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All 41 Wantage Restaurants

Shoulder of Mutton

38 Wallingford Street, Wantage OX12 8AX, England
+44 7870 577742
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Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Wantage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $19
Hours:
Wed - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Mon 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open for dinners daily except Tuesday and Monday. Luncheon parties by prior appointment only. Booking essential.
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English first
Saltash, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Reviewer
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
38 helpful votes 38 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 

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Additional Information about Shoulder of Mutton

Address: 38 Wallingford Street, Wantage OX12 8AX, England
Phone Number: +44 7870 577742
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wantage
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 19
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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