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The Shoe Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Shoe Lane, Exton SO32 3NT, England
+44 1489 877526
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (36 reviews)
“scallops” (18 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shoe Lane, Exton SO32 3NT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit with friends as somewhere new to try following a recommendation. The Shoe Inn is well off the beaten track and not that easy to find, but finding it is very worthwhile as it is a lovely pub with lots of character in...More

1  Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely ambience, nice staff, wonderful food. Home made bread is complimentary and no service charge added even for big parties. All our 12 meals came within 2 mins, impressive!

1  Thank Scrapster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, very varied including vegetarian. Very friendly. Great setting with tables by the river, nice traditional interior

Thank Freizag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch having walked the first 12 miles of the South Downs Way from Winchester, with 6 miles left to go to complete day 1 of 6. All three of us chose a baguette, with two of us also opting for the...More

1  Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had a rather poor meal here a few years ago we were tempted back by good reports from friends who told us that things in the kitchen were greatly improved following a change of kitchen and bar staff. We booked a table for 7.30pm...More

Thank Ovvin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a late lunch on the last day of our South Downs Way in 4 days walk. Welcome we friendly, we both ordered baguettes which were both absolutely delicious. Due to the further walk head we only drank coke which was a shame as...More

Thank Phil25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite some reviewers slamming this venue, i found it to be the opposite. There was not a long menue with everything unded the sun, which would have suggested frozen micro waved food. The menue is selective but varied covering a wide range. Now several of...More

1  Thank Graham C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I together with other family members have visited this pub for lunch twice this year. Both times making a reservation. The first visit in August for my birthday was primarily disappointing because of the quality of the meals served. My wife ordered...More

1  Thank ChrisMountaineer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always meet friends at a nearby pub a few times a year but it was closed for a private function today . I then found The Shoe. What a lovely pub, situated in a beautiful village full of friendly people. The food was divine,...More

1  Thank nannup11
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Came for lunch. Two of us. Service was friendly and efficient throughout so full marks for that. The food was a little disappointing. Crispy scallops with Parmesan and potatoes purée was ill judged. The scallops were Egg and breadcrumbed and then deep fried. What a...More

2  Thank PeacheyTaunton
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Questions & Answers
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Kenneth G | Reviewed this property |
I think so but best to phone and check. There are steps up to the entrance but there is also a ramp for wheelchairs at the side and disabled parking so I would imagine they cater for customers with disabilities.
June 1, 2016|
Response from Victoria C |
There was someone in there with a dog last night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shoe Lane, Exton SO32 3NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Exton
  • Phone Number: +44 1489 877526
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