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“Amazing meal at The Inn at Grinshill”

The Inn at Grinshill
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Grinshill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $50
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Formerly a coaching Inn, The Inn at Grinshill today is an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary decor. The Inn's transformation began in 2001 when it was bought and over 18 months it went through a dramatic rebuild and restoration. Although many thought it overly ambitious, today, even much changed, The Inn at Grinshill evokes a sense of its own history. Above all else, we and our team work to ensure our guests enjoy the very best in hospitality.The Inn at Grinshill is a Grade 2 listed Georgian property, in a conservation area, located in the lee of Grinshill which is a site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding natural beauty.There is a little train station in the next village which is a short stroll away, adding to the charm of this rural retreat.
Reviewed May 5, 2013

A superb inn, immaculately done out with really welcoming staff and just amazing food. Never eaten such a lovely meal from starter to pud, all incredible. Then coffee and liqueurs on comfy sofas by the fire, no better way to end a meal. Well worth a visit.

Thank Vince M
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

As regular visitors to Shrewsbury a meal out with friends is always a high spot of the weekend. Each trip we tend to try different restaurants and feel 'safe' doing so as the standard of food in the area has, over recent years, become very high. On our last trip we tried the Inn at Grinshill as it was recommended to us by close friends who eat there often.

Wow, I am so glad we did as it was excellent.

Our friends , who were eating with us, had booked a table in the bar ('Bistro') but as I had seen the restaurant menu (it differs a little from the bistro - check out the web site) we arrived undecided where in the inn to eat.

Our table was ready and waiting but we chose another one to sit at and have aperitifs and peruse both the menus. The choice was not easy as there were dishes on both that appealed but as the restaurant menu is not served in the bistro a choice had to be made . In the end we stayed in the bistro because the menu for there read better than most restaurants I have visited and as the aperitifs had hit home we just didn't want to move - not even to the table that had been reserved for us. The staff could not have been friendlier they gave us all the time we needed to make up our minds and were relaxed about changing the table. So, what about the meal;

Pigeon breasts with sweetcorn, shallots and red wine juice was a little on the small side but made up for this with flavour and the fact that they had been cooked rare (don't worry I had been asked how I would like them served). On the plate they looked wonderful

The Pressed Duck with smoked duck Parfait and beetroot was flavourful too (my wife allowed me to try hers)

A pretty dish of Scallops with ras el hanout and micro coriander was also given 'top marks'

The main course of Belly Pork was beautifully plated and came with what the menu noted as 'black pudding and apple bon bon'. If 'bon bon' sounds a little too 'chefy' then I'll leave you to the joy of biting into it and simply say I will be back for more

Rib eye steak was cooked as requested and a pepper sauce was asked for and happily supplied

Crayfish risotto was the weakest dish of the evening, due to it looking little too brown (from the lobster bisque). However it was rich, tasty and very filling and so would have perhaps been a better choice as a single lunchtime dish

Wines were a French Sauvignon Blanc (as the New Zealand one was not in stock) and a really good Montepulciano. The wine list is a good mix of prices covering, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, America (North and South) and South Africa

Like the hosts, the inn is charming - just check out the ceiling in the entrance hall and the graphics in the restaurant to see what I mean.

I am sure we will go back on our next visit to Shrewsbury and I am also sure that yet again we will have a long debate on what to eat knowing that when we have made a decision it will all have be worth it.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends

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Thank EeeEngland
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I went with my partner for a one night, dinner, bed and breakfast break. We arrived to a very warm, friendly welcome. The gentleman offered to carry our bags to the room, when we arrived we were show around the room including the television in the mirror. The room was immaculate with beautiful furnishings and the ensuite had a lovely large bath with a great shower. The room had tea making facilities which they provided fresh milk for when required.
Before we had our meal we had a drink in the bar next to the open fire. The menu ranged from fish and chips to crayfish and lobster rissoto with a crab bisque. We were given the option of where we would like to be seated for our meal.The staff were friendly, food was prompt and beautifully presented, my partner loved watching the chefs cook due to the open kitchen. The owners were very helpful, altering dishes to suit out requirements! The food was fantastic!!
Breakfast was 8 - 9.30, unfortunately they had no croissants available but the cooked breakfast was yummy!
We really enjoyed our stay.

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Thank RooSl8r
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We booked dinner for two on valentines night. A fixed menu was on offer. It was excellent, everything was cooked perfectly and presented with precision, real joy. The owners are charming in their welcome and we look forward to visiting the inn again in he near future.

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Thank Scotsagogo
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Beautifully prepared food in a lovely setting. Open plan kitchen with views of food preparation, enjoyed by all in our party.

Thank Sam W
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