditch
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't write too many reviews however we found this place as walking past and checked out on trip advisor. The inside is wonderfully presented with great character, warmth and charm. The menu choices were just what we wanted and the food itself was great. Good quality ingredients and friendly service overall. The whole experience added to our special day and... More 

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Thank Ianskip71
midlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in by chance for lunch early on Saturday and were warmly welcomed and shown to a table. After giving our drinks order, the food came at just the right time and was excellent. There was no rush and it was very warm and comfortable. After a bad few weeks it was just what we needed!! Thank you "Golden... More 

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Thank downssedgley
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. Had a superb 3 course meal here as a walk in at 17.30 on Saturday. Everthing was great from the friendly down-to-earth service, wonderful food (best we've had in Shrewsubry so far) and we love the cosy atmosphere. The prices were good too, very reasonable indeed for such lovely food. Top compliments to the kitchen staff who demonstrated they're... More 

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Thank Benita C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to The Golden Cross after a break of some months to have a birthday meal on 8th Jan. We had booked a table for two. When shown to the table it was a narrow one and was positioned in such a way that there was only space for us to sit alongside each other, we had to move... More 

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4 Thank ChrisD3333
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I can honestly say that the Golden Cross serves in my opinion some of the best (if not the best) food in Shrewsbury. The place looks the part but the service can be really hit or miss. We didn't feel at all welcome on our last visit (my partners birthday) which is a stark contrast to the previous visit where... More 

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1 Thank Taibek
Bishops Castle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We have visited the Golden Cross for many years and it is always a treat and a pleasure to eat here. The whole experience - ambience, friendliness, comfort and superb home cooked food - is outstanding and consistent. The hands on approach of the two lovely owners is always evident and there is nowhere else in Shrewsbury that comes close... More 

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Thank helen m
Shropshire
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We popped into this traditional pub for a spot of lunch, and left over 2 hours later having enjoyed tasty and extremely reasonably priced sandwiches and a couple of bottles of Prosecco, this pub is full of charm and offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Thank ShropshireHoppy
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Always a warm welcome in a restaurant with the enviable reputation for being the best in Shrewsbury.In fairness the opposition around the town" aint that good".It's usually busy but calm.The big message here is the food is always superbly cooked with first rate ingredients. Perhaps not the most costly in Shrewsbury but you never leave disappointed.Good wine list.Always cheerful team.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Princess St, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1743 362507

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 37
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?