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“Great Sunday Lunch with Great Beer”
Review of Three Tuns Inn

Three Tuns Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The famous and historic Three Tuns Inn, (known locally as 'The Tuns') set at the top of Bishops Castle has been open since 1642! A deceptively large interior offers lounge, conservatory, snug, front bar and function room. Standing on the site of the oldest licensed brewery in the U.K, The Tuns offers modern eclectic cuisine using simple locally sourced ingredients in a happy, friendly, bustling environment and of course serves a wonderful array of real ales from the on site brewery. Pub and brewery are now separate businesses, but work very closely together to help create a truly worthwhile and memorable visit to this hidden gem of a market town, hidden away in the Shropshire hills, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Telford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Lunch with Great Beer”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Visited August BH Sunday and pre-booked a party of 5 adults and 1 child. Table set-up and ready for us on arrival. Good selection of Sunday lunches with usual roasts but other items available from the menu. All we tried were of good quality and reasonable value.
Excellent beer selection from next door brewery as always can't be faulted.
Well worth the trip over the Long Mynd to find it.

  • Visited August 2013
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great pub, great food”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Three Tuns is famous for its brewery, but apart from a range of outstanding beers they also serve excellent meals. The food was good, reasonably priced and the service was great.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Glendarian
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch ....a real disappointment !!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Over the past 8 years we have been regular customers to the Three Tuns Pub .Today however will sadly be our last.I have always classed it as " a guaranteed place" to get a great tasting locally sourced meal with the added bonus of a delicious selection of real ales.I have recommended it to many friends and past colleagues.Today we ordered the roast beef and an extra jug of gravy. When it appeared it was on a cold plate and had minute scaps of vegetables placed on the plate,my heart sank.The standard prior to this was...generous slices of roast beef,yorkshire pud,served on a very hot plate with delicious crisp roast and new potatoes,a selection of piping hot fresh vegetables were generously served in a separate serving dish for you to choose from.I asked politely for some more carrots,when the waitress delivered all 6 minature 1 inch carrots in what could only be described as a "finger bowl" i couldnt believe my eyes!!.I returned the poor excuse for extra carrots and expressed my thoughts[i wish i had taken a picture!!],also asking why had they started serving their food like this to which she replied "i don`t know i haven`t worked here very long" my extra gravy didn`t turn up,the roast potatoes were deep fried ..rock hard and tasted stale.One redeeming feature was the roast beef...delicious!,we declined the deserts as i feared what would be presented.I feel saddened that a once "Great pub" has nose dived..the toilets reflect this..un clean..locks missing,musty smell and rusty radiators!! why???oh and I nearly forgot thomas the tank engine theme tune playing loudly [on a loop]on a portable dvd player...just what you want when you go out for a family treat !!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Doris A
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fine for a beer, otherwise don't bother”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We came in for an evening meal without a reservation around 7.15 and were told there would not be a table available until 8.00. That was fair enough, and we decided to wait. However, when we actually sat down and ordered our main course we were then told there would be a 25 minute wait for food to be prepared as the kitchen was busy. Had we known, we would have gone elsewhere. I asked if, in that case, we could have something like some olives in the meantime, and was told that the wait would be the same. I did query how preparing a plate of olives could occupy 25 minutes but did not receive a coherent reply. The waitress then suggested, apparently without irony, that I could buy some crisps at the bar!
We might have left at that point except that we had already started an indifferent and overpriced bottle of Pinot Noir. The food finally arrived at 8.45, a full hour and a half after we came in. The meals in themselves, pork loin and duck were good, but there seemed to be no system to the way clients were served, and the waiting staff were indifferent, unobservant and unsmiling. The whole experience let down by poor service.

Visited August 2013
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5 Thank Peter R
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“A mixed experience”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Four of us had two meals here on consecutive days. The first was lunch - just sandwiches, but absolutely delicious, with gorgeous fresh bread and service reasonably neutral (not particularly unfriendly, but neither was it friendly). The second, next day, was dinner. Bar service was efficient but not welcoming. Table service was OK. Three of us enjoyed our meals, but the tuna special was very salty. We shared that with the staff, but of course should have rejected the dish, rather than hope it would get better. I really want to like it here, and we have been several times over the years, but I am not in a hurry to return when there are so many other places doing nice food and with more pleasant staff.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank AndTedcametoo
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