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The Horse and Jockey

€€ - €€€, British,
Grindley Brook, Whitchurch SY13 4QJ, England
+44 1948 662723
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (22 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Grindley Brook, Whitchurch SY13 4QJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a little gem this place is. We visited here whilst on our way through the canal. We popped in for a pint at lunchtime, the ales are wonderful with plenty of choice. As we sat to savour the ales we had chosen we were...More

Thank J_Micahel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after a really long day of buying a boat and then starting to move it towards home. The staff were really welcoming and served a lovely pint of Peroni which we had been dreaming about for a few hours! They could tell our...More

1  Thank H2613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a week of boating, there's nothing better than a good feed and relaxing pint, preferably within close proximity of your mooring. Thankfully for us, the Horse and Jockey came through on all three counts. The H&J is about 10 minutes down the A41 from...More

1  Thank Randy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen the recent renovation outside and determined to give it a try. Excellent themed menu this month was Italian and we chose a selection of tapas to share as a starter followed by Tuscan sausage and bean stew which was very good. We...More

2  Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this area about 6 times a year. The main attraction is this pub and the canal. The staff are so friendly, it's dog friendly with a fantastic atmosphere, the ales are great so why would we not give it 5 stars? Well, we've...More

3  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us were doing the Llangollen canal on a long boat for the week. Some of the party had been to this pub years ago and spoke highly of it. The rest of us could see why. We had a lovely lunch here. The...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time and definitely won't be the last. Lovely surroundings, atmosphere and great food. Real ales available. Staff very friendly and attentive. Hubby had the steak which looked delicious. I had traditional fish and chips which I thoroughly enjoyed. Tapas menu looks...More

1  Thank Jan N
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visited a couple of times whilst walking, once for lunch. Sandwich menu was very reasonable and really generous portions. There was a big choice of ales, and my OH highly recommends the Shropshire Lad! Staff friendly and non intrusive, a definate return from us! 😊

1  Thank Frances B
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Excellent food, hearty portions and friendly people. Dogs are very welcome, with water bowls available. Best to book, it was full on a Thursday night.

1  Thank effie1234
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Called in as we hadn't been for at least 10 years. A good menu and reasonable priced. Food was all well cooked and tasty. Staff were very polite and friendly, we will certainly call in again and recommend to others.

1  Thank hhggtgcd
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Questions & Answers
11 July 2017|
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Response from Stephen N | Property representative |
Hi, We do recommend that you book a table. We are close to the canal so you never know how many people will visit us. We also have a lot of regular diners that show up without booking. Would you like me to reserve you a... More
Julie M
18 June 2016|
Response from Stephen N | Property representative |
Hi Julie, Just to confirm, we have booked your table for you today @ 4pm Regards
21 December 2015|
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Response from Stephen N | Property representative |
Hi, We do cater for gluton free, our menu is set up for gluton free. i.e all our sauces are made with corn flour or another non gluton thickening agent. there are some dishes that we cannot alter. i.e battered fish, howver... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grindley Brook, Whitchurch SY13 4QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Whitchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1948 662723
  • E-mail
We are a family run country pub that welcomes Children, dogs & mudddy boot's. We concentrate on producing quality, home cooked fresh pub food made from local produce at competitive prices. We have 8 ever changing real ales, along with quality wines and refreshments for all your requirements.
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