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“Good grub in a lovely setting.” 4 of 5 stars
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Tontine inn
Melverley, Oswestry, England
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Ranked #55 of 94 Restaurants in Oswestry
Cuisines: English
Description: Local country pub for walkers and visitors
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Description: Local country pub for walkers and visitors
wolverhampton
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“Good grub in a lovely setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We popped in here to meet up with a friend who was kayaking around Wales (honest!). The setting is lovely, and while you're there try to find time to pop into the church, which is gorgeous. The pub looked newly refurbished and had a nice comfy sofa section where we settled to wait for our friend.
Once we were all there we moved through to the restaurant, which again is tastefully decorated in a modern style - but not too modern for a country pub. The starter of garlic bread came out quickly and was delicious with cheese and sun dried tomatoes. We had a little wait for our main course, but this was because there had been a gap between ordering starters and mains, and it really didn't bother us. In fact the landlady seemed more concerned and did apologise for the wait - even though it wasn't that long, and there was no real need to. Service from all staff was friendly though-out.
Our main courses were plentiful and tasty. Not stunning (hence 4 stars) but certainly nothing to complain about, and we would re-visit if we were in the area again.
All in all, if you're in the area we would recommend The Tontine and we wish them every success for the future.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pattingham, United Kingdom
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“Nice atmosphere. Comfy seats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We had an evening meal here whilst meeting a friend who was kayaking round Wales. (Yes you can do it via canals, the Vyrnwy, down the Severn etc)

Like one of the other reviews, when you enter the car park it does not look very impressive. We entered the pub via the bar entrance and it was immediately obvious this was a nice place. Well decorated.

We walked through to the lounge and what a surprise. Comfy sofas and a dining room in the conservatory. We ate of the main menu and the Welsh Black Rib Eye was superb. Good chips, veg and friendly service.

Unfortunately I was driving so can't comment on the beer :( but I would recommend the Tontine. An easy walk down to the river past a very delightful church.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oswestry, England, United Kingdom
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“Knocking on the door....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Been popping in for a meal now and again. But last time WOW...
I had black pudding starter and meat fa*gots main course plus a drink all for about 14 quid. My southerner friends entered the car park a bit sketchey because they felt it didn't look amazing BUT they were really impressed from the comfy chairs to play "connect 4" or chess on to the hearty food. Well worth a regular visit.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shropshire
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“A lovely pleasant suprise...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Called into The Tontine this evening as we just fancied some Pub Grub. I often ride past on my bike and I never realised the place has been completely refurbished from top to bottom. Well what a lovely welcome we received from both the landlady & landlord and the regulars in the lounge. We stopped for a meal and whilst we only had basket meal we couldn't have enjoyed it more and i am sure the restaurant is just as high a standard.
Forget your pub chains and support your local. It's beautiful & clean and service was excellent & prompt. Felt well looked after and my kids cleared their plates. Meal for four & drinks for under £40, we will be back......

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“favourite local pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

we really like this pub, we live locally and it is our favourite pub for by a long chalk. comfy leather sofas, friendly staff and lovely, lovely German beer on tap (can't remember the name). excellent ambience and a bit more up market than the other pubs in the area. I'm told the food is good but we haven't gotten around to eating there yet.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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