The View at Hencote

Hencote , Cross Hill , Shrewsbury , United Kingdom, SY4 3AA
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Opening Information

Wednesday - 12pm to 5pm
Thursday - 12pm to 12am
Friday - 12pm to 12am
Saturday - 12pm to 12am
Sunday - 10.00am to 5pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Wine Shop
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Event Space
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Business Lunch
  • Bar
  • Awesome View
  • Accommodation
  • Outside Seating Area
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About The View at Hencote

OPENING TIMES:
Wednesday - 12pm to 5pm
Thursday - 12pm to 12am
Friday - 12pm to 12am
Saturday - 12pm to 12am
Sunday - 10.00am to 5pm

The View at Hencote sits atop the Hencote estate with fantastic views over the Hencote Vineyard, Shrewsbury and the Shropshire hills.

Partnering locally-sourced produce with bold, international style cuisine and authentic cooking on our open-fire charcoal grill, the View at Hencote offers a unique culinary experience in Shropshire.

Open not only for restaurant reservations, relax in our lounge or wine & cocktail bar with views into the Hencote winery where our award-winning wine is produced or sit by the pizza counter to enjoy a pizza made in our Italian rotary pizza oven.

Cuisine: European, BBQ & Grill, British, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Contemporary, Locally Sourced, Mediterranean, Romantic, Seafood, Small Plates, Tasting Menu, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual,No Beachwear
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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

We had a good time, and I would recommend for others to come - the view is amazing and the food was delicious, just wish accompaniments came with the main dish rather tan sold separately - it does make it an expensive meal out with family and not one I would be able to repeat regularly despite wanting to which is a shame - perhaps frequently visitors would be more income without loosing its high end feel!!??

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Amazing views, service and food excellent, shall definitely return

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

The experience made my birthday! Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Good food, would like to have been told beforehand the rump steak would be served raw when i asked for pink as opposed to week done but that didn’t detract from the meal and tenderness of the steak. Lovely atmosphere with no push for us to leave the table which was fabulous. Will be going back !

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Fabulous, 2nd visit love it

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

We visited one lunchtime and had the set menu. The food was very good, well cooked in the main but not as adventurous as the menu, designed to impress rather than express, made out. We tried a Hencote white wine, but found it rather bland so had an Italian red with the mains, much better. The restaurant area was not cozy or intimate, and reminded us more of an airport departure lounge, and the almost intrusive musak would appeal more to the staff (mostly young) rather than the diners (mostly senior). The service was friendly, but in a formulaic rather than genuine way. We felt our bill was reasonable for what we had and may come again in the evening to try the a la carte. Oh, and the view really is spectacular.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

A Wonderful place to enjoy Lunch. Beautiful views, delicious food and excellent service. A new favourite.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Superb food from the set lunch menu. The service is also first class. A very relaxed and enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Lovely setting with nice views. Friendly, attentive staff. Set lunch was great value for money with interesting choices. Granola with beef rump was a bit of a surprise !

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

The staff always go above and beyond to make sure we are comfortable and catered for. We have a wonderful time every time we visit and shall be returning soon, I am sure.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Fantastic afternoon. Wine tour was really interesting as well. Food, staff and everything was first class.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

A most enjoyable day. The sommelier was superb, very knowledgable and entertaining. The food was very good and the setting fantastic with its views over Shrewsbury. The only slight setback was the wind, but at least it kept off the rain. Many thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

First class venue with excellent staff and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Food, location and wine all lovely. Service was very slow and required prompting for taking of our order (twice).

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

We had an absolutely fabulous family visit which started with a vineyard tour with Sahara, who was an absolute delight! Everything was fabulous! The setting and the design of the restaurant is just perfect! The view just has to be seen. We realised that we should have ordered vegetable side dishes to go with the set lunch menu, but the absence of these did not deter from an all round fantastic day out. Various members of the family are considering the attractive membership packages. I think it highly likely we will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Four of us had a very lovely relaxed lunch last Friday. We found the atmosphere very conducive to a relaxed, quiet time. The tables were la good size for four, spaces between tables were good and the baffles in the ceiling cut down all the other noise. The food was very good and the service friendly and not rushed. The best bit of course is the view even on a rainy day like us. I would recommend the View to anyone.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

We had a lovely afternoon . Tbh I was a bit worried as not heard good reports but I must say service and food was lovely . The place is outstanding . The only thing I would say the food could have been a tad warmer . But apart from that it’s 5 stars from us .

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

How did I not know about this place before how ? Wow

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Our meals were well presented and very tasty. Our only minor criticism would be that our main meal could have been a bit hotter (vegetables were only warm). However, this will not stop us returning soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

An excellent Wine Tour by Gavin, followed by a great 3 course Sunday lunch. The view is amazing!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Startling value for money compared to my usual London haunts. Excellent fare served by charming staff in a totally relaxed atmosphere. Couldn't be better.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Superb food,substandard service! This establishment is purporting to be a fine dining experience but although you definitely won’t eat the quality of food at a ‘greasy café’ you’ll certainly receive that service!! Unless ‘The Hencote’ drastically improves it’s front of house service, it’ll probably go the same way as ‘Harveys’ and close; ‘The Hencote’ is fast gaining a local reputation for being very expensive with abysmal service. Such a shame for the excellent chefs to be so badly let down!!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

The vineyard and winery tour was very Interesting as was the wine tasting. We only had 6 people on our tour so felt very involved. The Sunday lunch was great, 3 courses all of which we thoroughly enjoyed, and accompanied by a fantastic rose. The staff were great, very courteous and helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Really excellent evening. Helpful, informative staff, lovely ambience, amazing view and great food. Second visit in 3 weeks!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

we did the Vineyard tour which was hosted by the sommelier which was very informative and the wine tasting afterwards was most enjoyable, followed by a light lunch with excellent service and wonderful views.

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