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The Dun Cow

) #141 of 270 Restaurants in Shrewsbury $$ - $$$, Bar, British, Pub
171 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AL, England
+44 1743 356408
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“t bone steak” (3 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“wild boar” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
171 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AL, England
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

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 .

Thank maryblondie
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...More

Thank Antony B
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...More

Thank DianaM20
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank nadaventura
Reviewed 28 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!...More

1  Thank Themuckytraveler
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Joy K
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...More

Thank Alfiemoon795
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...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 7 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

Thank Susan J
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

1  Thank Van-Evans
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Steakhouse
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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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