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The Shady Oak Pub

Bates Mill Lane | Tiverton, Tarporley CW6 9UE, England
+44 1829 730581
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (6 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Bates Mill Lane | Tiverton, Tarporley CW6 9UE, England
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1 - 10 of 413 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here a couple of weeks ago with family, lovely place to have a nice drink and food, unfortunately the service wasn’t great and the gammon was raw, but the manager sorted it straight out and apologised, we didn’t get a check back by any...More

Thank francescamault
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for timing the time to leave your review of your experience. Your feedback is very important to us, and we hope we have the opportunity to look after you if the future so that we cant get that 4 Star rating, up to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to this pub last night from Beeston. It is a beautiful stretch of the canal and well worth it. Loads to see - deer , ducks, pheasants, moor hen's and the beautiful lock. My partner met me there in our vintage car. We were...More

Thank sultrylady
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit, and boy do we love that car! We hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Have a lovely weekend!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been wanting to come here for a long time, Finally managed it today. Gorgeous location, went inside to get food and drinks and a man was behind bar on phone. Didnt even acknowledge us just left us standing there then disappeared. Another man came along,...More

2  Thank Raven2307
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Feedback is very important to us, good or bad - however it is also of equal importance to us that it accurately represents the experience of the reviewer. When you came to the venue yesterday,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here over 18 yrs ago my youngest was still in a buggy x came 01/06/2018 absolutely lovely sat in the beer garden watching the canal boats going by. Only are after seeing food come out . Amazing food and good portions , the barman...More

Thank Nicci H
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review, Nicci. We're thrilled that you had a great time with us and we hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Took two friends on my Canal boat for the Sunday Carvery, when there one decided they didn't want Carvery but wanted Fish chips and peas, which wasn't on the menu, staff said no problem and delivered, the Carvery was good, I had a guest beer...More

Thank CinbadniC
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this lovely review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Our American Pale is proving to be a really popular drink. We will be hosting another live band night, this May Bank Holiday. Lady and The Tramps will be performing on...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Last reveiwed this wonderful canal side pub in 2013, Its title was “Awful” It seems like after a few management changes we are heading back to those days .... Called by a few weeks ago for food .... Place was empty but had to wait...More

1  Thank PixieMouse
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. You are quite right, the cue of customers went from our bar to the door of the pub and did so for several hours, as we served over 200 meals in just the first...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018

my friend and myself revisited The Shady Oak after visiting Beeston Castle which overlooks it. very welcoming staff offering a fine selection of food and drinks . it was a pleasure to call in for drinks and food on a later visit

Thank nic h
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 20 April 2018

Three of us stopped over for an evening meal. It's a lovely setting and the food was very nice and reasonably priced. There wasn't a large choice but I'm not sure if the place has possibly changed hands. We ate outside looking over the canal...More

Thank DavidL54
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi David. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We really appreciate your review and will take on board your comments regarding the menu selection. Please accept our apologies regarding the alarm issue, which was caused by a power failure which...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

I am so angry the way this pub is run.The landlord has never responded to any review which sums this place up.Arrived this evening for a drink. Had a meal previously but never again.Met at the bar with a local man sat on a stool...More

4  Thank steve h
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your third review for our venue. You will have undoubtedly noted that the gentleman at the bar who had his legs spread across two stools, had a large cast on one of his feet and was supporting...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This pub is in such an amazing location and has great potential. We have been a couple of times for drinks and decided to try carvery on this occasion. Food was decent with good amount of meat. The issue was the service. We paid and...More

1  Thank joenantwich
Bob S, Owner at The Shady Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Good afternoon Joe. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We aim to serve our customers in a timely manner and are typically very busy on a Sunday. We appreciate your comments and hope that you'll give us another whirl. We...More

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pjb9146
13 June 2018|
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Response from graham e | Reviewed this property |
No sorry
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Coulby_69
16 February 2018|
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Response from Andy M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either, we were also on a canal boat. Have you tried contacting them directly?? probably easier/quicker than than asking TripAdvisor members.
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shirley W
11 April 2017|
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Response from Rachel B | Reviewed this property |
menu available as print out when you get to Shady Oak. Need to ask for it tho. Food is lovely. Just need to work slightly harder than normal to find out what it is when you get there. well worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bates Mill Lane | Tiverton, Tarporley CW6 9UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Tarporley
  • Phone Number: +44 1829 730581
Description
The Shady Oak is a newly refurbished country free house under the ownership of a family business. The pub is situated on the side of the Shropshire Union Canal, with beautiful views of Beeston and Peckforton Castle from our large beer garden. We serve food daily, as well as a wide range of lagers, ciders, traditional ales, wines and tea and coffees. The Shady Oak also has a campsite on the grounds, with hardstanding pitches for caravans and many pitches for tents, with the option of electric hook up on every pitch as well as a well maintained shower block and washing facilities. In the pub, we allow dogs up in our 'top bar' to allow a separate area for those who may wish to drink/dine with their canine friends.
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