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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Private Dining

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delicious

I went here on a Saturday evening with friends and it was a lovely meal. There is some more interesting items on the menu which makes it a little different. I had the Welsh rarebit to start followed by the feather steak. The steak was lovely, well-cooked and tasty. I had dessert too which was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
TinyKitchen
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I went here on a Saturday evening with friends and it was a lovely meal. There is some more interesting items on the menu which makes it a little different. I had the Welsh rarebit to start followed by the feather steak. The steak was lovely, well-cooked and tasty. I had dessert too which was the coffee and prune cake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Brilliant evening, food exceptional and service! One of the most memorable Valentines and had a few!!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Valentine's day lunch - lots to chooses from and quite unusual. The side with my steak was nice but not sure it went with the rest, cold pickled mushrooms and tomatoes in a vinegrette but had a lovely flavour. Very good service and great atmosphere. We will def return!

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

An exceptional meal and friendly service in this super village pub. A most enjoyable Valentine's evening with friends - will definitely be back soon!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went here for our daughters birthday and had a lovely time.the staff were welcoming and friendly and the food was great. The menu had a few unusual things on it for the more adventurous.all in all a good evening was had by everyone.

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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Valentines day 2015. We were lucky that somebody cancelled at the last minute or we would not have got in. For special occasions the pub serves a taster menu. First a glass of Champagne, followed by 6 courses, served with a wine/sherry or port that compimented that course very nicely. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Absolutely... More 

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Scotland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a wonderful Sunday carvery lunch - you must phone and book first as it's so busy - in this lovely pub. Bradford Abbas is a lovely village and the pub is well appointed on the main street. We were greeted by the owner - Mary - and shown to our table complete with highchair for my youngest granddaughter.... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Party of 4 pals for dinner. Service was attentive yet relaxed, just hit the right balance. Every dish was scrummy, steaks cooked beautifully and the server knew all about the cheeses. We had the pleasure of meeting the new pub puppy. The place has a nice buzz and atmosphere, couldn't spot any kids (no problem there for us), good selection... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The pub feels clean and well loved now - I have lived in the area for many years and visited The Rose and Crown on and off. The whole pub has retained its atmosphere (and windows frame lovely views out onto the fields beyond) but the food is reliably excellent now. We just had a soup and bread lunch in... More 

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yeovil
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Excellent food,friendly staff and nice atmosphere.Would highly recommend whether it is to dine or to just simply chill with drinks and friends.Gets very busy so advise you book

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Restaurant Details

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

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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