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Cromwells Bar and Restaurant

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European, British, English, Gastropub
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11 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EN, England
+44 1743 361440
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A vibrant and lively popular Inn right in the centre of the historic...
A vibrant and lively popular Inn right in the centre of the historic County Town. Close to all the main attractions. Run by local staff members and owned and by a local family. Based in an atmospheric 500 year old building in the centre of Shrewsbury with a Wine Bar, Restaurant and superb Garden. Six fine guest rooms with three having hand-made fourposter beds which were made just across the border in Heredordshire. Awarded a five star Restaurant rating by the Shropshire Star. Many new features for 2014 including a new Restaurant.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    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
Great location, good food

Cromwells is in a great location on Dogpole. There are only a few tables which ensures great service and an intimate setting. My family all ordered different starters and mains but everything arrived as it should, perfectly cooked and at the right time. I look forward to visiting again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Duke_family_x_6
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Cromwells is in a great location on Dogpole. There are only a few tables which ensures great service and an intimate setting. My family all ordered different starters and mains but everything arrived as it should, perfectly cooked and at the right time. I look forward to visiting again.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Passed Cromwells many times but never been in so was quite excited to visit. Our evening dining experience was a very positive one. The setting was very cosy, staff were attentive and food enjoyable. I'd definitely visit again.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visit Cromwells regularly and always enjoy our time. Whether for a drink after work, a bottle of an evening, a romantic meal, family meal or dinner with friends. There are great deals on through the week and an extensive selection of drinks. The perfect service just completes the experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I dined at Cromwell’s on steak night Friday 27 March. Good choice of draught beer, steaks were simply superb (& the chunky chips) and the bottle of house red was absolutely fine. It has a lovely atmosphere and the service was superb. It also has a very pleasant a good sized beer garden for any visitors on... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Joined a group of friends for annual lunch. My meal of salmon was very small compared to some of the others so when it was pointed out, they cooked another one which was raw in the middle. The salmon steak was taken away and cooked a bit more so it was then edible. Profuse apologies were offered but no other... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Upon arriving, the welcome from what I can only assume was the restaurant manager, was warm as was the sunshine on the terrace, the real ales were explained well and appreciated, however a wonderful two course lunch was cut short just prior to becoming what I'm sure would have been an epic three courses due to the arrival of a... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a warm welcome and we were able to make a change to our vegetarian dish to take into account allergies so they are made to order and not bunged in the microwave which can happen at some places. We had a great chat with a member of staff on the merits of English and Welsh whisky.

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been searching for the perfect steak, well we found it at Cromwells Bar & Restaurant. there were 6 of us in total and not a single crumb was left on any of our plates, This was the best steak we have ever had, it was so tender and full of flavour, it was accompanied by home made chips,... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch today, service was excellent, atmosphere lovely and food was gorgeous. I had the open fish finger sandwich and as always it was perfect! A perfect place to enjoy a couple of hours with good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had lunch here the day after Valentine's day and were very impressed by the standard of our Sunday roasts + desserts. The staff were very welcoming + efficient on what was very busy weekend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 361440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 61
  • Cuisine: European, British, English, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

A vibrant and lively popular Inn right in the centre of the historic County Town. Close to all the main attractions. Run by local staff members and owned and by a local family. Based in an atmospheric 500 year old building in the centre of Shrewsbury with a Wine Bar, Restaurant and superb Garden. Six fine guest rooms with three having hand-made fourposter beds which were made just across the border in Heredordshire. Awarded a five star Restaurant rating by the Shropshire Star. Many new features for 2014 including a new Restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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