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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Great food in a country pub

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Bridport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

First time visited here. Was a Saturday lunchtime and hadn't booked in advance. A very warm welcome was given by the friendly staff, ordered drinks and was shown to a table in the busy restaurant overlooking a pretty patio and garden. Bit too nippy to sit out we thought but would be an unbeatable place to sit on a hot... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fantastic service from the moment you walk in the door...fun atmosphere. Can nibble from bar with yr drink, or go for a more robust meal. Fairly pricey but well worth every morsel! Lovely outside area in the hazy summer days, or wonderful warmth of log burners in the winter. Dog friendly...lots of walkers visit too for light refreshments. So...from walkers... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Recently stayed for one night for our anniversary, the accommodation was exceptional and the food in restaurant tasted amazing!! the chef was very accommodating and the staff very friendly, views from patio area were lovely. A most enjoyable stay and will be returning.

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Dorset
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The first time we visited this lovely pub a few weeks ago we were seated in the main room overlooking the garden, for a Saturday night meal with old friends from London. Being foodies, we chose different starters and mains so that we could try each others; it was a lovely menu to choose from and arrived all beautifully presented,... More 

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Gold Canyon, AZ
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Local and visitor alike are missing a treat if they do not make the short journey from Serborne or Yeovil to experience the spectacular food and exceptional service at the Rose and Crown in the historic village of Trent. I enjoyed the pork belly, and it was beyond description. By far the best I have enjoyed anywhere in Europe or... More 

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Yeovil
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great evening out with friends. Really friendly staff. Amazing menu - the duck main is an absolute must. Cooked to perfection, taste to die for. Also steak highly recommended - the chips were cracking too. And then there's the deserts! Old fashioned treacle tart and ice cream with a scoop of their heavenly vanilla ice cream. Perfectly rounded off with... More 

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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 - 49
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 - 49
  • 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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