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All 40 Wantage Restaurants

Shoulder of Mutton

38 Wallingford Street, Wantage OX12 8AX, England
+44 7870 577742
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Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Wantage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $19
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Following a protracted illness my opening hours have changed. We close on Tuesdays and Fridays
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had an incredibly enjoyable night at the Shoulder of Mutton. The veggie food was delicious and all cooked and served by the very friendly owner Peter. If you're a real ale lover this is the place to come with 10 beers on tap as well as a nice selection of wine. Would definitely go again if we're in the area.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Anyone familiar with Wantage will know that there is no shortage of pubs, but the Shoulder of Mutton stands out amongst the crowd. The Shoulder is very much a traditional pub, serving a wide range of real ales and ciders, and is a great place to visit if you want to try something new - the bar staff are incredibly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Now, I don't drink beer & am not a vegetarian but I highly recommend the Shoulder of Mutton. There is a vast variety of drinks, especially ales, though I am a fan of the cider. The food is home-cooking comfort style vegetarian food, perfect for the chillier days - I really recommend the homity pie. Try to pop in when... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Peter is an amazing host! He catered for my dietary requirements with really interesting food. A lovely change from the usual salad or fish I get in most places. Nothing was too much and the cost was very reasonable. Very good value for money. The ale was great too.! My favourite was Black Velvet. Will definitely be back!!

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Wantage
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Ok if u r a veggie but would be nice if they catered for meat eaters as well. Weird club like atmosphere more geared to Howard and Hilda than posh and necks-so old fashioned, brightly lit and pub like. Would not return- person behind the bar really very rude

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

Perhaps there is something you failed to notice: we are a vegetarian restaurant, specialising ONLY in vegetarian food. If you want meat, you can go elsewhere. My bar staff are never rude. I'm very glad that you won't be returning as you clearly are. What a fool! More

Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Made a trip especially after hearing such great things from tripadvisor. Arrived sadly to be told they weren't serving food on Mondays?! The place looked lovely and the staff were very helpful advising where we could go, just a bit sad that we weren't able to eat there. :( Will have to make a visit there another day. Just wanted... More

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

Thank you for your comments. If you're coming from Preston it's always worth booking a table. There would have been a reason why we were not serving food on that day, but I apologise that we weren't able to help. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Despite not even being a vegetarian myself, I would highly recommend this restaurant. The owner was absolutely delightful and so friendly. My veggie friend, with whom I was dining, was delighted by the choice of dishes and tasty vegetarian food

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Wantage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was my first visit to this secret wonder! If you want vegetarian, vegan, gluten or wheat free this is the place to go as the menu is entirely vegetarian with at least half of the dishes for vegan or gluten free choices. Your host is also the chef who quite literally puts his heart and soul into what he... More

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Inkpen, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A friend and I went for lunch today, very good food and service, everything was obviously Home made and absolutely yummy, after starters and mains sadly we did not have room for pudding but we will be back!!!

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