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The Grosvenor Arms

High Street | The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, England
44 (0)1747 850580
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Ranked #17 of 38 restaurants in Shaftesbury
Cuisines: European
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Dissapointed, many locals were looking forward to this old coaching house being refurbished and upgraded. The only thing that appears to be upgraded are the prices, have not used the accommodation so cannot comment on this. Waited a long time for service, two meals were served cool or cold.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have known The Grosvenor for a number of years and must admit the refurbishment this time has been quite impressive (apart from the dead flowers when you first walk in). I had a meal in the evening last week and I couldn't knock it, the food (steak) was good - not the best but was good all the same.... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went their with friends,waited 40 minutes for a drink after we ordered ,it never came.We asked another waitress where our drinks were,she did them bring our drinks over soon after!!But 40 minutes wait for a drink!! My food was only luke warm,should have sent it back but by that time I was hungry! Yes I agree that the choice is... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I went here for my birthday after Christmas on a Sunday. The menu was very limited - one meat, fish, veggie and pizzas and I found the service slow. The quality of the food was very good but definitely pricey for Shaftesbury. The bar didn't serve draught cider which was disappointing.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

First visit after the hotel and restaurant had been revamped. Visited the restaurant and very much enjoyed it. Everybody's food was excellent, service with a smile and it didn't break the bank. Thank you.

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dorset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My wife and I went to join a group celebrating my sisters birthday on Saturday. The decoration in both the bar area and restaurant was very good, a nice balance between traditional with a contemporary twist. The food was good without being exceptional and was overpriced for the quality and quantity provided. The steak had to be the highlight of... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I came here for Sunday breakfast, it was near the end of service and wasn't very busy. Even so the service was good. I had a full English, as one should if feeling a little delicate, and although the plate was too big for the food making it look quite sparse it was very good. One sausage, two bacons, one... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

At the time of my reviewing the Grosvenor Arms it was rated as 19th of the 37 Shaftesbury restaurants listed on tripadvisor. This somewhat undermines the credibility of tripadvisor as a review site. As I said for service, food and above all ambience the Grosvenor Arms is as a package the best that Shaftesbury has to offer. If it were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The steak was cooked to perfection (and sliced, perfect for sharing), and the stone-baked pizza was brilliant. We didn't try them, but the wine list looked extensive and highly palatable

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stumbled across this beautiful hotel Saturday lunch time and just had a coffee, and decided to have Sunday lunch here, we were not disappointed, I had delicious roast beef(rare) and my boyfriend had a pizza, we were delighted with the quality and standard of food, we had heard through this that the wine list was pricey and it was,... More

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