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Cromwells Bar and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Pub, Welsh, Gastropub
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11 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EN, England
+44 1743 361440
11:00 - 23:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cromwells has an excellent outdoor area where you can grab a really good lunch if it's sunny. They have a range of sandwiches available alongside all the bigger main meals. Good, fast service and some good beers available.

Thank hannahc6951
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place..... Great food and cosy atmosphere, always seems to be popular. For food all day, varied menu and speciality nights during the week with some good deals on food for couples.

Thank lifeforliving
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cromwells used to be a favourite place to visit but after being away for a few years and returning a couple of times since we have returned to Shrewsbury it is clear something has changed. We have now had two meals here where we have had to wait over an hour for our food. The first occasion we were a... More 

2 Thank clarrieb
MichaelJAvery, Owner at Cromwells Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

You say we were a favourite of yours but we can't see any positive posts you have shared in the past. Did you post any? If not, why didn't you post them to give a wholesome presentation of your experience. However, you have spent time posting a very negative 'review' the only review you bothered to post about us. Why... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here earlier this month with 4 friends for a belated 70th birthday celebration. A bit of a hiccup when we arrived as there had been a mix up and they had no record of the booking which we had made at the beginning of a November. However with a bit of reorganising we were given a table for... More 

Thank MARY E
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I had lunch here today. We had booked in advance for the Christmas lunch. When we arrived the staff seemed unaware that we had booked the Christmas menu... No table available.. Had to wait until one was reset. No condiments on table. Delays with drink orders..delay with starter. Other customers given their food but no cutlery on... More 

Thank margarethughes50
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my fiancé for a pre- Christmas celebration & had a wonderful time. We booked a table in advance. We had fantastic service throughout our visit, attentive when required & yet unhurried. The menu is fantastic, food quality & presentation excellent & prices are very reasonable. Decor is lovely, with a mix of traditional beams and other more... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wether it's a drink or a meal and a drink you want this place never fails to delight. We eat her every time we visit Shrewsbury. Great atmosphere with a beautiful outside garden, value for money and superb staff, what more could you ask for.

Thank robert b
Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Popped in with wifey for a lunch and a pint yesterday. Food was excellent and well-presented, pint was top-notch - all served by staff with a smile and a cheery word. The service was just right, and the style and decor, I felt, absolutely hit the spot, with a warm and cosy atmosphere. Smart loos too. When the staff asked... More 

Thank Geoff H
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101 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Visited here for Sunday lunch and it was distinctly underwhelming. For the price they charge it needs to be a lot better. Skipped desert based on the main course! The whole thing was just very average. Service was fine and the bar area is quite nice.

1 Thank Grinder22
MichaelJAvery, Owner at Cromwells Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

A tad insulting and very unfair until.,.. We read the other reviews posted by "Grinder". Average seems to be average for this one and the general dissapointment "Grinder" has with most venues neutralises any concern we have. We will always hold our hands up if we fail to satisfy customers but on this occasion we will put this down to... More 

Ironbridge Shropshire
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had our office lunch here and we had a ball. The food was superb, definitely best quality for "traditional" office xmas dinner ever. Beef and Turkey both well cooked and succulent. Service was great, wine kept flowing, and they didnt mind us playing a pass the parcel game afterwards that made a bit of a mess. Thank guys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 61
Bar, European, British, Pub, Welsh, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 361440
A vibrant and lively popular Inn right in the centre of the historic County Town. Close to all the main attractions. Run by local staff members and owned and by a local family. Based in an atmospheric 500 year old building in the centre of Shrewsbury with a Wine Bar, Restaurant and superb Garden. Six fine guest rooms with three having hand-made fourposter beds which were made just across the border in Heredordshire. Awarded a five star Restaurant rating by the Shropshire Star. Many new features for 2014 including a new Restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?