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“Huge disappointment”
Review of The Station Inn

The Station Inn
Price range: US$11 - US$50
Cuisines: European, Steakhouse, British, Gastropub
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Country Pub and Restaurant set in the area of outstanding natural beauty in the South Shropshire Hills. Home to great food and drink and in a great location just off the A49 The Station Inn is also home to 6 beautiful heated camping pods, a camping field plus Blazing Bikes; a mountain bike and outdoor leisure shop. With lots of room to park, two patio areas, the bar and restaurant The Station Inn is a gem and one to tick of the list of been theres!
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

After reading all the reviews, booked lunch for 12 friends.
Is a lovely place in a lovely setting, and we were looking forward to some great steaks.
Of the 12 meals, we sent 4 back for being either raw, cold, undercooked or overcooked.
Real shame.
Won’t visit again.

Thank Andymarpole
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TheStationInn, General Manager at The Station Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018


Very sorry to hear that your dining experience wasn't up to expectations. After speaking to the staff who were on shift the day you visited I'm struggling to piece together the 1 star rating.

Could you please elaborate on the food that you thought was raw, cold, under cooked and over cooked. The chef said that a burger was sent back as you wanted it cooked well done (not specified at time of ordering), the fish wanted cooking slightly longer "to taste" not because it was under cooked and the medium/well steak that was ordered was cooked as requested but one of the party was confused by the cut of meat, I can assure there was no confusion on the cut of meat our end, as the owner/ 3rd generation butcher prepares all the meat.

A one star review would denote that the entire experience was a bad as it could possibly get, so service, decor, cleanliness, food, etc... so once again slightly confused about the fact that you left an £18.00 tip with the staff.

Look forwards to hearing back from you.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Came highly recommended. Massively disappointed

I really didn’t think anywhere could get a burger wrong! Tasteless no amount of seasoning could save it. Top bun hard bottom bun soggy.

To make matters worse took 30 minutes to have order taken table wasn’t properly cleared not offered a sweet menu and all waitress’/ waiters were nowhere to be seen for drinks and bill either.

Starters were nice but service and mains really let it down. Overpriced for what they offer.

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

As usual, the standard of food and service was excellent. Lovely tender meat and well cooked vegetables to choose from. The new chalets and Pods are beautifully placed in a lovely setting. Well done.

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1  Thank Robyn D
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Visited the Station Inn whilst staying in one of the mega pods located behind the Inn. Dinner was excellent. The aged steaks are recommended. We also had breakfast there the next day & they opened it especially for us. Amazing service & the food was excellent.

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Thank joerowan
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We needed a meeting place between Hereford and North Wales for our family to meet as part of an early Mothers Day Surprise for my Mum and chose the Station Inn after reading its TripAdvisor reviews - we were certainly not disappointed.
Arriving at 730pm on a Saturday evening we were pleased to find a decent car park for the size of the restaurant .
We were welcomed by the first of a number of cheery, efficient staff who worked hard to make our evening pleasant and we found a warm inviting interior with a cosy seating area near the bar. Our table was situated at the back of the restaurant which suited our larger party very well and gave us ( and our fellow diners) some privacy.
The menu is a little limited but works hard to please and it was great to have some vegetarian/vegan choice which is most unusual.
I heartily recommend the prawn cocktail( although beware its massive!) and my husband said the sweet potato soup was delicious.
The meat eaters amongst us all order steak which they said was evry good and my daughter enjoyed the house burger.All of the food we ordered was of excellent quality and arrived piping hot and all together - again not always the case with a larger party.
The only downside was that the portion sizes defeated us and nobody could manage dessert.
All in all a great little restaurant serving good honest food at a decent price with excellent service - most definitely recommended.

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Thank Hazel G
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