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Golden Cross Hotel, Shrewsbury - pub details

Golden Cross Hotel

Address: 14 Princes Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38214) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Shrewsbury (0.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.6/10 (rated by 5 users)
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user reviews of Golden Cross Hotel, Shrewsbury

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Just to wrap this up, this is now a (VERY good) hotel/restaurant but not a pub.

No point in going there and being unhappy because it isn't a pub.
mark555 - 18 Jul 2014 23:07
This 'pub' still has a sign outside proclaiming 'Free House', we went in Sunday night, bought a half of Hobsons Twisted Spire and half of Estrella lager We were charged £5-95 that is NOT a typo. The business cards still state 'Bar and Restaurant'. Make your bloody minds up what you want to be. We were RIPPED OFF, Beware, its NOT A PUB as stated on other reviews. Oh, and a smile from the waitress would have been nice, or do they charge for that as well?
markh737 - 24 Nov 2012 20:27
This really is very much a restaurant these days, and I mean that in every sense its not just a pub that has been gastrocised and concentrates on food. It looks very much like a restaurant, and the room at the front was fully occupied by diners; there is a very small bar counter with just one hand pump on it; and a waitress approached us as soon as we entered and when we had ordered our drinks we were asked to take a seat and they were brought to our table.

The room at the back was much quieter with just one other couple dining. This is a very busy room in terms of decor, with all sorts of clutter around the place. The seating was mostly tables and chairs that looked as though they would also be used for diners, although there were also a couple of sofas. Decor wise there was pale blue wood panelling on the lower part of the walls, some rough artex type plasterwork above it and straw matting on the floor. The sofas had plenty of cushions and throws over them, a model ship was on the window sill and a picture of the Mona Lisa hung next to the bar.

The solitary beer on tap was Hobsons Twisted Spire, although a couple of other hand pumps hinted at a pubbier history. There was no draft cider unfortunately. This is a tricky one to mark as a restaurant, it looked nice, seemed popular, the staff were friendly and I would be tempted to return to eat. But this is after all a pub review website, and its just not a pub anymore.
Blackthorn - 17 Sep 2012 21:19
Whilst it is essentially a restaurant these days, I've always felt welcome having just a pint there. Probably best to go when there are not many diners in. Real ale served, often from the Salopian brewery. I'd say it's worth a visit for a swift pint at a quiet hour.
dpaajones - 17 Oct 2009 11:33
Oh dear , appears to have turned into a resturant , all tables dressed for dinning , 5 handpulls all with clips turned round , ignored by staff so left , what a shame the oldest pub in town now a resturant .
trenchlad - 4 Jul 2009 22:48

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