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Shoulder of Mutton

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38 Wallingford Street, Wantage OX12 8AX, England
+44 7870 577742
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Mon 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open for dinners daily except Tuesday and Monday. Luncheon parties by...
Open for dinners daily except Tuesday and Monday. Luncheon parties by prior appointment only. Booking essential.
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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ale and food

Fantastic vegetarian food with a wide range of tasty ales. On Friday nights local musicians pop in to play folk music which is lovely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
sa101010
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England, United Kingdom
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English first
England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fantastic vegetarian food with a wide range of tasty ales. On Friday nights local musicians pop in to play folk music which is lovely.

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Wantage
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I heard on the grapevine that Peter was leaving the Mutton and I am sure I join the many people who are completely gutted to hear this. This friendly and characterful local pub is a complete original and I doubt if it can continue in its present form with any success. And the "Well Done" in my title ? For... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Long Waite at the bar,very dis gruntled landlord on appearance 1st Ale was off second ok,clearley not wanting to be their we where given a menu. He then disappeared.after 10 mins with no interaction or sight of him we left Not the friendly pub it says in previous reviews !!!

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Peter F, Owner at Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of my pub. Ignoring the spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and general ignorance displayed I can state categorically that you are also factually incorrect. I shall be handing over the business shortly and have not been serving food for some considerable time, therefore no menus are printed or are on display. Furthermore I have nothing to... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a brilliant place for food and drink in a very warm and friendly atmosphere. The landlord and bar staff are always welcoming and happy to help you choose from their huge range of excellent ales and ciders. The locals are very friendly too and the food is delicious and all freshly prepared. This place is a real gem!

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Great Shefford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I only visit for a Good Pint of Beer, usually after completing my grocery shopping. Wantage is an ancient town, birthplace of Alfred the Great, but it in line with a lot of towns in England it seems like it has changed a lot over the last 20 years. However, walk into The Shoulder of Mutton and you can experience... More 

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited this Pub on 28th November. We booked a table first which was fortunate as it appeared that there were only 3 tables and judging by this pub's reviews I would expect them to be all taken by 7.30pm so book if you don't want to be disappointed. I was driving so only had a half of the lowest... More 

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Suffolk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I went to this restaurant on Saturday the 18th of October. What a fantastic place. The venue has been sympathetically renovated to retain all its charm. The service was incredibly friendly. My wife only wanted half a cider but the very helpful barman let her try a couple before purchasing, a really nice thought. Peter the owner,... More 

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Oxford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First trip to the Shoulder of Mutton and we definitely will be returning. The food was great and the atmosphere was very relaxing. The homemade houmous and veggie curry were delicious and we all left with a very full belly! The menu doesnt really cater for young children, but when we made our reservation, Peter said that he would be... More 

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Oxfordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I am not a veggie, but I love Pete the landlord's curry, the belly dance girls and I all get along for our annual Christmas Curry and its always always very plentiful and filling and fabulous. Peter the Landlord is an absolute treasure. The Ale is always spectacular and reasonably priced bottle of wine. Keep up the great work.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Really good food and really good beer. And input from the landlord to help with choices much appreciated - he clearly knows his stuff!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Wallingford Street, Wantage OX12 8AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wantage
  • Phone Number: +44 7870 577742

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 18
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pub

Description

Open for dinners daily except Tuesday and Monday. Luncheon parties by prior appointment only. Booking essential.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?