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The Coach and Horses

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British, Pub, Seafood, Gastropub
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Swan Hill | Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury SY1 1NF, England
+44 1743 365661
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    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
A friend's birthday meal....

Went with a party of around 25 friends to celebrate my friend's 60th Birthday on 17th December. I have to say how very, very impressed I was with both the service and the quality of the food. I had Garlic Mushrooms to start, a wonderful Turkey dinner with all the lovely accompaniments and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Ian W
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shropshire
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely old pub. Good service. Nice starters and desserts. Very poor main courses. Won't be returning to eat except for Sunday lunch.

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Thank Shr0pshireLady
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Coach and Horses is one of the best known pubs in Shrewsbury. I visited for my 30th birthday and was very disappointed. The service was more than poor, the restaurant manager was rude. A couple in our party were slightly late after being in work all day so the chef refused to serve the starters. The best advice I... More 

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1 Thank Michael T
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So Sad to have to write this review! I haven't written a review on trip advisor for some time due to other commitments (Not hibernation) but the food we experienced on Wednesday afternoon (13th Jan My Wife’s birthday!) was of such poor quality I feel I have to introduce my views into the public domain as I do not wish... More 

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1 Thank mikehamer1
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went with a party of around 25 friends to celebrate my friend's 60th Birthday on 17th December. I have to say how very, very impressed I was with both the service and the quality of the food. I had Garlic Mushrooms to start, a wonderful Turkey dinner with all the lovely accompaniments and finishing with the cheeseboard. I can't actually... More 

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Thank Ian W
London
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

4 of us chose to eat here on New Year's eve recently. There was a special set menu reasonably priced. Apart from that, there is nothing more positive to report. Not only were they very slow to serve, they were slow between courses - and I like a little break between courses. We thought they may be trying to keep... More 

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Thank topsoc
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 via mobile

Called in for a drink after work, the decor is themed around the age and character of the building in so much as being a traditional pub with a warm hearted welcome, a real place to meet friends and enjoy a proper boozer!

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Thank ShropshireHoppy
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Don't let the fact that I am vegan influence your reading of this. I'd still be rather disappointed with the Coach & Horses if I was an omnivore. Read on to find out why. I wouldn't normally visit a pub-type restaurant with a menu as limited as the Coach and Horses has but my visit here in December 2015 was... More 

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1 Thank AlexClement
Shrewsbury
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151 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We have been to the Coach and Horses many times but in fairness not since earlier in the year, we enjoy there carvery generally, but recently we went for a midweek lunchtime carvery which in all fairness was no better than average and in many ways well below the standard of what we have experienced before, plates were barely warm... More 

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Thank Penwyllt
Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We always call here when we stay in Shrewsbury, lunch time snacks look pricey but you get a good plateful for the money. We have eaten in the evenings in the past but not on this occassion, but previous experience says eat there !!! A good selection of real ales and a nice old fashioned coach house in the middle... More 

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Thank morthin2015
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Celebrating Christmas at the Coach and Horses was a real treat for a group of 20 of us on Saturday night. We were seated very comfortably and given lots of attention by the friendly staff. The highlight of the evening however was the amazing food! Everything was seasoned to perfection and the variety of choice was superb. We are a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Swan Hill | Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury SY1 1NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 365661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 43
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Seafood, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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