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The Rose and Crown Inn Trent

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Opposite St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England
+44 1935 850776
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice food, but limited choice

We met friends here for dinner one busy Saturday evening – the pub is clearly very popular, I’m glad we booked a table. Very pleasantly located in the heart of the countryside, the Rose and Crown is a typical gastro pub, really nice tasty and freshly cooked food, but very limited choice with just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Old_Waspy
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We met friends here for dinner one busy Saturday evening – the pub is clearly very popular, I’m glad we booked a table. Very pleasantly located in the heart of the countryside, the Rose and Crown is a typical gastro pub, really nice tasty and freshly cooked food, but very limited choice with just 6 starters and 7 main courses... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My first visit to this lovely pub restaurant. Lovely interior, clean and well set out. Vegetarian goats cheese flan with watercress was delicious. My husband had lamb with broad beans and peas which he really enjoyed. Chef kindly changed one of the dishes for my 'veggie' daughter as she'd enjoyed a previous meal which was no longer on the menu.... More 

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Sherborne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have been for lunch a few times this year, and thought it would be nice to take an old friend there for Sunday lunch, we started with a cocktail, of prawn, shrimp and avocado, it came in a small glass, whiskey tumbler, with knife and fork, it was so small, you could only just get the fork in, it... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not surprisingly, the Rose and Crown has excellent reviews, was taken there for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it.The fish and chips was outstanding, the best I have ever had, the service excellent.All in all, wonderful food in lovely surroundings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

After the funeral we attended on the 19th June 2015. The family went to the Rose And Crown for Lunch. Very friendly hosts and substantial choices of food at reasonable prices, everybody was served at the same time which is extremely good. Service excellent also the food. Would recommend for somewhere to eat if in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food is lovely. Service is very good. Bar snacks are superb. Ambience is right on the money. There are some less than perfect reviews but I've never had a bad night, never had a bad meal, always thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will always go back...landlord and staff are excellent.......that's why it remains my local of choice

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Altogether very disappointed but they may have a new landlord/landlady now; my experience was just before Christmas

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a great meal in this pub/restaurant early evening. The road to the pub from Sherborne was a bit scary at times but the meal worth it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a pub, for goodness sake, not a Michelin starred restaurant! We had lunch with friends who had recommended the place. Alarm bells first rang when the only wines offered by the glass were French, and a "large" glass proved to be no more than about 175ml. Having checked the website to find that the place is dog friendly,... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The food at The Rose & Crown is absolutely outstanding, I have never had a disappointing meal/experience here and I have eaten here a dozen times. The general ambiance is lovely and the service is always excellent. I have been with my partner and it is perfect for a romantic meal but also great for a family too.

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Address: Opposite St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne DT9 4SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1935 850776
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sherborne
Average Prices: USD 5 - 48
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 48
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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".

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