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High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
44 (0)1747 850580
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Posh loos; nice food

We enjoyed a nice Sunday lunch here. The décor and furnishings are very pleasing (refurbished a couple of years ago we understand), with a variety of seating areas including a nice airy courtyard and a comfortable bar. Pleasant enough staff (could have been a bit more attentive - not great to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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March, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

For a first visit the surroundings of this restaurant were a pleasant surprise. the tables were well spaced from one another, the décor - bit shabby chic, interesting, relaxing. The terrace (inside) was lovely. No point in checking the menu online, the establishment uses fresh, locally available produce, so whatever is available on the day is what you get, worked... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I boked this as a treat for my daughter and her husband to help celebrate her milestone birthday. A serious delay on the A 303 meant that I was late and not there to welcome the star of the show! Reception greeted them , explained the problem and settle them in the very comfortable and individually styled bar area. Things... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Rang and booked a table for a late lunch at 1400 an hour before. As we arrived they were busy clearing up the remnants of a wedding lunch. The restaurant was empty but the bar and atrium were fairly busy it being a rare Saturday in August when the sun was shinning. I ordered a beetroot and goat's cheese salad... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We enjoyed a nice Sunday lunch here. The décor and furnishings are very pleasing (refurbished a couple of years ago we understand), with a variety of seating areas including a nice airy courtyard and a comfortable bar. Pleasant enough staff (could have been a bit more attentive - not great to have to get out of one's seat to attract... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lovely, relaxed atmosphere. The Sunday Lunch was impressive, excellent quality food. Will definitely visit again - so lucky to have it just a few miles up the road. Great selection of wines. Bar area better than good and the inside terrace area is really lovely. Excellent service.

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shaftesbury
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Grosvenor has had many changes. From fine dining to average pub food, the Grosvenor seems to be finding its feet, yet again, as to what it wants to be, or which clientele to appeal to. I hate to be critical, but it is with the best of intentions, as I want to see it thrive, as consistency and appeal... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited for lunch on Friday, clearly a lot of money has been spent on the fabric of the building but the hard finishes make the dining experience a very noisy one. The food was reasonable in quality but lacking in quantity (a bit Nouvelle Cuisine), and £3 extra for a portion of potatoes or any other side vegetable seemed a... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lovely atmosphere here light and airy renovations and friendly helpful staff, well worth going to for a meal, a snack or just a cup of coffee with friends.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great location and great dining room and furnishings. Great feel to the place and clearly a lot of thought has gone into creating the right ambiance. The big issue they seem to have when we visited on a Thursday evening for out wedding anniversary was that they seem to be very short on staff and the staff they have try... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

The hotel looks lovely and is very well placed. Ordered coffee and cake, although not much choice on that day. Staff attentive and friendly. Can't quite put my finger on it but no real atmosphere, felt uncomfortable and wouldn't rush back, preferring one of the many cafes in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: 44 (0)1747 850580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups

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