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The Shrew

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Uttoxeter Road | Kingstone, Uttoxeter ST14 8QH, England
01889500213
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Meal

My wife and I visited The Shrew while on holiday in the area, thanks to many of the reviews on here. We had a lovely welcome from the staff as soon as we walked in and an absolutely fabulous meal, everything was cooked perfectly, a lovely friendly atmosphere but couldn't find room for a pudding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
David L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited The Shrew while on holiday in the area, thanks to many of the reviews on here. We had a lovely welcome from the staff as soon as we walked in and an absolutely fabulous meal, everything was cooked perfectly, a lovely friendly atmosphere but couldn't find room for a pudding after our meal. Would highly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a lovely meal good service lovely food great wine selection definitely worth a visit lovely little restaurant

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, however a little surprised at a 3 star rating against such brilliant comments. I have emailed you to get your feedback, but with no response. I would have expected a 4/5 given your praise of food and service, etc. Nonetheless, we appreciate you taking the time to review our business and if you do pick up... More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First visit to the Shrew for some years but will be back very soon. Lovely home cooked food, very friendly service and reasonably priced. Pub is clean and well maintained and makes both drinkers and diners welcome.

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thank you for a brilliant review. It's lovely to hear that you have returned after so long and that you enjoyed your experience. Your comments regarding the cleanliness are much appreciated as we do work hard to keep our standards high in all areas. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the food also. I will be sure to pass on... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice setting with outside benches and umbrellas. Staff friendly and attentive. Very reasonably priced. Good variety on the menu and the fish dishes are excellent. you won't be disappointed!

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thank you for a cracking review. It's so lovely to get feedback on all aspects of our business from the food to the décor and service. We are constantly updating and moving forward in terms of all areas of the pub and restaurant and it's great when people notice this. We do look forward to welcoming you in the near... More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First time in this pub and it was delightful! Delicious food with the real and honest taste of good ingredients. Just the soup of the day (tomato-basil) was made with unripe and with the wrong kind of tomatoes, most likely salad tomatoes, yet with a great taste to it. The staff was very welcoming, accommodating and helpful. We had a... More 

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a fantastic review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and I shall be sure to pass on your comments to the team. We hope to welcome you again soon. Regards Trina More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have dinner at The Shrew in excess of twelve times per year and have done for some five years plus. To be disappointed is a rarity. This visit was for lunch with some thirty odd friends. The quality of food, service and value for money is excellent.

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thank you for a brilliant review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch with friends. I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to all members of the team. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards Trina More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a meal at the Shrew tonight, first return visit in a long while, and as always we had an excellent meal,hope that we make it back sooner next time! would suggest anyone who has not been should try this high quality venue, thanks again for a lovely meal.

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. It was really lovely to see you both again. We hadn't realised it had been 8 years since we had the pleasure of hosting your wedding reception. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope to see you again soon. Regards Trina More 

Stoke on trent
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good food. Standard pub menu but specials were excellent. Wine and beer at reasonable prices. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will visit again with friends.

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. I would love to know what held you back from giving us a five star, but nevertheless we do appreciate your four stars and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Regards Trina More 

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Booked a last minute Sunday lunch for me the wife and mother in law, were told when I booked we would be sat in bar area which is no problem as it's equally as pleasant as the restaurant and service is the same, top draw. The place has never failed to deliver for us it's always fabulous value for money... More 

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a brilliant review. We do appreciate you taking the time to write about us. It was lovely to see you again and we're pleased that you like the smart new uniform. We are back up to full strength with staff now and still priding ourselves on all aspects of our business. I will pass on your... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We live about 10 mins away from The Shrew and can't believe this was our first visit - we usually venture towards town, but what a mistake we have been making! We booked a table of 8 for our wedding anniversary and would like to compliment the staff on providing us with such wonderful friendly service. There was plenty to... More 

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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to look after you on your first visit. We're so pleased you discovered us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Uttoxeter Road | Kingstone, Uttoxeter ST14 8QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Uttoxeter
  • Phone Number: 01889500213

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 23
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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