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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 151
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 7
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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
Moulin Rouge to go!!

A very eclectic room, full of bling and fur made this a place I felt I had to try the food and booked a table for later in the evening, not a huge place, but was very popular with the locals. Service was a bit slow - but that said the food was tasty and piping hot. About average cost... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Ann E
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A very eclectic room, full of bling and fur made this a place I felt I had to try the food and booked a table for later in the evening, not a huge place, but was very popular with the locals. Service was a bit slow - but that said the food was tasty and piping hot. About average cost... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

1 real ale A gem, delightful owner, eccentric decor with lots of curiosities to look at. The menu is unusual with some deliciously interesting interpretations, the kedgeree was particularly good Parking is available but limited as this is a town centre spot, access is good

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I live fairly close by the Golden Cross and it's one of the reasons we chose our house when we moved into town two years ago. The building itself is a big plus being the oldest inn among so many historic hostelries but that's just the start; the interior has been decorated in a way which skilfully marries tradition with... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Really good food is served here in a lovely candlelight atmosphere good service with good eye for detail romantic for couples nice bar too

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Popped in here Saturday afternoon with a group of 6. Although we did not eat as we were just having the ale but what we saw of the food being served and presented to other diners was very well presented and looked nice. Quirky and alluring decor and atmosphere and very polite and attentive staff.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We just decided to drop into The golden Cross and were most pleasantly surprised by the menu, the ambiance,the welcoming staff and the quirky surroundings. We have been in the past and will certainly go again ! Thank you for a lovely relaxing evening :)

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It does appear to be a pub that has gone completely over to restaurant status, but there is still an informal atmosphere to it from the welcome coming from behind the bar to the comfortable bench seating. The food though is a long way from a basic pub menu. A starter of layered crab, salmon and grapefruit is followed by... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Excellent starters & deserts. Lamb was first class but the venison burger was dry and disappointing. Service fine, wine good and fair price. If not for the venison well worth the full five. Will return.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I have been regular diners for many years and thought it was about time I wrote a review after so many excellent meals and evenings out. And also what is interesting the décor never fails to surprise us adding to a very enjoyable time. The staff are very attentive and deserve support for all their hard work..

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is one of my favourite places in Shrewsbury. I love the ambiance. The staff is very helpful. friendly and the food is always excellent. If you have never been to Shrewsbury and come as a tourist, lunch or dinner there is definitely a must!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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