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The Station Inn, Church Stretton, Shropshire

The Station Inn

4.6
4.6
334 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 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 334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambience

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Child-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Good for groups

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Shropshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Shropshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Lively

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

335 Reviews
  1. AnthonyM

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to The Station Inn to celebrate a birthday. Wonderful evening and excellent steak! Thank you,

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience on a Friday night where the butcher cuts your meat in front of you and cooks it made it extra special. Service was great, and food was amazing! Will definitely come again.

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  3. ShirleyM

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Should have been a special night and had been recommended to go to the Station for their steaks but turned out to be a disappointment. We were welcomed and shown to our table quite quickly and noticed that the area we sat in was busy but nobody was eating so expected a wait but in all fairness food started coming out and our order was taken. I ordered the 12oz sirloin rare and my partner the 12oz ribeye medium rare and when the meals came both looked delicious but my partner's ribeye was also rare so we looked round for someone to tell and no-one was about even though the other diners had been asked if their meals were fine..As his steak was tasty he ate.most of it but it really spoilt the night as l could see he was struggling. We had finished eating for quite a while when a waitress came to clear our table and asked if we would like dessert so l said we wouldn't be staying as nobody had bothered to check our meal and could we have the bill She apologised and said she would inform the chef and l expected perhaps a reduction on the bill but no so we reluctantly paid and left and won't be returning.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal out. The ambience, layout and decoration are all very welcoming and smart. Food was exceptional and at a very reasonable price. We weren't asked if we would like anymore drinks for the duration that we were seated and had to wait a little while for the bill, but the staff members themselves were all friendly, professional and helpful and definitely helped in adding to a wonderful experience.

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  5. TerriL

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited with my in laws and husband on the 21st April 2024 for Sunday carvery. My mother in law has dietary requirements which won't allow her to eat meat or dairy. When we arrived there was only one vegetarian dish available from the whole menu so no choices at all. When we ordered coffees for desert, we were told there were no alternative milk available. When I approached the 'manager' I was told that one dish is enough to cater for vegetarians and the reason for no alternative milk was "they are not a cafe". Disappointing to say the least.

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  6. HelenD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend, food was beautiful.. Staff were lovely.

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  7. JaniceN

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friday night butchers night is a great concept seeing the meats helps you choose. And is great you can get exactly the size portions you require

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  8. JenCB

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! We loved being able to go up and select the type of beef/cut/size etc for steak night and even see it being cooked. Delicious food, great atmosphere and really lovely staff.

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  9. Janny

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience. To be able to choose your own cut of meat was perfect. Friendly helpful staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been a long time since I was impressed by a steak in a restaurant. The Ribeye here was so very nice. I think I can even say “ Perfect “. All of the food was top class. I 100% recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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  11. Sooz395

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and nice surroundings. Staff all polite but could have done without the comment to my 18 year old daughter “you haven’t eaten yours!” She has issues around eating, and our visit was preceded by a good couple of hours persuasion to eat out. She had eaten probably a third of the plate which was absolutely piled high. She was embarrassed and wanted to leave. Please done make comments about how much people eat !

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  12. GeorgeJ

    Shropshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at The station Inn, with a friend, the staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was incredibly good value for money and freshly prepared and well presented, the food is good quality and tasty.

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  13. JaroslawK

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Steaks as always does all work. Perfet taste. Thank you.

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  14. LyndaB

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always food first class and staff excellent would highly recommend

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  15. CathyB

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and really tasty food. Always have a lovely meal here..

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  16. DavidN

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  17. TashaH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch was amazing will definitely be returning try the evening menu
    The Station InnResponded on 27 February 2024
    Thank you Tasha. We would love to see you again soon. If you like steak please try one of our Friday Butcher and Grill nights. It's a great experience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. LyndaB

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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  40. 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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The Station Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

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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 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
  • 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
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan
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