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The Loopy Shrew

15 Bellstone, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HU

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

The food was brilliant, and the restaurant was really nice, had a good atmosphere and was lovely and to sit in, not overcrowded. The people serving were really helpful and attentive. A great night out.

Cheryl 18 April 2017
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

3.9 ((((* (based on 38 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (25)
  • lunch (18)
  • trendy (14)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • value (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • child friendly (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • business (2)
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  • ((((( 18 April 2017 by Cheryl from Shrewsbury

    The food was brilliant, and the restaurant was really nice, had a good atmosphere and was lovely and to sit in, not overcrowded. The people serving were really helpful and attentive. A great night out.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Simon Wickenden from Surbiton

    We arrived very early, but this was taken in stride. We were lead to a lovely table, the restaurant is divided into a number of smaller areas, keeping the noise down, but still being open enough to feel the general ambience. Food was amazing. I had a very well cooked (medium rare) steak and chicken liver parfait. However, stealing the show was my partners scotch egg which was just amazing.

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Marc Eigner from Shrewsbury

    It was shite

  • ((((( 23 March 2017 by Glen Tiernan from Shrewsbury

    took my two sons for an evening meal and a catch up , i had the pork and black pudding was succulent well presented my two sons had the ocean platter which was a lot of food and the pie both are teens and bit fussy what they eat both enjoyed ,i would have liked a desert but they both didn't want one , they were full quite an achievement
    good service , cant fault the food
    will be coming back for sure

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Nick Clark from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Great food, lovely staff and good service
    The only downer was the lack of on site parking - but not a huge problem really

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Deb Walder from Shrewton

    The food was delicious, amazing menu and beautifully presented food. This however was let down by slow service and unfortunately a large table of over exuberant guests on a table close by. It spoilt our evening as we could barely hear each other and left early due to this. I certainly wouldn't choose here for a quiet romantic meal!!
    We did complain to be told we should have said something and we could have moved to a quieter area! The large group arrived whilst we were eating!
    Also found the dining area extremely cramped.

  • ((((( 27 January 2017 by Dave Cooper from Shrewsbury

    I love this place, the main dining area is at the back and is a great space (especially on the weekends when the bar is full) the staff are excellent and also work hard to ensure you enjoy your evening. Food wise this is one of the best in town and having just moved from Edinburgh I would say its as good as any high end Pub Grub you will get, though to be honest it is better than pub grub. Great for dining with friends or a special occasion either way you will have a great night. Oh the the cute chap with the beard is an amazing host he always remembers the wine we like to order and thats been the last 3 visits! Make sure you book this place can get busy at the weekends :)

  • ((((( 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.

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