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The Station Inn, Church Stretton, Shropshire

The Station Inn

4.7
4.7
319 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Leonard Wilfred Davies, born 19 December 1906, started a butcher's dynasty now four generations old. His butchers typical cheeky sense of humour now lives on through his grandchildren along with his knowledge of butchery.

In 1997 Leonard’s grandson Richard opened The Station Inn, which quickly generated a great reputation for quality steak. With Richard’s son, Ben’s passion and expertise as Head Chef and Butcher, The Station’s dining experience is a true reflection of the families deep passion for serving amazing steak.

20 years on from opening The Station a major upgrade has taken place, which at its core aims to celebrate the families heritage and knowledge of meat. In order to identify your exact preferences the chefs help you choose the best cut of beef to cook for dinner. It makes for an unforgettable ‘butchery and dining’ experience.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 09:30–23:00 Sun 09:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    01694 781208
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ben Davies

What 319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shropshire

    Best Overall

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambience

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Good for groups

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Shropshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Shropshire

    Lively

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

319 Reviews
  1. DavidN

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drink quality was satisfactory but not exceptional

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    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a lovely place to come and eat, staff very friendly and attentive. We look forward to coming back on a Friday

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  3. HarryB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem. Food was great. Highly recommend. Will visit again.

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  4. OliverS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality and flavour of the food was incredible, being able to pick your steak and watch it being cut was a fantastic experience. however first impressions and welcome were not great, as you have to wade through the bar area to ask to be seated.

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  5. ClaireH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food as always. Highly recommend, best steak around cooked to perfection.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue excellent food and drink as always this place is a must visit if you like steaks cooked to perfection everytime

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  7. Mandy

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were exceptional. However, we didn’t like be ling crammed in with other couples all so close together. We all remarked at how uncomfortable this made us feel. So many other tables in the restaurant were unoccupied.

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  8. JennieC

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good Valentines Meal, steak is as leats excellent

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  9. JenniferM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly, food was amazing, best steak I’ve ever had ☺️

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  10. AbigailC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service. Our group had steaks and pork chops All meals were beautifully cooked with a lovely variety of vegetables. We all had the cheesecake for desert, which was amazing. I had a cocktail to drink which was a real treat. Definitely will be returning soon.

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  11. Bake

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rarely do you get quality food with service to match, pleasant atmosphere first class staff, delicious dishes, this will be a regular

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  12. ClaireB

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time visiting the station and we will definitely be returning. The food was exceptional, I enjoyed every mouthful. The staff were friendly and attentive, they could not do enough for you. We cannot wait to revisit. Thanks again for a lovely experience.

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  13. JackR

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent steaks at a very reasonable price. Well looked after by the staff. Brilliant evening had by all

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  14. BenB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the staff were all lovely and so attentive

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  15. Poppy

    Shropshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Plates hot unfortunately food wasn't, had to wait for more food to come out for the carvery, some members of staff could of been more friendly, beef & lamb dissapointed, Probably recommend to friends but not for carvery , would of liked to have a choice instead of Sunday lunch

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, the pub is lovely, the service was pretty poor. Staff didn’t seem to want to be there, and everything took ages despite being only one group of two (five people total) who were eating. It took them about 5 minutes to seat us, 15 minutes to take our order, the food came out with different items missing from each of the meals, they didn’t clear our plates for almost 25 minutes after we finished eating, and we asked for the bill they just didn’t bring it so we had to go up to the bar to pay. Pretty disappointed, service is easy to get right!

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  17. ANNEL

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We met up with friends for lunch - each choosing a different meal. All dishes were good & served by attentive waiting staff; the portions were very generous. We were all satisfied & said we would visit again.

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  18. GEORGE

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service was amazing as always food cooked to perfection

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  19. Saartje

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Meal for my son's 20th Birthday( 7 of us), food was lovely, but service not very attentive, ordered some more drinks but had to end up going to the bar to ask for them. Not much of an atmosphere, ok was quiet but , a bit more thought into greeting customers etc would be good. No thought into wishing my son happy birthday etc. The little touches men alot. Food was very good though.

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  20. GaryJ

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely Sunday carvery, great food, great service, compared to many great value. I will go again

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  21. Katie

    North Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love going here for the Sunday carvery always a great selection of vegetables and plenty of meat.

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  22. Shrews

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak is amazing as was the pepper sauce and duphanaise potatoes.

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  23. LyndaB

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always Fabulous staff and excellent food

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  24. ingac

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a good restaurant and pub, with very good service. The menu quite limited for vegetarians, but the dishes we had were all very good. I imagine if you eat meat, you’d especially love the food. The manageress and all the girls serving were friendly, professional and attentive.

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  25. MelanieR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, delicious home cooked food. Food took a little longer to come out but understandable as was cooked fresh with such high standard. A really lovely table area with a cosy log burner and welcoming to dogs (we had 3 small)

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Something special if you love local, high quality meat.

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  27. TomB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed. Great food. Staff very helpful and polite.

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  28. ChrisR

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rare opportunity to stay at a venue in quality independent accommodation Good balance of food drink and service ……plus the outstanding Shropshire Hills are right on the doorstep

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm, cosy and welcoming. Large portions which are fresh and extremely tasty. No room for dessert on this occasion but there will be next time as they looked delicious.

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  30. JoleneB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lush food, excellent service, not over crowded. Great seating options and lovely wood burner. Will go again for sure.

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  31. DebP

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Turkey dinner with plenty of vegetables. Would definitely recommend

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  32. anthonyb

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place to eat for miles around Great service, exceptional food

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  33. Mully

    Shropshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to meet friends for the delicious meal

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  34. SophieS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing good quality food in a lovely atmosphere 👌highly recommend!

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  35. CarolineW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Christmas meal, good service with nice staff.

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  36. VivS

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a Tuesday night so quite quiet. Had a seat by the fire, lovely. For starters we had prawns and chicken wings and mains chicken pie and ribeye. All lovely. Loved the pie, plenty of chicken and hubbys steak cooked as requested. Chips gorgeous. Would definitely go again and recommend

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  37. PamelaM

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever the Station delivers ! It was Friday and hence a busy night but service timely and considerate.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit for four of us. All different meals , but all really enjoyed our mains and sweets ( no starters). Excellent service.Definitely will return.

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  39. APpez

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, it was a friends birthday and they went above and beyond helping with lighting the birthday cake candles, the wonderful waitress even started the singing of ‘happy birthday’. Thanks so much to the station inn. Lovely job x

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  40. KerryL

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly cooked steaks. Absolutely worth the trip out from Gornal!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Station Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Station Inn

Marshbrook Business Park, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6QE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Church Stretton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 09:30–23:00 Sun 09:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ben Davies
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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