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The Rose and Crown Inn Trent

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Opposite St. Andrew's Church | Trent, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England
+44 1935 850776
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Description: This picturesque rural Dorset gem dates back to the 14th century, when it...
This picturesque rural Dorset gem dates back to the 14th century, when it was built to house the builders of the Saint Andrew's church spire. It maintains rustic charm and hosts original features of a thatched roof, beams, large fire places and flagstone floors - an old-fashioned village local with amazing views out over the rolling fields from the beer garden.The pub is now nestled in the heart of the Ernest Cook Trust estate that surrounds Trent village and which is steeped in interesting history. King Charles II hid at Trent Manor House during his escape to France. It was also the home of Colonel Francis Wyndham.The pub was brought into its prime in recent years by the amazing landlord "Buff Biggins" and his legend still lives in the pub now. We have a great reputation for Fine ale; with Camra and Cask Marque we always have Wadworths 6X along with 3-4 other immaculately kept ales.we have 5 star rating for our wonderful new bedrooms. and a special food award from the AA.Winners of the Perfect Pint award.A choice of alfresco dining with views over the fields or just outside the front of the pub watching people coming and going. The Barrow lounge is a wonderful relaxing area with an open fire and comfortable leather sofa. The conservatory has wonderful views out over the valley and garden and the far end of the bar offers a causal view out over one of the local farmer's fields and all the way to Nether Compton. The food compliments the surroundings with good local producers and suppliers in order to offer some traditional British food but also some of Chef Marcus Wilcox's own creations and twists, which can be from a simple snack of Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce to our own version of "Chateau Briand".
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Sunday Lunch

Stopped off on Sunday without a reservation and we were suitably looked after. The staff were very friendly and efficient and well versed with regards the menu. The caesar salad and artichoke soup were great followed by the most tender beef, with perfect vegetables, al dente, as we like them. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Costas K
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped off on Sunday without a reservation and we were suitably looked after. The staff were very friendly and efficient and well versed with regards the menu. The caesar salad and artichoke soup were great followed by the most tender beef, with perfect vegetables, al dente, as we like them. It was nice and busy with a vibrant but relaxed... More 

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Thank Costas K
Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Posted a review which should have been for another establishment ,not certain how it happened. All I can do is say sorry. This place is excellent, good food good beer just gutted the wrong review ended up against the Rose and Crown. Don't be put of people this place is one of the best .

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Thank garygtd
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on Saturday for my wife's birthday. I have eaten in a number of places since moving to Sherborne and this is great. The team here know about the menu and have a passion for what they are doing without being pretentious about the food. My wife and daughter had the Wellington and it was fantastic. Calves liver was... More 

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Thank TheFlackies
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my partners birthday, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was brilliant, can recommend the burger, it was amazing.

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Thank Sazmerv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight. Lovely food, good selection of wines and beers, staff incredibly friendly, log fires. What more can you ask for!!?? Highly recommended.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anytime of day/eve, and any time of year...this is the pub to be at! Wonderful atmosphere, attentive staff from the moment you walk in, incredible food at good price ranges to suit everyone, beautiful views from the garden across the hills, lovely choice of dining areas inside. Ages 0-100 welcomed; great for singles, couples, families, business meetings, and weddings!...all will... More 

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Thank Rachel G
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It may be tucked in a village that you think you must have missed, but the narrow lanes are worth navigating...but book in advance, this place is well known in North Dorset and sought out. Excellent food and service, tucked into a small inn, my only regret is never having booked in for the night so that I can relax,... More 

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Thank JamesMc87
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very pleasant restaurant / pub. open fire and nice atmosphere. friendly staff. very nice menu. enjoyable evening

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Thank k g
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gastro-pub with 3 rooms, combines the very old parts of the building with a modern twist on pub food with emphasis on friendly service. The (mainly) young staff are full of enthusiasm but this results in some carelessness. The room service is poor - cafetiere not cleaned, towels untouched, bed top sheet pulled up over everything. The shower tray... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've been to the Rose and Crown for about three years and I was very impressed. Just check out my picture of the ploughmans! The landlord and all of the staff are so friendly and nothing ever too much to ask. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Opposite St. Andrew's Church | Trent, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sherborne
  • Phone Number: +44 1935 850776

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 80
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups

Description

This picturesque rural Dorset gem dates back to the 14th century, when it was built to house the builders of the Saint Andrew's church spire. It maintains rustic charm and hosts original features of a thatched roof, beams, large fire places and flagstone floors - an old-fashioned village local with amazing views out over the rolling fields from the beer garden.The pub is now nestled in the heart of the Ernest Cook Trust estate that surrounds Trent village and which is steeped in interesting history. King Charles II hid at Trent Manor House during his escape to France. It was also the home of Colonel Francis Wyndham.The pub was brought into its prime in recent years by the amazing landlord "Buff Biggins" and his legend still lives in the pub now. We have a great reputation for Fine ale; with Camra and Cask Marque we always have Wadworths 6X along with 3-4 other immaculately kept ales.we have 5 star rating for our wonderful new bedrooms. and a special food award from the AA.Winners of the Perfect Pint award.A choice of alfresco dining with views over the fields or just outside the front of the pub watching people coming and going. The Barrow lounge is a wonderful relaxing area with an open fire and comfortable leather sofa. The conservatory has wonderful views out over the valley and garden and the far end of the bar offers a causal view out over one of the local farmer's fields and all the way to Nether Compton. The food compliments the surroundings with good local producers and suppliers in order to offer some traditional British food but also some of Chef Marcus Wilcox's own creations and twists, which can be from a simple snack of Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce to our own version of "Chateau Briand".
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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