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The Grosvenor Arms

High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
44 (0)1747 850580
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Ranked #18 of 41 restaurants in Shaftesbury
Cuisines: European
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
London
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A nice place for a drink, and food too, pleasant surroundings, and friendly staff. A good place to meet friends, plenty of space.

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Dublin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We dropped for dinner and dining room was practically empty and asked if we had a reservation!! the local bridge club had booked all the tables for 8.00pm and this was 6.45 pm and many more were turned away. They eventually sat us and charged £27 EACH for two rib-eye steaks which were no more than 7-8 ozs., each. Total... More

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North Dorset
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Booked over the phone for a Saturday lunch for 4, on a busy sunny day, 2 hours before we wanted to eat that day, they couldn't get us in for 1pm, but said we could have 12.30 or 1.30. When we got there, we were greeted by courteous staff and given the option of eating in the courtyard (outside) as... More

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Solna, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a classy restaurant with a ambitious menu. It can be quite expensive, but the food is very good, and service is prompt and friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'd travelled down the 100 miles from London to take my 93 year old grandmother out for a meal at what I thought would be the best place in Shaftesbury. A polite Prince Harry type waiter seated us and took our drinks order. They came swiftly enough and a few minutes later the food order was taken too at around... More

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Yeovil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Chose venue for special meal with friends. Never been before, but was really bowled over by the decor on arrival. We all had different starters, mains & deserts so got a good feel for overall menu. Food was absolutely amazing, well presented, very tasty, even had a vegetarian option that wasn't the standard mushroom risotto! Had THE best evening and... More

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

Cocktails were great, and pizzas and fish roasted in big wood oven tasted just perfect.We tried some great tasting cheeses and wonderful cakes.

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Gorey, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Myself and a group of 13 ladies had a meal here last Saturday evening as part of a hen party. The management and staff were very friendly and accommodating from the off. We were provided with a customised menu for our party and everyone was very happy with selection. Upon arrival the hen in our party was given a little... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

An impromptu stop for lunch on a sunny Sunday. We had come to see Gold Hill made famous by the old Hovis adverts. There were cycle races on the day with a significant crowd gathered to watch & support. It was all happening ! We were attracted to this Hotel/restaurant by the sound of music accompanying a good female vocalist.... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

An enjoyable lunch with friends but the service could've been so much better, no initial greeting and very slow to get drinks, had to ask for wine list, plates and wanted to take our food order before a drink order.. missing a trick here!!!, Had tapas style lunch and all very good.. will go back but would like to see... More

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