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The Shepherd's Rest Inn

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Lumbutts Road, Todmorden OL14 6JJ, England
+44 1706 813437
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday dinner here,the food was excellent ,the building is lovely with good parking and great views, we would recommend this place to our friends and family,be prepared to wait a while for the food as it is all freshly made and worth the long wait

Thank clewsyc
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a nice lunch and children play area was good good veggie selection good kids menu all in all it was a very nice time

Thank 393Barbara
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The service was very poor tonight, had to ask Simone to take my order and then still had to wait. The food was not as good as it has been in the past

3 Thank elizabe5h
pernod01, Front Office Manager at The Shepherd's Rest Inn, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your review of the shepherds rest but unfortunately we don't have any staff by the name of simone!!! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The view from the moors makes you feel on top of the world. Lovely and scenic, grab a window table looking out from the back. The food is something special, amazing pies and all done with real quality. It's like the finest home cooked food. I had bacon, chicken and leek pie and I was finally happy. They have a... More 

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Only went in here for a drink after climbing up to Gaddings Dam. It is a quaint old building in a fairly remote location, but judging by the number of people eating there it is very popular. There is a large children's play area and car park. You can also catch a circular bus T6 or T8 from Todmorden which... More 

1 Thank Enid734
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We made an unplanned mid-week visit to the Shepherds Rest last week for lunch, the food was perfect and the Staff could'nt have been more helpful all within a beautiful restaurant in a traditional pub surrounded by stunning views. There is an enclosed pub garden with an excellent play area for children and a great selection of cask ales for... More 

1 Thank Garry S
Greater Manchester
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I believe we are regulars here now. It has took us 2 years to find a decent pub fullfilling all our requirements. Last nights visit was my husbands birthday celebration. This was our second meal here, our previous experience of the food was very good and we felt satisfied our hard earned money was spent well. This second foody night... More 

1 Thank seascapesszzz
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little find, busy and the menu seems to cater for everyone. The food was tasty and extremely traditional seemed to miss the wow factor though. Friendly staff and locals very busy on a Saturday night.

Thank SRK75
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My son suggested we visit for family lunch and so with toddler and dog in tow, we drove up the narrow road to the pub. Welcoming to dogs (with certain rules and no-go areas) and children (good play area outside and understandig staff). The menu was fairly extensive and daily specials were on offer also. We all opted for different... More 

2 Thank Jane P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Booked a table for 5 adults and 3 children for 5.30pm. We have eaten many times at the Shepherds Rest and know that the food and service are usually very good. It also has a good play area for the kids. The views over the valley are also excellent. Again we were not disappointed, the food was very good and... More 

2 Thank tonytommo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lumbutts Road, Todmorden OL14 6JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Todmorden
  • Phone Number: +44 1706 813437
A traditional country inn, with real fires, dog friendly area, beautiful scenic views, traditional home cooked fresh food, lots of parking and real ales

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