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High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
44 (0)1747 850580
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    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
Girls night out

My office has this hotel listed as the hotel of preference for visiting colleagues and since I was having a meal and drinks after work I decided to stay there overnight at my own expense. Hotel is well presented with the common downstairs area looking really nice. The room I stated in was nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Emada07
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely cocktails served by friendly barman in bar but should have found somewhere else for dinner. Staff clearly struggle with English although do their best. Since when was a tagine a tin of plum tomatoes with some chick peas in? They didn't charge for that when I complained but why was this served to me in the first place? My... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My office has this hotel listed as the hotel of preference for visiting colleagues and since I was having a meal and drinks after work I decided to stay there overnight at my own expense. Hotel is well presented with the common downstairs area looking really nice. The room I stated in was nice clean and well presented. Got woken... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I met a friend for a coffee and was delighted by the ambience, comfort and excellent service. I would recommend it as a meeting spot.

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133 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Popped in here on a Saturday for a bite of lunch en route from Marlow to Cornwall. Lovely sunny day so we sat outside in the courtyard. I had the slow-roasted lamb salad with peas and feta and my partner had the chicken and quinoa salad. Both salads were beautifully presented and very filling. Lovely hotel in fabulous Shaftesbury.

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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was born in Shaftesbury a good few years ago and have, over the years, seen the Grosvenor in good times and bad. Someone has spent a lot a time and trouble on how it looks... and it looks good. The bar, the courtyard and the restaurant. Don't know what the accommodation is like. There is space. Tables are not... More 

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Dorset, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

In the past, we had enjoyed eating here, but the last time - we waited an age to be offered a drink (while the staff lit their candles, gossiped and just stood around) The food was not nearly as good as we had experienced in the past, a dish with onion served the onion raw, the fillet steak was most... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is wonderful place to go into and have a bite to eat the hotel has been carefully and tastefully decorated and is a credit to the owners.

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Blandford Forum
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

In Shaftesbury with friends we decided to have lunch in the Grosvenor Arms. Since its last refurbishment it has been transformed into a very chic establishment with top rate and attentive staff. We often go there for morning coffee but on this occasion decided to sample the lunch menu. As we had dogs with us we sat in the courtyard... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely old Hotel though modernised still retains its historic values. Food excellent.Rooms delightfully furnished, spotless and all mod cons.No car park but given a voucher for a car park 100yds away which was no hardship.Old courtyard where you can eat weather permitting.Would highly recommend

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Delicious food, very fresh fish,an interesting choice of side dishes. Surroundings very smart with an enclosed courtyard for summer. Only fly in ointment was a 10 percent service charge added to bill. Restaurants must get out of this underhand habit.

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups

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