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The Shire Horse

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Food and ambience

Quick Bites, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
About
Carvery, pub classics, vegetarian menu, cocktail menu, children's menu available all day. We also have our fantastic offer 2 meals for 10 Monday to Saturday all day.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed today via mobile

I had a lovely time here today the manger was so helpful and very jolly and the food was well priced! There is limited choice in veg but other than that it was lovely.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jordan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for the carvery on Sunday,no beef left, even though someone brought one out from the back to be told to take it back!! by the time I moved the burnt and dry veg out of the way and the cremated stuffing, it was time...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joolzstar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went here with my son for a couple of drinks and a meal , I was served these cremated pigs in blankets !, my sons order of ribs firstly came out wrong (half size) not full as id ordered then re arrived chips were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 752lorrainel
JackB3653, Manager at The Shire Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi 752lorrainel, I’m sorry to see you haven’t enjoyed your visit with us here at The Shire Horse, please not that this isn’t our normal standards by any means. If you could send me an email at shirehorse.killingworth@marstons.co.uk and I will be happy to investigate...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Wednesday afternoon in the last week of November at about 2.30pm. Therefore there were not many customers, as it was our first visit a member of staff explained the ordering and carvery procedure. We had a carvery and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Superspark1947
JackB3653, Manager at The Shire Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi superspark1947, Thank you for your lovely review you have left us I will pass your kind comments over to the team, look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Kind regards Jack

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Shire Horse for my son-in- laws Birthday but wish we hadn’t! The beer was ok the bar staff were good too BUT what happens in the kitchen???? We couldn’t have what we wanted from the menu and then what we had ordered...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank magpiemartin
JackB3653, Manager at The Shire Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi magpiemartin, I’m so sorry to see we’ve spoilt a special occasion for you and your family and I will investigate this further for you if you could email me at shirehorsekillingworth@marstons.co.uk and I will sort something for you and your family, once again I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service over all Christmas period when we’ve been in all staff are attentive and friendly. Small and cosy pub just round the corner from us and decided to book and try on Xmas day due to new management. Food was good, only wish is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank LKM1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called for a late lunch, wasnt overly hot, pretty average. Usual stuff, roast pots, cheesey overcooked cauli, peas, carrots, frozen yorkshire pudding, brussels with stalks & outer leaves attached. Very thick gravy. Choice of meats, the turkey was ok. I would imagine the ordered meals...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sally C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try the Shire Horse for Xmas this year and we enjoyed it thoroughly. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the service was good. Food was good too. We will be back in the new year.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jaburns68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came into the shire horse for my Christmas meal with my family and it’s safe to say it was a great meal. When we first came in we were greeted by the Assistant manager and she was friendly and welcoming. The service was quick...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brilliantsusan
JackB3653, Manager at The Shire Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi brilliantsusan, Thank you for your kind review you have left us, I’m so glad to see you have enjoyed your Christmas with us, i will pass your kind comments over to the team. Kind regards Jack

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked our family into the shire horse for our Christmas dinner and it was perfect! Staff and management were friendly and professional from start to finish, food was beautiful and we all had an amazing time. Couldn’t fault it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jordandawson3
JackB3653, Manager at The Shire Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jordandawson3, Thank you for your kind review you have left us I’m so glad you enjoyed your Christmas with us, I will pass your kind comments over to the team. Kind regards Jack

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Destination72893
6 December 2018|
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Hi Lesley, no need now as I talked to you personally today, re the festive menu booking on Christmas eve, regarding the offer of 3rd.choice free. You were very helpful. Regards Ken
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Kaz007_2013
1 May 2018|
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Response from Natalie W | Property representative |
Hi yes we do breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings between 830 and 1030am.
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Adam R
18 March 2018|
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Hi we do not have sky sports only BT
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