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Oswalds Cross is a Table Table pub restaurant located in the Shropshire town of Oswestry. It is located close to the Mile End roundabout and so is very easy to find.I first visited Oswalds Cross two years ago on father’s day (specific memory I know - the reason I remember is because we had returned from our two-week cruise the night before, and so were feeling really ‘flat’ about the end of our holiday, and so decided to go out for something to eat - so we went to the Oswald’s Cross. Whilst the food was lovely, our first experience of the place wasn’t great - we were sat right in front of the door; so every time someone came through the door, the doors would ‘whiz’ wide open and we would be hit with a cold, gust of wind. It was very busy too and the service wasn’t that good -we waited almost and hour for our food etc. However, working in the hospitality industry myself, I understand that when it is very, very busy, the service can be affected and so I didn’t hold this against them as I could see that the place was absolutely ‘heaving’ with people etc.
I always said I would go back, and yet it has taken me two years to do so. I was out shopping with a friend the other day and we decided to go somewhere different for lunch, as we always tend to go to the Highwayman (a similar kind of pub/restaurant - see my review), and so we went to the Oswalds Cross for a change.We arrived at around 1pm on a Friday; the place didn’t look to busy and there were loads of parking spaces available which was good as it meant that it was easy to find a ‘good parking space’ which was close to the door.
The Oswalds Cross building is very pretty to look at; very homely and welcoming looking with flower baskets hanging. It looks a ‘perfect little place’. In fact it’s so ‘cosy’ looking that it reminds me of an image on a jigsaw.I couldn’t remember what the ‘system’ was here; I imagined that it was the same as all the other pub/restaurant type places, where you choose a table and go to the counter to order your food and drinks etc. Although when we walked in, it looked like a restaurant and so I wasn’t sure whether we had to wait to be seated or if we were to sit anywhere and so I asked a member of staff. I found the member of staff I approached to be very helpful; she told us to choose any table, and she would be over in a couple of minutes to take our drinks order.
We chose a table for two in a small section to the right of the door. There were around 6 or 7 tables in this little area consisting of tables of twos, fours and sixes. We chose a table of two in the middle - there was only another table of four people there.The menus and cutlery were already on the table which was good as it meant that we did not have to wait for the menus to be delivered to our table. I had already taken a sneaky peak of the menu online the night before and so I was pleased to see that what I had already chosen was actually on the menu.
Studying the menu, I could see that there were plenty of choices available.
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