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The Station Inn, Church Stretton, Shropshire

The Station Inn

4.7
4.7
89 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01694 781208

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ben Davies

What 89 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Shropshire

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  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Shropshire

    Romantic

  • Shropshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Shropshire

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  1. ZL

    ZoeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Quality food, friendly team, beautifully presented throughout.
  2. EM

    EMTR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’d just arrived at Shropshire and booked a last minute table at The Station Inn. They were very friendly and welcoming to us and our dog and very accommodating to allergies as well. Food was amazing, best steak I’ve had. Will definitely return if in the area again
  3. JS

    JodieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    The look of the restaurant makes you want to go and eat there, the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and comfortable, very friendly and chatty. However the food was a big let down. I ordered the fillet steak at £26.99. For 7oz,i was happy to pay, however I order it rare, and when it arrived it was not cooked, the inside was purple and cold more blue, I struggled to cut it with a steak knif. Very disappointed
  4. G

    Gwongming

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a weekend staycation with my partner and our dog, the inn was amazing, great food, homely atmosphere, dog friendly and they own the local Mountain Edge Resort nearby which was where we had stayed in the camping pods. Overall excellent place to go to, though ideal to go with your own transport because buses aren’t regular here in Church Stretton - one bus comes once an hour on the weekdays and on Saturday, it comes once every 2 hours and on Sundays there’s no buses running at all, so you have to rely on taxi if you don’t plan on going there by car.
  5. CT

    CherylT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, Excellent food, will definitely be back
  6. MF

    MandyF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, my Dad enjoyed his steak and my halloumi burger was fab.
  7. RG

    RosemarieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had the Sunday carvery, lots of vegetable choices, 2 meats, all served and presented well, food was hot and cooked perfectly, very enjoyable meal, Choice of desserts was good also, dining staff were polite and helpful.
  8. JS

    JonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food we had was amazing - you had plenty but the quality of the food outstanding. The staff were attentive and couldn’t be more helpful - thank you so much
  9. P

    Private

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect as always. Will certainly be returning
  10. LJ

    LynnJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Sunday lunch here. Great value carvery style with meats from the on site butcher. Fantastic selection of veg and all piping hot. Even bought some meat to bring home.
  11. LJ

    LynnJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our 4th visit to this restaurant whilst staying on site in a holiday lodge. The food is excellent, particularly the meats from the on side butcher. Friendly and knowledgable staff, nothing too much trouble. Our visit this time was slightly marred by a very noisy party with small children in the neighbouring dining space. The staff were sympathetic but really couldn’t do much other than ask them to tone it down a bit. Eventually we moved into the bar and continued our evening there, which was not a problem for us. It certainly will not put us off dining here again next time we visit Church Stretton as we love the food and the set up here.
  12. KL

    KirstenL

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stayed in a pod for one night, due to the rainy weather, stayed in the pub longer than planned, but had a very enjoyable evening. Food was superb!! Desserts too, staff and service was also a very high standard and the staff were polite and helpful. Would highly recommend this place.
  13. JB

    JayneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Lovely place, lovely food, pleasaant friendly staff. Unfortunately had to ask for the potatoes to complete two of our meals & would have been nice if we had been offered extra drinks at the table instead of having to ask.
  14. CW

    CharlotteW

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The food was lovely and the bar area where we ate was comfortable and nicely decorated/designed.
  15. PT

    PaulT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Station Inn on the Friday eve (butchers nights - beautiful steaks). Staff great and very attentive. We went back again on the Sunday eve because the food was so good.
  16. CG

    ClareG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, for fair prices! We will be back again soon thank you
  17. RT

    RebeccaT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous pub, food,staff,service. Will definitely return
  18. EW

    ElaineW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my sisters birthday for lunch and between us and between us sampled a wide range off the menu from steaks which were really good to sandwiches and a prawn salad. Everything was really good. The deserts were ok but not as good as the mains. The service was excellent. Will definitely go again.
  19. JL

    JackL

    Bath

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Had to wait quite a long time for a server to come over and take our order. Other people that came in before was served before us and no apology for the wait. When the food did come it was lovely.
  20. P

    Private

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect once again. So good we went back today 👍😊
  21. DK

    DanielK

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true gem in the Shropshire Hills, Both Steaks were cooked exactly to our liking, and the service was excellent with knowledgeable waiters and waitresses who were attentive and discreet. The butchers counter gives the restaurant area a unique feel, helping to emphasise the traditional and locally sourced ethos of the Station Inn. We look forward to our next visit.
  22. SF

    SusanF

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food ,come here every time we camp ,never had bad meal.will be back again
  23. TD

    TracyD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the flat iron steak, it was cooked to perfection, most importantly it melted in your mouth. Second time I have been most definitely be back.
  24. PB

    PaulaB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub to enjoy a relaxing afternoon meal. Food superb
  25. B

    Brian

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food , large portions and very helpful staff, liked the select your own cut of meat from the service chef
  26. HR

    HughR

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were perhaps fortunate - a quiet day at the place so a table for 9 in the first room with bar. Perhaps as a result - excellent service at all times.
  27. DC

    DanielC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very enjoyable family meal. Can recommend the steaks.
  28. BB

    BrendanB

    Herefordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent carvery, fantastic value for money.
  29. P

    Pablo

    Cheshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every Friday is Butcher’s Night where use choose the cut of meat & how much you want. It’s always popular so you need to Book but it’s oh so worth it!!!!! Absolutely amazing & very good value for money.
  30. M

    Mully

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet for a delicious meal
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food perfectly cooked. Had our dog with us and staff made a fuss of her too. Very good again
  32. FB

    FayeB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Menu was short but simple enough make quick order Food was cooked perfect Waiter service Excellent Prices reasonable Environment lovely Dog friendly too
  33. AS

    AlexS

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal, this time we went for steak. Cooked to perfection thank you.
  34. CR

    ClaireR

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service by friendly staff, made us feel very relaxed and well looked after. Food was amazing and we had a selection of things between the four of us. Would definitely go back in that area as we were on holiday.
  35. AS

    AlexS

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual a lovely Sunday carvery served by pleasant staff. Thank you
  36. DE

    DeeE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Unfortunately we didn’t have a great visit this time. We placed our food order at 7pm for a group of 5 and food was finally served at 8.05pm then when the potatoes were missing off my plate I was told they had run out - asked why I hadn’t been told before the meal was served no one knew the answer. I was offered an alternative type of potato which I said yes to but it arrived as I’d finished the chicken and veg on the plate 😪. It was a shame as we usually have great food and great service
  37. DJ

    DavidJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, and nice atmosphere well worth a visit.
  38. HR

    HelenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal as always at the station. Can't fault it, would highly recommend.
  39. RP

    RonP

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to place for steak. Never fails. Great team, plenty of space, good table size. Perfect!
  40. AM

    AlanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose to eat here as it had good reviews on TripAdvisor. I had ribs for starters and rump steak with pepper sauce, dauphinois potatoes, cabbage and bacon for mains. Food was absolutely unreal. Staff were friendly and helpful. Couldn’t fault it. Would definitely return if I was in the area again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized 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 89 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Station Inn

Marshbrook Business Park, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6QE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Church Stretton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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