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The Loopy Shrew

15 Bellstone, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HU

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Great food choices on the menu - quick service and one of the best meals I've had or a long time.

Alice Dilly 13 November 2016
from Shrewsbury

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A stylish gastropub in Shrewsbury, The Loopy Shrew boasts a wine bar, coffee bar, and restaurant. Comfy leather couches and candlelit shelves make for cosy snug areas, while the contemporary style and international menu of the restaurant attract people from miles around.

The Loopy Shrew menu spans the entire day, starting with gourmet brunch options like toasted Wenlock Edge ham and Cheddar croissant, and signature full English breakfasts. Later in the day, there are small plates with exciting combinations of international flavours, such as pan-seared Brixham scallops with roast chorizo, Appleyards black pudding, pea purée and local asparagus. Succulent steaks and lobster thermidor also feature on the grill menu, with pub classics, seasonal salads, and a dedicated vegetarian menu also served.

Desserts at The Loopy Shrew Shrewsbury include British classics given inventive twists, such as vanilla crème brûlée with thyme crumble, poached rhubarb and rhubarb sorbet, while the bar serves up a selection of world beers, premium spirits and wines.

Also serving up hugely popular roasts on a Sunday, The Loopy Shrew is a 9-minute walk from Shrewsbury Rail Station.

The Loopy Shrew

15 Bellstone, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HU

Contact +44 1743366505

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Customer reviews for The Loopy Shrew

3.8 ((((* (based on 31 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (21)
  • lunch (16)
  • trendy (10)
  • large parties (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • value (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Anne Jones from Shrewsbury

    A very pleasant dining experience. Comfortable seating. Our young waitress was a delight and efficient. The menu was varied and different from the norm. A thoroughly enjoyable time.

  • ((((* 4 January 2017 by Mike Earl from Shrewsbury

    Can't recommend the loopy shrew enough, good menu, great food, excellent service.

  • ((((( 13 November 2016 by Alice Dilly from Shrewsbury

    Great food choices on the menu - quick service and one of the best meals I've had or a long time.

  • ((((* 9 November 2016 by Julie from Shrewsbury

    Lively place. Unexpectedly great service. They know how to cook Steak!

  • ((((( 1 November 2016 by Antonia Shuker from Shrewsbury

    Great Sunday lunch and fantastic service ! We will definitely be back soon

  • ((((( 24 October 2016 by Millie Dowle from Shrewsbury

    Amazing food and service! All of our food was exceptional and the atmosphere was lovely for a Thursday night!

  • (((** 23 October 2016 by Beverley Edwards from Shrewsbury

    Lovely atmosphere cozy and warm nice ambience. However food not up to standard we wanted Tomohawk steak but were told having already made our mind up it was not available!! They should of told us when handing us menu. Service not v quick we were going to theatre so we asked for quick service unfortunately we were rushing at the end.

  • (((** 18 October 2016 by Niccola Seddon from Manchester

    The food could not be faulted - really tasty and generous portions. We were a bit disappointed with the service however. Staff were friendly enough (when we managed to get their attention). Quite long delays between courses and we had to ask for menus as they were not offered. Staff seemed too wrapped up with the larger parties than to see to our table of 2!

  • (((** 4 October 2016 by Naomi Harrison from Worcester

    It was ok, not worth the hype it got, there are much nicer places to eat in Shrewsbury, I found the staff a little rude when I complained about why I left most of my main dish, they need training....

  • ((((( 25 September 2016 by Martin James from Shrewsbury

    An excellent venue with a warm ambience. There is live acoustic/singer on. Friday night. Service was quick, friendly and professional. The price of a 250ml glass of Rioja was rather steep! The Station bitter was excellent and well priced. We ordered a steak and pie and a beef lasagne which were politely advised would be cooked from fresh and take 25 mins. How refreshing to be told that rather than just waiting and waiting for the food to arrive.
    We decided to have some of the excellent bread and oils as a starter. Our friends had the duck dish and a tuna nicoise salad. All of the meals were excellent.
    How my friends managed a pudding I don't know! By the way the sweet potato chips are a must.
    The Loopy Shrew is a very popular restaurant and bar with good reason.

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