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The Grosvenor Arms

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The Grosvenor Arms
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High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
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High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
44 (0)1747 850580
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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A room for improvement
2 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
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Juridique
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Dorset

Upon arrival, our group was impressed by the decor and ambience, but there it ended.....My Campari soda aperitif was appallingly served.....in a pint glass topped up with far too much soda... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dorset
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Upon arrival, our group was impressed by the decor and ambience, but there it ended.....My Campari soda aperitif was appallingly served.....in a pint glass topped up with far too much soda, no ice and no orange slice. Sadly, that error set the tone for the evening. The service was mainly by young staff who were clearly inadequately trained. They mistook... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The restaurant, though the food was excellent and reasonably priced the service is probably the worst we have ever experienced at such a nice hotel. We were sat down for dinner given menus ordered drinks and then told that the kitchen wasn't opening for another 30 minutes. A food allergy was dangerously ignored with my wife asking to ensure her... More

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Javea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very good food and most helpful and friendly service, also my breakfast of scrambled eggs with bacon on sourdough toastie were freshly cooked.

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East Sussex
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146 reviews 146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Lots of locals drinking in the bar, friendly place. I had a salad which delicious and huge. Good menu. Looked like the best pub food in town (we read all the menus!)

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We went for lunch here and were sadly disappointed, having been looking forward to it for some time. We were shown to a table which wasn't laid. It took ten minutes before anyone came and laid the table and gave us some menus. There was then another long delay before our orders were taken. I was a little disappointed with... More

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Ibiza
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We started in the bar and were served with excellent aplomb by the barman who spent time to discuss not just our order but other general questions. Our wine was delicious and our food was surprisingly well flavoured and came from an interesting and well thought out menu. The restaurant was very busy on a wednesday night and reflects that... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Will start review by pointing out that my review is not of the more formal dining restaurant, but of the more casual Woodfired Pizza Oven/outdoor courtyard area. The whole establishment has been recently decorated in the modern shabby chic style. And very nice it is. From entering there is a nice relaxed atmosphere that is also maintained by the staff... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We arrived with high expectations and enjoyed a lovely drink in the Bar prior to Sunday lunch.However to say service was shambolic is an understatement. 3 minutes waiting to be seated,5 more minutes for a wine list and a wine waiter who doesn't really understand wine at all. No Maitre d working Sunday lunchtime! Clueless staff. Trout ordered but Salmon... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great Food and Service - lovely surroundings, and easy to find. Great Menu options, and wonderful staff. I would come back. -

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

nicely refurbished. The food was enjoyable and good value. Homemade ice cream always a winner with me

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Additional Information about The Grosvenor Arms

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

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