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Lion + Pheasant

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50 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XJ, England
01743770345
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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
A Diamond In The Rough

Shrewsbury has attracted a lot of independent cafes and restaurants in recent years and whilst this is one of its attractions for me, too many of them are unpolished and mediocre once you look past the modern branding and poetic license on the menu. The Lion + Pheasant, along with the Glutton Club... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
John M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Shrewsbury has attracted a lot of independent cafes and restaurants in recent years and whilst this is one of its attractions for me, too many of them are unpolished and mediocre once you look past the modern branding and poetic license on the menu. The Lion + Pheasant, along with the Glutton Club is one of the stand-out exceptions to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The bar/restaurant is very well decorated and furnished giving a modern feel in an old building. The food was first class. Our table was upstairs and the the starters were great, the scallops especially. I then had the lamb as mains and it was probably one of the best bits of lamb I have eaten. We finished off with some... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

My family booked this treat after a hospital admission prevented a Mother’s Day meal. They booked Afternoon tea for 5 adults approximately 6 weeks in advance. On arrival I was so pleased, the venue is modern, light and bright near to the river in Shrewsbury. The males had a pint which they reported to be excellent. Then it all went... More 

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ShropshireLad50, Owner at Lion + Pheasant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write . We are looking into the issues that you've' raised , it's amity that you didn't mention any of this to a manager at the times we always try and ensure that everyone is satisfied with the food and service that we offer, family times such as these are precious and we do... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Really excellent Sunday food with superb service despite how busy they were with some larger celebration groups. The split levels means that you do not feel like you are in a large restaurant.

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ShropshireLad50, Owner at Lion + Pheasant, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to write ,we're happy to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch - we're fortunate now with the wonderful quality of the local spring lamb ! All good wishes . More 

Surbiton, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The place is attractive. The food is great. But there is a lack of customer focus with regard to the detail. Perhaps it's a provincial thing! We were left waiting in the bar without so much as a "hello, I'll be with you in a minute". We had to get up to ask and get the cutlery the dishes needed.... More 

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ShropshireLad50, Owner at Lion + Pheasant, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not receive full attention by our staff when you came to eat with us. We normally have the tables set with napkins ,cutlery and glasses or the cutlery is brought to you before your meal if you are seated in the bar area . I agree that this level of detail is important and... More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I was staying the night on business with colleagues and we all decided that going out would be a waste - we were right the choices were good and the quality excellent. Some of the starter portions were a little small for the money but you could not fault the quality, good service plus a wide choice of wines and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a family birthday lunch at the restaurant - 8 adults, a toddler and a baby. The wine was excellent, the food was excellent, the place looked and smelled lovely. All dishes looked gorgeous and tasted amazing. The waitresses were very efficient and looked after us very well; they really went the extra mile, even keeping the toddler entertained.... More 

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ShropshireLad50, Manager at Lion + Pheasant, responded to this review

Many thanks for talking the time to write and for your complimentary comments, we look forward to welcoming you again soon , all good wishes. More 

Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had a family weekend at the Lion and Pheasant and each one of us were so impressed with the hotel. The rooms were delightful, staff so pleasant and the restaurant and bar were superb. We had a meal in the private dining room - it was just perfect. We all want to go back again soon!

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Shaw, Lancs.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had booked a two night stay here and ate in the Restaurant on two evenings. The food and service was excellent - in fact we had the 5 course taster menu on the first night and this was exceptional.

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stayed overnight whilst on a wine tasting trip with Tanners. Couldn't wait to leave the wine tasting which included a free buffet which I declined and come here, menu looked so good. Fitted us in despite not booking. Staff are superb! Knowledgable and efficient, friendly and chatty, I would employ all of them myself! Food was excellent! Amazing presentation, stunning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: 01743770345

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  • Cuisine: European

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