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Travellers' Choice2023
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene
About
A traditional country inn, with real fires, dog friendly areas inside and out, beautiful scenic views, outside children's play area, private dining room, freshly cooked food and a large selection of beers, lagers, cask ales, wines and zero alcohol offerings.
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely experience. it was a lovely warm welcoming place with very polite staff. The Sunday dinner was one of the best I’ve had in a long while and we have already booked our next trip. Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you’re looking for a welcoming public house with polite staff. Keep on driving and avoid this place. To say the staff were rude and unfriendly is an understatement especially Declan . If it food you’re looking for then they absolutely can’t accommodate that. I...have honestly never been in a more unpleasant establishment. Luckily there is a much more welcoming and friendly public house not to far away (The Waggon and horses) Who are more than happy to serve food and all staff are very pleasant with a welcoming smile.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sheps Rest, Owner at The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Michelle, we find this review really tough to reply to as you didn’t have a booking. You came in, sat at a table and didn’t check our availability with us and unfortunately we were totally fully booked yesterday! We’re a really busy place at...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good points Staff were nice Burger boards were massive and crammed with food. Gorgeous setting, amazing views. Amazing guiness Bad points Food was cold Forgot to bring cutlery, making cold food even colder Forget to take drinks included in the burger board price off the...bill until told. Not enough chips, a small small handful, non existent salad on the £23 surf and turf board. Not worth it at all. A really nice steak but 5 prawns. A long wait for food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sheps Rest, Owner at The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the feedback, we did reply to your email too. We’re sorry you didn’t have the full experience we strive for when your party came to dine. We were informed of one meal that was not hot enough for your liking and we did...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheese and onion pie amazing and chips too home made which i love. Had to wait a whille for pie but was worth it. Well done to you will certainly recommend

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great customer service, from booking to on the day, complimented with tasty meal options at reasonable prices. Will defo be coming back here again and highly recommended to all 👌

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely love this pub. Surrounded by picturesque views & cosy vibes. The food is served with love so tastefully done each & every time we come. Can’t wait for our next meal.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with my partner . Staff very friendly. Location lovely. Food was excellent. I had the steak and onion pie was really good ( bit of a wait but worth it.) my partner had the burger and he loved it( believe me he's...fussy! ). Shared the baileys cheesecake Lovely. All in all we had a lovely experience and will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a spot! Beautiful location which is topped off with amazing friendly staff who go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Food is of equal standard and it’s so lovely to be able to take your dogs in and feel totally at ease...- there’s even a treat jar above the fire. Perfect pub in a perfect spot. The new owners really are doing a brilliant job. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been for a while but popped in for lunch at the weekend. Drinks: Pint of very well kept Tim Taylor. No decaff cappuccino which was disappointing but on the upside, a great range of alcohol free drinks. Food: Halloumi burger was lovely. Plenty of...halloumi, super coleslaw (would have preferred more kick with the sriracha but that’s personal taste). Good fries and lovely salad. Shepherds Pie with veg. Simply beautiful. And by a mile the tastiest one I’ve ever had. Lovely, smooth creamy mash piped on top of wonderfully seasoned lamb. Stunning. We will definitely be back. Hopefully there’ll be decaff cappuccino 😉More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

The shepards Rest is a Amazing and the best place if you want to have excellent food excellent service a wonderful atmosphere and a good Laugh with Declan and the young Lady that served us it was Bernard's 70th Birthday meal with friends Geoff and...Dawn and you Guys helped to make it more special this place is definitely 5 star and highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Sheps Rest, Owner at The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed Bernard's 70th Birthday meal!

Reviewed 4 January 2024

Rang last minute during the busy festive period and was lucky enough to get a dog friendly table booked - we have been here often for drinks but never managed to get in for food (our complete fault for not booking ahead) but this place...was the absolute BEST! The staff were so friendly and kind to both us and our little dog - the wine was brilliant for a house and our meals were both sublime. Who takes the time to crisp up and season chicken skin?? This chef evidently! I didn't have to reach for the salt and pepper for any part of the meal - everything was well seasoned. The waiters were friendly and conversed well, but knew when to leave you to eat your meal - superb service that made us feel right at home! We spoke to the manager before we left and made sure to leave a thank you card and what we HOPE was a generous tip. but the best compliment we can give is to say to everyone - go here, eat the food, drink the wine, meet the people, have the time of your life - you will enjoy it! We will be back very soon - special mention to Lenny and his lovely family and also the young chap going for the marines - thank you in advance for your service to our country young man! Absolute pleasure to meet you! ;-)More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Sheps Rest, Owner at The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you ever so much for the lovely review and especially the kind card that is pinned to our notice board in the office! We really appreciated it - very thoughtful. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 28 December 2023

A really lovely meal (sirloin, chips, fried egg) in a great pub with great service. I’m never disappointed by the Sheps Rest and it’s definitely worth the trip up the hill. Plenty of parking and amazing views of the valley.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sheps Rest, Owner at The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 23 December 2023

We visited today for a meal with the family and everything was top quality from start to finish. The fires were roaring, there was a nice atmosphere in there and it was packed with people equally enjoying themselves. I had the smoked salmon salad starter,...followed by beef short rib main, which was sooo good! If you're local to this place, what a gem you have on your doorstep!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sheps Rest, Owner at The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you for visiting, we're glad you enjoyed our Christmas Menu!

Reviewed 10 December 2023

We went in a group of 34, for a birthday celebration. The pub was also busy with other customers but the service and the food we recieved was fantastic. Nothing was too much for the staff they were happy to help and although very busy...they stayed upbeat. The decor is lovely and christmas decorations were a nice touch. All bills were paid by each family and they managed this with no issues. The food was delicious and very more-ish although you couldnt have fit anymore in as portions are enough. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sheps Rest, Owner at The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you so much! We're glad your party enjoyed their meal!

Reviewed 10 December 2023

Stopped in at lunch for some food and asked if we could park in our motorhome for the night if we made a dinner reservation and the very welcoming and friendly staff said yes! The food was amazing! and we had a place to stay...for the night!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sheps Rest, Owner at The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you so much! We have a lot of campervan and motorhome guests and we're glad you enjoyed!

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The Shepherd's Rest Country Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5