The Shoulder of Mutton

Real Ale Pub and Vegetarian Restaurant in Wantage

Call us 07870 577 742

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    A sight for sore eyes.

    The exterior sometimes hides how warm and welcoming the pub is. Generations of Wantage people have found refuge here!

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    The snug.

    Now, this is a rare sight: no-one in the snug! Referred to as the "Executive Dining Suite", many diners specifically book the snug for their intimate meal.

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    If music be the food of love...

    We are proud to host an impromptu folk music session every Friday evening. It generally gets quite crowded, so arrive early!

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    Beer!

    Beer is what we are REALLY good at. We have a cellar to die for, both in its contents but more especially it's stable temperature. It's constant - and so is the quality of our fantastic beer!

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    Our wine list.

    OK. I've suffered. I've had bottles and bottles and bottles of wine, just to find the very best wine at the best price to serve my customers. When I say it's "House Wine", it's good. Guaranteed.

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We pride ourselves on keeping ten real ales on handpump in prime condition at any time as well as 6 KeyKeg craft beers, 2 keg beers, 2 craft lagers, a draft craft cider and up to 12 still real ciders. As far as we know, this is the best selection within a very large area but always the best quality!

We prefer to keep our suppliers local whenever we can as we have great relationships with many local breweries and cider producers; often we get something a little bit out of the ordinary if they are trying out new ideas!

Enjoy great Vegetarian & Vegan food in Wantage!

Don’t let us put off you meat eaters either, we promise a fantastic meal whatever your preference. We are happy to cater for particular dietary needs provided we have a little prior notice. Booking is strongly advised. Please call us on 07870 577742.

So you want to celebrate?

We’re great at organising parties for all sorts of occasions. We can lay on a tailor-made buffet, organise live music, hand out canapes and champagne, whatever you want to make your day perfect. The cost is all agreed in advance, so there are no nasty surprises to leave a bad taste in your mouth!

Outside catering

If there’s real ale, real cider and vegetarian food to be served, we are set to provide an unequalled service. We can do private parties, weddings, christenings, funerals, beer festivals, music festivals – in fact, anything! Small or huge, we have the expertise, staff, and equipment to cope.

Opening Times

Monday 11.30am – 11.00pm
Tuesday 11.30am – 11.00pm
Wednesday 11.30am – 11.00pm
Thursday 11.30am – 11.00pm
Friday 11.30am – Midnight
Saturday 11.30am – Midnight
Sunday 11.30am – 10.30pm

Open all year round, except Christmas Day evening. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.

Please note that during quieter periods we may close earlier.