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“Great food great venue ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Shilton Arms

The Shilton Arms
Ranked #61 of 564 Restaurants in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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3 reviews
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“Great food great venue ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We go to the Shilton arms very often. The food may be slightly more expensive than typical food chain pubs, but it's a lovely, local village, individually run pub. I believe all the meat is from local, free range farms. Which would be better than a 'sizzling' pub that meat is probably caged animals in Iran that your paying £8 a steak for anyway.
I am all for small business, why not go to the local pubs than a million pound franchise just to save your self a couple of ££!!! I have always enjoyed the food, and the staff are very friendly! I also noticed about the reserve tables, so I asked if they were all reserved and they are only reserved so that you get full table service. We never have to get up to get a drink or get the bill. The staff are very attentive!

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  • English first
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good pub grub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited with another family at the end of a hot day, was nice to sit out in the garden although the tables could do with updating. The kids loved the ship play area and it kept them quite for a couple of hours. The food is what you would expect from a pub and good sized portions.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gemma M
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Overpriced pub grub.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

The food and drinks are overpriced here, expect to spend more than you bargain for.
All tables have reserved on them whether they are or not.
This place is trying hard to be something it clearly isn't.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stuart R
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“The biggest menu in the world...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Well maybe the biggest in the West Midlands anyway! There are literally pages of options with something for everyone. We had two chicken dishes, the peppered chicken was amazing. The steak looked good as did the fish pie which was absolutely huge.

We had 4 starters, 4 mains and 2 desserts plus a couple of drinks each and the bill came in at about £100, so not the cheapest place. Still the portions are decent and the food lovely.

If there was one thing I'd change it would be the music. It was way too loud to talk sometimes, and wasn't really 'dinner' type music, more disco - and no we're not old timers, we just like to chat over a meal not shout.

That said it is certainly one of the better places to eat around Coventry....although that might not be saying much!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Loncat
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good and varied food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stopped off at the Shilton Arms "on spec" having spent a few hours at Coombe. Know the place from old but had been some time since I had been in there. My partner had Sunday lunch and her sister had the Thai Sea Bass so you couldn't have wished for two totally different meals. Both were very good and tasty, Sunday lunch was hot, well cooked and plenty of it, only slight constructive criticism, was that it did look a bit bland, perhaps some nice colourful peas or something just to enhance the look of it? Just an idea! Thai Sea Bass was excellent, and the lads waiting on the tables very polite and helpful. For good, varied, reasonably priced food you cant go far wrong!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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