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“such a shame” 2 of 5 stars
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Sheldon Hall
Gressel Lane, Birmingham B33 9US, England
44 121 788 1135
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Ranked #1,267 of 1,688 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: English
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“such a shame”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Poor service in a beautiful building. I have eaten here many times over the years since sheldon hall has opened as a restaurant, and it is now by far the worst it ever has been. The carvery meals seem good on paper as you can load up on as much veg as you like BUT when the veg is stone cold and mushy you really don't want it, and when its served with a tiny slice of meat it is very unimpressive. It is such a shame the food and service are so poor because the building itself is beautiful and it's interesting to see some of the original features left over from its former life as a house.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Birmingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“whats happened here?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I used to visit this restaurant a few years ago quite regularly when it was thriving and good value. The advert says join us for breakfast, so we did around 9am one saturday morning, took ages to get anyones attention and we waited ages for the food which when it arrived must have been from the day before. We went last night early evening to sample the carvery...... same ignorant staff, some of them looked like they could do with a bit of a wash!. The food was poor quality and not very warm, had to wait ages for gravy although clearly the 2 gravy pots had been empty for quite a while. There were plenty of people eating, although I noticed on the way out not many clear plates. The place was dirty, tables sticky and the floor was in an appalling state with dropped food everywhere. I wont be back!
Crown carveries have a good reputation in other areas, this one needs a major sort out.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Sawdust and Spitoons”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

uMy wife and I have eaten in many pubs and clubs over many years and this is one I wouldn't be going back to. The tables, cutlery and floor were dirty and the plates chipped. The food was well below average, there was no pork left on display and when we asked for some the server pulled a face and said "that means I will have to go and get it", we waited for several minutes and when it finally arrived it was very overdone and a small amount thrown on our plates. I asked for a little more to which the server said "that's all you get".

Unquestionably one to avoid.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Cold food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The food was cold staff rude they were far to busy talking to pay customers attention.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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“Budget meal but pleasant enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Whilst the standards here are sometimes better than others, overall, for less than £4 for a carvery with no limit as to how many veg you help yourself to, you really can't complain.
Yes, sometimes it takes a while for tables to be cleared and if it is quiet then the meat may be a little dry from being sat under heat lamps or the veggies a bit overcooked, but after several visits there (I live about 5 minutes walk away) I have found that quite often the time you visit dictates the quality.
Overall, if it is a choice of popping to a fast food place and paying the best part of a fiver for junk food or going to The Sheldon Hall for a meal I will choose the Sheldon every time. A meal there fills me up for the day

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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