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The Shires

££ - £££, British,
Gainsthorpe Road West | Kirton Lindsey, Scunthorpe, England
+44 1652 640444
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brie wedges” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Gainsthorpe Road West | Kirton Lindsey, Scunthorpe, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Several months ago The Shires introduced a Sunday Carvery to augment the already established mid-week carvery. This has become very popular due to its range and quality so that there is less demand for the main menu and waiting time is reduced significantly. We go...More

3  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm not usually one for writing reviews but after eating here felt compelled . Starters were just fried frozen food with poor presentation. I had a chicken and bacon salad . Again this was poorly presented with little or no imagination and it had virtually...More

Thank Neil J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous !!!! For starters we Had breaded garlic mushrooms hubby had brie wedges .. mains we both had surf n turf ... the food was excellent service excellent couldn't fault anything ... we will be returning

1  Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight visited the Shires for the first time and was very pleased with everything. I ordered the steak and ale pie which was very nice. Plenty of large chunky pieces of steak with very little fat, which I enjoyed. Chips also very good, right mixture...More

Thank StuWhite64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently moved to area and popped in doing the rounds as you do checking out what's what. Anyway wasn't aware this place was a carvery was pleased enough to get in with not much notice so all in all good start as carvery is my...More

Thank jedermangy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi We ate at the Shires last week on the Tuesday evening .It was a group of four of us that were there for a pre birthday meal.We all ate something different and neither of us were in any way disappointed .I had the venison...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently ate at this wonderful little pub/restaurant whilst on a family “staycation” to Lincolnshire. There was a good selection of food which was reasonably priced. There was also a reasonable variety of beers, lagers and ciders to choose from. As a group, we shared...More

2  Thank ScouseChris2265
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been there twice in as many months, both times excellent and no issues. The food can take a while to be brought out to you but that may be more down to it being cooked to order so no real problem. The surf and turf...More

1  Thank J P S
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for evening meal with friends. All our main meals were beautifully cooked especially the haddock. The staff were very attentive and jolly. The only thing that let it down was the Eton Mess. There was NO meringue in it!!! It was a glorified cream...More

2  Thank P M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Called in with my husband after reading precious reviews. Looked like only 1 waitress on and the place was quite busy. We waited over 40 minutes between starter and main. I had the carvery not a lot of choice only beef or ham! Vegetables very...More

Thank lealea1969
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8 September 2016|
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Response from Pauline R | Reviewed this property |
Yes as they get very busy so it is best to book
9 March 2016|
Response from abn3390 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do serve vegetarian food. I couldn't tell you what, but my Partners mum is a vegetarian and eats here regularly. I think the have some meal choices on the normal menu and they have specials too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gainsthorpe Road West | Kirton Lindsey, Scunthorpe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Scunthorpe
  • Phone Number: +44 1652 640444
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