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Cromwells Bar and Restaurant

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11 Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EN, England
+44 1743 361440
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Shropshire
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit Cromwells for Sunday lunch as it was recommended by a family member. We weren't disappointed. A delicious large portion of roast beef with all the trimmings and Peroni on draught, all served by very friendly young staff members. Myself and my husband enjoyed the background music and all in all it was a very relaxing atmosphere.... More 

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

We are very grateful for taking the time to post such a pleasant review. We have had our ups and downs this year but we now have the best kitchen and front of house team we have ever had and we are very proud of them. Dogs are a big part of our life so they are very welcome. There... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called today for lunch was made very welcome by the manager and a young lady soon seated and order taken had chicken in sauce with the biggest chips ever ...meal was really gourgeous the chips were the best I have ever tasted and the chicken melted in your mouth couldn't quiet finish my meal because I was so full but... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments Tony. We bought the building and business over six years ago and we can now say with confidence that our entire team is the very best we have ever had. The food is destined to get better and better under our Head Chef and Restaurant Manager who are passionate about our food and customers. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found that Cromwells is one of only a few in shrewsbury that as soon as you walk in you know that's the one.its cosy,warm,friendly and the food isn't bad either.The staff are friendly and are happy to help.This time of year coming up to Christmas it feels so festive and they have a lovely igloo sort of thing going... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. Cromwell's is a special place but at this time of year it becomes magical. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here for post shopping refreshment with friends. I fancied a cocktail, but there wasn't a list; however; the barman assured me that all cocktail recipes were in his head! Undeterred and after a brief chat, I decided on rum-based cocktail. WOW! It was absolutely delicious-lemon with a hint of ginger. My real ale drinking buddies were impressed with... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a meal on Saturday night and unfortunately we were seated by the diners from hell who seemed to be on a mission to get free meals for themselves with vulgar threats and ongoing criticism about the service, food, price etc. It was a shame that somebody in authority didn't attend to them and stand upnto their awful behaviour.... More 

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Thank Gaymeadow57
MichaelJAvery, Owner at Cromwells Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for 'reviewing' Cromwell's. Where do I start? We have two Head Chefs and at least one is on duty at anytime. So your comment about us not having a Head Chef in post is untrue it is a falsehood. Your comment about customers demanding discounts and free meals is interesting as we have lost count on the amount... More 

Gateshead, England
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143 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped into this friendly bar/restaurant for a couple of drinks late Saturday afternoon. The place was busy but we were able to get a table and ordered a couple of sandwiches which we washed down with a couple if glasses of wine. Didn't have to wait too long for our order and the staff were super friendly and the food... More 

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

Thanks for your 'review'. You only awarded us 4 stars but the Food Standards Agency awarded us 5 stars for food hygiene. Many local venues don't have 5 stars. If they are not showing it in their window you can always ask them. You'd be surprised. More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with the wife and parents on a day out to Shrewsbury. Welcomed with a very friendly hello, with brilliant service and good range of drinks on offer. Lunch menu was a good mix of pub grub classics and lighter lunch bites, the battered fish sandwich is particularly delicious! Will definitely be stopping again if we ever... More 

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

Thank you for your 'review'. We also have 5 stars from the Food Standards Agency too so you can be confident that our standards are high. Not all venues have 5 stars from the FSA. It's always a good idea to ask if they don't show the FSA sticker on their window. More 

Portsmouth
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice pub , good atmosphere , friendly staff and drinks reasonably priced . We didn't eat but what i saw would tempt me to on a return visit .Would visit again .

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, pleasant hard working staff. Delicious food, couldn't ask for more. Thank you Max for your attentive service and warm conversation. We will be back and will tell our friends about the food.

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1 Thank jillkirby61
MichaelJAvery, Owner at Cromwells Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are proud of the quality of our food and service and we have been awarded a 5 Star Food Safety rating by the Food Standards Agency so our food is as good as it looks and tastes. If there's no green Food Standards Agency rating on a Restaurant's front window it's a good idea... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service superb. Waiter who served us was a gentleman. Food outstanding. Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$61
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Welsh, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?