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The Horse and Jockey

Grindley Brook, Whitchurch SY13 4QJ, England
+44 1948 662723
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (29 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“pudding” (9 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Grindley Brook, Whitchurch SY13 4QJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Called here at lunchtime today half way through our 5.5 mile walk. Our walking boots and dog were very muddy but we were greeted by very friendly staff and had a delicious lunch. I had beef burger and my husband had the bratwurst. All served...More

Thank Jazzer60
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have just had a really lovely meal - fantastic steak and chips - and a great atmosphere even on a Monday evening. Friendly helpful staff, real homely feel with log burners roaring, we will be back!

Thank EWale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to treat the children after a morning of muddy sport. The sausages they chose - were of a very poor quality. The side vegetables of carrot sticks were raw and looked like they had been fished from the bottom of the fridge and the...More

Thank trewfm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet another establishment I dropped upon, had a lite bite lunch of a fish finger brioche bun and proper chips, while my wife had the risotto wow wow wow. Great atmosphere with fab lunchtime food 👍🏼

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in today for lunch for the 1st time on our way to spa break at Hill valley... From the moment we walked in all the staff were lovely and friendly including the 2 gorgeous pub dogs 🐶🐶... we were made to feel very welcome......More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

A miserable Saturday weather wise, a mad dash across the car park in the horizontal sleet but the Horse and Jockey had the wood heaters going so the place was nice and welcoming. The food theme this month (February) is Bavarian - lots of things...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

expected a busy pub but all in hand -and a table without difficulty. Was it a dreadful mistake? No just January quiet after Xmas overspend I think. So we elected for the tapas and it was good - more than enough for both of us...More

2  Thank barry c
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We visited on January 4th and had an excellent meal of Tapas. Very tasty! Great service and a cosy atmosphere.

Thank Vanessa B
Richard F, Manager at The Horse and Jockey, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comments. I will pass this on to our team. Many thanks and we hope to see you again. Richard Francis Head chef

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely tapas selection. Cooked well and plenty of flavour. The dog even got a biscuit from the lovely staff. We will be back :)

Thank Amanda F
Richard F, Manager at The Horse and Jockey, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi thanks for your kind comments, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 November 2017

When our dog grew very old and we were unable to leave him, we began to eat here as it is very dog- friendly. I have always been impressed with the real ale selection. the place itself is roomy and comfy. However, we took some...More

3  Thank J H
Richard F, Manager at The Horse and Jockey, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi, We have recieved your recent review and would like to ask when this was from, or was this for our establishment? After reading your comments it somewhat confuses me as we don't have kedgeree on our menu or Belgium waffle, if you could contact...More

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Questions & Answers
7 December 2017|
Response from Stephen N | Property representative |
Hi Rachel, the only 2 dogs that are allowed to roam are the resident chocolate labradors, they are very friendly and extremely chilled, however if you ask the staff on arrival they will put them away so that they do not... More
11 July 2017|
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Response from Stephen N | Property representative |
Hi, We do recommend that you book a table. We are close to the canal so you never know how many people will visit us. We also have a lot of regular diners that show up without booking. Would you like me to reserve you a... More
Julie M
18 June 2016|
Response from Stephen N | Property representative |
Hi Julie, Just to confirm, we have booked your table for you today @ 4pm Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grindley Brook, Whitchurch SY13 4QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Whitchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1948 662723
  • E-mail
We are a family run country pub that welcomes Children, dogs & mudddy boot's. We concentrate on producing quality, home cooked fresh pub food made from local produce at competitive prices. We have 8 ever changing real ales, along with quality wines and refreshments for all your requirements.
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