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The Station Inn, Church Stretton, Shropshire

The Station Inn

4.8
4.8
70 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 3 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 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shropshire

    Best Overall

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Shropshire

    Good for Groups

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Shropshire

    Romantic

  • Shropshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Private

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    DanielK

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  3. SF

    SusanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    TracyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  5. PB

    PaulaB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Brian

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food , large portions and very helpful staff, liked the select your own cut of meat from the service chef
  7. 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.
  8. DC

    DanielC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    BrendanB

    Herefordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent carvery, fantastic value for money.
  10. 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.
  11. M

    Mully

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet for a delicious meal
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. DJ

    DavidJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, and nice atmosphere well worth a visit.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. TC

    TerriC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Exceptional quality food and value all close to home.
  23. VM

    VickiM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice clean modern looking pub, staff are lovely really helpful, food was fantastic so tasty you can tell they use best ingredients to create all the dishes they serve. Would highly recommend this pub for a meal
  24. AH

    AdamH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Really lovely food except the chunky chips which were still frozen/floury. Restaurant was quite noisy but not much the restaurant could do. Would recommend for the food
  25. KP

    KeithP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First carvery we have had here,beef and lamb were cooked to perfection, very good choice of vegetables
  26. C

    Charliegirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely menu I had the pork chopped One had rump steak One had the butternut squash/goats cheese lasagne we all enjoyed our meals
  27. AL

    AnnL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our evening began well with a friendly greeting from behind the bar we were a little early it would have been nice to have had a little more time to look at menu Seating was very comfortable a welcome finding as so many pubs have poor seating Everyone had different choices all cooked extremely well Presentation was good
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The carvery was spot on and value for money
  29. RS

    RobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Station, very impressed from the moment we walked in, very efficient bar staff/manager, cannot fault the ambience, very light and airy restaurant, food fab would highly recommend.....will be back!
  30. A

    Abi1

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic meal. A few minor hiccups but these were dealt with well .
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff; very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was excellent and dining experience very comfortable and relaxed.
  32. JL

    JenzieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    11th Birthday surprise for my grandson. Staff friendly and very helpful. He had chicken wings, fillet steak, ice cream and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had garlic prawns, rump steak, ice cream. Disappointed with prawns though, wouldn't order them again - but all in all OK.
  33. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and lovely staff. Thank you. Would highly recommend.
  34. CB

    ChristineB

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We picked The Station as a convenient place to meet up with relatives for lunch, and it had good reviews. We were delighted with our choice. The food was great, service friendly and efficient and location was lovely. We'll certainly be visiting again!
  35. RP

    RonP

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to for steak. Warm welcome super staff, great meal. Back again soon.
  36. e

    eveh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on Friday Butchers night so a lot more atmospheric with more people. Tried the Flat Iron for the first time - highly recommend as no faffing around with fat/gristle, it cut beautifully and was very moreish. My partner had the Sirloin which he would highly recommend and again no messing around. He said that the Peppercorn sauce could do with a bit more oomph! Tomato that came with the steak/salad could be grilled for a bit longer to release more juices. On the whole though it was the best steak we have eaten in many years and we will definitely be going back for more. The staff were lovely and helpful. Give it a go, you won't regret it.
  37. LC

    LouiseC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, very good quality meat and ingredients used
  38. MA

    MiaAL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was great! :)
  39. NB

    NicholaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent concept and food. The only down sides being. 1. No Drinks list or signature cocktails 2. No wine list Not having a wine list was a big disappointment. We like to peruse not only the different wines but also the wine in relation to price. Its very difficult to do this in a split second when told by the service staff at the table. Drinks list offered after the meal would be useful to have a little after dinner strong drink. Whiskey, Brandy, Irish Coffee etc
  40. J

    Jessma

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We really enjoyed our visit and will be back again. Maybe a wine menu would be beneficial to those seeking a food and drink experience.

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 4.8 stars by 70 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 3 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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