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The Dun Cow

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Bar, British, Pub, Steakhouse
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171 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AL, England
+44 1743 356408
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midlands uk
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went last night wanting a good steak and cooked how u like it .homemade chips veg and salad served in dishes sauces too .service friendly and good big thumbs up .

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Thank maryblondie
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We went for a drink here a few weeks ago and saw their breakfast menu. We decided to try here rather than where we would usually go next time we get the chance. We were not disappointed, for a reason we haven't figured out, each of the English breakfasts are named after nautical ranks - Deck Hand, Captain and Admiral,... More 

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Thank Antony B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Popped into this pub for a quick lunch as friend had just moved home to nearby. First impression from car park, building very shabby. Second, interior - bar, tables knocked about and actually the one we sat at turned out to be sticky. I ordered jacket potato with tuna mayonnaise and salad. Looked ok-ish but potato turned out to be... More 

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Thank DianaM20
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We visited The Dun Cow for only the third time (we've lived in Shrewsbury together for over a decade!), and once again asked ourselves why we haven't visited more often! We had booked in advance, and been forewarned that a large group was expected, and that we should arrive before they were due, to avoid having to wait for our... More 

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Thank nadaventura
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was a real disappointment. We were asked to move our booking forward as they had many Christmas parties that evening. It was a pain as we had to rush, but understandable. We arrived at 6.00 and had the whole restaurant to ourselves until 9.45! This alone was frustrating however I was looking forward to the unusual meats that was... More 

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1 Thank Themuckytraveler
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Very good lunch time menu and good prices. I had chilli and my husband had minty lamb casserole. Good portions and served hot. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Joy K
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The pub is lovely, its old and authentic the staff are very nice and friendly and the prices of the meals are extremely good. There is also a car park accessed by a side driveway to the right of the pub. The menu is varied with all kinds of steaks on offer, crocodile, venison, etc and the main menu is... More 

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Thank Alfiemoon795
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Booked a table in the restaurant for an evening meal with a friend. We both ordered the same food only varying in the side it came with, veg or salad. The food tasted fantastic and the quantity of chips and the sides it came with was plenty even for the biggest appetite. Best thing was the bill didn't break the... More 

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Thank Tracy B
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely steak and fresh cooked chips. Such a good deal two for 25 including a bottle of decent wine. Live band topped a good Friday

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Thank Susan J
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Not a bad pub quite busy and good location just across the bridge in town Food good standard and hot , decor a bit dated but seemed to have S good atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 356408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?