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“Great food, great value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Shrew

The Shrew
Uttoxeter Road | Kingstone, Uttoxeter ST14 8QH, England
01889500213
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Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Uttoxeter
Price range: $11 - $23
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

As a family we visited here on the advise from Tripadvisor and were not let down. You would not stumble across this unless you knew about it. It's about 3 miles from Uttoxeter. Arrived about 7.30pm and were sat on the sofas in the bar, awaiting the table. Meanwhile served drinks and given the menus to peruse. Additionally, there was a specials board. There were 4 of us eating and we all had different starters, mains and dessert and everyone enjoyed every morsel. The food was plentiful and very tasty. For the 4 of us to eat 3 courses a bottle of wine and 4 or 5 drinks the total bill was £80 approx, which we thought was very reasonable. A lovely experience, thanks

  • Visited November 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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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you very much for a splendid review. We are so pleased that you joined us and enjoyed your experience. We are off the beaten track so it's good to know that people's reviews are letting people know that we are here and not far from Uttoxeter. We do hope that you return to see us again real soon.
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Local restaurant for local resident”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've lived in Uttoxeter for several years now, not far at all from Kingstone. But I didn't know this place existed until trip advisor! I, like many others searched for a local restaurant and was surprised to find this little gem. Food is terrific value for the quality fare served up here. My husband and I will certainly be making return visits in the future.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you so much for a great review. It's good to hear that people are spreading the word about us. Like yourselves we encounter so many people who live in the local area, but don't know that we exist. So Thanks once again.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food at the shrew is great been there lots of time. Got a great child menu. Welcomes everyone. The staff are very helpful and you always get your food on time it is never late. Will be returning soon!

  • Visited September 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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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. It's great to know that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Top Class Steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

As a retired butcher, I would like to think that i still know my meat and I have to say that the quality of the steaks my golfing friends and I enjoyed at the Shrew were of a very high standard. It's not easy to please everyone as we all ordered varying degrees of rare to medium well-done. Very nice and friendly staff and a warm traditional pub dinning experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank You for your review. We are so pleased that you've enjoyed the food prepared for you and that you've taken the time to let others know of your experience. Your feedback has been greatly welcomed and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Salivating just thinking about our visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

As frequent visitors from Belfast over staying with family no trip would be complete without our ritual Sunday lunch at the Shrew. 11 of us enjoyed lunch yesterday and the service was outstanding with Trina taking time to welcome us back like old friends. The food was gorgeous with a lovely starter of baby peppers filled with goats cheese and a balsamic reduction. My roast beef was really succulent with two huge slices topped with enormous Yorkshire puddings with accompanying vegtables which included creamy leeks (yum). My husband enjoyed the belly pork and with a look from me resisted licking his plate. I settled for the two courses but my husband decided to press on and enjoy a dessert of sticky toffee pudding with an individual jug of custard. This was declared one of the best tasted and his spoon was put on the empty plate with a sigh of complete satisfaction! What was really impressive was Jason (chef) coming out from the kitchen before dessert was served to ensure that my husband was aware that this was a new recipe he was using and to inform him that there were dates in the mixture. My husbands empty plate was testimont to it's success. Well done guys you make a winning combination.

  • Visited October 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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Trina C, Owner at The Shrew, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thank You so much for such a wonderful review. It's always lovely to see you and welcome you back to The Shrew. Thank you for letting us try our new recipes on you and giving your feedback. This all helps towards us continuing to give our customers quality and value for money. We look forward to welcoming you all again real soon. Once again THANK YOU.
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