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The Golden Cross

Certificate of Excellence
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14 Princess Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP, England
+44 (0) 1743 362507
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is Lovely place, great food and friendly welcoming people. You can also stay overnight in beautiful quirky rooms. Well located in the centre of town.

Thank tltonks
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253 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service standards did not match food prices. We're not tight when it comes to eating out but if you're going to charge these prices then make sure your staff live up to expectations. They were absolutely useless, we got fed up in the end. Wine opened before it got to the table, each main course served one at a time... More 

Thank Hoppo74
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful tudor building which is a gorgeous restaurant and small hotel. I ate there with my daughter for lunch - a lovey adventurous menu, excellent quality food and wine with wonderful, polite, knowledgeable service. it is a must to visit.

Thank Fiona D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night in Room 5 at this lovely old Inn. The decor is beautiful, the bed was extremely comfortable and there was no noise to disturb our sleep. The hosts are very friendly but never imposing or overly demanding. It's much larger than the unassuming entrance would have you believe. The floors are uneven, the staircases are... More 

Thank TraceyJandMike
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recently visiting family in Shropshire (I live in London) plus doing a little sightseeing in the lovely ancient market town of Shrewsbury, whilst on my ramble I came across The Golden Cross, tucked away in a little cobble stone street ‘what an absolute Gem of a find… ’ The owners Theresa and Gareth have lovingly restored and tastefully... More 

Thank CityBoy2014
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am relatively new to Shrewsbury so I am willing to be proven wrong but thus far, this is the benchmark. As a pub, restaurant and apparently a BNB I really do not think you could beat this. I will happily take suggestions. The place is beautiful, inside and out. There is a fantastic little garden terrace with seat swings.... More 

Thank Englishparker
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So as you all know, I'm a international tour guide. Sometimes I don't want to eat with my clinets . The Golden Cross is a romantic restaurant , no getting away from that. But I made my reservation 7pm,table for one, I was first in the restaurant , and straight away I was made welcome , no table in the... More 

Thank LordKevinJee
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This has always been my favourite restaurant in Shrewsbury I never tire of the ever changing quirky surroundings, the welcoming friendly staff and the food is always amazing they never seem to have an off day. Whether you want an intimate evening for two or a rowdy party of 20 it's always Just Perfect whatever the occasion, young or old... More 

Thank Christine B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We stayed for one night in the suite; with a four poster bed, lounge area and upstairs a huge 2 roomed bathroom. It was quirky, shabby sheek but with attention to detail. Like the fresh ground coffee in an airtight container for the morning wake-up drink. Breakfast and dinner were both delicious; simple and quality. Service was excellent. Shrewsbury had... More 

Thank joannekeatley
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The atmosphere of this place is great. The restaurant plays classical music and the Marie Antoinette inspired decor makes the place feel cozy and intimate. Why only 3 stars? Because while the food was solid, it wasn't mind blowing. At the price point it's at, you can find better food elsewhere.

Thank SashaH77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $37
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Princess Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1743 362507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?